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The Regressive Plague on Liberalism

The Regressive Plague on Liberalism

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
May 2, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

#FreePalestinianIgnorance

#FreePalestinianIgnorance

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
March 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Taylor Force, an American tourist was killed this Tuesday by a Palestinian terrorist in the Israeli port city of Jaffa. The suspect was shot and killed by Israeli police, a common fate of the numerous lone attackers that have instigated a five month long terror spree in Israel and the Palestinian territories....

The Rise of Insurgents : Why People Love Trump and Sanders

The Rise of Insurgents : Why People Love Trump and Sanders

Catrina Ritter, Staff Writer
March 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

  I have been watching the political process of choosing the 2016 candidate for president on both sides of the political aisle since the beginning, and it has been an exciting turn of events. Two candidates in particular, and their fan bases, have really stood out in this election process, Donald Tr...

The War On Free Speech

The War On Free Speech

Catrina Ritter, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

  On February 25, an author, radio host, Breitbart contributor, and editor in chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro gave a speech at CSULA called When Diversity Becomes A Problem as part of a Young America's Foundation sponsored tour. The message of the speech was about the importance o...

Chicano Art: The Other Side of the Fence During the 1960s

Chicano Art: The Other Side of the Fence During the 1960s

Rafael Alvarado, Staff Writer
March 6, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The artistic values and art pieces from all kinds of cultures and decades are all special in their own right. Art depicts many events that occur during the artist’s era or they can be a way of expression. Mexican-American art, especially, during the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s are evidence of the hard...

El Niño affects climate change

El Niño affects climate change

Rick Loza, Staff Writer
February 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

When I was a child, I remember I always enjoyed the winter season. I have always been fascinated with cold weather because of its dark, gloomy and rainy weather patterns. I also enjoyed the fresh breeze and the n before the hard rain hit the ground. My earliest memory of winter was when I took a...

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