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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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