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All eyes on the screen: A take on Trump and his involvement with Twitter

All eyes on the screen: A take on Trump and his involvement with Twitter

January 20, 2017

It seems now that each new tweet composed by our ever-articulate President-elect Donald Trump sparks an entirely...

Let us love our neighbors

Andrew Maestas, Staff

November 14, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Almost everyone has a holiday memory that they hold dear, whether it’s the first time unwrapping a present from Santa Claus, or the time shared in the warmth surrounded by good food and family. Those are memories we treasure in our heart if we are fortunate enough to have them. But many people are not so lucky. Instead, they...

Pro:Con should Black Friday be something we participate in?

Andrew Maestas and Andrew Flores

November 13, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: Andrew Maestas Black Friday is a theme park in a casino for all to place bets. Family and friends wait hours in a line to get on a roller coaster ride that lasts no more than a few minutes, giving excitement, a rush, the feeling of accomplishment. That is Black Friday, but in a casino where shoppers must decide where to s...

This election abandoned the millennial

Lola Chase, Staff

November 9, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

I feel cheated out of my passion to promote change and progress. I was meant to be a part of this big pivotal part of history, leading through the 2016 election, the part where we all stop being ignorant and look around and see that we’re hurting each other, and that we are the means to our own suffering, and once and fo...

College campuses must learn how to deal with sexual assault

College campuses must learn how to deal with sexual assault

September 29, 2016

When Brock Turner received a six-month prison sentence for sexual assault, the light sentence angered many...

Liar, Liar Trump you’re fired

Matt Johnson, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The 2016 presidential election could be described as one of the ugliest in recent memory. Between all the controversies, press conferences and speeches, Americans aren’t happy with their options. Hillary Clinton held a 53 percent unfavorable rating and Donald Trump held a 61 percent unfavorable rating amongst registered ...

Why are we easing up on water conservation efforts again?

EJ Aguayo, Editor

April 20, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

As the weather begins to heat up, it’s not uncommon to see car-wash fundraisers with water left running aimlessly, or overflooding lawns as the result of someone forgetting to set a sprinkler timer. Stubbornly wasteful habits were large contributors to the coping difficulties California residents faced when emergency water use ...

Gender-neutral bathrooms a step forward for gender equality

LeShea Munoz

March 17, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Gender-neutral restrooms are the hot topic right now. Should anyone, regardless of gender, be allowed to use the restroom of their choice, no matter what anatomical figure is welded on the outside of the door? Beginning in January 2016, some universities such as University of California, Davis have begun to phase out single...

Oscar nominees lack diversity but not talent

Kayleen Carter, Staff

February 17, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

The 20 actors nominated this year for an Oscar award are white, which has brought into question the diversity of the awards. About 94 percent out of the nearly 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, those who determine the winners through votes, are primarily white, according to an article from The E...

Donald Trump’s candidacy a national embarrassment

Matt Johnson, Staff

December 19, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Donald Trump is many things: a billionaire, a bully, self-obsessed and an entertainer. In his campaign to be the Republican nominee for president, the media has helped Trump propel the 2016 presidential race into a sensationalized embarrassment.   Trump lives off national attention as a narcissist. He is the dream interview for n...

Police officers crossing the line with violence

Cole McCarthy, Staff

December 1, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The boys in blue just might leave you blue, black and bruised for the mere failure to cooperate as they say you should. The demonstration of unwarranted, excessive police force continues to be a problem in the U.S. Cell phone video of a bikini-clad teen being forced to the ground while attending a pool party in Arlin...

Preventing climate change must remain a priority to protect our future

Sean Pastrana, Staff

November 23, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The old adage “nothing lasts forever,” can be used to define an assortment of things in life such as: an intimate relationship gone stale, having a pet pass away or losing contact with a close-childhood friend. It could also be used to describe the constant changes of the Earth’s climate and the negative impacts it ...

“Right to Die” finally a right

Coy Granderson, Staff

November 23, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

When news of California becoming the fifth state to adopt the right to die legislation had reached me, I thought about the legislation, which gives terminally-ill patients the option of doctor assisted suicide, and had an epiphany. Apparently, God forgives suicide. According to Catholic and Christian doctrines, Christ all...

Cancer charities may not all have the same interests in mind

Cole McCarthy, Staff

November 11, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

When you give money to a charity, typically you intend for that money to help the cause, but some charities don’t use that money where it’s intended. Instead, they put it inside their own pockets to spend it on themselves. Marie Claire, an international magazine geared towards women, reported a case in which a lawsuit was ...

Ditch the razor for Movember

Sean Pastrana, Staff

November 4, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

November, also known to many as Movember or No-Shave November, is right around the corner, and so is the opportunity to temporarily retire the razor, all for a good cause. The Movember Foundation started this men’s health movement during the early 2000s in Australia, where they call a moustache a “mo.” It was so suc...

Sexualized kid’s Halloween costumes a point of concern

Taunika Ogans, Staff

November 4, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Halloween is the one night of the year when people can dress outrageously out of the norm, becoming anything that they choose with just a bit of creativity. However, the struggle of finding an age appropriate costume for children is becoming more frustrating. Costumes that are meant for adults but replicated in children sizes have been incre...

Students must aim to graduate on time

EJ Aguayo, Editor

October 7, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Forum, Opinion, Top Stories

A great majority of students who are enrolled in community colleges are not graduating within two years, or they’re simply not graduating at all.   Prior to enrollment, many young adults, including myself, have had the notion that community college should only take a maximum of two years to complete an associate’s d...

A big leap for women through equal pay bill

Nichelle Heu, Staff

October 7, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Forum, Opinion, Top Stories

Women don’t get paid equally to men. Regardless of gender, people should not be discriminated against. As a woman in college, I know that even after I graduate I would still be getting paid less than a man with the exact same qualifications that I have. This raises the question as to why I would invest my time in colle...

Students should do their research before joining any Greek organizations

Stephanie Lopez, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

Remember back when you were in grade school riding the bus and singing “The Wheels on the Bus” with the rest of the students? Imagine that same enthusiasm, but instead of grade school kids, it’s men chanting racial slurs at the top of their lungs. This is what members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University...

Sexist expectations about Hillary Clinton are not the way to go

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

When thinking about the presidents that have served this nation throughout history, all except Barack Obama are white and they are all male. Older males who are steadfast in their beliefs and stand up for what they feel is best for the country. Clinton is a name that stands out from the pack, and besides Bill’s questionable...

California needs to reevaluate its water usage

Omar Chan, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

California is facing one of the most severe droughts on record, which caused Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in January. According to California’s Department of Water Resources, 2014 was the driest year on record. Brown’s state of emergency calls for a 20 percent reduction in water usage by all residents...

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