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Will gun control actually help?

John Soares

March 12, 2013


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DEAR EDITOR:  Due to recent school shootings, millions of people are now convinced that assault rifles should be illegal. The media has such a large impact on the way people see this issue. Every time I hear gun talk on television it is always one-sided and tries to put guns down. People feel c...

Spring forward into a new life

Madeline Henderson

March 12, 2013


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It is hard to believe spring is here again with its blue skies and hot weather with rain sprinkled in on occasion. One can feel the spring aura in the air as the ducks are back in force causing traffic problems in front of the school once again. What unfortunately comes with spring, however, is...

The flow of life is like a river

Charles Powell

March 12, 2013


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There is an old saying that says you never step into the same river twice. The reasoning behind this, is because as a river flows the nature of the water always changes and thus changes the world along with it. There are certain constants; it will always seek to flow to the sea along the path of least...

Uphold Voting Rights Act

Uphold Voting Rights Act

Pete Costanza

March 1, 2013


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The United States Supreme Court is hearing Shelby vs. Holder a case on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act. The act was signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 to prevent states from throwing up road blocks, which amounted to the disenfranchisement of minority voters. Section 5 of the...

Let’s celebrate history together

Miles Walker

March 1, 2013


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DEAR EDITOR:  Regarding the recent article in the Feb. 22 issue of the LMC Experience “Black History is Celebrated,” I feel black history should have more than one month to be celebrated and recognized. African Americans have been through a lot not only being a minority but also being enslav...

Time will heal the pain we feel

Angelica Gutierrez

March 1, 2013


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Some say life is a gift, that it should be valued and not taken for granted. Life is not easy and we face challenges every day. Some of these challenges are easy and some are difficult. And although we never really know what to expect in life, we try our best to be ready for anything we encounter. We...

A month to come together

Madeline Henderson

March 1, 2013


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The month of February is not only the time for watching the Academy Awards but also the month where Afro-Americans celebrate Black History month. We give honor to those blacks who gave of themselves to make this a better country to live in. We have black men like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X,...

It’s more than just a month

It’s more than just a month

Pete Costanza

February 22, 2013


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Black History Month celebrates the struggles and triumphs of the long road to equality that the African American community has endured over the years. We learn about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and other great civil rights activists in grade school, and also what led to the end of slavery and...

LGBTQ: Be more visible at LMC

Jeff Mitchell

February 22, 2013


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DEAR EDITOR: As I walk across campus these days checking out the student body, I have to turn-up my gaydar super-high before I can detect any response at all. Even then, it’s mixed signals. “Oh, there’s a couple of cute butch baby dykes (or maybe they’re just a couple Goth chicks). That h...

United we shall stand together

Victor Fernandez

February 22, 2013


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  How many of us have watched a presidential address? How many of us have started or signed a petition to get a law enacted? How many of us even vote? These are questions that many people today can’t respond, “I have,” when they are asked. Many citizens today, especially the younger...

Classes need more etiquette

Phillip Khun

February 22, 2013


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To my right, two people are talking excitedly about their weekend. To my left, someone absent-mindedly flips through their Facebook comments on their iPhone. Just in front of me, another person is listening to music with one ear bud in, all but hidden from view in her hair. A cell phone goes off, with...

Freedom is under fire

Freedom is under fire

Pete Costanza

February 11, 2013


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The United States of America is the hallmark of freedom in the world and sets the example of how democracy is supposed to work. Papers dubbed the White Pages have recently been leaked to the press and contain the administration’s policy concerns with rogue Americans who allegedly have ties to terrorist...

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