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Can a politician’s rhetoric be influential?

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

A gunman shot and killed 49 people and injured dozens more in a New Zealand mosque. Many things were said about this man; he has his own history of anti-Islamic rhetoric and has posted videos of his hate speech on the internet. Can the words we say affect people and turn into real life violence? As a Muslim, listening to ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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,...

Did Starbucks display implicit bias?

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...

Stephon Clark should be alive

Victoria Blanco, News Editor/Opinion Editor

March 26, 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...

The meaning behind Lent and how long it lasts

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...

Coachella plagued by high cost and controversy

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....

Scandals are too much for NFL fans to stomach

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,...

This Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember what this holiday is all about

This Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember what this holiday is all about

November 22, 2017

For many people, Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and celebrate a special and imp...

#MeToo campaign gives sexual assault victims a voice, needs to be more than a trend to make change

#MeToo campaign gives sexual assault victims a voice, needs to be more than a trend to make change

November 6, 2017

Following the allegations of sexual assault and harassment from Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag “Me To...

Steinle trial is criminal justice system issue before it is an issue of immigration

Steinle trial is criminal justice system issue before it is an issue of immigration

November 5, 2017

On the evening of July 1, 2015, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was walking on Pier 14 with her father in San Franc...

Day of the Dead vs. Halloween: one is spooky, one is sacred

Day of the Dead vs. Halloween: one is spooky, one is sacred

November 1, 2017

The Day of the Dead is a national holiday that is celebrated in Mexico, and it’s a day for people to ...

Millennials are killing industries because the economy is killing them

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff

October 3, 2017

Upon searching the keywords “millennials are destroying,” a variety of search options appear on the screen: banks, the economy, golf; the list goes on. This topic has developed traction on social news outlets, from sites such as Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. They emphasize these claims comically, from how millennials...

DACA students should feel safe on campus

DACA students should feel safe on campus

September 27, 2017

When President Donald Trump ordered the end of DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, he left...

GoFundMe should be platform for those in need, not for the lazy

Steven Bryla, Staff

April 19, 2017

When you want to see a change in the world and people are in desperate need of help for donations, you can get the support of other people’s money if you make a GoFundMe account. This differs from the hard-earned money of a young child selling lemonade in the hot summer sun in front of a driveway attempting to sell a gla...

Secession is all about perception

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

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...

Alternative radio stations have lost their edge

Alternative radio stations have lost their edge

April 5, 2017

After a snafu of a year, 2017 was given the expectations of being the messiah. It would rise from the...

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

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

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...

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