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Kaepernick and Nike: Are the responses unclear motivation or an act of social justice?

Crick Fulenchek, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Colin Kaepernick has become a polarizing figure in the political scene lately. Have his actions motivated compelling conversation or just unrest? Many have taken to choosing sides in the wake of Colin Kaepernick’s well-publicized display of self-described disapproval of racial injustice. This was seen during the singing...

Why I never want to be handcuffed for being suicidal

Summer Lomendehe, Copy Editor

October 7, 2018

A recent study by the “Depression and Anxiety Journal” found that one in five college students have considered taking their own life. I'll be the first to admit that I'm certainly not the first person to go to campus police after having extremely dangerous thoughts of suicidal ideation and being that close to acting on them,...

Just give the quarterbacks flags already

Just give the quarterbacks flags already

September 27, 2018

This year, the NFL has unofficially done what they have been moving towards doing the last decade or so: Th...

Straw ban solves a small problem and causes a big ruckus

A new bill would ban restaurants from giving out plastic straws to customers unless requested.

Max Connor, Connection Staff

September 8, 2018

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

Beyonce takes over Vogue

Beyonce takes over Vogue

Nekita Smith, Features Editor

August 28, 2018

Popular fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue handed over full control, for the first time ever, to the...

Internships favor the privileged

Internships favor the privileged

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

August 26, 2018

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

There needs to be more than racial bias training


May 9, 2018

With racial incidents, such as the shooting death of Stephon Clark and the nationwide protests in response to the shooting, making headlines recently, it’s clear that there is heightened tension between the police and the African American community Now, the focus has come to racial tensions at businesses as well since there...

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Breaking the silence on mental illness in Asian communities

April 28, 2018

Following the controversial video of Logan Paul in the Aokigahara forest and the death of South Korean...

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Did Starbucks display implicit bias?

April 27, 2018

The arrest of two black men in a Starbucks in downtown Philadelphia spurred protests that will reform...

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What does the Facebook scandal mean to its users

April 10, 2018

  Facebook is currently under fire as news sources have shared that Cambridge Analytica has ga...

The end of systemic oppression starts with us

Lisa Wilson, Staff Writer

April 7, 2018

Systemic racism and oppression: What does that even mean? Are these words just buzzwords that the media throws around?  Systemic racism and the oppression that results from it is not a new thing. It has been going on for decades. In fact, it is so common that sometimes we don’t even notice it.  It’s time for our society...

Protestors out in the streets at the Stephon Clark protest on March 22 in Downtown Sacramento.

Peaceful protests will bring change for us

April 6, 2018

After the death of a 22-year-old black man from South Sacramento  Stephon Clark who was killed by police...

Stephon Clark should be alive

Victoria Blanco, News Editor/Opinion Editor

March 27, 2018

Demonstrators protested the fatal police shooting of unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark at the Golden 1 Center Thursday night, prompting police to close off admission to a Sacramento Kings game. That same night, demonstrators also protested on Interstate 5, disrupting traffic. Protests continued on Friday as the crowd walked...

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Daylight savings tied to health issues

March 19, 2018

Losing an hour in the spring is more difficult to adjust to than gaining an hour back in the fall, so...

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The meaning behind Lent and how long it lasts

March 14, 2018

Every year, between the months of February and March, there is a traditional holy day that occurs on...

Bassnectar live at Coachella.

Coachella plagued by high cost and controversy

March 12, 2018

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most well-known festivals in the United States....

Students from Stoneman Douglas high school resist NRA

Students from Stoneman Douglas high school resist NRA

March 3, 2018

  The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla happened on Feb. 14 on Valentine’s...

How collectibles can ease GameStop’s headache

Blynn Beltran, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

Digital distribution has taken the world by storm. Every piece of media from music to movies can be purchased directly from online stores. Digital distribution grew so quickly that even a company like Blockbuster couldn’t adapt fast enough to compete. In the video game industry, the story is the same. Small video games...

Racial tensions provide chance to learn tolerance

Editorial Staff

February 16, 2018

Racial tension at local schools has been in the headlines lately, and reflects the broader tensions throughout the country. Recently, a McClatchy High School student submitted a project that stated that African Americans, as well as South-Eastern Asians and Hispanics, were not intellectually capable of handling the rigorous...

Asian American community grapples with hatred

Summer Lomendehe, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

The death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley sparked a heated debate in 2014 about anti-blackness in the Asian community. Gurley was killed by Peter Liang, a Chinese American police officer at the New York Police Department, who was later sentenced to five years of probation in 2015. Many people in the Asian American community were...

No more watching NFL games on Sundays and to not focus on the games anymore. The game has affected  the players throughout the league.

Scandals are too much for NFL fans to stomach

February 6, 2018

As a die-hard San Francisco 49er fan, I grew up watching the dynasty built by Bill Walsh, Joe Montana,...

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