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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...

Pete Rose deserves to be on the Hall of Fame

Pete Rose deserves to be on the Hall of Fame

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the years the baseball Hall of Fame committee has enshrined 312 people who have contributed tremendously to the history of the game. Whether it be...

Con: Voting, should it be done?

Chris Miller, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Your vote doesn’t really matter. Those are not the kinds of words any American voter wants to hear. Unfortunately, when it comes to electing which candidate becomes President of the United States, these words ring true. As most informed voters are aware, there are the popular votes and the electoral votes. The popular votes are the votes cast by the majority of participating...

Pro: Voting, should it be done?

AK Pachla, Copy Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the last twenty years in America, and indeed in many western democracies, many people, especially young people, have felt disenfranchised. Looking at the state of the world’s largest democracies, people are starting to feel as though government is not for them. As a result, many have come to the conclusion that their participation can only serve to prop up a deception. British...

The adverse effects of meeting strangers on social media

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

With the Internet being a great place to socialize and meet different people in different countries, it’s also a way for people to satisfy their strange desire to meet complete strangers or buy things from strange people. When I was growing up, my mother had always told me not to talk to strangers, but being the curious little girl I was, I did anyway. At a young age,...

Work on campus

A K Pachla, Reporter

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

My first experience working a student job on a college campus was…I'm just going to say it… horrible. I was 19 and enrolled in a small state university in northern Michigan. I didn't qualify for financial aid because the Department of Education was still counting my parents' income as mine even though I was a legal adult, so I couldn't get Workstudy. When I tried to...

Logic’s sophomore album drops with success

Jacob Tovar, Reporter

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

New artists come across obstacles after signing on to these major record labels. The creating of a debut album that sparks a flame but has enough firepower to call for a second or sophomore album is the big obstacle. Fluent hip-hop head and Maryland native Logic released his sophomore album, The Incredible True Story, on Nov. 13. After a week went by, Logic and his team...

Mockingjay exceeds expect

Rhiannon Stroberg, Features Editors

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

"Mockingjay Part 2," the second part of the final installment of the popular movie franchise "The Hunger Games" hit theaters on Nov. 20, and as a fan of the books, I was excited to see if "Mockingjay Part 2" met my expectations. Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role for the last time as Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire who volunteered as tribute in place of her sister Primrose...

Drug testing in the workplace

Chris Miller and Alex Rivera, Reporter

December 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

PRO There are those who might feel that subjecting him or herself to monthly drug tests while at work, or urinating into a cup before he or she is even considered for a job interview infringes on that person’s rights to do whatever that person chooses to do with his or her own body. However, what those people won’t admit is, it’s not about their right to personal choi...

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