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Pro: Executions are not worth it

May 8, 2012

California’s capital punishment system is expensive, bias and obsolete. The “Golden State” has the most horrifying death row statistics out of the whole country. California out ranks all the other...

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Con: Let’s just do it quicker

May 8, 2012

The death penalty has been controversial for decades. What is wrong with it? Are there times when ending the person’s life,  as to not risk the chance of a break out, or paying to imprison them...

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Social Medium: Medicinal marijuana helped

May 8, 2012

Carolina, a 32 year-old student from City College who refused to be identified, was diagnosed in late 2009 with an early stage of HPV — cervical cancer and was immediately referred to an oncologist who...

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Miss Universe pageant gets a gender makeover

April 24, 2012

The Miss Universe pageant is once again marred by scandal. This time a contestant’s gender is in question, and for any would-be backseat investigator quick to comment that the controversy can be solved...

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Pro: There’s more to gender than chromosomes

April 24, 2012

What defines a “real man”  or a “real woman?” In this day and age, with all of the discoveries that time and technology has brought us, can we really just sum it all up to genitalia and call it...

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Con: Talackova has made a mockery of pageants

April 24, 2012

Jenna Talackova, 2012 Miss Universe pageant contestant, gives a new meaning to the term playing both sides of the field. The Miss Universe pageant has always been a tournament that was meant to show...

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Social Medium: Play corroborates reasons why women migrate

April 24, 2012

To mark the International Women’s Day, Systole AC Productions, from Mexico City, under the artistic direction of Elizabeth Munoz, former migrant, took up the challenge to put together a team of creators...

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‘That is my opinion, which is quite public’

April 24, 2012

Dear Editor: The April 10 issue of the City Times included an article titled, “Faculty Expected to Support Tax Measure.”  The article stated that “The upper administrators of the district, most...

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Contraception only prevents real discussion

April 12, 2012

Low cost contraception, in all forms, is designed to stop pregnancy before conception. In other words, condoms stop pregnancy before the egg is fertilized — so the baby is not alive, not in any way,...

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Pro: Family planning is your own responsibility

April 12, 2012

No matter what political party a rational adult aligns themselves with, everyone can agree that we are responsible for our decisions. If a person makes the choice to be sexually active then it’s their...

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Con: Provisions prevent unplanned pregnancies

April 12, 2012

According to The Virginia Coalition to Protect Women’s Health, 90 percent of sexually active American women have used a form of contraception at some point in their lives, but the idea of free or low-cost...

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Perspective: Why are we in college?

April 12, 2012

Why are we going to college? Or, more fittingly, what’s the point? This is a question every college student should ask themselves repeatedly. There are some alarming statistics regarding California’s...

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