Bag the impractical ban

Aldo Ramírez

October 28, 2014

Filed under Opinion

A new legislative bill in California will ban single-use carryout bags. As of July 1, 2015, large grocery chain stores and pharmacies will be prohibited from providing single-use carryout bags to customers, with the assumption that this ban will benefit the environment. A year later, on July 1, 2016, the ban will extend to convenience stores and liquor stores. Thanks... 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 »

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 »