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Get your kids vaccinated

February 6, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

If you have been watching the news lately, you might have heard about the recent measles outbreak in Anaheim. Over 100 people have been infected this past January due to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. The logical course of action would be for people to get vaccinated since the sole purpose...

Getting your point across

Staff
December 4, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

After former Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson walked free after killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the city broke out in a rash of protests and violent riots. Stores were burned people were injured. The Experience believes that rioting and looting only discredit the efforts of those...

Close stores on holidays

Staff
November 20, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

It’s become apparent that in recent years, retail stores like Staples, Sport’s Authority and Best Buy have been opening earlier on holidays in hopes the stores will rake in more money during the holidays. This might be convenient for those last minute or bargain shoppers, but it takes a toll on emp...

Learn to protect yourself

Staff
November 13, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

The crime statistics for the city of Pittsburg this year have been relatively low but with the recent shootings in Antioch and the thefts on the Los Medanos College campus, crime is still a threat to residents of Pittsburg and its neighboring cities. While we should be more mindful of our surroundings,...

Choose dignity over pain

Staff
November 6, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act is one of the state’s most controversial but progressive laws offering terminally ill patients with an alternative and humane option. Passed in 1994 and officially enacted in 1997, the law allows patients to request lethal dosages of medication to end their own liv...

Transferring is important

Staff
October 30, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

The idea of transferring while you’re going to a community college can be stressful. Even when you get the degree and graduate from a community college, you don’t necessarily have your plans set in stone for the college you are transferring to. However, it is extremely important you explore your ...

Don’t buy into the panic

Staff
October 23, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Hysteria is more infectious than any virus and Americans are experiencing a severe and dangerous outbreak. Constant media coverage and a rising death toll have left many in the United States afraid and uncertain whether the government is capable of keeping them safe from Ebola. Ebola is an imminent t...

Bullying still a big problem

October 16, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

This month is National Bullying Prevention Month and what better time than now to discuss the still very relevant issue. Some believe bullying is something there will never be a solution to because of the alpha-dog mindset that there needs to be an inferior groups of people. These people might not...

Let your voices be heard

October 9, 2014
Filed under Editorial

Voting is a fundamental right of American citizens so their elected government officials may hear their voices. So make sure your voices are heard at the midterm elections this November. If you’re not registered to vote, do it now, before the Oct. 20 deadline passes. We, the people, put individuals...

Why is this still an issue?

October 2, 2014
Filed under Editorial

It is amazing that in this day and age, women are still fighting for equality in the workplace and in life. What is the hang up? Why do women make less money for equal work? On average, a woman in 2013 made 78 percent of what her male counterpart made for comparable work. Women over the age of 35...

Drought limits California

September 18, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Is the drought being taken seriously? It seems that many have not given this topic a thought. Every day on social media we see many people participate in the Ice bucket challenge, which is a good way to bring awareness to the cause and raise money, but we do not agree with the gallons upon gallons being...

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