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End the death penalty

Experience Staff,
October 20, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Perspectives

Like America itself, the death penalty has a racist past it has yet to reckon with. Some of the first capital crime laws in the colonies were written in response to a New York slave riot in 1712, when a group of slaves broke free and killed some white people. 21 slaves were sentenced to death, 20 be...

Prop. 51 on the ballot in November

Teresa Gaines,
October 20, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

The California Public School Facility Bonds Initiative, or Proposition 51, will be on the ballot for all California residents to either vote “yes” or “no” for this November. If you choose to vote “yes,” you vote for your public school, grades K-14, to apply for part of a nine billion dol...

Stakes are high for LGBT rights

Gary Walker-Roberts, Guest Columnist
October 4, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

"Don't boo, vote," was a call-to-action by President Obama during his speech at the Democratic National Convention. As Americans look to vote in one of the most contentious elections in history, it is clear that for many minority groups, the stakes are high. All people have the right to be treated e...

Down with the death penalty

Jamie Perlee,
May 12, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

"Treat others how you wish to be treated” is a saying we were all taught growing up, but do the rules still apply in situations such as murder? For many years, the death penalty has been a very controversial issue. According to, there are currently 31 states in the United States...

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