Day: June 1, 2009

Honoring the bravest among us

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid,” said former President Harry S. Truman. “They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifice.” This statement still holds true today as those who preserve our freedoms and serve our country are thought of with the utmost respect as they fight to preserve the freedoms which Americans hold dear.

ASRCC takes care of its own

“Are people these days seriously asking for deodorant donations?” Student Jeremy Mendia gawked as he overlooked a flyer. He looked flustered. “Man, what is the world coming to when people can’t afford this kind of stuff. I really can’t believe it.” As unbelievable as it may seem, it is a reality for many people today.

News briefs

‘Luck be a lady’ at RCC At 8 p.m. on June 5, the Landis Performing Arts Auditorium will be featuring “Guys and Dolls.” This comedic musical takes place in New York and features a cast of high-rollers, nightclub performers and a mission worker singing classics like “Sit Down You’re Rockin the Boat.

Kids and art invade downtown

Downtown was pretty empty, as would be expected at 12:30 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon. Walking around the corner onto Mission Inn Avenue, tents at various venues, were being set up by volunteers for the day’s activities. By one o’clock downtown was no longer empty and the last “First Sundays” of the season was in full swing.

Oberst looking at brighter days

Conor Oberst is back and he’s a lot happier than usual. The introspective angst quality of Bright Eyes has been stripped away as Oberst’s second self-titled album emerges with blissful odes and acoustic lullabies. Last year, Oberst set aside his Bright Eyes moniker and teamed up with the Mystic Valley Band for a second time to begin work on their newest album, “Outer South.

Summer is the new Fall

Since “Transformers 2” and “G.I. Joe” don’t appear to be the blockbusters everyone thought they would be, why not stay in and enjoy good storytelling for free. These Summer TV shows offer original stories told by great actors without competing for attention against a slew of mediocre network programming.

‘Angel Demons’ & inaccuracies

Ours is a so-called “age of information.” What would have taken months of researching or multiple library trips now takes a matter of seconds, thanks to the Internet. Google has made information-gathering all but instantaneous, and Wikipedia boasts to be collecting the sum total of human knowledge.

Get over yourself Limbaugh

There is a saying that goes, “Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.” Apparently, some Republican commentators have never heard that before. At the recent White House Correspondent’s dinner, comedian Wanda Sykes spent about 15 minutes making fun of everything from President Obama’s shirtless photos to the first lady’s lack of sleeves.

Manny proves he’s no angel

The popping flashbulbs, the thousands of cheering fans with faux dreadlocks, the section of Dodger stadium named after him all gone after one test. The impact of Manny Ramirez and his suspension cannot be measured in wins and losses. The Los Angeles Dodgers had the best record in baseball before he was suspended and, as of May 20, still have the best record.