Experience

E-Cigs under the microscope

James K. Ortiz, Guest Columnist

April 25, 2019


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Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are being marketed as the safe new alternative to conventional cigarettes. They now come in a variety of forms and include vape pods, Juuls, and vape pens. Although they were patented in the 1960s, electronic cigarettes were not widely known until recent years...

Keep calm, stay balanced

Zulema Victoria, Guest Columnist

April 25, 2019


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A balance between school, loved ones, work, and health. Too much to handle? It seems so to the hundreds of thousands of college students facing this challenge around the world. Determined to do the best in classes and succeed weighs heavy on the well-being of a student that spends hours on end learni...

Editorial Cartoon 4/19/19

Editorial Cartoon 4/19/19

Isabelle Ortiz, Cartoonist

April 18, 2019


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Letter to the editor: Better communication is needed

Aria Mallorca

April 18, 2019


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DEAR EDITOR: The school needs more efficient ways to reach their students. I don’t only mean about their enrolled class announcements, but also about school activities, plays, and other things that are going on campus. I’m currently a student attending my second semester and every week I find about s...

It’s Mueller time

Nick Campbell, @TheNCExperience

April 18, 2019


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Under the cloud of speculation and anticipation, the Mueller report on the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, was finally released to the public Thursday, April 18. Upon the report’s release, Attorney General Bill Barr held a spin session under the guise of a press conference. Wh...

It’s time to unplug

Melody Oyinkansola, Guest Columnist

April 18, 2019


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Is social media taking over our lives? Can you really give up your phone for a week straight? I recently lost my phone out of carelessness. I had put it on top of my aunt’s car at church and forgot it there and she drove away with it.  Something that has been driving me nuts during these fe...

New Brentwood Center long overdue

Jesse Reeves, Guest Columnist

April 18, 2019


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Any student who frequents the LMC Brentwood Center can tell you how charming and warm it is. Since its opening in 2001, the Brentwood campus has provided some of the best community college education in the country for people in the area. However, over the years, what was once a fully functional college...

Editorial cartoon 4/12/19

Editorial cartoon 4/12/19

Isabelle Ortiz, Cartoonist

April 11, 2019


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Community mourns for Nipsey Hussle

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

April 11, 2019


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Anyone familiar with the hip hop music genre understands the community aspect of it. Since its founding roots, hip-hop music and its fan base have always been connected at the hip. When one of its great performers dies, particularly in tragedy, it hits the community hard. With the recent murder of Nipse...

Rising costs of tuition has consequences

Tanner Lutz, Guest Columnist

April 11, 2019


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While tuition costs have risen dramatically over the past several decades in the California State University and University of California systems, community college remains a relatively cheap.. Sure, tuition has increased for junior colleges, but for less than $50 a unit, it’s still the best bargain i...

Friendships can develop online too

Mary Katreeb, Guest Columnist

April 11, 2019


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It’s Wednesday morning and you get to your class a few minutes early. There are several other students in the room who don’t bother to look up when you walk in. You sit down and join in the fun. And by fun, I mean scrolling through your Twitter feed and liking celebrity Instagram posts. This is colleg...

Hip hop impacts society at large

Jesse Contreras, Guest Columnist

April 11, 2019


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In 2017, hip hop surpassed rock as the most popular genre according to Nielsen's year end music report. This was due to rappers like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Migos and Lil Uzi Vert having huge years respectively. The main reason why Hip Hop was able to get to the level it is today is due to its culture ...

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