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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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2015


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, 2015


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...

Starbucks red cups cause controversy on social media

Starbucks red cups cause controversy on social media

Maria Martinez, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

One thing that keeps the spirits bright and alive with a little hint of warmth on this year’s holiday season are the much anticipated Starbucks holiday cups that were released on Nov. 1. However, people all over social media are responding to criticism that Starbucks is waging a war on Christma...

Oryx and Crake: Explore Atwood’s speculative scientific world

Oryx and Crake: Explore Atwood’s speculative scientific world

Yiyun Zhang, Senior Staff Writer

November 13, 2015


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Margaret Atwood's first book of her best selling trilogy, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003 and has received profound applause from the crowd. While readers were suspicious about the technology described by the book when it was published a decade ago, as the time goes on, some of the scien...

Top ten modern horror films

Top ten modern horror films

Marlena Etheridge and Ronnie Etheridge

November 8, 2015


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Halloween has passed but it doesn't mean we still cannot enjoy a scary movie. Just about everyone has seen the classic horror films from master horror film director John Carpenter such as "The Thing", "The Fog",  and "Halloween". All of which have been remade for this generation but none have l...

Lost but not forgotten, welcome to ‘Tree Hill’

Lost but not forgotten, welcome to ‘Tree Hill’

Ryan Guerrero, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion

*SPOILER ALERT* As we all know, TV shows come and go throughout history. Some are remembered for their longevity (Friends, Seinfeld, etc.) or their popularity (American Horror Story, Orange is the New Black, etc.), while others are short lived and hardly ever spoken about. After re-watching on Netflix an ...

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