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Guns & Violence: Are We Really Ready?

Guns & Violence: Are We Really Ready?

Cesar Gonzalez, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

At any given time or place, an active gun-shooting can happen. Whether it be at your local corner store, favorite family restaurant,  the movie theatre, workplace, or in school. This is the startling truth of the matter.  In the state of California, there have been reports of 31 shootings this ...

Anime Wars: Sub or Dub?

Anime Wars: Sub or Dub?

Erika Suarez, Digital Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There’s nothing like a good old war between anime sub or dubs. Who is the better successor? Anime fans have battled through this discussion, quite too many times. Both have its advantages, but can one actually be better than the other? Let’s look at the benefits of subtitles: You don’t lose contex...

Should Identity Labels Exist?

Should Identity Labels Exist?

Cesar E. Gonzalez, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Topics about labeling have been around for some time now. Whether they should exist or not, at the end of the day society has made it the norm to label people. There are different types of labels, however, it just depends which is preferable for an individual. For example, there are labels to ident...

The Battle of Words & Witches: Banks vs Del Rey

The Battle of Words & Witches: Banks vs Del Rey

Cesar E. Gonzalez, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Azealia Banks is a well-known music artist, producer, and rapper. After her 2017 album, Slay-Z, she worked in releasing her top singles, “Treasure Island” and “Anna Wintour.” She has also made a debut in the documentary, “Love Beats Rhymes” and has been featured on tracks with several...

Let’s Make Mental Health Day Everyday

Let’s Make Mental Health Day Everyday

Sara Cozart, Contributor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

October 10 is marked down as a day to give some global attention to world mental health day. However, it should be given attention entirely and regardless of a date. The most common types of mental illnesses is depression and anxiety. Depression could be situational or it could be more on a clinic...

Could High School Bullying Help Create A Killer?

Could High School Bullying Help Create A Killer?

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Full disclaimer: murder is never okay no matter what you’re going through. This is the writer's own opinion on what he believes the outcomes of being bullied can escalate to. This is not blaming anyone or any entity, the examples used are just that, examples.  Joseph Ramirez Perez, a Downey High School g...

Why An Abled Actor Shouldn’t Play a Disabled Character

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the modern day world, most people would be outraged if the role of a colored person was given to a white actor. In fact, we’ve seen cases of outrage at casting mistakes not even more than a couple of years ago. Films like Ghost in the Shell, Netflix’s Death Note, and Pan experienced backlash...

Men’s Beauty in not Homosexual: South Korea Embraces It

Men’s Beauty in not Homosexual: South Korea Embraces It

Erika Suarez, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Westerners have their fair share of K-Pop and Korean dramas. And men can possibly transition to a beauty culture like South Korea. It's common to see South Korean men walking down a street with a face full of BB Cream, concealer, or any related skin care product. Partly influenced by K-Idol's (Korean...

The Problem with Men Dating Older Women

The Problem with Men Dating Older Women

Danielle Anzures, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There’s always been this knee jerk reaction people have when they find out a man is dating an older woman. When it comes to telling family members this reaction can be more prominent. The idea that a young man would want to date an older woman is typically met with negative feelings. Women dat...

Comparing the Presidency of Ronald Reagan & Donald Trump and What to Expect

Comparing the Presidency of Ronald Reagan & Donald Trump and What to Expect

Dante Lopez-Bennett, Copy Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Prior to my analysis of conservative America’s most renowned of champions, there should be an understanding that they will go down in history for their infringements upon the world’s conscience. With plenty of courage mustered to brave the depths of the political rabbit hole in America, it would only ...

“Isle of Dogs” being accused of cultural appropriation

“Isle of Dogs” being accused of cultural appropriation

Sabrina Torres Soto

May 16, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

The inspiration Wes Anderson obtained from Japanese culture is evident in his film, Isle of Dogs. But some say this is a shallow representation and appropriates it. “It's a little harder to acknowledge that there's a tourist tone-deafness that comes as part of the package.” It seems to me that A...

Amazon, You Need to Take “Cosby” Off Prime Video Right Now

Amazon, You Need to Take “Cosby” Off Prime Video Right Now

Michael Khuraibet, Digital Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Someone at Amazon missed a very important memo. One week ago, Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault. Earlier today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Cosby and Roman Polanski, another convicted rapist. Yet inexplicably, three of Cosby's television shows are still availabl...

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