Editorial: Dignity in both life and death

Torrey Spoerer

November 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Earlier this year, a 29-year-old California woman named Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor and told by doctors that the cancer would most likely end her life in six months. After receiving the news, Maynard decided that she had no intention to allow the cancer to control how she lived or died. “After months of research, my family and... Read more »

Stop the massive hype over the seasonal pumpkin spice

Angelica Wallingford

November 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Every year around fall, there’s an orange-eyed monster that rears its ugly head. It makes girls in Uggs scream with glee as they rush into Starbucks with Instagram ready to go on their iPhones and a Taylor Swift song playing in their heads. That monster? Pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice isn’t that great. In fact, it’s one of the most overrated things... Read more »

Banning plastic bags for an efficient future

Abtin Mohammadi

November 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

One of the most recent environmental arguments in California relates to the signing of a statewide plastic bag ban in grocery stores that's drawn many challenges regarding its beneficial impacts and damages as well. According to the new law, plastic bags at grocery stores will no longer be available starting in July of next year and for everywhere else as of the following... Read more »

Consequence of hazing should be imprisonment

Phoenix Webb

November 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

For centuries, “hazing” has been an existent practice amongst various hierarchical organizations and groups throughout society, including college clubs, defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “the practice of playing unpleasant tricks on someone or forcing someone to do unpleasant things.” Hazing is also more than what the dictionary... Read more »

Legal euthanasia can cause more suffering

Richard Lomibao

November 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Imagine someone chronically suffering from a disease that makes him or her feel like dying. If they were given the option, how often would they choose to stay? Say they decide to take their chances and choose their own death. Either they don’t see much improvement with Westernized medicine or they decide suffering is not worth it. It becomes their right, they... Read more »

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: to be accepted or declined?

Miguel Cid

October 28, 2014

Filed under Opinion

ALS is a disease that affects people almost at random, and the Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in late July has brought much awareness to the disease. But since the challenge has emerged, it has strangely almost been put against what happened when people began rioting a few weeks later in Ferguson against systematic racial oppression in the U.S. Even people in... Read more »

Editorial: California says ‘no thanks’ to plastic bags

Torrey Spoerer

October 28, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Ever since its invention in the mid 1960s by Swedish engineer Sten Gustaf Thulin, plastic bags were embraced by American shoppers as convenient, easily disposable one-time carryalls. That’s all about to change though for Californians statewide, after State Gov. Jerry Brown approved and signed State Bill SB-270 on Sept. 23. Starting in July 2015, large grocery... Read more »

Editorial: Individual freedoms outside the workplace

Paola Garcia

October 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

We live in America, a nation that has taught us to treasure our freedom, take pride in it and to gloat and let the world know that nothing can take that away from us. We know The Bill of Rights probably better than our grandparent's full names. Day by day, it becomes harder to find and keep employment. The list of requirements to execute any job keeps growing year... Read more »

Employees’ actions reflect on their employers

Kenan Jackson

October 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

With the boom in social media and other types of technologies, employers now have access to employee’s personal information that they could not have had 20 years ago.Many employers make their employees sign code of conduct contracts that state they can be held responsible for any inappropriate actions that take place inside and outside the workplace. An employee... Read more »

Drawing the line between work and privacy

Richard Lomibao

October 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Employers are now more concerned with reputation rather than work ability. Getting fired for something that occurs outside of work is an unruly justification and is subjective. Why should someone who performs their job day-in-and-day-out find himself or herself unemployed for something they depend on to provide financial stability? Ray Rice should not be fired from... Read more »