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Educator’s borderline inappropriate actions face harsh repercussions

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

May 16, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

A professor from Florida Atlantic University was placed on administrative leave on the very same day that a high school teacher from South Carolina finally resigned from a position the district wanted to fire him from. The university professor asked students in class to stomp on the word “Jesus” while the high school...

Opinion: Is this the end of the Black Mamba?

Latishan Gibson, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Off-Campus Sports, Sports

With five NBA championships,15 All-Star appearances and other accolades under his belt at the age of 34, this may be the end for Kobe Bryant. During a victory against the Golden State Warriors on April 12, the Los Angeles Lakers’ star felt a pop as he pushed off his left foot, tearing his achilles tendon. Many feel that...

Do Lesbians fulfill society’s fantasies?

Courtney Rich, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Homosexuality is rooted in a history of fighting for equality, from the riots of Stonewall to the current dispute for the right to marry. Lesbian women and gay men are fighting for the same rights, and want to be treated with equality from others. But is one sexuality more accepted than the other? Is it easier for lesbians...

Editorial: Proposed assembly bill calls for increased fees in misguided attempt to restore courses

Editorial Staff, [email protected]

May 11, 2013

Filed under Editorials

A bill has been proposed in the California Assembly that would raise the costs of classes for community college general education courses, including English, math and history. AB 955, written by Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara), proposes the creation of an extension program that would allow these general courses...

Embracing obesity quickly and cheaply right at your doorstep

Embracing obesity quickly and cheaply right at your doorstep

May 10, 2013

Ever since Morgan Spurlock’s film “Supersize Me” was released in 2004, knowledge of the  low qu...

Communities rally for sexual predators instead of supporting victims

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

May 7, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Sports are an important part of American culture, but the way Americans embrace sports and athletes is in terrible need of revision. Over the last few years, public attention has been drawn again and again to incidences of horrific sexual misconduct on the part of both athletes and faculty members. While the victims, towns...

The age old tale of Barbie and the body proportions of women

The age old tale of Barbie and the body proportions of women

April 27, 2013

Many young girls love to play with Barbie dolls, dressing her up, brushing her hair and playing out a v...

Flying the not so friendly skies

Flying the not so friendly skies

April 16, 2013

Since the terrorist attacks in 2001, the U.S. has been devoted to national security and the safety of...

What you weigh is the price you pay on Samoa Air

What you weigh is the price you pay on Samoa Air

April 16, 2013

Sorry ladies, if you’re planning on travelling via Samoa Air any time soon, you may want to pack light,...

How media twists predators into rape victims

Courtney Rich, Connection Staff

April 15, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Steubenville, Ohio recently hosted deplorable behavior as the highly publicized rape of a young girl caught the attention of national news sources. A 16-year-old girl was raped by a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy. These boys were stars on the high school football team and as such had many opportunities ahead of them. ...

Leave parenting to parents and not celebreties

Emily Collins, Connection Staff

April 12, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

In a society that glamorizes celebrities, parents should beware that it’s not unusual for children to look up to these people as role models. It’s not the responsibility of celebrities to censor themselves. It’s the responsibility of the parent to censor what their children are exposed to, especially if the behavior of...

Editorial: Carrying the college drinking mindset into life is detrimental

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

April 11, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Binge drinking is on the rise and becoming a big issue for college students both past and present. Research shows that people who are of the same age as college students, but do not attend college, are less likely to be binge drinkers, and the number of incidences of binge drinking in that age range has dropped immensely, ...

A dash of history and culture one month a year is not equality

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

April 11, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

February and March marked the celebrations for Black History and Women’s History Month respectively, and Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is just around the corner. Each history month is designed to explore the heritage and history of different cultures, races and people and what they have contributed to America. ...

Editorial: Social media comes with great power and great responsibility

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

March 29, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Social media is expanding every day. Breaking news, pictures and insight into one’s life can be shared all around the world on websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While it is truly amazing how useful some of these websites and applications can be, they can also be detrimental if used incorrectly. Social media ha...

Football system not ready for breaking the gender mold

Sean Thomas, Connection Staff

March 23, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

NFL history was made March 3. when the first woman to participate in the regional scouting combine took to the field of the New York Jets practice facility. Laura Silberman, a former club soccer player at the University of Wisconsin, tried out as a place-kicker and attempted two kicks. The first went for 19 yards, and the...

Editorial: Community colleges hurt by proposed unit cap

Editorial Staff

March 18, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Aspects of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for 2013-14 may keep California’s once thriving public education system alive, but the 90 unit cap he’s suggested will remove the very roots which community colleges have grown from. If enacted, this legislation will require any California community college student who has...

Saving one’s job is not worth the life of another human

Nick Valenzuela, Connection Staff

March 17, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

As Lorraine Bayless collapsed on the floor of an independent living community’s dining room, a nearby staff member refused to give the 87-year-old CPR as she called 911 and watched Bayless die. The resident services director who called 911 asking for assistance for Bayless said she couldn’t administer CPR because it was...

Love is for the birds, marriage is for the pregnant

Scott Redmond, Online Editor

March 16, 2013

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

If gays and lesbians are allowed to get married, then next people can marry dogs, hurricanes will strike the country as a sign of God’s wrath, the institution of marriage will fail or the idea of family as we know it will cease to exist. These are all arguments that have been thrown out by opponents of gay marriage at some...

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