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Black when they want, white when they need

Black when they want, white when they need

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Opinions

The problem of cultural appropriation has again raised its head on social media. And again ignorance and hubris have combined in dangerous quantities among social media influencers and celebrities at the fore of the issue. Blackfishing is the act of contriving to look mixed-race or black to reap whatever ben...

ESports provides a safer alternative to traditional sports

Tyson Tsoi, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2019


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Competitive gaming, also known as eSports, taking over the entertainment industry is beneficial for individuals who are not physically capable to play certain sports. While physical sports can leave permanent damage on your body, eSports allows individuals who are good at video games to play competi...

Money buys happiness on Valentines Day

Miles Voci, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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No form of currency can buy you happiness, but when Valentine's Day comes around money is the name of the game. According to an annual report done by the National Retail Federation, Valentine's Day spending is projected to be around $20.7 billion for 2019. This tops the previous record of $19.7 bil...

Toxic masculinity infects everyone

Toxic masculinity infects everyone

Shiri Marwaha, Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, and Jamie Lamping

February 13, 2019


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A mother's perspective By Shiri Marwaha Raising a boy in a world filled with masculine stereotypes and forcing norms of what men should or shouldn’t do is challenging. The past twelve years were a breeze because he was too young to notice there was a gender disparity among his relatives. But...

Are CEO presidential candidates credible?

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


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CEO billionaire candidates make good presidential candidates and have a potential to be great presidents, provided their intentions are noble and their desire to serve the country is greater than their oversized egos. Multi-millionaires running for presidential elections is not a new phenomenon and...

Is facial recognition technology a beneficial advancement or a dangerous one?

Is facial recognition technology a beneficial advancement or a dangerous one?

Ashley Gonzalez and Thomas Anthony

February 7, 2019


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PRO: Advancements in facial recognition technology are beneficial in our fast-paced society By Ashley Gonzalez In a technologically-advanced society, facial recognition use is inevitable. Like many other technologies, it is beneficial to our society and will be a part of our everyday lives, expandi...

YouTube is becoming safer, one flagged video at a time

Maryam Golkar, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2019


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YouTube needs to continue regulating their content in a fair way because the internet is already home to enough danger. YouTube has removed 58 million videos in just three months, according to a CNET article on . The motive behind filtering out these videos is to remove any that violates YouTube’s ...

Free tuition for community college?

Miles Voci and Jack Law, Staff Reporters

January 31, 2019


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PRO: Incentive for students to achieve more, without paying more By Miles Voci Education should be a right, not a monetized business, and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new $40 million budget plan to help fund an additional year of tuition-free community college for California provides the aid students despe...

Raising the minimum wage does more harm than good

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


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Increasing the minimum wage in California is beneficial to students who work, but is detrimental to employees and businesses of all demographics in the community as it can lead to competition, higher prices and other problems. With California’s diverse economic regions, increasing the wage to $15...