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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...

Students need to speak out about their stress

Tierra Palumbo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

Being my third year in college, I have become accustomed to waking up every morning worried if there is enough time in the day for me to complete all of my tasks. I used to believe that stress was something that just came with being a college student. Being a full time student with a part time job as well as trying to...

New editions of textbooks not worth the cost

Johny Garcia, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

“Do we really need the newest edition of the textbook?” This is a question that is often asked during the first meeting of a college class and more often than not, the professor answers with yes. Unfortunately, colleges in America are stuck in an ever-repeating cycle of textbooks and the losers of this cycle end up...

Hackers: doing more harm than good

Tim Taylor, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

Technology has become so integrated into our modern world that as a result we rely on it on a daily basis just to accomplish the simplest of tasks, from completing homework or work on the job to even just making purchases. Unfortunately, that means that hackers have become an even bigger threat because of this. Hackers...

Super Bowl ad makers call audible

Johny Garcia, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Many avid Super Bowl viewers are asking themselves the following question – what was with this year’s commercials? Unlike nearly every other Super Bowl, the majority of the commercials did not solely focus on hyper-sexualized images or attempts at humor to sell products. Instead, many of the commercials shone light on...

False claims against vaccinations pose a massive threat to public health

Nick Valenzuela, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

For quite some time, there has been a belief among uneducated groups of society that vaccines cause more harm than good. Most recently, there has been controversy that the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine causes autism in children given the vaccine at young ages. This bogus, completely groundless idea was spread...

Passing of Proposition 47 foreshadows improvements in direction of funds used to imprison drug users and petty thieves

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Proposition 47 was one of the best moves Californians made during the 2014 midterm election. With the passage of Prop 47, it now “requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for certain drug and property offenses” and is “inapplicable to persons with prior conviction for serious or violent crime and registered sex...

Forcing employees to work on holidays is a crime against families

Brittany Harden, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

It’s that time of the year again where stores are beginning to roll out overtime to their employees and requiring some to work on holidays this year. When it comes to working on the holidays it should be up to the person if they want to work. Working on a holiday should not be mandatory in any form. This topic hits close...

Split Decision: Should vaporizers and e-cigarettes face further regulation?

Bobby Bishop, Nick Valenzuela

October 7, 2014

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Split Decisions

PRO: Bobby Bishop Vaping is a lifestyle choice. It is a growing hobby and for some people it is a stress reliever. Smoking out of a vaporizer pen is a way of people getting the satisfaction of smoking without the harmful effects of cigarettes. Many people use vape pens to quit smoking cigarettes due to the fact you can put ...

Innocent until proven guilty isn’t just for Woody Allen

Kaley Andrews, Staff Writer

February 19, 2014

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

In the 1990s, movie director and comedian Woody Allen faced allegations of molestation of an adopted daughter, allegations that were subsequently dropped both in court and, it seems from the public eye, until recently. Dylan Farrow released an open letter that detailed the abuse she suffered at Allen’s hands. It is a disturbing read, and news outlets have already snatched the bait and run with st...

Black Friday is disgracing the essence of Thanksgiving

Black Friday is disgracing the essence of Thanksgiving

November 16, 2013

Black Friday has transitioned into a holiday of its own and is tarnishing Thanksgiving. It is ironic is tha...

Minimum wage rises for spoiled Californians

Minimum wage rises for spoiled Californians

November 4, 2013

After Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 10 on Sept. 23, which will raise the minimum wage in California...

Heads will roll with Facebook’s new gruesome censorship policy

Heads will roll with Facebook’s new gruesome censorship policy

Brusly Voong, Staff Writer

November 3, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Facebook recently uplifted its ban on any graphic content that depicts violence posted on Facebook. T...

Good citizenship is too hard to find

Good citizenship is too hard to find

October 21, 2013

Many people choose to look the other way when they see a physical altercation in public, not wanting...

The GOP held the United States hostage

The GOP held the United States hostage

Josh Slowiczek, Staff Writer

October 20, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Citizens of the United States have been held hostage over the last two weeks. Every man, woman and...

Texas businesses put a ban on bad fashion

Texas businesses put a ban on bad fashion

October 18, 2013

If you plan on visiting Texas any time soon you may want to ensure your pants are pulled all the way ...

Miss America pageant sparks ignorance

Miss America pageant sparks ignorance

Amari Gaffney, Staff Writer

October 18, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The terrorist attacks on 9/11 were a horrific time in our nations history so what do they have to do...

NFL enhances football experience through new policy

NFL enhances football experience through new policy

September 22, 2013

We all know it’s a hard task for most of us women to pack lightly, especially when it comes to our...

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