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Lupian is two coaches in one

Lupian is two coaches in one

September 27, 2011

Men’s Tennis Head Coach Brandon Lupian starts the fall with a new challenge, shooting free throws. Lupian was named the Women’s Basketball Head...

Editorial: Drug testing for welfare recipients

September 27, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Because of the economic downturn people are struggling to keep up with their expenses and getting through their day-to-day. Applying for welfare has become an option for many in need. Others argue that some welfare recipients take advantage of the benefits that taxpayers help fund. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 over 16 percent of Californians were living below...

Pro: Screen them for drugs

September 27, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Although the idea of drug screening welfare recipients has been held privately for some time, Florida governor Rick Scott signed recent legislation that requires adults applying for government assistance to undergo drug testing. “While there are certainly legitimate needs, it is unfair for any taxpayer to subsidize drug addiction,” Scott said. These measures are not...

Con: Not without probable cause

September 27, 2011

Filed under OPINION

It is an unfortunate reality for about 4 million Americans who are unable to support their families regardless of their best efforts. Turning to the government for money keep heads above water is not a wanted choice, but necessary for survival. Recipients already have to go through signing very tedious paperwork and uncomfortable interviews. Now they must further prove...

Social Medium: A sacrifice without any return

September 27, 2011

Filed under OPINION

It is the second day of Anna’s vacation without pay; her eyes are swollen since she has been crying for two days. As soon as she wakes up, she feels helpless when she remembers the abuses at her job, and she starts to sob again. The memories of her children haunt her. They were forced to stay in her home country with relatives, so she could go look for a better future...

Beauty on the cheap

Beauty on the cheap

September 27, 2011

Cosmetology Deparment offers services at half the cost to students   Walking into City College’s Cosmetology Department is not unlike going in...

Frugal Foodie: A ‘1950’s style’ burger joint

Frugal Foodie: A ‘1950’s style’ burger joint

September 27, 2011

Smashburger is a burger joint, but not like McDonald’s, Burger King, Carl’s Jr. or In-n-Out. It’s a real burger joint. The atmosphere, the seating,...

‘The Help’ needs a helping hand

September 27, 2011

Filed under Art, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

Kathryn Stockett’s novel, “The Help”, was a surprise hit after being quietly released in February 2009. In an Entertainment Weekly interview Stockett explained that “After (her) five years of writing and three and a half years of rejection, an agent named Susan Ramer took pity on (her)” and published the novel with Einhorn Books. Getting the novel out there...

‘Contagion’: An infectious thriller

September 27, 2011

Filed under Art, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

“Contagion’s” story begins in darkness. A woman coughs before reaching into a bowl of snacks at an airport bar and a virus takes off. The movie is being marketed as a shocking horror film when actually it’s quiet. The virus spreads quickly in a manner zombie movie fanatics would be proud of but there is no gore here and no shocking deaths. “Contagion” uses believability...

Buffy’s back but lacking bite.

September 27, 2011

Filed under Art, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

Sarah Michelle Gellar makes her triumphant return to television in the soap opera style drama “Ringer.” For legions of fans, Gellar was last seen in several of horror films and in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” the hugely popular cult television series that ushered in a fan base for vampire long before “Twilight” existed. “Buffy” signed off the air in...

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