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The war on drugs empowers police brutality

The war on drugs empowers police brutality
Mikealla Wegner, Guest Columnist
November 17, 2020

As one police officer pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd, another laughed and said, “Don’t do drugs, guys.”  When police officers raided Breonna Taylor’s home and shot her in...

COVID affecting communities of color at a higher rate

COVID affecting communities of color at a higher rate
Roya Mohammad, Staff Writer
November 17, 2020

Throughout the United States, communities of color, mostly black communities, are being affected and dying because of COVID-19 at disproportionate rates, even though the virus does not exclusively target...

The U.S. takes a deep sigh: What comes next?

Editorial Board
November 13, 2020

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have emerged victorious from the 2020 election, and while this is cause for celebration, there is much work to be done. Of the 328.2 million people in the U.S., over 150 million...

Be skeptical of the polls: Wait for the results to celebrate

Be skeptical of the polls: Wait for the results to celebrate
Dante Harrold, Staff Writer
November 2, 2020

Everyday I go to polling aggregate sites RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight to see how the polls are progressing. It's become the first thing I do in the morning before brushing my teeth, taking a shower...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy deserves better

Editorial Board
October 26, 2020

The United States Senate will vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett Oct. 26 to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated upon Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Sept. 18. We object. The vote takes place under...

Don’t let the pandemic stress weigh you down

Don't let the pandemic stress weigh you down
Bianca Arechiga, Guest Columnist
October 8, 2020

Realizing the potential of COVID-19 to rapidly spread, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. This was followed up by the United States issuing its own response and...

Masks are a must to combat COVID

Masks are a must to combat COVID
Allyson Alvarado, Guest Columnist
October 7, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way many in the United States live day-to-day, and maybe the biggest change is the wearing of masks which has become a point of controversy. California first issued a shelter-in-place...

Incoming freshman in the time of COVID

Incoming freshman in the time of COVID
Andrew Oliver, Staff Writer
September 2, 2020
Los Medanos College has a lot of new attendees during this unpredictable year.

The usage of the N-Word

The usage of the N-Word
Tiffany James, Staff Writer
May 23, 2020

The words “Negro,” “nigger,” and “nigga” have always been a sensitive topic, yet it is one that needs to be addressed considering the more common use of its vernacular language on college campuses...

Hollywood is too white

Roya Mohammad, Staff Writer
May 22, 2020

What do Hollywood actors Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds have in common besides their name? Their whiteness. Popular movies have underrepresented people of color while focusing more on characters of...

Minimize harm, protest safely

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah
May 20, 2020

While Americans have every right to defend their first amendment rights, those protesting during a pandemic are doing so in an unsafe and detrimental way.  If you decide to protest, be smart. Don’t...

Treat people with kindness

Fabiola Curiel, Guest Columnist
May 16, 2020

We are currently in a very distressing time. We have a global pandemic that has physically disconnected us from each other, yet, humans seem to have been emotionally disconnecting from each other for a...

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