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’13 Reasons Why’: Was Hanna Baker’s Final Scene Necessary?

’13 Reasons Why’: Was Hanna Baker’s Final Scene Necessary?

Jennifer Espana and Diana Juarez
April 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Netflix has released yet another amazing series, “13 Reasons Why” is based on the best selling novel by Jay Asher. The story follows the aftermath of a suicide, and if you haven’t watched the show I suggest you stop reading now since there are major spoilers in the rest of the article. You have b...

Killing a Whitewasher : Ghost in the shell

Killing a Whitewasher : Ghost in the shell

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s always satisfying to find meaning in a film, especially when you had no preconceived notions  going into it. After watching the film Ghost in the Shell, I had my own personal realization about the film that I didn’t expect. This is the type of film which is crafted to be visually stunning but lac...

Hello? Girls We Run the World

Hello? Girls We Run the World

Jennifer España, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion

March 7, a day women are celebrated for being totally awesome. It’s an important day, but, why should we be celebrated just one day out of 365? Being a woman at times isn’t the easiest when the media tries to define and categorize you into something that’s generally impossible, often told that the...

Super Bowl’s most eye- catching commercials for 2017

Cassidy Campos, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons had fans sitting at the edge of their seat, leaving little time to eat or use the restroom. This left some fans with the lack of knowledge of the top super bowl commercials as they ran to the restroom any chance they got. However, one should never lack kn...

Grammar hour: What’s the deal with punctuation on social media?

Pete Escobar, Editor, Arts and Entertainment
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Like most Millennials, you probably have a social media account. Whether it be Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or all of the above, social media plays a prominent role in today’s society. In fact, the Pew Research Center published a 2016 report that shows 90% of American adults aged 18-29 are ...

Ask Ms. Dollar Wise

November 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Dear Ms. Dollar Wise, I hate the holiday season. I’m a college student, trying to keep up with writing assignments, lab classes and test taking, working, and having an active social life. I want to give gifts to my family and friends but just don’t know how to be generous without breaking the ...

Immigrants face wall even before election day

Immigrants face wall even before election day

"Paco", Guest Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Rio Hondo College sophomore, Paco, 26, experienced life changing events when his mother made the choice to move from Mexico to the United States. It was 1999, and Paco was nine years old. On a hot summer day 17 years ago, Paco’s mother, Rosa, and his uncle Gerardo packed their bags, handed Paco a b...

Ask Ms. Dollar Wise

November 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Dear Ms. Dollar Wise, I’m feeling stuck in a cycle of envy and jealousy.  Many of my friends seem to have money to spend, drive fancy cars, eat out a lot, and go to expensive events.  I want this lifestyle as well.  I end up spending money I don’t have on stuff I don’t need and putting i...

Trump Supporters on Campus: Why He Has My Vote

Diana Juarez, Copy Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As I write this article, the election hasn’t happened yet. We sit here with knots in our stomachs and a nervous energy that makes us restless about the results. Regardless of who your candidates are or what propositions and proposals you’re voting on, this election has been nerve racking in the w...

Should we go to Mars?

Should we go to Mars?

Mayra Chulo, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

“Everything is possible in this life as long as you work hard to achieve.” President Barack Obama announced last week that people should go to the red planet, not just to visit the surface but also to live for a longer period of time. “These missions will teach us how humans can live far f...

Dear Vee, How do I get over the fear of failing?

Dear Vee, How do I get over the fear of failing?

November 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Well, first make sure you remind yourself that everyone fears failure. No one wants to fail at anything they’re doing, it’s not the best feeling. Now, take a moment to imagine yourself in a situation you’re afraid to fail in, and allow yourself to fail. (This is only visualization, relax.) Alr...

Dear Vee, Is there a line between helping a friend and being nosey?

Dear Vee, Is there a line between helping a friend and being nosey?

November 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

This is a tough one because if you see a friend dealing with something you know you can help with, you automatically want to help them. However, when someone is ready to open up about what they are dealing with they will. Whenever a situation becomes unbearable for a person they will let you know and...

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