Healthcare in America needs a revamp

Editorial Board

December 5, 2019

Healthcare in the united states of America should not be as expensive as it is. Forcing people to pay the funds that they currently do is hilariously outrageous and expecting the middle class to be able to have the same funds as the higher class for lower quality health care is unfair, inhumane and a ...

Let’s all try to be far less toxic


December 5, 2019

The United States is home to only four percent of the Earth's population, yet it alone is responsible for producing more than 30 percent of the planets total waste. It seems like garbage is going to swallow us whole, but we only have ourselves to blame. That is why now is the time to start helping yourself and o...

Let’s free college tuition for us all

Joseph Johnson, Staff writer

December 5, 2019

College should be free in this day and age as technology is taking over. One reason why college should be free is because there are people that have given up on their dreams because they cannot afford to attend a semester in college. That reason should be enough for colleges to make a change to help create...

Women’s Portrayal in the Media

Katie Loughran, Staff writer

December 5, 2019

What was she wearing? How did she look? Was she asking for it? Questions like these are typically among the first things asked of female rape and sexual assault victims. Besides the dismissive, irresponsible, and victim-blaming nature of these queries, an important commonality amongst all these questions is ...

Stop the stigma on mental illness

Dante Harrold, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Mental illness is often unjustly blamed for massive problems that plague society. It is often the first thing many politicians blame for great acts of violence in the nation. For exam- ple President Trump blamed mass-shootings that have become more prevalent in America largely due to mental illness....

Fake it and you won’t make it

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyn.toscano

November 22, 2019

Many individuals believe that if you pre- tend to be confident, you eventually become confident. There was a time where I fell for this concept as well. Throughout the beginning of high school, I pretended to be someone I wasn’t in the hopes of becoming that confident person in the future. Let...

The Brown Act is essential

Editorial Board

November 22, 2019

Paying a stipend to student government members who do hours of extra work to ensure the best representation for Los Medanos College is not a bad thing. It was not wrong for the Associated Students of LMC to try to allocate themselves stipends last month, as stipends have been implemented b...

Be aware of the world

Adriana Ivanoff, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

I have found that the failure of the world exists within multiple conditions.  The first is how the youth die young and the old outlive us. The catastrophic death tolls skyrocket behind any and every border at an age when they are just barely learning how to live.  In The New York Times artic...

We need gun control now

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

November 14, 2019

With the most recent school shooting in America being Nov. 14 at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, we need to take action against guns now. A 15-year-old should not be able to get a weapon and take the lives of their peers. California is the state with the most strict gun laws, but clearly, we are n...

Letter to the editor

November 14, 2019

As an alumnus, some of you may smile as you remember a time when #CupOfJoBruno was a regular LMC dose of bitter-sweet wisdom growing up in Pittsburg. I’m glad you’re still here. For those of you who haven’t heard of me or read my work, Hi! It’s a pleasure. I hope you’re ready for a dose of ex...

Social media harms our love

Hazel Recinos, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Social media is known to be beneficial in ways that can inspire us to be creative. It can also be a great platform for connecting with people. But are we ready to admit that social media can also be harmful?  Relationships before social media had a much more simple approach, and chivalry, as we can ...

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