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Clinton slings mud at Sanders

Clinton slings mud at Sanders

Catrina Ritter, Staff Writer
May 16
Filed under Opinion

The Democratic primary elections have been interesting to watch. The most entertaining part has been Bernie Sanders' rise in momentum. It must be extremely disappointing for Hillary Clinton to have lost to Obama, and now, even when using the first female president card, Sanders is still giving her a run ...

Petitioners: Friend or Foe?

Petitioners: Friend or Foe?

Joseph Quintana, Staff Writer
May 15
Filed under Opinion

I understand that some of these petitioners are here to make a change within the government or city we live in, but it does not excuse the abrasive or rude tactics they use to get our attention. As a student here at Rio Hondo, I know that the campus is home to a variety of organizations and stud...

The Fall of Acolytes and the Rise of Holy Men

The Fall of Acolytes and the Rise of Holy Men

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
May 11
Filed under Opinion

The Islamic State has found itself under attack from all fronts since October of last year. While they have gained the allegiance of dozens of terrorist groups in the African continent and Arabian Peninsula, the caliphate’s territory is shrinking as each month passes. In Iraq, government forces ...

Finals week and the stress of being a student

Finals week and the stress of being a student

Eligia Garcia, Staff Writer
May 9
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Finals week is around the corner and Rio Hondo students are too stressed-out. Among the lack of sleep, many hours studying and working to complete last-minute homework assignments, finals can make a student feel like they will not be able to get through the week or even the semester. In fact, the m...

Why Music Scores are Essential to Film

Why Music Scores are Essential to Film

Rafael Alvarado, Staff Writer
May 4
Filed under Opinion

People might go to the movie theaters to watch a film based on fan-base hype or the famous people cast in the film to draw the audience in. However, famous films are not only known for the people involved or their fantastic story lines, but by the films’ amazing, memorable scores. Scores can help boost...

The Regressive Plague on Liberalism

The Regressive Plague on Liberalism

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
May 2
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Conservative pundits are unilateral on how they feel about Islam. They willingly fail to make the distinction between the religion and the ideology. Republican leaders, in one way or another, believe the only solution is to isolate Muslims to the Middle East. Liberals are divided on how to address t...

LGBT vs North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill

LGBT vs North Carolina’s Bathroom Bill

Joseph Quintana, Staff Writer
April 26
Filed under Opinion

The bathroom is a place you would expect to use freely when the urge comes to you, but sadly, in North Carolina, that isn't the case. A bill passed on March 23 discriminates against transgender people on which bathroom they can use. What makes this upsetting is the fact that this bill was passed to ov...

The Benefits of Marijuana

The Benefits of Marijuana

Rick Loza, Staff Writer
April 20
Filed under Opinion

In 1996, California became the first state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical objectives. According to lifehacks.org, the U.S. Government sponsored a study done by the Institute of Medicine that uncovered beneficial properties of marijuana. As a result, they conducted studies that proved that...

The U.S failure in the Arab Spring

The U.S failure in the Arab Spring

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
April 18
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Last month’s terrorist attack in Brussels is yet another unintended consequence of the West’s dreadful diplomacy in the Middle East, specifically, the Obama Administration's use of unconventional hard power diplomacy. Despite the unavoidable controversy that plagues any world leader in regard to M...

How I got into a four-year university without seeing a counselor

How I got into a four-year university without seeing a counselor

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
April 14
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Throughout high school, teachers, administrators, and other academic faculty guide you through your journey towards graduation. Whether it was choosing classes, encouraging you to take challenging courses, or telling you that summer school was essential; counselors were always monitoring and helping...

March Madness and Bracketology Madder than Ever

March Madness and Bracketology Madder than Ever

Adam Calleja, Staff Writer
April 10
Filed under Opinion

The most exciting time of the year for not only college basketball fans but sports fans in general has finally come to an end as we experienced one of the most exciting endings to an NCAA tournament in quite some time. March Madness is what they call it, and for what had been a mediocre season of...

Ghostbusters Reboot A Flop?

Ghostbusters Reboot A Flop?

Rafael Alvarado, staff writer
March 25
Filed under Opinion

On March 3, 2016 Sony Entertainment released the first trailer for Paul Feig’s reboot Ghostbusters film, however, with not much enthusiasm from the online community. Online users from all over flocked to Sony’s YouTube page to watch the much anticipated trailer but were not happy with the results. In...

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