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Straw ban solves a small problem and causes a big ruckus

Straw ban solves a small problem and causes a big ruckus

Max Connor, Connection Staff

September 8, 2018

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

A bill introduced by California Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, which aims at reducing the use ...

Internships favor the privileged

Internships favor the privileged

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

August 26, 2018

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

In a world where talent is equally distributed, we see that opportunity is not. Experience has become a...

This Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember what this holiday is all about

This Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember what this holiday is all about

November 22, 2017

For many people, Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and celebrate a special and imp...

#MeToo campaign gives sexual assault victims a voice, needs to be more than a trend to make change

#MeToo campaign gives sexual assault victims a voice, needs to be more than a trend to make change

November 6, 2017

Following the allegations of sexual assault and harassment from Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag “Me To...

Steinle trial is criminal justice system issue before it is an issue of immigration

Steinle trial is criminal justice system issue before it is an issue of immigration

November 5, 2017

On the evening of July 1, 2015, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was walking on Pier 14 with her father in San Franc...

Day of the Dead vs. Halloween: one is spooky, one is sacred

Day of the Dead vs. Halloween: one is spooky, one is sacred

November 1, 2017

The Day of the Dead is a national holiday that is celebrated in Mexico, and it’s a day for people to ...

Millennials are killing industries because the economy is killing them

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff

October 3, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

Upon searching the keywords “millennials are destroying,” a variety of search options appear on the screen: banks, the economy, golf; the list goes on. This topic has developed traction on social news outlets, from sites such as Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. They emphasize these claims comically, from how millennials...

America’s needs have been neglected while the military collects a check

America’s needs have been neglected while the military collects a check

May 17, 2017

The American people no longer see what was once a dream. Our nation is 241 years old and more than $19...

The struggle towards equal rights isn’t a fad

Jannah Khalil, Staff

April 19, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Opinion

A Pepsi ad that was released on Tuesday starring Kendall Jenner and a few “colorful” extras has striked massive controversy and is an excellent example of what is wrong with advertising today. The ad depicts several diverse individuals doing their respective activities when a crowd of “protesters” passes by them. Th...

America’s so-called inclusive melting pot is lacking some vital ingredients

Kristi Doan, Staff

April 19, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Opinion

I never really understood what it meant to look or be “too Asian,” but I spent my entire life avoiding that epithet. Vietnamese was my first language, and my dad took pride in me retaining it as I was struggling to be bilingual in my English as a second language classes. Not only was I struggling verbally, I was strugg...

Secession is all about perception

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

With political tensions rising across the country, people within the Golden State of California have already started to speak up and encourage the idea of seceding from the United States.   According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, to secede means “to withdraw from an organization.” But historically, and ev...

The secret to a stable democracy is always watchdog journalism

Missy Amaya, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

It seems like everywhere you go you can’t escape the bombardment of Donald Trump media coverage. This makes sense, on account that he is the 45th president of the United States and he is making big changes to the country, but is the media’s harsh portrayal of him justified?   It isn’t hard to see that many news outlet...

Do bad milk rumors leave a bad taste in your mouth?

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Opinion

It is a phrase almost everyone has heard at least once in their lifetime, in reference to the one thing we are all made to drink in the first infantile years of our life. But as people grow up, should adults still be asked the question “got milk?” As you grow up, you’ve probably already heard the list of reasons why m...

The earth is a shared ecosystem and we need to think of it as one

The earth is a shared ecosystem and we need to think of it as one

March 22, 2017

With exquisite scenery, intriguing narration and a spotlight on all the different aspects of our planet...

Political satire and comical criticism keeps the people’s voice alive

Justin Cordero, Staff

March 8, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Where can you find news that is biased, yet “true?” Where can you find information that can tell you more about the world in a brutally honest, yet light-hearted tone? Where can you find “news reporters” who point out and laugh at the shortcomings of our government leaders? That place is the cynical, sarcasm-filled wo...

February should not be the only month limited to cultural education and history

Missy Amaya, Staff

February 20, 2017

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

The celebration of Black History Month is a time of the year where we learn and are reminded of the great accomplishments and hardships that historical and present day African American citizens have had to experience during their fight for equal rights. It is an important tradition, designed to include the African American na...

The melting pot of America must continue to grow

The melting pot of America must continue to grow

February 20, 2017

My father’s father immigrated into the United States from the Philippines in 1927, making me the granddau...

There’s a Chance that music just made history

There’s a Chance that music just made history

February 17, 2017

Who makes mixtapes anymore? It’s such a 1980s to 1990s gesture that you’d give a good friend or s...

PRO/CON: The con; what were they thinking?

Ashley Navarro, Features Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion, Split Decisions, Top Stories

The day of the election, I woke up early to drop off my ballot. It was the first presidential election I was able to vote in. Despite not favoring either candidate nor the candidate of my party, the Libertarian party, I voted for who I thought would protect my basic human rights along with millions of others. That night I...

PRO/CON: The pro; hoping for the best is what we have to do

PRO/CON: The pro; hoping for the best is what we have to do

February 16, 2017

This is quite an interesting time that we live in. It seems as though Americans have come to the agreement...

In order to focus on bettering their future, students need more school-involved activities

In order to focus on bettering their future, students need more school-involved activities

February 7, 2017

Taking on college courses, working a part-time job and extracurricular activities can put a strain on ...

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