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Organize, don’t procrastinate

Abraham Epstein

October 11, 2013

Everyone is always putting down procrastinators, telling them they are lazy and unmotivated. But what about when that person scores A’s and B’s on those tests, or papers? Everyone has seen this, I think. I know I have. I will even let you in on a secret of mine — this has been me. I am not an...

Action not hope stops violence

Erica Meliahn

October 11, 2013

It does not take much to shake the security of the nation. Ever since terrorism first sprouted in America, the fears of shattered citizens resurface swiftly when other acts of violence occur. On Sept. 16, only five days after the 12th anniversary of the day terrorism struck our families and nation,...

World peace should matter

Charles Powell

October 3, 2013

Imagine a to do list. Think of all the things, which you need to accomplish. Reflect a little longer and consider some good things you have done recently. Perhaps today or this week was one of purpose. Maybe things went well or maybe not so well. I am willing to bet for most people it was a grab bag...

Have respect for teachers

Laura Pond

October 3, 2013

I have one instructor who is simply amazing, but that is beside the point. Since teaching is an actual job, like all jobs she is required to be evaluated and my class was the lucky pick. If you haven’t done one of these evaluations before it’s simply where another instructor comes into your class...

Politcal tantrums are not okay

Politcal tantrums are not okay

Charles Powell

October 3, 2013

What do you do when you cannot get your way? Do you accept it as gracefully as possible? Do you rail for a while then quit when you realize it won’t help? Do you doggedly persist no matter the consequences? Was it different when you were a child or perhaps even in a teenager throwing a tantrum or making...

Blinded by selfish reasoning

September 19, 2013

It is an outrage that a multi-billion-dollar organization represents a racial slur. The NFL team in Washington D.C. has decided to keep its name to maintain the history with its fans, rather than changing it to end its disrespect to Native Americans. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has finally addressed...

Don’t help others commit suicide

Kamilah Tom

September 19, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: A recent column In the Experience titled “Should Suicide Be Optional?” startled me and gave me a sickening feeling in my stomach. I do not want to address the issue of whether suicide is okay, but rather I choose to address the issue of what we call Physician-Assisted Suicide. It is ter...

Let’s reactivate Veterans Club

James Pond

September 19, 2013

We have many clubs to choose from at Los Medanos College if we desire to get involved in campus life, but one that stands out as “inactive” is the LMC Veterans Club. Today, nearly 1 million veterans are using their G.I. Bill benefits, according to a recent article in USA Today. Many are returning...

Social media creates egos

James Scott

September 19, 2013

I am not a hardcore social networking fan. I have just accounts — Instagram, Facebook, which I use rarely, and Twitter, which hasn’t had a tweet from me in a year. The fact is that social networking sites are possibly an ugly reflection of my own egotism and that image alone is difficult for me...

9 / 11: Twelve years later

9 / 11: Twelve years later

September 13, 2013

Where were you? It is a question, which too many generations of citizens of the United States and most likely all nations experience. A question, which most people can answer… perhaps with a pause and a look of sadness as their mind travels back. Where were you when you learned of the September...

Time flies when you’re having fun

Tamara Seward

September 13, 2013

Have you noticed how time seems to slip by the older you get, “Time flies when you're having fun” the saying goes. Well, guess what, I have not had that much fun, and I wish it would slow down. Kenny Chesney sings a song called, “Don't Blink.” A reporter is interviewing a man celebrating...

Enough with bad opinions

Samantha Acosta

September 13, 2013

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t hear someone’s opinion on money, politics, or religion or how to live life. As a care free individual, those judgments always seem to just sit in my head as I wonder “who cares?” We each live our lives in our own way and believe whatever it is...

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