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Looking to the future of gaming

Looking to the future of gaming

Catrina Ritter, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under Opinion

"Video games have certainly come a long way since Pong." Something my mom said while watching me play Star Wars Battlefront. And she is absolutely right. Video games have and continue to surprise us with cool new developments and games. Here are a few I am excited about. Virtual Reality T...

The High Cost of Killing

The High Cost of Killing

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Opinion

Over the centuries war has evolved in various ways. The ways in which we kill each other, the reasons we kill each other and how we conduct the killing of each other being the most significant. Through the UN and international law, war is supposed to be conducted in a civilized manner in which we,...

Is this the same Tim Burton we once knew?

Is this the same Tim Burton we once knew?

Rick Loza, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Opinion

Ever since I was little I have always been a Tim Burton fan. I remember the first movie I watched from Tim Burton was Batman Returns which came out in 1992; featuring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. I was 6-years-old at the time, and I remember being fascinated by the settings, the well-devel...

The horrors of a remake

Rose Loza, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Opinion

To make a movie memorable, especially those people watch again and again even if they’re not the most serious and tend to be on the goofy and adventurous side a lot has to go into it. I think it’s the unforgettable lines and sometimes even the cheesiest moments. That’s what makes a classic movie...

A Trekkie’s Opinion On The JJ Abrams Star Trek Movies

A Trekkie’s Opinion On The JJ Abrams Star Trek Movies

Catrina Ritter, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under Opinion

*May contain spoilers for those that have never seen the 2009 or 2013 Star Trek movies and plan on doing so* In 2009, a Star Trek reboot was released into theaters. I, being a life long Trekkie, was excited that there was a new movie. Since then there has been one other film, Star Trek Into Darkness, a...

Is God a homosexual?

Is God a homosexual?

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion

Religious institutions and organizations have been the only community within society that ardently works to villainize, criminalize and more recently shun the homosexual community. It is interesting to see the evolution of God’s homophobia mediated through his worshipers, from the 16th century wh...

Staying Fit or Staying Trendy?

Staying Fit or Staying Trendy?

Adam Calleja, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion

A gym membership and an organized meal plan has never been so popular as it is today. The fitness and health lifestyle has never been embraced as much as it is today either. What is so attractive about this lifestyle? Is it the results that appear in our physical appearance leading to the ultimate...

To Spend or not to Spend: Valentine’s Day strikes again

To Spend or not to Spend: Valentine’s Day strikes again

Rick Loza, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase Valentine’s Day? I bet most people think of chocolates, candies, teddy bears, flowers, hotels, diamond rings, and fancy restaurant reservations. But, if you pay close attention, you will see these are all elegant gifts that can...

Oscars An All White Party?

Oscars An All White Party?

Rafael Alvarado, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion

As a Mexican-American I already see the lack of people of color being represented in media everywhere I go. I want the lack of representation in media to change and I became very upset when the Oscar nominees were announced. I should not have been so offended or stunned after all white males dominate the filmmaking industry leaving people of colo...

Why you should ‘Feel the Bern’

Why you should ‘Feel the Bern’

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion

With the presidential elections coming closer everyday, we all must decide who we want to be the leader of our country.  As you can tell be the title, I believe that we should support presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. There are three main points I would like to address his stances on; hea...

Stay strong and don’t allow for the distortion to become the extortion of the mind

Stay strong and don’t allow for the distortion to become the extortion of the mind

Noah Cervantes, Staff Writer
November 30
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

When I heard about what happened last week I nearly lost it. I turned on the news immediately after I first saw the #prayforparis tweets just to make sure I was reading everything clearly. My heart broke every time a new statistic came to fruition- more dead, more injured, more sophisticated plans. The...

Cruelty free products that you can purchase

Cruelty free products that you can purchase

Dulce Flores, Staff Writer
November 22
Filed under Opinion

Ever wonder where your makeup, the products you use in the shower and any other types of products including food come from? Well the truth is, many products that we use or consume involve testing the product on animals to ensure the safety of humans. Many of the companies test their product...

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