Experience

Social media’s influence on us

Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran

October 4, 2019

I truly do not believe that I would be the same person who I am today without the media's influence on almost every aspect of my life. It has opened my eyes to wonderful things as well as terrible things. It made me feel safe and at-risk at the same time, and it also made me view the people who I choose...

Abolish the death penalty in the U.S.

Dante Harrold, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

It is time that the U.S. follow the standard of the rest of the modern world and abolish its use of the death penalty. For both being, barbaric antiquated practice, immoral and more importantly impractical for a civilized society to as a means of punishment for anything.  America is unique in terms of its use of the...

For a true democracy, learn

Katie Loughran and Krys Shahin

October 4, 2019

Democracy dies in the darkness, and the light that journalism shines on the democratic process is being rapidly snuffed out by a president who can’t handle the truth. When our country has a president who is outwardly attacking the press, he not only threatens the integrity of his presidency but democracy...

The Keto diet has repercussions

Julia Steele, Guest Columnist

September 20, 2019

The keto diet has been marketed as a quick and easy way to lose weight and get healthier. What many people do not know is that our bodies need carbs for energy we need to survive. You can get energy from plants, fats and proteins, but carbs are our bodies’ main energy source. According to Dr. And...

Ebooks taking all our ‘dough’

Abigail McAuley, Guest Columnist

September 20, 2019

Tired of textbooks that cost more than your tuition? The recent trend of high price driven access codes is detrimental to the cost of attending college, and even to the educational experience itself for students of Los Medanos College. There are a lot of things to love about LMC, but one repeated the...

Tax and regulate vaping

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

September 20, 2019

The vaping epidemic that’s taken over the world today needs drastic action to end it. The irony about vaping is that it was originally intended to stop people from smoking in general, and yet it’s actually getting younger people addicted and killing those who vape at a quicker pace than those wh...

Perfection is always fleeting

Adriana Ivanoff, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

When I hear the word perfection, I only feel fear for my mistakes knowing that scientists and others would say I was born as one. I know that I’m something more but some people never tend to see it. I’ve never seen the perfect achievable grace that everyone wants. I only see the great divide that s...

Look again, (im)possible

Adriana Ivanoff, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

The word Impossible is a trick of the eyes and the sound within your heart as you tell yourself you can’t. The limits of society are the limits we tend to have ingrained within ourselves in the process of indoctrination. We’ve been taught to believe that higher education can change centuries of ...

Editorial Cartoon 9/13/19

September 13, 2019

Love yourself by helping yourself

Hazel Recinos, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Self-love is never been taught in school and is apparently a self-learned accomplishment, but it’s easier said than done, right? Whether you just graduated high school or you’re in your 20’s, there comes a time in life where you feel you’ve been left out in the chaos to figure out the adult wor...

Feeling hunted and haunted

Katie Loughran, @Katie__Loughran

September 13, 2019

Imagine you’ve just gotten done with your final class of the night after a seemingly endless day of lectures and note-taking. You check your phone to see it’s almost 10:00 pm and your car is the last one left in the parking lot. You take a deep breath as you step out of the perceived safety of your...

Title X Abortion Gag: An Attack on the Socioeconomically Disadvantaged

Amanda Blakeman, Staff writer

September 13, 2019

     From women’s rights movements like #Metoo and the call for equal pay, to immigration reform, the deportation and destruction of families, LGBTQ rights in every capacity, to the Black Lives Matter Movement and the rise of racial tensions, it goes without saying that our generation...

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