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Can Democrats avoid repeat of 2016?

Roger Mitchell, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

As we enter the third month of 2019, it is becoming increasingly clear as to the type of election we should be expecting this time next year. A surplus of new faces line the Democratic Party’s roster of declared candidates for the 2020 presidential election, but can too many faces be the downfall of the Democrats? Many in th...

Profiting off of trending controversy keeps Nike winning

Alexandra Trigg, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

Nike can be commended for having their fingers on the pulse of today's trends by following what's hot and in right now. What’s more intriguing is that the apparel empire is taking risks by sponsoring world-renowned professional athletes who are involved in current and controversial social issues. When Colin Kaepernick w...

Genetic testing companies need to uphold their consumer privacy standards

Lilianna Ordaz, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion

Knowing who you are is something many people yearn to find out. Discovering who your family is, where they come from, and what they meant to the world has created a booming market for at-home genetic testing companies. With technological advancements, you can now find all the information about your ancestry for only $59....

Can California really act to save lives?

Summer Lomendehe, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion

Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown: These were three of the many other names that were mentioned when Assembly Bill 392 was reintroduced by California Democratic assembly members Shirley Weber and Kevin McCarty on Feb. 6. AB 392, also known as the “California Act to Save Lives,” would set parameters around...

Is your feminism inclusive?

Is your feminism inclusive?

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2019

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

I was excited to attend the 2019 Women’s March in January. It was my first time attending the event ...

Mansplaining: why women hate it

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

December 12, 2018

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

Recently I was working my regular serving job when one of the new employees needed help with an order. I explained where to find what he needed and made sure he understood what I had just shown him. I felt good knowing I had just helped him learn something when seconds later a male coworker appeared to re-explain everything I had ...

False rhetoric on immigration is as harmful as tear gas

False rhetoric on immigration is as harmful as tear gas

December 12, 2018

President Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by saying offensive, inflammatory and untrue stateme...

Enough with the remakes, reboots, and sequels

Enough with the remakes, reboots, and sequels

December 9, 2018

The movie industry has discovered a never-ending cash cow with the current wave of remakes, reboots,...

Defining womanhood under patriarchy

Summer Lomendehe, Copy Editor

December 7, 2018

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

If someone asked me to define myself, this is how I would answer: I’m 21-years-old, I’m a nice Gemini and I’m a college student just trying to make it to the end of the semester. This is how I’ve been defining myself lately: I’m a woman who just got diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. Office on Women’s...

A black Thanksgiving

Nekita Smith, Features Editor

November 23, 2018

Filed under Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

“Black Friday” became well known by that name in the early 2000s and used to start at midnight on the Friday after Thanksgiving but within the last few years it has started on Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday is known to be the biggest shopping day of the year. Based on whatever the hot items are of the year, According...

The selfie generation: Why do we get so much hate?

The selfie generation: Why do we get so much hate?

November 21, 2018

Being a millennial is hard work sometimes. To disprove the point that all millennials are lazy, selfish...

Critical thinking is important in critical times

Critical thinking is important in critical times

November 17, 2018

In the era of fake news and “alternative facts”, society is quick to assume whatever they hear and...

Abortion medication needs to be accessible on college campuses

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Since we were in elementary school, we were always taught to use protection during sex. What happens when birth control fails? Even with the most effective birth control methods, one in 100 women will still become pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With the United States’ populatio...

Kanye West: musical genius, public dunce

Kanye West: musical genius, public dunce

Nekita Smith, Connection Staff

November 9, 2018

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

We’ve all had that one friend or family member who likes to voice their opinions anytime, anyplace, aro...

Americans need to do better and hold men accountable

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2018

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

In wake of the sexual assault allegations against now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, people were quick to assume those allegations were false. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, along with two other accusers made sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh from the 1980s when they were high school and college students. Regardless...

Baseball postseason brings unrivaled drama

Baseball postseason brings unrivaled drama

October 29, 2018

Baseball is phenomenal all season long, but the postseason is the time when the unique and wonderful q...

Men should change their behavior instead of fearing false accusations

Men should change their behavior instead of fearing false accusations

October 24, 2018

“One in five, one in five, one in five.” This is the thought that runs through my head everyday a...

Prop 7: spring falls off midterm ballot

Prop 7: spring falls off midterm ballot

October 19, 2018

First things first: It’s daylight saving time, not savings. It’s a time that comes around twice ...

Kaepernick and Nike: Are the responses unclear motivation or an act of social justice?

Crick Fulenchek, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Colin Kaepernick has become a polarizing figure in the political scene lately. Have his actions motivated compelling conversation or just unrest? Many have taken to choosing sides in the wake of Colin Kaepernick’s well-publicized display of self-described disapproval of racial injustice. This was seen during the singing...

Why I never want to be handcuffed for being suicidal

Summer Lomendehe, Copy Editor

October 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A recent study by the “Depression and Anxiety Journal” found that one in five college students have considered taking their own life. I'll be the first to admit that I'm certainly not the first person to go to campus police after having extremely dangerous thoughts of suicidal ideation and being that close to acting on them,...

Just give the quarterbacks flags already

Just give the quarterbacks flags already

September 27, 2018

This year, the NFL has unofficially done what they have been moving towards doing the last decade or so: Th...

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