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Habits to avoid burnout

Angella Dorado, Staff Writer
February 9, 2024

In college, it is normal to feel stressed about things like school work, due dates, and grades. However, it becomes a serious problem when that stress becomes increasingly overwhelming for a long period...

A dream journey of mine

Jordan Ramey, Correspondent
February 5, 2024

One fine August day, I received a life-changing call to adventure. In this case, it was a literal phone call; one of those unexpected calls from my grandpa that afterward I was extremely glad I picked...

Sympathy is being lost online

Gabbie Munoz, Staff Writer
February 3, 2024

Internet guidelines are no surprise to anyone, especially to those of us who grew up on the internet from a young age. No hate speech, no violence and no harassment. Though recently, it seems like the...

Bring more acceptance to tattoos and piercings

Jori Wachtel, Contributer
February 1, 2024

Over the past few years, self-expression through tattooing and facial piercings has become increasingly accepted and mainstream. Tattoo and piercing popularity is rising, and so it then begs the question:...

Emergency care needed for our pets

Rachel Christensen, Contributor
November 30, 2023

It is the middle of the night, and you awake to one of your greatest fears… Your pet is having a life-threatening medical emergency. The only 24/7 vet that is open at 2:00 in the morning is VCA East...

Find support in therapy

Angie Bruno, Contributor
November 30, 2023

Family comes in many forms. Some can be loving and supportive, others can be toxic and hold you down. For example, there have been many cases of toxic parenting that has become a syndrome. Toxic parents...

Keep mental health a priority

Jordyn Toscano, Guest Columnist
November 16, 2023

I was a student at Los Medanos College from September 2019 to December 2020. Now I’m back, pursuing the Associates degree I probably could have finished three years ago, if I had reached out for support. I...

Opposing views does not equal division

Ronald Sanderson, Guest Columnist
November 16, 2023

Growing up during this “woke movement” I've seen society grow from becoming more culturally and socially aware to being hypersensitive. Many conflicts have arisen due to these intense emotions regarding...

The creative struggle affects us all

Ray Kopf, Staff Writer
November 9, 2023

The mountain of creativity can be a tough one to climb. It seems impossible at times to come up with a good idea that you can run with. Even now I have a solid idea for this column, yet I just can’t...

Put a stop to drug abuse

Angie Bruno, Contributor
November 9, 2023

Drug abuse has taken a toll on many college students. Substance abuse in young people often causes problems including mental health, poor pure relationships and academic difficulties. Not to mention...

Congress needs an age restriction

Juan Cebreiros, Staff Writer
November 2, 2023

In the United States, members of Congress often enjoy lengthy tenures in the House of Representatives and Senate. While experience can be a valuable asset to those serving in Congress, there is a growing...

Explore the potential of your voice

Nancy Jokebed Zognou, Contributor
October 25, 2023

Sometimes, we’re our worst critics, always anticipating failure before we even take a chance. We tend to convince ourselves that we’re not good enough and that our voices don’t matter. However, as...

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