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Octogenarian: The Pillar of Her Family

Octogenarian: The Pillar of Her Family

Yolanda Ramirez, Guest Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

My mother Maria del Socorro Anaya Mora, “Doña Coco”, was born 80 years ago this May. She is the marble-strong pillar of strength that holds our family together...and she was an undocumented immigrant who had the courage to leave six children behind to seek the American Dream in 1974. My grandmother,...

Never Forget, Never Reject

Rudolfo Pinedo, Guest Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This past Wednesday I spent the day commemorating the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with marchers from all over southern California. Being of Hispanic decent; I personally asked myself: “Rudy Pinedo, you’re a Mexican. What’s a guy like me going to a rally that has no ties or a...

People Don’t Want Diversity?: Marvel Sales Drop

People Don’t Want Diversity?: Marvel Sales Drop

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Marvel’s vice president of sales, David Gabriel has faced criticism after saying that comic book sales were dropping because readers are not embracing the new diversity. In an interview with ICv2, Gabriel said that he was told by the Marvel Retailer Summit that fans were not into the new female he...

You Are Better than Your Parents

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

If there’s one thing I strive to not become, it's being a martyr of my parent’s ideals. There is an everlasting gift that one's parental figure gives, whether or not they are present at all in your life. The gift is an interpersonal ghost that lingers on people and is theirs until they are dead: ...

Should the president be presented as infallible?

Jennifer Espana, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s always best to know what’s actually going on in our country, especially when it’s got to do with a neighboring country. At times even I get freaked out by the things the media shares with us but, they’re the ones who are brave enough to tell us what’s actually going on. I want my presiden...

’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...

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