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Don’t shut Latin Americans out of refugee pool

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Infographic Editor

May 30, 2018

The Trump administration’s attempt to impede the process by which refugees come to live and work in the United States is unjustified. Many people from Central American countries are trying to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster and secure asylum in the U.S. Blocking refugees from settling...

California schools must set example for its students and not settle for a D+

California schools must set example for its students and not settle for a D+

Voices

May 30, 2018

California is a state known for its sunny skies, its supposedly celebrity-packed cities, and, more recently, its poorly trained teachers. At the end of December last year, the National Council on Teacher Quality released a report ranking school systems based on factors such as teacher evaluation,...

California needs a plan to address impending teacher shortage

Kaylanie Saldua, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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;...

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