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Raising the minimum wage does more harm than good

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Opinions

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...

Screen time trackers help manage device usage

Tyson Tsoi, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2018


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Tracking how much time you spend on your phone or tablet might be the right step in decreasing our dependence on technology, and apps like Screen Time, available for both Android and iOS, can help monitor our device use and resolve this growing issue while also disciplining us to prioritize other tasks. Th...

College system, students both responsible for graduates’ lack of real-world experience

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


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College students and graduates feel unprepared for the workforce and the future as both colleges and students focus on jobs and careers over an effective well-rounded education. This situation worsens as the admissions and tuition levels raise from a local community college to Ivy League, where students g...

Is satire appropriate in the current political atmosphere of the United States?

Hwan Lee, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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Satire is OK when it comes to the definite sharing of frustrating ideas of controversial topics, such as politics or social difficulties. Satire creates an equal balance of controversy and comedy, supporting the idealistic views of people across the world in order to lift the spirits of many and deg...

Media coverage trends help desensitize us to violent crimes

Jocelyn Hernandez, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


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School shooting have become a reoccurring horror film for us and due to news stories and media covering them all in the same way, school shootings are beginning to feel normalized. When Butler High School in Mathews, North Carolina experienced an on campus shooting on Oct. 29, resulting in the death...

Pittsburgh shooting an attack on entire Jewish community

Pittsburgh shooting an attack on entire Jewish community

Mayer Adelberg, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018


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The disturbing hate crime that occurred at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27 was due to one thing: anti-semitism. As we break down that word into ‘against’ and ‘Jewish,’ we can see that this shooting was not just an assault on one synagogue, but an attack on the entire ...

Movies based on real life brutal tragedies bring new point of understanding

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018


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Movies based on aggressors behind real-life brutal tragedies should be encouraged by media and distributors as they not only show the aggressors perspective, but also shed light on mental health, abuse, weaponry and other issues that aren’t given enough attention. Films with the lead character as th...

Stressing the importance of voting

Johanna Berntsson, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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With the current political climate in this country, we are in desperate need of something to change and if you don’t like how this country is run, you need to get out and vote. A recent CNN poll showed that 75 percent of U.S. citizens disapprove of Congress, many feel change needs to happen soon....