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Split Decision: The tattoo and career debate rages on

Split Decision: The tattoo and career debate rages on

April 9, 2014

Pro: Rachel Norris Here we go again. The never-ending charade about how tattoos are tacky and do absolutel...

Distracted driving puts others’ lives at risk

Distracted driving puts others’ lives at risk

March 28, 2014

There is a killer on the loose.  One that can change the lives of people in the blink of an eye, or...

Blaming victims of bullying is never the right course of action

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

March 27, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Imagine that someone just burst into your house and beat you and stole a bunch of your stuff. When the police arrive, their only response to you is that you should not have such nice stuff. I bet that wouldn’t feel good at all. This same victim blaming has plagued those who have been raped, and now it is spreading towards...

Editorial: College campuses must do more when it comes to sexual assault

Editorial Staff

March 27, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There is no question that being sexually assaulted will forever traumatize a person for the rest of his or her life. Unfortunately, 84 percent of the women who reported sexual abuse experienced the incident during their first four semesters on a college campus, according to an examination of sexual violence against college women...

Discussing free community college would lead to more issues for California

Bobby Bishop, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Free, everyone loves the word free, it means people don’t have to pay for something. But what does it mean when community college is free? Debt, crowded campuses and a more expensive four-year college.  California lawmakers are considering free community college and it will be discussed in 2015, according to ABC News. ...

Additonal fees do nothing but punish students

Additonal fees do nothing but punish students

March 12, 2014

The cry to end the seemingly never ending  increases in tuition has shifted, as schools in the Calif...

Methodist churches show level of acceptance to gay community

Jelina Cortero, Staff Writer

March 11, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

For years, members of the gay and lesbian community have been fighting for their right to marry their significant others, but because of the religious views of the church, the right to a same-sex marriage has been a constant battle. But not anymore. Thirty Methodist churches have taken their stand against the rights that...

Traditional classroom setting better for students than online classes

Traditional classroom setting better for students than online classes

March 3, 2014

Imagine lying in bed in the morning with your pajamas on and not having to get up and rush to get rea...

Exploring smoking ban is waste of time for Sacramento

Editorial Staff

February 28, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Thinking about transferring to Sacramento State or UC Davis? If you’re a smoker, it might not be the best idea. UC Davis, and the University of California system as a whole, has banned smoking on their campus and all satellite campuses. Sacramento State voted to start a ban in 2015. Now the city of Sacramento is considering ...

‘Affluenza’ condition is another way to protect the wealthy

Greg Prouty, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

If there was ever any illusion that the justice system in America treated everyone equally, the case of Ethan Couch is a grave awakening to us all. Couch, a 16-year-old Texas teenager, born to a millionaire family, killed four people while drunk driving. Couch was driving down a rural road at 70 mph three times over the legal...

Digital currency isn’t coming, it’s already here

Digital currency isn’t coming, it’s already here

February 20, 2014

Bitcoin, an innovative, electronic form of currency, is a viable form of money ready to be used with...

Innocent until proven guilty isn’t just for Woody Allen

Kaley Andrews, Staff Writer

February 19, 2014

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

In the 1990s, movie director and comedian Woody Allen faced allegations of molestation of an adopted daughter, allegations that were subsequently dropped both in court and, it seems from the public eye, until recently. Dylan Farrow released an open letter that detailed the abuse she suffered at Allen’s hands. It is a disturbing read, and news outlets have already snatched the bait and run with st...

Affirmative action measure is misguided attempt to address under representation

Editorial Staff

February 11, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The United States of America has always been a nation that can’t get it right when it comes to issues of race or gender. On Jan. 30, the California State Senate opened up another can of worms when it comes to race and gender in college admissions. The group voted to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would all...

Raising federal minimum wage is a step in the right direction

Raising federal minimum wage is a step in the right direction

February 5, 2014

President Barack Obama recently proposed raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10, a mo...

Bieber’s actions don’t make him a bad guy

Bieber’s actions don’t make him a bad guy

Shafa Ilyas, Staff Writer

February 4, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

It’s not simple being Justin Bieber. Getting arrested for driving under the influence, having a house ...

TCS: Sportsmanship lost upon Richard Sherman

TCS: Sportsmanship lost upon Richard Sherman

February 2, 2014

January 19 marked the day where I stopped caring about the current football season, or so I thought. ...

A cannabis California?

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Well, it has finally happened folks. One state has finally volunteered to be the experiment for the first legalization of recreational use of marijuana. Since Jan.1, citizens of Colorado and Washington, who are 21 or older, are now able to buy marijuana for medical and recreational use. So, how are the two states holding up...

Losing weight, gaining shame

Losing weight, gaining shame

December 18, 2013

Fitness trainers are often trying to help people get healthier, whether it’s through losing weight, bein...

Editorial: New degrees can benefit community college

Editorial Staff

December 8, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Each year students graduating from universities are faced with massive amounts of debt.  A good majority of their bills are government loans and financial support from family or private loans. Attaining a degree has become one of the most expensive feats in someone’s lifetime. Tuition at California universities alone has skyrocket...

Drugs aren’t the answers for your semester finals

Drugs aren’t the answers for your semester finals

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 8, 2013

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Finals are coming up and essays are due and the energy reserves are a little low, so you pop a few pi...

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