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Secession is all about perception

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

With political tensions rising across the country, people within the Golden State of California have already started to speak up and encourage the idea of seceding from the United States.   According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, to secede means “to withdraw from an organization.” But historically, and ev...

Cellphone lockboxes bring back the sanctity of concerts

Kristine Yabumoto, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

Cage the Elephant will be coming to Sacramento on April 15 at the Crest Theatre. Many fans are excited to see their favorite band, but they might be surprised when they find out what the band will ask of them.   The event will require all audience members to put their phones in high tech lock boxes made by the compan...

The secret to a stable democracy is always watchdog journalism

Missy Amaya, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

It seems like everywhere you go you can’t escape the bombardment of Donald Trump media coverage. This makes sense, on account that he is the 45th president of the United States and he is making big changes to the country, but is the media’s harsh portrayal of him justified?   It isn’t hard to see that many news outlet...

Free speech is also about free listening

Editorial Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Editorials, Opinion

The concept of free speech is essential to the fabric of American society. The Founding Fathers thought it to be so important that they made it their first order of business when they wrote the Bill of Rights, which they intended to be a growing catalogue of legally-defined human rights. As such, one can say that there are few thin...

Do bad milk rumors leave a bad taste in your mouth?

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Opinion

It is a phrase almost everyone has heard at least once in their lifetime, in reference to the one thing we are all made to drink in the first infantile years of our life. But as people grow up, should adults still be asked the question “got milk?” As you grow up, you’ve probably already heard the list of reasons why m...

Without funding, how will the Earth survive?

Without funding, how will the Earth survive?

March 27, 2017

It is impossible to ignore the impact that we as humans have on our environment, whether that be obvious, like c...

The earth is a shared ecosystem and we need to think of it as one

The earth is a shared ecosystem and we need to think of it as one

March 22, 2017

With exquisite scenery, intriguing narration and a spotlight on all the different aspects of our planet...

Political satire and comical criticism keeps the people’s voice alive

Justin Cordero, Staff

March 8, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Where can you find news that is biased, yet “true?” Where can you find information that can tell you more about the world in a brutally honest, yet light-hearted tone? Where can you find “news reporters” who point out and laugh at the shortcomings of our government leaders? That place is the cynical, sarcasm-filled wo...

Equality and feminism are still at war

Equality and feminism are still at war

March 8, 2017

In just a few years, it will have been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified, and women were al...

February should not be the only month limited to cultural education and history

Missy Amaya, Staff

February 20, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

The celebration of Black History Month is a time of the year where we learn and are reminded of the great accomplishments and hardships that historical and present day African American citizens have had to experience during their fight for equal rights. It is an important tradition, designed to include the African American na...

The melting pot of America must continue to grow

The melting pot of America must continue to grow

February 20, 2017

My father’s father immigrated into the United States from the Philippines in 1927, making me the granddau...

There’s a Chance that music just made history

There’s a Chance that music just made history

February 17, 2017

Who makes mixtapes anymore? It’s such a 1980s to 1990s gesture that you’d give a good friend or s...

PRO/CON: The con; what were they thinking?

Ashley Navarro, Features Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion, Split Decisions, Top Stories

The day of the election, I woke up early to drop off my ballot. It was the first presidential election I was able to vote in. Despite not favoring either candidate nor the candidate of my party, the Libertarian party, I voted for who I thought would protect my basic human rights along with millions of others. That night I...

PRO/CON: The pro; hoping for the best is what we have to do

PRO/CON: The pro; hoping for the best is what we have to do

February 16, 2017

This is quite an interesting time that we live in. It seems as though Americans have come to the agreement...

The national celebration of love in February should be an official holiday

The national celebration of love in February should be an official holiday

February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day is a day solely committed to love and the emphasis we put on it, but it can be loo...

In order to focus on bettering their future, students need more school-involved activities

In order to focus on bettering their future, students need more school-involved activities

February 7, 2017

Taking on college courses, working a part-time job and extracurricular activities can put a strain on ...

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...

Why you should support the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Andrew Maestas, Staff

October 16, 2016

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Freshwater is invaluable. The Native American people have been disrespected, devalued, their way of life disrupted. For the past few centuries the native people of the Americas have gone through mass genocide, oppression and slavery, and now the Standing Rock Sioux face another threat in this awful tradition. The $3.8 bi...

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