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Letter to the editor: Soviet posters showcased skewed views of socialism

Angelica Wallingford

April 20, 2015

Dear Editor: The recent exhibit of Soviet posters at our fine art gallery on campus was a celebration of the restoration of capitalism of the former Soviet Union and the policies under the Gorbachev and Regan administrations that preceded it. These posters had previously toured the U.S. in the early 1990s with the aid of the Russian and American governments during the perestroika an...

Letter to the editor: Rely on your words, not graphics

Angelica Wallingford

April 20, 2015

Dear Editor: Regarding the debate on emojis. I have a nice solution. Simply do not utilize the damn things. I'm not so old that I am totally out of the loop with current technology and social media, but boy I certainly think it has contributed to a general dumbing-down of the younger generation. All I have to do is sit for a spell in the cafeteria and eavesdrop on the level of...

Pro: Emoji-nius ways for Apple to insert cultural diversity

Pro: Emoji-nius ways for Apple to insert cultural diversity

March 24, 2015

Apple users can now test beta iOS 8.3, which has prompted some raised eyebrows about the 300 new emojis with five new racially diverse skin tones. The...

Con: Diverse emojis will cause issues for Apple users

Cherelle Roberts

March 24, 2015

This spring, Apple will be releasing new, racially diverse emojis. After previewing these new emoticons, I could not help but notice issues that I feel will receive negative feedback. The idea of trying to create diversity within the world of technology is ridiculous. No one will ever be satisfied. Apple stated that its intention is to “update the standard so that it b...

Don’t believe me? Just watch

Don’t believe me? Just watch

Torrey Spoerer

March 24, 2015

Earlier this month, Apple announced the near-soon release of their take on the modern smart watch: the Apple Watch series, consisting of Sport Watch, Watch,...

#AskHerMore online campaign demands actresses be asked more poignant questions on the red carpet

Jennifer Manalili, Copy Editor

March 24, 2015

“Who are you wearing?” It’s a question that should have been put to rest with the late, great Joan Rivers when she died last September. #AskHerMore is a movement born out of necessity. It’s born out of Hollywood, a business that notoriously places artistry on the shoulders of men and seldomly on their female counterparts, instead saving their best, mos...

Editorial: Rock the (ASG) vote

Joe Kendall, Photo Editor

March 24, 2015

San Diego City College has a voting problem. Last year, voter turnout for the Associated Students Government elections made up just 3 percent of the total student population and the year before that it was only a whopping 1 percent. What can be to blame for such a poor showing? It is certainly not a lack of information. With the official campaigning period still weeks...

Study Hours: Comparing learning curves between university and community college

Laura Sanchez

March 24, 2015

No one ever said it would get better; no one ever tells you it’ll be all right. After that first semester in high school ended, anxiety and fear kicked in full gear. I just wanted to graduate and get it over with. I found no motivation to attend class when I felt my future had already been decided for me. I had failed. Unlike my other classmates in my Advanced Placement...

‘Fifty Shades’ casts gray area on relationships

‘Fifty Shades’ casts gray area on relationships

Jennifer Manalili, Editor in Chief

March 15, 2015

Women grow up being told that they cannot love or yearn for sex in the same way men can, but the success of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has helped change...

Everybody plays: A look at video games’ most outspoken critic, why her arguments for change of gender tropes are misguided

Angelica Wallingford, Editor in Chief

March 15, 2015

To advocate for an issue that you're passionate about is admirable, however, to demonize an entire group of people in the name of the issue your advocating for is completely and utterly wrong. Take that mindset and apply it to one of the most controversial pop culture issues surrounding one of the most popular forms of entertainment and you’ll end up being knocked out...

Broadcasters should stick to news and not storytelling

Phoenix Webb

March 11, 2015

The public looks to journalists to report the news. Journalists, especially news broadcasters, are taken seriously. What is reported is accepted as truth and when a journalist is discovered to have created their own truth it creates bad press and distrust among viewers.America watched Brian Williams on NBC for over 20 years until this month when a story was published in St...

Editorial: Security in question

Richard Lomibao, Opinion Editor

March 10, 2015

Safety on campus continues to be troublesome. On March 3, a student was reported victim to a sexual battery incident behind a dumpster on the west side of the Learning Resource Center, which occurred late in the evening. It's brought up an important question about police presence at night. Is campus police paying greater attention during peak hours and not surveying as...

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