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Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
January 24
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Here we are again. Do you already feel the grind beginning to creep in? For some of you, this is your first semester in college and you’re bright, excited, and nervous for all the new experiences ahead of you. For others, like me, this is your very last semester and you can already taste the end in...

Wake up and smell reality

Wake up and smell reality

Katelin Peterson
December 14
Filed under Opinion

It’s finals week, and a round of applause is needed.  Teachers, students, and faculty, have survived the first semester in the big conversion. Sixteen weeks is here and it’s important to acknowledge all the hard work that has gone into this accomplishment. Not only has this been a semester of...

Sharing a Life of Privilege

Sharing a Life of Privilege

Katelin, Peterson
November 28
Filed under Opinion

I am Katelin Petersen, and I am a white woman; the fact that Trump is our next president scares me. Many say I was born into privilege strictly based off the color of my skin. I was raised in a conservative household. I respect my upbringing but that does not determine how I choose to treat others. I...

How to return to normalcy after an insane election

How to return to normalcy after an insane election

Alejandro Ortega, Contributor
November 17
Filed under Opinion

As of now, The sad truth is that we can never go back to normal. I apologize if the headline is misleading but it’s the reality we all have to live with and accept. The United States experienced a shift in consciousness as Donald J. Trump was elected president on Tuesday. I am not here to preach to ...

Students battle with opioids

Students battle with opioids

Katelin Petersen, Contributor
November 17
Filed under Opinion

Addiction to opioids have been swept under the rug and ignored for years.  Opioids like heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers have become such a serious worldwide epidemic, affecting an individual’s health, social life, and economic welfare.   The National Center of Addiction and Substan...

A Word of Advice in These Tumultuous Times

A Word of Advice in These Tumultuous Times

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
November 16
Filed under Opinion

Election Day was one of the most mentally challenging days of my life; the night felt as though it lasted years. After a few sleepless hours, I finally was able to fall asleep after shedding many frustrated tears. That night, I had a nightmare. I dreamt I was suffocating, trapped in my car and unable to...

Roots of a Nation: The Sleeping Giant and the Shift in the State’s Consciousness

Roots of a Nation: The Sleeping Giant and the Shift in the State’s Consciousness

Sergio Maldonado, Contributor
November 14
Filed under Opinion

Today is not a dark day, it is merely an unavailing of the true nature of the United States. A “true nature” that uses words like “land of the free” or “leader of the free world” to portray and perpetuate false truths. How can the United States be the “land of the free” or the “home o...

Free speech zones and the 1st amendment

Matt Lopez, Contributor
November 10
Filed under Opinion

Freedom of expression, it may sound familiar to you. It’s protected by the 1st amendment, which is the basis of our society. It ensures that there is an open platform for all citizens to express themselves, whether it is about religion, politics, or one of the many other things we as Americans regularly...

A face and a soul, or a name and a number?

Mark Bowers, Contributor
November 10
Filed under Opinion

I am a United States Veteran, I served in the Army. I served my three years honorably. I was overseas for over a year serving my country dutifully, optimally, and expediently. I received my E-4 (Specialist) at 18 months, the quickest it could be received, via waiver. Ranks 0-4 in the Army are automatical...

‘Nasty Woman,’ a badge of honor

‘Nasty Woman,’ a badge of honor

Alina Ogle, Contributor
November 3
Filed under Opinion

That’s right. Nasty Woman is officially a “thing”, thanks to Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and his usage of the phrase during the third and final presidential debate. Little did he know that by interrupting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with his snide remark ...

Pronouns, They Matter

Pronouns, They Matter

Sylvia Valdez, Staff Reporter
November 2
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The world is progressing step by step, however, the English grammar has not yet caught onto our latest developments, especially when it comes to gender-neutral pronouns. A pronoun acts as a noun substitute or noun phrase. They take on general reference to direct or indirect objects, without it, p...

Winter (session) is coming, but is it worth it?

Katelin Petersen, Contributor
October 25
Filed under Opinion

The start date for the winter session will begin January 3 and will end on the 21, a total of a three-week session.   Registration for winter session began October 17 for continuing students who are interested in signing up for classes.  Further information and registration appointments can be ac...

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