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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Discrimination makes us voiceless

Discrimination makes us voiceless
Adriana Ivanoff, Perspectives Editor
May 16, 2020

Brutality is in the lack of civility, the denial or rejection of equality, and the indifference to human suffering. Each of us has seen injustice, some of us may even have lived through it and felt too...

You have always been brave

You have always been brave
Adriana Ivanoff, Perspectives Editor
May 16, 2020

In these troubling times a range of fear, stress and anxiety is causing hysteria in society as a whole. Some find that courage is an act of the past left to glorified history and children's fables, or...

More should be done for graduates

Hunter Mori, Guest Columnist
May 11, 2020

Imagine that you're in your second year at Los Medanos College and on track to graduate soon. You're excited for the future, planning to transfer to a four-year university in the fall and thrilled to start...

The social media effect

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer
March 12, 2020

Social media has accomplished some great things. Whether it has allowed you to connect with old friends, post a picture of your fancy dinner, or join powerful groups such as the #MeToo movement. Social...

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