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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...

Legal euthanasia can cause more suffering

Richard Lomibao

November 18, 2014

Imagine someone chronically suffering from a disease that makes him or her feel like dying. If they were given the option, how often would they choose to stay? Say they decide to take their chances and choose their own death. Either they don’t see much improvement with Westernized medicine or they decide suffering is not worth it. It becomes their right, they can own i...

Bag the impractical ban

Aldo Ramírez

October 28, 2014

A new legislative bill in California will ban single-use carryout bags. As of July 1, 2015, large grocery chain stores and pharmacies will be prohibited from providing single-use carryout bags to customers, with the assumption that this ban will benefit the environment. A year later, on July 1, 2016, the ban will extend to convenience stores and liquor stores. Thanks to the signific...

Drawing the line between work and privacy

Richard Lomibao

October 14, 2014

Employers are now more concerned with reputation rather than work ability. Getting fired for something that occurs outside of work is an unruly justification and is subjective. Why should someone who performs their job day-in-and-day-out find himself or herself unemployed for something they depend on to provide financial stability? Ray Rice should not be fired from the Natio...

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...

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 &...

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