Congress gets all the tea

Nick Campbell, @TheNCExperience

February 28, 2019

Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Trump, publicly testified to Congress this week. Cohen went into careful and substantiated detail about his dealings as Trump's attorney. The highlights included previously known things like the President’s alleged affairs with multiple women, including ...

Prison rape is rape, not a punishment

Dante Harrold, @DanteHerald

February 28, 2019

The U.S needs to evolve in terms of how it see prison rape. There is a notion that widespread rape in prisons and jails are not treated serious enough by the public because the majority of the victims are males.  For example, popular HBO comedian Bill Maher joked about Trump’s former lawyer Mi...

Do black lives matter to America?

Adesuwa Oiyemhonlan, Guest Columnist

February 28, 2019

Do black lives matter? That’s a question we all need to ask ourselves. The Black Lives Matter movement was created in the aftermath of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, to bring light to a problem that is happening not only in America but around the world. No one in the movement has said th...

Some teachers lack empathy

Haley Ahmed, Guest Columnist

February 28, 2019

Have you ever had a teacher who just shouldn’t be in a classroom? Sure, they may have the credentials. They may have the appropriate education and the expertise. They may have been teaching for a long time. But that doesn’t make them a good teacher. I feel like this is a subject many studen...

Grammys fall from grace

Alex Camilli, @A_Carnation

February 21, 2019

The milestone of becoming a Grammy-nominated artist in the increasingly competitive music industry is gratifying, to say the least. But the 61st Annual Grammy Award nominations heavily relied on chart positions rather than recognizing the quality of the musician's art. On Sunday, Feb. 10, this year's Grammy award...

Don’t jump to conclusions

Nick Campbell, @TheNCexperience

February 21, 2019

The case of Jussie Smollet dominated the news cycle for the last few weeks. Smollet, a San Francisco Bay Area native, stars in the hit Fox musical “Empire.” Smollet claims he was assaulted in Chicago and gave a description of white men in “MAGA” hats. Smollet also claims they poured bleach on hi...

Free speech is vital to growth

Spencer Batute, Guest Columnist

February 21, 2019

In an era of civil tension, fake news, politically charged media, uncertainty over the integrity of the current presidential administration, the necessity of critical thinking and logical debate is higher than ever. Yet, collegiate education has come up short. What is causing the national college sy...

Editorial cartoon 2/15/19

Editorial cartoon 2/15/19

Sam Burgis, Cartoonist

February 15, 2019

Editorial Cartoon 2/08/19

Isabelle Ortiz, Cartoonist

February 7, 2019

Key issues being walled off

February 7, 2019

Unless you have been under a rock over the Winter break, or otherwise out of the loop, you’ve surely heard about the government shutdown in Washington, D.C. Shutdowns occur when Congress and the White House cannot agree on a fiscal budget resulting in an economic gridlock. Fresh off the heels of the longest sh...

Letter to the Editor

Dale Satre

February 7, 2019

The combined Academic and Classified Senate will be meeting on Monday, February 11 at 3:00pm in LG-109 to talk about the school's priorities this semester. As a student and Treasurer of the Los Medanos College Associated Students, I will be lobbying the faculty to use free online textbooks to reduce...

Leniency favors celebrity, status

Azi Carter, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

We have fallen short as a society in developing a system that prohibits sexual predators from climbing to the peaks of stardom and accumulating vast amounts of wealth before we decide to reprimand them for their crimes. The entertainment industry is at the top of the list with the likes of Harvey Weinstein,...

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