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Dear Vee, why ask advice?

Dear Vee, why ask advice?

September 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One person can change the world, or at least the clear up any confusion. Ever had a question in class but were too afraid to ask it? Then that one person in class raises their hand and has the exact same question but actually decided to get an answer. It cleared up your confusion as well right? Your...

Colin Kaepernick Protests National Anthem

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The National Anthem at a U.S. sporting event is as ubiquitous as previews before a movie. August 26th, just as expected, the national anthem was sung before the start of a football game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. The PA announcer bellowed and asked everyone in attendance to...

Trump Visits Mexico

Jose Miranda, Staff Writer

September 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump feels very much like a desperate socialite. At the invitation of the now historically unpopular president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump has acquired yet another important photo op for his campaign of hatred. The same campaign that has vilified the Mexican immigrant and spat in the ...

Trumpism and the GOP

Trumpism and the GOP

Catrina Ritter, Staff Writer

May 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One of the things that baffles me the most about the current presidential race, is why Trump has the support he does from conservatives. Trump is in no way conservative. He has no principles. He supports making government bigger by putting tariffs on foreign goods. He wants to be able to sue the...

Clinton slings mud at Sanders

Clinton slings mud at Sanders

Catrina Ritter, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 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...

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