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Perspective: The Internet that stole Christmas

Ricardo Soltero

December 8, 2015

Earlier this month, Joshua Feuerstein called out Starbucks in a video that went viral, claiming that the company was waging a war against Christmas. Feuerstein goes on to say that the company’s choice of using the plain two-tone red cup this season was a Starbucks campaign against the holiday. What comes to my mind is Tina Fey’s recent comment when she herself got caught...

Perspective: Surviving on a student budget

Destiny Ortiz

November 24, 2015

The next exam is the least of a student’s worries as other components of their lives become prominent like paying the monthly phone bill or rent. Sometimes what may seem like the cheapest option can actually become a financial burden.Enjoying a simple luxury like renting a movie can become a huge dent in a paycheck when the mind of a college student can barely remember ...

Perspective: Student faces police brutality

Denise White

November 10, 2015

A video of Deputy Ben Fields throwing a black female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina has recently gone viral. There have been retweets and posts being shared all over social media over how the officer’s actions were unjustified. With incidents like this, it’s incredible to think that Fields was still working in the first place if ...

Perspective: When going viral goes wrong

Destiny Ortiz

November 10, 2015

Former actor turned music artist Drake recently came out with a music video that has people talking nonstop. Several memes have been created that surprisingly fit well with the lucid movements of what could be considered his dancing. It wasn’t long before Drake’s new “Hotline Bling” music video went viral that it started to appear on all types of social...

Perspective: Why technology killed our youths’ childhood

Denise White

November 10, 2015

Looking around, I see kids checking their phones. Their faces light up when they see how many ‘likes’ they get on their Instagram posts. And when I say kids, I literally mean 10 to 12 year olds just tweeting about whatever drama they have going on at school and their hard knock life. I can tell this generation is too eager to grow up. Young girls are wearing sh...

Perspective: In favor of the arts

Destiny Ortiz

October 14, 2015

The disappearance of art classes might not make much of an impact for some, but for others it might just be the end of the world. Why are art classes considered insignificant to the core learning standards that students recognize today? The emphasis is more on taking the required classes such as math and English. Reasons behind this are because of the No Child Left Behind Ac...

Perspective: In defense of Josh Duggar

Phoenix Webb

September 28, 2015

Josh Duggar is not a monster, baby raper or child molester. He is a victim of circumstances and ignorant parents.Strict rules that negatively impacted Josh Duggar's sexual development and a mother distracted with 18 other children are the circumstances that may have led him to inappropriately touch his sisters as a teenager.The Duggar family has been in pop culture since 20...

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...

Perspective: I am ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and American

Official TV show poster. ABC.

Richard Lomibao, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2015

I told my parents ABC was going to premiere a show based on an Asian-American family— they didn’t know what to expect. My dad immediately remembered...

Hip hop revolutionizes social media platforms

Richard Lomibao, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2015

Hip hop has always been an outlet of expression to bring social change and to address identity. When hip hop took off back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, music was a response to black oppression resulting in songs like “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy. Now with the means of social media, it’s another form of reaching out to fans outside of the music. Rather than waiting...

Perspective: Valentine’s Day is a sham

Phoenix Webb

February 16, 2015

Valentine’s Day is known as a day of love. Media images show it as a day to express love, usually with material items like jewelry, flowers, food, things a woman would love. Men evidently don't need to be gifted with anything until Christmas. The reality of Valentine’s Day is that it’s a sham. The history of Valentine's Day is not exact. It has been suggest...

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