Month: December 2013

The most deleterious effect

The worst effect of prostitution within low income communities Mark Anthony Howard | Opinions Editor Some communities never see actual effects of prostitution. Others are heavily affected. Its effects and consequence usually don’t make the news until it appears as a political scandal. The solicitation of Prostitution has evolved into many new age avenues but street prostitution is still a highly sensitive issue

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Home of the Free

Mark Anthony Howard | Opinions Editor In the last decade Honduras has quietly become the most violent country in the world. The nation has one of the highest homicide rates in the hemisphere and has emerged as the principal transshipment point in the region for cocaine to the U.S. Its corrupt political system has set the tone for a feudal residence fueled by gangs and

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Homelessness

Mark Anthony Howard | Opinions Editor A winter night in Riverside may reach 35 degrees. To put into a perspective 35 degrees is the same temperature that water may freeze. Imagine being stuck outside in such a cold. Imagine living that reality for months. Homelessness is a community issue of that deserves a much larger sentiment and dedication toward some resolve. The homeless population and the

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Mental illness on RCC campus

Mark Anthony Howard | Opinions Editor   How important is the mental capacity of a college student? Mental illness is prioritized concern here on RCC campus. Dr. Dan Casella is a psychiatric counselor here on campus. On my last visit to his office he and I discussed my own mental health concerns and the different things that may be affecting it. I

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Have cell phones taken over us?

As we stay glued to our cell phones with social media, games and music, the world keeps spinning Zach Ingram | Staff writer As you scurry off to class in a rush to beat the bell, you find yourself nearly sprinting to the door. As the door inches ever closer, and the instructors voice becomes ever more clear, you begin to panic as

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Filipino families pay it forward

Travis West | Managing Editor It was a city on the rise, it’s where U.S. General Douglas MacArthur landed to take back the islands from the Japanese and now it will never be the same again. Starting on Nov. 7 the Philippine island of Tacloban was hit by typhoon Haiyan that left up to 10,000 people estimated dead and 600,000 displaced, leaving an entire island in

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The naked truth

Oversexualized with modest criticism Marissa Bostick | Online Editor We live in a world that condemns the flesh of the nontraditionally beautiful. Scantily clad woman grace the covers of magazines on a daily basis and yet when we see the smallest bit of areola elsewhere it’s a national emergency. Someone somewhere at this very moment is being exploited in some way, shape or form

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The litter challenge: Have you done your part for the world?

Zachary Ingram | Staff Writer   You along with every one of your peers is guilty of a capital crime. Yes you, guilty. Guilty, hands down, at 12 to zero. You can try to find yourself the best lawyer money can buy, but there is no defense in the world that can prove your innocence. Don’t act coy, you know what grand felony you

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Obesity: obstacle or opportunity?

Luis Solis | Staff Writer Obesity should not be consider a disability. Saying that obesity is a handicap is like saying alcoholism is a disease, or the belief that people are born gay. The general public makes excuses in order to make themselves feel better. Webster’s dictionary describes disabled as a disadvantage for a given individual, resulting from an impairment or disability that limits or prevents

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Difficulty with accessibility

  In society it seems that the person who has the loudest voice gets the most attention. Historically, movements have been led and changes implemented by the protests and shouts of the dejected. We can picture emotional speeches, such as Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream,” or impacting protests, such as “Tank Man” in Tiananmen Square on

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