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Make college more affordable with textbook alternatives

Joshua Nelson

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It’s over halfway through the semester, and I still haven’t opened my textbooks. Even though I bought them with every intention of doing so, it just hasn’t seemed necessary. Textbooks seem to be a dying art form.  They are quickly being replaced with new information mediums.  No more are the days where in-class videos were shown by hungover teachers or substitutes. T...

I like to read

James Stevenson Jr.

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the past year, I have read three books — “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” “Dreams and Shadows” and “The Forever War.” I have also read two graphic novels: “Superman: American Alien” and “Saga.” Since childhood I have been a disciple of reading. I love the touch of a good book, feeling the pages as I turn them, and the sensation of being immersed i...

I Don’t Like to Read

Esai Melendez

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The average human attention span lasts about 8.25 seconds, which is shorter than the 9-second attention span held by a goldfish. This is according to the Statistic Brain Institute. In short, people can’t pay attention for long periods of time; and that includes me, especially when it comes to reading. I’ve never been able to sit still reading a book or even something...

Letter from the Editor – The press under fire

Letter from the Editor – The press under fire

March 14, 2017

Journalist Dan Rather calls it "an emergency." And it is. Said Rather, "The time for normalizing, dissembling, and explaining away Donald Trump has long sinc...

What happens when you lose your health care?

James Call

March 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Republicans are scrambling to “repeal and replace” Obamacare with little consensus so far on how to accomplish it. Citizens are worried about their coverage. The student health care that our $19 per semester pays for is fairly comprehensive, but it won’t last forever. If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed, then what? What will be available when we leave school?...

Letter from the editor – The press under fire

James Call

March 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Journalist Dan Rather calls it "an emergency." And it is. Said Rather, "The time for normalizing, dissembling, and explaining away Donald Trump has long since passed. The barring of respected journalistic outlets from the White House briefing is so far beyond the norms and traditions that have governed this republic for generations, that they must be seen as a real and present th...

What happens when you lose your healthcare?

James Call

March 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Republicans are scrambling to “repeal and replace” Obamacare with little consensus so far on how to accomplish it. Citizens are worried about their coverage. The student health care that our $19 per semester pays for is fairly comprehensive, but it won’t last forever. If the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed, then what? What will be available when we le...

Activism or ‘slacktivism?

Activism or ‘slacktivism?

December 19, 2016

If you've seen anybody wearing a safety pin recently, it means that they're supporting race and sexual minorities in America who have been victims of hate...

California’s progressive lean

Thomas Chesy

December 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The anger Californians feel after President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning victory is understandable; the people of the state have voted Hillary Clinton for president three times now across two primaries and a general election. It’s no wonder they’re protesting. But these protesters, as well as all Californians, should be sure not to forget about the extraordinarily progressive...

Reliving a nightmare, one police report at a time

Reliving a nightmare, one police report at a time

December 10, 2016

It's a day I'll never forget. I relive it every time I hear of a case of police brutality or the shooting of an unarmed citizen. It was Aug. 18, 2001....

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