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Sharing is not just caring: How the Three Feet for Safety Act will help make roads safer for all

Torrey Spoerer

October 8, 2014

On Tuesday Sept. 16, a new state road law cited as the Three Feet for Safety Act, requiring motorists to give bicyclists a minimum 3-foot barrier of space at all times, officially went into effect and made California the 23rd state in the nation to uphold guidelines on measuring space distance when sharing the road. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sponsored Assemblyman Ste...

New law won’t fix real problems: Three Feet for Safety Act will increase tension between motorists and cyclists

Celia Jimenez

October 8, 2014

On Sept. 16, the Three Feet for Safety Act became effective in California with the intention of providing safer roads for cyclists and creating a better interaction between drivers and cyclists. But will this measure actually work?The number of states who've implicated similar three feet distance laws between car and cyclists has doubled since 2001, but the number of deaths...

Editorial: Making spare time for activism

Angelica Wallingford

September 16, 2014

It’s a scene all too familiar for a City College student. Rushing from the trolley station or one of the parking garages to get to class when a person, clipboard in hand, asks them to sign a petition to get some initiative on the ballot for an upcoming election. Whether you like it or not, these signature gatherers are just another cog in the democratic process machine...

Valuing our verbal democracy

Lydia Grijalva

September 16, 2014

Petition gatherers are a valued piece of campus life. They serve as the bridge between busy students and the laws that are being created while students are studying.When students get busy with class, it becomes easy for political issues to slip to the back burner. Petitioners serve to keep that from happening. A study at Yale confirmed that canvassing, or person to person voter ...

Student voices for sale

Torrey Spoerer

September 16, 2014

Throughout the City College campus, bulletin boards originally set up for posting announcements and bulletins approved by the Dean of Student Affairs are now almost completely covered with vague advertisements reading “Activist work for students! Earn up to $15 per hour!” Also around every corner of the campus lurks strangers with clipboards asking busy students &...

Associated Students (not quite a) Government

Associated Students (not quite a) Government

May 20, 2014

The Associated Student Government (ASG) of City College has a problem: It is not a government, which might be fine. There are many great things that are...

Turnout relies on effective access to visible candidates

Turnout relies on effective access to visible candidates

Christopher Handloser

May 20, 2014

Voter turnout in the 2012 Obama reelection was 57.5 percent. Kevin Faulconer was recently elected mayor of San Diego with less than 30 percent of the e...

The Invigilator — We the people do not need militarized regulation

The Invigilator — We the people do not need militarized regulation

May 1, 2014

About 80 miles east of Las Vegas, there is a conservation effort gone horribly wrong. The decades-old conflict between the federal Bureau of Land Management...

Killer whales should not be held captive

Killer whales should not be held captive

Michelle Moran

April 18, 2014

Wonder why you see dozens of people protesting outside theme parks with animals as the star attraction? These activists will not back down until somethin...

SeaWorld rescues whales from predators

SeaWorld rescues whales from predators

Diego Lynch

April 18, 2014

SeaWorld’s Shamu show provides such substantial benefits to killer whales in the wild and to the entire ocean that it would be tragic to shut it do...

Understand your rights

Joe Kendall

March 25, 2014

As a City College student interacting with campus police, San Diego police and Metropolitan Transit Service security personnel, it’s important to know your rights. When dealing with law enforcement there are three basic levels of contact. First, “consensual contact,” begins when an officer approaches and begins a conversation. During this contact you are ...

The Invigilator – No hiding behind the shield

The Invigilator – No hiding behind the shield

March 25, 2014

Joe Public used to be equal with the law in the US. Everyone funded their aptly-named peace officers and in return trusted them to serve by protecting. T...

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