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What does it mean to be an Instagram influencer?

What does it mean to be an Instagram influencer?

March 29, 2019

Recently I’ve been getting the question “how did you grow your followers so quickly?” The first answer...

This month seriously needs to march off the calendar

This month seriously needs to march off the calendar

March 25, 2019

Heads up, everyone: The forecast for the rest of March is sunny with a chance of sadness. And while ...

Californians need to act to save lives

Editorial Staff

March 25, 2019

On March 18, 2018, Sacramento lost local resident and former Los Rios student Stephon Clark when law enforcement, convinced he held a gun, shot and killed him. A year later, the police officers responsible for his death were not charged, causing an outpour of grief and anger amongst people who are questioning the authorities ...

Can Democrats avoid repeat of 2016?

Roger Mitchell, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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 ...

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