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 »

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 »

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 »

Equality needed for domestic violence victims

Franchesca Walker

October 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Domestic violence has recently become a hot topic in the media. With stories circulating around professional male athletes attacking women, there has been uproar for affirmative action to drop them from teams, sponsorships and endorsements. However, there never seems to be a lot of speculation against female aggressors and a call for action against their crimes.... Read more »

Editorial: Three feet too far

Troy Orem

October 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

To say that bicycles are the scourges of the road is an understatement. They are some of the most inconsiderate users of the public roadways and yet our government continues making special concessions for them. A new law which went into effect Sept. 16 forces drivers to ensure that there is at least three feet (about the length of an open car door) between the cyclist... Read more »

Sharing is not just caring: How the Three Feet for Safety Act will help make roads safer for all

Torrey Spoerer

October 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday Sept. 16, a new state road law cited as the Three Feet for Safety Act, requiring motorists to give bicyclists a minimum 3-foot barrier of space at all times, officially went into effect and made California the 23rd state in the nation to uphold guidelines on measuring space distance when sharing the road. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sponsored... Read more »

New law won’t fix real problems: Three Feet for Safety Act will increase tension between motorists and cyclists

Celia Jimenez

October 8, 2014

Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 16, the Three Feet for Safety Act became effective in California with the intention of providing safer roads for cyclists and creating a better interaction between drivers and cyclists. But will this measure actually work?The number of states who've implicated similar three feet distance laws between car and cyclists has doubled since 2001, but the number... Read more »

Editorial: Making spare time for activism

Angelica Wallingford

September 16, 2014

Filed under Opinion

It’s a scene all too familiar for a City College student. Rushing from the trolley station or one of the parking garages to get to class when a person, clipboard in hand, asks them to sign a petition to get some initiative on the ballot for an upcoming election. Whether you like it or not, these signature gatherers are just another cog in the democratic... Read more »