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Fight against the Freshmen 15

Alexis Nicholson

October 26, 2012


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DEAR EDITOR: College is a stressful and exciting environment, filled with homework, projects, sleepless nights, student body events and independence. Collectively, these all instigate new beginnings and connections that create a major transition and new identity for individuals. However, at times...

21st century nuclear family

Quela King

October 26, 2012


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Americans have the freedom to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As elections near please consider what these freedoms mean to you and how they affect your loved ones. To many American lesbian and gay couples, their freedom does not allow a devoted life with someone of the same sex. There...

Dealing with life decisions

Madeline Henderson

October 26, 2012


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Life is made up of nothing but decisions, but are we making the right decisions? Recently I had to make one of those serious decisions concerning a class. I like the class and the teacher but the work is very complicated — of course I am talking about math. We definitely don’t have a thing going...

Make your voice heard

Make your voice heard

Chelsea Hamel

October 19, 2012


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If any of the polling indicators prove true in this year’s election, the youth vote once again will play a pivotal role in politics. In what is expected to be a razor-thin margin, the turnout of America’s student population could once again hold the keys to the White House. So how does this affect...

Don’t waste time judging others

Larena Hernandez

October 19, 2012


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Working in retail — bridal wares, in particular — I deal with all sorts of customers. Excited couples in the “honey-moon” phase, people who want free stuff, snobs, single girls searching for a ring and maybe a few normal people. No matter how polite or insane they may be, I have to happily assist...

Don’t give up on college

Jared Thomson

October 19, 2012


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My time as a student at Los Medanos College is coming to an end, with this being my final semester before moving on to the next chapter in my life. Looking back at the day I first enrolled here, I knew I was making the right decision to ensure a future for myself. The decision to go to college is...

Vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 30

Jose Alvarez

October 19, 2012


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There are only a few weeks left until the 2012 elections. As someone who was only fifteen or sixteen years old last presidential election, I am excited and eager to participate this time around. My voice can finally be heard! That’s why I want to urge all college students to help pass proposition 30...

Budget cuts hurt us all in the end

Devontae Anderson

October 12, 2012


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DEAR EDITOR: I am writing this letter because I have some concerns on the budget cuts that have occurred recently. These cuts have affected many people around the country, but where it has the most impact is California. This has impacted schools and jobs across the state. Students and workers are suffering...

Students have feelings

Students have feelings

Pete Costanza

October 12, 2012


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The Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012, or SB1456, will change two major parts and amend 10 sections of California’s education code relating to community colleges, and repeal one. First, it changes the section regarding matriculation, or all the services that students receive upon entering...

Get a postitive self image

Jared Thomson

October 12, 2012


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Have you ever taken a close look at yourself in the mirror and wondered, “Who is that?” Isn’t it weird that people are generally concerned with their appearance, suggesting that they believe it defines who they are? Consider this: You see yourself in the mirror every day. You clothe yourself...

Not sitting on the sidelines

Mark Francis

October 12, 2012


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It’s the one thing in this world that separates us from almost every other person out there. It’s not money nor is it being single or seeing someone. It’s not a social status that we can post on our facebook news feed for 100 others to see and comment on. What it is, is an action. What I’m talking...

Your vote does matter

Your vote does matter

Charles Powell / Pete Costanza

October 5, 2012


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In November many things will be decided, but one thing is crucial for community college students and that is the passage of Proposition 30. Should it fail to pass Los Medanos College and all community colleges will become ghost towns. The institutions of learning will not suffer due to lack of students...

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