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Healthcare act may hurt more than it helps

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

February 28, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act may end up hurting a portion of those it was intended to help. As the ACA takes effect, geography will play a much larger role in the rates Americans, especially Californians, pay for health insurance. Under the ACA, insurance agencies cannot factor gender or a patient’s...

Body art does not determine a person’s character

Katana Brown, Connection Staff

February 27, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

It’s truly sad that many businesses won’t hire a person due to visible tattoos as if a person who has tattoos defaces the company’s value. Those with tattoos are often intelligent and genuinely good people who just use bolder statements to express themselves creatively. Tattoos can tell stories and create vivid images...

Split Decisions: Lifting the ban for women combat roles for the better

Latisha Gibson, Connection Staff

February 25, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Women are finally getting the recognition that they have been waited centuries for. The fight to have the same rights as men is at the tips of our fingers but there are people questioning a recently passed bill which allows women to serve in combat. The big arguments against the combat bill are hygiene and the integration...

Split Decisions: Women in combat opens Pandora’s Box

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

February 25, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Equality, to be equal, to have the same value.  Men, women, young and old all deserve to be treated equal and have the same opportunities but at the same time, are all able to achieve and excel in the same areas? For example, if 90-year-old seniors felt they weren't equally being hired at banks and managed to pass a bill...

The courts shouldn’t have to be the ones to ban sex offenders

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

February 19, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

A federal appeals court’s decision to call the sex offender ban on Facebook unconstitutional is a bit of an awkward situation. It’s unclear how social media fits into the 225-year-old document, but constitutionalism shouldn’t even be a factor. Mark Zuckerberg and every other brain behind Facebook should have instituted...

Immigration is the foundation of America

Immigration is the foundation of America

February 7, 2013

America was built on the very foundation of immigration. The roots of this country reside in the fact...

Boy Scout’s progress is not so progressive

Zach Hannigan, Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Progression is a word usually reserved for politics, but in the case of the Boy Scouts of America organization, it could be the very word that saves them. The BSA national board is considering lifting the ban on gay scouts and leaders and allowing local organizations to decide on the issue for themselves. The organization’s...

Pro/Con: Government and guns, an eternal debate

Jonathan Rich & Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

February 1, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

By Jonathan Rich Cold, hard steel ejecting copper shells and sending hot lead down range is a thrill and a way of life for most of us Americans who choose to use our right to bare arms. Smith and Wesson, Colt, Kimber and Remington are just a few of the companies that make up a $32 billion industry that supply me with all ...

To pee or not to pee, that is the question

To pee or not to pee, that is the question

January 30, 2013

We all know that the law protects people from discrimination based on sex, race, religion and sexual...

Turning tragedy into travesty, the gun control debate

Kevin Frodahl, Copyeditor

January 29, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The School shooting in Newtown, Conn. may have occurred over a month ago, but pundits from both ends of the political spectrum continue to use the tragedy as ammunition for gun control bickering. It may be important to analyze our gun laws, especially in the wake of a massacre that wouldn’t have been possible without guns....

Arming teachers arms students, this is not the answer

Britni Alford, Features Editor

January 29, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The recent, tragic shooting of Newton, Conn. has raised many questions about the safety of our nation’s schools. Several schools have changed policies and reemphasized policies already in place, such as locking all classroom doors during school hours. Recently, there has been talk about providing guns in the classrooms....

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