Experience

Childcare options for students

Ajali Abernathy, Guest Columnist

October 25, 2018


Filed under Perspectives

Throughout my college experience at Los Medanos College I have come across a plethora of single parents that were either struggling to pay for child care or were in need of childcare referral resources. One of the main concerns of community college parents is finding quality and affordable child care...

Migrants used as political fodder

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorial

With the consequential midterm elections looming, immigration is sure to be a hot bed issue. One could argue it will be more contentious this election, especially considering the massive caravan of migrants working their way to the United States border. President Trump, infamous for his disdain of...

Bringing awareness to FT3

Destiny Caballero, Guest Columnist

October 25, 2018


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Dear editor, Can we please start talking about tuition cost? In the past couple years, I have noticed new programs for college students popping up. Yet it seems like no one is acknowledging them or how much they’re truly needed. I don’t think that I have to stress the importance of attending ...

Trump’s defense of the Saudi’s is pitiful

Robert Pierce, @RobertP_EXP

October 19, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

President Trump’s response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is pathetic and sad. Despite a mounting pile of objective evidence up including audio and video recordings implicating the Saudis as the party responsible for Khashoggi’s gruesome murder, Trump has doubled down in defense o...

The Trump Admin ignores the IPCC

Nick Campbell, @nicky_charles

October 11, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

There's a running joke about the Trump Administration on social media. It is a narrative about people wondering if World War III or some catastrophic event happened as they slept. Fate, it would appear, is not without a sense of irony. A report issued Oct. 8 by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Clim...

Prop 10 makes the housing problem worse

Dale Satre, @DaleSatre

October 4, 2018


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California faces a housing affordability crisis. San Francisco alone has the median price of a one-bedroom apartment costing $2,400 per month, according to data firm ApartmentList. In a city with a median income of $6,725 per month after taxes, according to the Mayor’s Office of Housing, the crisis i...

School shootings are a grim reality

Leticia Robles, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


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School shootings are among the most common threats and ‘trending’ topics we have this generation, yet it dates back to the 1840s. It has been going on for awhile now, statistically shown, shootings have happened every year since 2010. From club shootings, to churches, schools, concerts and movie the...

Equal play but not equal pay

Jesus Cano, @Juice_Cano

September 13, 2018


Filed under Perspectives, Sports

The best player in the NBA and the best player in the WNBA should make the same amount of money, but it's never going to happen. It certainly is disappointing to see the constant gender wage gap translate into sports, but honestly it isn't surprising. It is a very easy business model. The more consum...

The far reaches of racism

Nick Campbell, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

On Saturday, Sept. 8, the U.S. Open gave us a historical match up. Serena Williams going for a record tying 24th Grand Slam title against Naomi Osaka who was vying to win her first Grand Slam title and be the first Japanese player to accomplish the feat. The controversy attached to this match became w...

Losing creatives to addiction

Alex Camili, @A_Carnation

September 13, 2018


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The music industry is a prosperous business that features the most prominent artists and up-and-coming talent distributing songs for the fans to enjoy. However, just like any other occupation there are stressors involved that can lead to detrimental coping methods. The most well-known coping method b...

Globalization is incomplete

Dale Satre, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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Starting a few decades ago, there was a dramatic revolution in how the world is governed and wealth is created. Beginning in the early 1970s, the number of electoral democracies rose from 35 to over 110 by 2010. World economic output quadrupled, and the proportion of people living in extreme property with...

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