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Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump

Dante Lopez- Bennett, Copy Editor

April 16, 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 ...

How People Can Still find Racism in Comedy Funny

Dante Lopez- Bennett, Copy Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Where things have no repercussion, there are bound to be truths revealed. It’s odd that in a day of decadence, political correctness is still enforced. Truth and humor walk a fine line between one another you see, as things, in reality, are as far-fetched as all hell and far from our perceived ster...

The FBI Agent In Your Webcam Is Not The Only Imaginary Entity To Fear

Dante Lopez- Bennett, Copy Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I think that perhaps everybody’s scared. Can you truly say that tape has never been over your webcam? Today, webcams are now seen as invasive threats. Truly, if the FBI were Roko’s henchmen and a Basilisk anything but mythological, could hefty middle-aged men be watching our secrets? kept and archived?...

A Guide on Rejection: The Do’s and Don’ts

A Guide on Rejection: The Do’s and Don’ts

Jennifer Espana and Danielle Anzures

March 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The act of having to reject someone or being rejected is something almost everyone will go through in their life, despite this most of us don’t know how to properly deal with either. Emotions and rash decisions could potentially lead to some awkward situations that could ruin a friendship. Here are...

Why Representation Matters

Dante Lopez- Bennett, Copy Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have a theory that representation matters because we’re not all in the position of being as free from the actions of others as we’d like to think that we are. Point me to the system that can account for every single little nuance of our complicated natures. The bits and pieces of our individu...

Why There Isn’t Much Coverage of the Syrian Civil War

Dante Lopez-Bennett, Copy Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If I were to be the grandest architect of a scheme in which I Madoff with the spoils of war, I wouldn’t tell a soul. As if things were about to play out on stage, the curtains would remain closed so as to heighten the anticipation for all of those in attendance. As director of the newest newsworthy specta...

Black History Month

Dante Lopez- Bennett, Copy Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s ironic, that those who choose to use disrespectful views have the audacity to rebuke the beauty of sentiments that we have proven to be self evident and true, before we all inevitably fade to- Black. I often sense you all, marching and moving in vehemence, looking to cling to what shades of g...

Editorial: Make America Wake Again

Dante Lopez-Bennett, Copy Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

Since when does the American dream, access to a better education and better quality of living, include resting in peace? Now, in 2018 we reckon. Where presidents refuse to unveil taxes, Canadian rappers are philanthropists, and white supremacists have resolved to do alt-right and kill everything i...

To Fandoms: Don’t Disrespect, Try Understanding First

Jaime Aparicio, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To paraphrase an intelligent and articulate YouTube personality by the name of Chris Hartwell, we live in an age of extremes. All too often do I visit the comments section of a Facebook post or a tweet from another YouTube personality that I notice a random stranger had taken the time to go out of the...

Rio Celebrates Black Excellence

Rio Celebrates Black Excellence

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Rio Hondo’s Black Student Union held a Black Excellence event at the school’s lower quad, Wednesday, Feb. 28. There were painting booths, spoken-word artists and guest speakers present to celebrate Black history. “Just to show culture for Black History Month, today’s the last day of Black ...

Give Stop Motion Animation More Attention

Give Stop Motion Animation More Attention

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Animated films get the short end of the stick in recent years. Most critics and moviegoers feel it’s only for kids or ignore the value it has as a piece of art. The past few years have seen a gradual shift in the general public giving animation more attention and respect. This is probably due in p...

The Issue with the Friend Zone Mentality

The Issue with the Friend Zone Mentality

Danielle Anzures, A&E Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

"Friend Zone" is a phrase that is fairly new to the world first appearing in a Friends episode from the 90s. Despite its recent origins, the expression is fairly well-known and has inspired videos and memes revolving around the topic. The issue with the word is that it is often used as a way to shame...

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