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The wait continues… Why the TSA must be fixed

The wait continues… Why the TSA must be fixed

Benedict Chua, Staff Writer
June 14
Filed under Opinions

What could $7.55 billion get you, aside from 7.9 million spec’d out iPhone 6s Plus’ (Make that 10.7 million for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge fans)? How about a three-hour wait as you crawl your way through airport security? For travelers at terminals across the United States, that wait was very much the...

California smoking age now 21: Won’t stop kids from using tobacco

Paul Hang, Staff Writer
June 13
Filed under Opinions

The minimum age one will have to be to be able to purchase tobacco products in California will rise from 18 to 21 as of last thursday. As a move to reduce the percentage of smokers amongst the youth of California, it doesn’t really seem effective, as it would only drive students to smoke illegaly. Unfortunately,...

Benefits outweigh risk of legal weed

Benefits outweigh risk of legal weed

Kassie Amper, Staff Writer
June 13
Filed under Opinions

The smoke clears, the coughing subsides, your eyes readjust and there he is: a cop. But instead of giving you a hard time, he gives you a quick lecture, a “Stay out of trouble,” and for whatever reason, he lets you go. Maybe he saw the innocence in your eyes. Maybe he was a former marijuana user...

Gender fluidity: The meaning and more

Gender fluidity: The meaning and more

Anthony Deamant, Maria Thalia Stefana, Mayo Suzuki, Tomoka Narita, Antonia Goessmann
June 12
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

What does it mean to be gender fluid? To be gender fluid means that one's gender can vary over time. However being gender fluid has nothing to do with the genitalia one has, or their sexual orientation but rather deals with the psychological state of the person at any given moment. It can be classified...

Why you shouldn’t make the trip to the Rio Olympics

Greg Schrader, Opinions Editor
June 9
Filed under Opinions, Slideshows, Sports, Uncategorized

From infectious diseases and workers on strike to the mosquito infested swimming pools and consistent delays in construction of infrastructure, a disaster is slowly taking form at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. We must not support sporting events wherein livelihoods and lives are endangere...

CA Primary: Who to vote for

CA Primary: Who to vote for

Laura Shkouratoff, Staff Reporter
June 9
Filed under Opinions

Bill Monning: State Senator District 17 Monning is the only Democrat running for this position, and a great candidate. He advocated for and helped write a California’s new End of Life Option Act, ensuring that the sick are able to choose to end their lives in the way that they want to. Monning also advocates for the ...

Obama’s next gig: Beermaster? Hairstylist?

Obama’s next gig: Beermaster? Hairstylist?

Benedict Chua, Staff Reporter
June 9
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

  President Barack Obama has eight and a half more months left in office. Two terms sure went by fast. But now there’s a new question to deal with. No, not “How high should this wall be?” or “Where’s the nearest one-way ticket to Canada?” (All valid questions at this point), but rather, a ...

Equal pay, fair opportunities for women in Silicon Valley

Yane An, Staff Reporter
June 9
Filed under Opinions

Collaboration of all women, regardless of social status, will help defeat gender inequality and build a better future for women, said an activist of women’s rights. Advocates for women’s rights discussed gender equity and strategies in achieving equal rights in a panel hosted by the Jea...

Students call for environmental justice

Elias Kamal, Staff Reporter
June 9
Filed under Features, Opinions

More than a hundred student leaders from across California gathered Friday, May 20t at De Anza College, the host site of a two-day Convergence with the California Student Sustainability Coalition. “Because of the significant position that California holds in climate policy globally, it is...

A call for open source textbooks

Benedict Chua, Staff Reporter
May 17
Filed under Opinions

Ninety dollars, sometimes over a hundred, even. Walking away from the bookstore with a full set of math textbooks for a calculus course can easily set a student back by over two hundred. Add in online components, and that number only grows. The College Board estimates that the average full-time student would have to spend $1,200 a...