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Protest or Civil Unrest?

Protest or Civil Unrest?

Robert Camou, Intern
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It is becoming common knowledge that political decision making has been hijacked by private interests worldwide. This corruption becomes especially horrific in the United States’ representative democracy and is the antithesis of a government intended to be “of the people, by the people, and for ...

Perceptions of Illegitimacy Provide a Large Political Target

Perceptions of Illegitimacy Provide a Large Political Target

Miguel Arriola, Intern
January 26, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The aggressive character and the demonizing declarations and promises of Donald Trump provided an easy target for the monitoring group Human Rights Watch. On Thursday, January 12, the organization released its annual report cataloging the state of human rights in nations around the world. Among the top...

An Unconventional Inauguration for an Unconventional President

An Unconventional Inauguration for an Unconventional President

Ani Nalbandian, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

President Trump’s first day in office was marked by a flurry of criticisms and praises of his inaugural address. Definitively unconventional, both sides of the aisle agreed it was a negative speech that did little to mend partisan divisions. Republicans from around the country generally had positive react...

The price of retail

The price of retail

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The holidays have come and gone. While it may have been great to spend time with family and friends, it is also a time for spending and making money, that’s if one worked in retail during the holiday season. Many retail companies look to hire a great amount of employees for seasonal positions for the ...

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2017
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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