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Smoking is bad for everyone

Kayla Wells

September 14, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

Smoking cigarettes hurts not just the person smoking but also everyone who is around them. According to lungs.org, there are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes that, when burned, create more than 7,000 chemicals, at least 69 of which are known to cause cancer. Another awareness site, smokefree.gov,...

Being undecided has an upside

Haylee Stevens

September 14, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

Your first two years at any higher education is a time to narrow down your interests to potentially choose a major. Choosing a major isn't something we should rush or allow outside sources to dictate. This decision is based on our individuality. “What sparks our interest? Where can we express ourselves...

Sexual assault victims deserve a voice

STAFF

September 14, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Every 98 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted and 33 percent of women and 13 percent of men who are raped attempt suicide. These statistics compiled by RAINN.org shatters our feelings of safety considering how often it occurs. And it happens to everyone adversely affecting children, men, women and...

Common courtesy is not so common

Jesse Gomez

September 13, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

Is it just my imagination or has common courtesy become a not-so common practice? Why have our values and courtesy toward others taken such a decline? Are we too busy, swept up in the everyday hustle and bustle that we forget to take a second and look out for our common man? Or maybe it’s our surroundings...

Voices: Sept. 8, 2017

Voices: Sept. 8, 2017

Adria Watson, Jesse Gomez

September 8, 2017


Filed under Perspectives, Voices

DACA deserves to stay

Staff, jgomez@lmcexperience.com

September 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

It seems as if it’s becoming a weekly occurrence that the Trump administration does something that scares us and divides us as a nation. Tuesday, Sept. 5 United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the deconstruction of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This Obama...

Don’t conflate Antifa, Nazis

Perry Continente, pcontinente@lmcexperience.com

September 7, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

The anti-fascist organization Antifa has been a hotly debated topic for a while now, but after the Berkeley protest, they have been dragged further into the spotlight. Many are calling for them to be labeled a terrorist organization, given the violent tendencies of some members. I have seen wide-ranging...

Time to talk mental health

Time to talk mental health

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

September 7, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

Mental health isn’t talked about commonly in mass media. In the past few years, I’ve realized it’s something that should be talked about more. I’ve wondered why this subject is so taboo to discuss. Maybe it’s because people don’t want to talk about something that will make them feel down....

Voices: Sept. 1, 2017

Voices: Sept. 1, 2017

Robbie Pierce, Jordan Neel

September 2, 2017


Filed under Perspectives, Voices

Keep chin up, phone down

Traci Edwards

August 31, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

Where are you right this second? In private or public? If you are reading this in a public place, take a second to look up and observe. What do you see? What’s everyone doing? How many cell phones can you count? That is what I have been doing for the past several months. Every time I am in a publi...

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