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Bad year for acceptance

Staff, [email protected]
August 25, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

2016 is the most tolerant, inclusive year in the history of the United States. 2016 has also seen craven attempts by several states to roll back the voting rights of minorities, a riot in Milwaukee — one of the most segregated cities in America — in response to yet another killing by police, the...

Destigmatize junior college

Cameron Toth, [email protected]
August 25, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

Walking onto a new campus, new faces pass, new classrooms and new experiences. When you stay at the same school it's usually just a new classroom environment and a new teacher, but as a transfer student it's basically a new life. Transferring from a four year university or private institution to a community...

Voices: May 13, 2016

Adria Watson, Sarah D. Gonzales
May 17, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Voices

Stand tall, be proud of your height

Alexandra Riva, [email protected]
May 12, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

The average height for men in America is 5’10” so, being a girl that stands at 5’9” I have felt the need to make myself look as inconspicuous as possible for much of my life. Starting at a young age I felt insecure about my height. I grew like a weed and expected all of my friends to do the same,...

Down with the death penalty

Jamie Perlee, [email protected]
May 12, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

"Treat others how you wish to be treated” is a saying we were all taught growing up, but do the rules still apply in situations such as murder? For many years, the death penalty has been a very controversial issue. According to death-penalty-info.org, there are currently 31 states in the United States...

Experience feels the ‘Bern’

Experience feels the ‘Bern’

Staff, [email protected]
May 12, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

This June, Californians have the opportunity to advocate for momentous change. On Tuesday, June 7, we will choose between a candidate who embodies nearly every negative aspect of the Democratic Party and a candidate who embraces the best ideals of the party of Roosevelt and the Great Society. It is...

BDD isn’t just low self-esteem

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
May 12, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

You’re overly self-critical. You spend hours obsessing over physical flaws that may or may not exist. You hate buying or trying on clothes and you loathe looking in mirrors. You wear excessive amounts of make or you wear baggy clothes –– out of embarrassment and paranoia, not fashion. Essentially,...

Voices: May 6, 2016

Voices: May 6, 2016

Adria Watson, Sarah D. Gonzales
May 8, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Voices

Is English even real English?

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
May 6, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

If you ask someone what Ebonics is, they might be tempted to tell you that it’s the way “ghetto” people speak. They’ll tell you it’s the language of the uneducated. But what those people don’t know is that Ebonics, or more formally African American Vernacular English, is a specific dialect...

Don’t be a low information voter

Alexandra Riva, [email protected]
May 6, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

With the California presidential primary election coming up on June 7, people young and old are registering to vote, because in this day and age, everyone is given a chance to “make a difference” in America, whether they deserve one or not. I’m not saying some people should be allowed to vote...

Same formula, different superhero

Michael Martinez, [email protected]
May 6, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

With the coming release of “Captain America: Civil War,” it's once again time to be barraged with the incessant marketing that comes with the release of a new superhero movie. Just a few months ago, it was nearly impossible to watch TV or enter a gas station without being attacked by some for...

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