The Bruin Voice

California needs a plan to address impending teacher shortage

Kaylanie Saldua, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Keeping the teaching industry afloat is a constant challenge. In particular, California ranks last among states in student-to-teacher-ratio according to the California Teacher’s Association (CTA). California faces significant obstacles: one in three teachers leave the profession within seven years,...

From Hollywood to Washington — sexual predators abound from both political parties (Republican View)

From Hollywood to Washington — sexual predators abound from both political parties (Republican View)

Gwen Poole, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Despite NBC’s attempt at concealing the truth, on October 10, Ronan Farrow published a story in “The New York Times” exposing Harvey Weinstein’s years of sexual harassment and rape.  Over 82 women have come forward describing horrifying incidents in which the movie mogul used his position to f...

From Hollywood to Washington — sexual predators abound from both political parties (Democratic View)

From Hollywood to Washington — sexual predators abound from both political parties (Democratic View)

Kylie Yamada, Entertainment Editorm

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Americans can rest easy knowing both the most powerful politicians and entertainers will protect each other even if they commit terrible crimes. Never has this principle been more prominent than in the most recent news cycles. Sexual harassment exists at every level of society, from teenagers refusing...

Negative teacher stereotypes — fueled by social media — contribute to teacher shortage

Voices

November 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Education is a right that people should not be denied. Around the world girls are fighting for the opportunity to receive an education and explore that right. Here in California, students’ right to education is mandatory. There is no guarantee, however, that students will have enough qualified teachers...

Athletes’ protests ring hollow for this fan

Gavin Cordoza, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This weekend, the Dallas Cowboys and individuals from nearly every other NFL team refrained from participating in the National Anthem at their football games to peacefully protest racial discrimination and the Trump administration. Inspired by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, these athletes...

Facts missing from Charlottesville incident

Jasmin Prasad, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trump’s comments regarding the violence in Charlottesville on August 12 have swept the nation, and not in a way that pleases the left. Trump’s response to the violence that occurred at the white nationalist rally, which injured 19 counter protestors and left another dead, is seen as dismissive and...

Gov. Brown should use resources to streamline legalization of undocumented children

Gov. Brown should use resources to streamline legalization of undocumented children

Benjamin Gyman, Opinion Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The term “sanctuary state” has become nearly synonymous with California, for better or for worse, to both the native Californians and the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in this state. The flow of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants into the state each year has raised some eyebrows...

Changes to campus sexual assault guidelines are questionable

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has promised to restore due process in cases of campus sexual assault and harassment.  This change will provide those accused of such behaviors with more rights.  However, DeVos says she will keep the safeguards provided for the victims that were detailed in the Obama...

Google employee fired over gender views

Google employee fired over gender views

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When a Google employee sent out a memo to his company office explaining what he thought was the reason that there are more men than women in software engineering, outrage arose. Google is a company very conscious of its field’s inherent gender bias. “At Google, we’re regularly told that implicit...

Nuclear war with North Korea highly ‘unlikely’

Ben Gyman, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the increased tension between North Korea and the United States, the idea of nuclear war is heavy on everyone’s minds. Every week it seems that North Korea’s missiles can reach even farther than the last. Soon Argentina will have to worry about a nuclear assault. But we need to take a step back;...

LUSD must address rising number of students with mental health issues

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Lodi Unified School District has a responsibility to the parents, students and staff members of their schools and of the community. It is their job to ensure that students are able to learn to the best of their abilities; this can’t happen if students are burdened with personal or school-related stress...

Cut funding for sex change operations in the military

Cut funding for sex change operations in the military

Aaron Tam and Helen Le

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Pres. Donald Trump’s announcement of the blanket transgender military ban on July 26 understandably provoked outrage across America. Any person who is willing and able should be allowed to serve in the military — emphasis on able. Just because someone is transgender does not mean they are unfit...

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