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Should college be free? (Con)

Chris Miller, Reporter

March 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The life of a student is an expensive one. As prices for food, utilities, and health insurance continue to rise, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to set aside money for school into an already tight budget, even with multiple part time jobs. It’s easy to see why many, especially Bernie Sanders, are clamoring to make college education free. However, what many people seem...

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Con)

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Con)

Joe Bergman, Photo Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

It is important to know where one is coming from before you read their opinion on something as unique as a smoking policy. I was medically retired after...

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Pro)

Smoking policy: Is it a good idea or a bad idea? (Pro)

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

By now, you’ve likely heard about the smoking ban on campus. It isn’t set in stone yet, but the way everything is looking, it seems all but a done...

Uber provides a good experience

Uber provides a good experience

March 1, 2016

Recently, I took a taxi in LA with some friends because it was readily available instead of waiting six minutes for an Uber driver to show up. In the end,...

Best cell phone carrier is Verizon

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

From someone with Verizon wireless as his carrier, I can honestly tell you it is by far the best wireless service out there. Better than Sprint with its hidden fees, and don’t even get me started on those lackluster Boost and Metro PCS services. They are a joke. Don’t get me wrong I have had all of these carriers and they all offer fine services. Sprint has some of the...

‘Into the Badlands’ is a great new show

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

In the summer of 2015, the AMC (American Movie Classics) channel announced a new series they said would rival the already critically acclaimed “The Walking Dead.” On Nov. 15, 2015, they delivered on that lofty promise with their new post-apocalyptic concoction titled “Into the Badlands.” ITB or “Badlands” for short, is a kung-fu based drama surrounding two main...

‘Allure’ is not meant for men

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

March 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Being a typical man who loves sports and video games, I decided to review a magazine that is geared toward women. I looked through the magazine section at Foodmaxx and was beyond confused because I didn’t have a clue what the more girly magazines were supposed to be about. So I closed my eyes and randomly grabbed a magazine. Do I now regret this? Yes. I say this because...

Olympics: Is the rule change acceptable? (Con)

Mason J. Rockfellow, Editor in Chief

February 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  The word is out that the Olympics have changed its rules for transgender athletes. Now transgender athletes do not have to undergo reconstructive surgery and female to male transgender athletes do not have to show proof of higher testosterone levels for 12 months or longer. But male to female transgender athletes will still have to show lower testosterone levels for...

Olympics: Is the rule change acceptable? (Pro)

Crystal Valdez, Features Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  Since the beginning of 2016, new policies have been established regarding the participation of transgender athletes in the Olympics. The 2016 Olympics in Rio will be the first to allow transgender athletes to compete without gender reassignment surgery. It will also be the first to require that transgender athletes follow a new rule. Female to male transgender...

Donald Trump is in it to lose

James Macias, Reporter

February 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  Donald Trump is a fascinating character. He has been in the news since his early days as real estate investor. He seems to have absolutely no regard for his public image yet this very disregard reads as sincerity to the average observer, and he seems to be paradoxically aware of this equation, calculating his way to higher poll ratings than his opponents. Most of...

“Deadpool” makes a prime movie for people to see

James Macias, Reporter

February 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  If there was ever a phenomenon more universally idolized by fans than Deadpool, I am not aware of it. “The merc with a mouth,” as he is known to many of his associates, seems fresh yet strangely familiar. He certainly comes off as completely unique and original, mostly because of his disposition. Yet upon looking a little deeper, one finds that what is really...

Syrian refugees should be allowed to stay in the U.S.

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

February 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  President Obama has been letting Syrian refugees into the United States, and recently he has let them into San Diego. I do not see an issue with this. When I think of the U.S., I like to think that we are not only strong and in charge but also a nation that shows compassion for human beings. Syrian people need a place to stay because in their homeland, they...

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