Month: October 2020

Sports Column: Women’s sports deserve more viewership, wage gap unfair

By Daniela Ramirez The gender wage gap in sports is a taboo subject to most Americans. Sexism and lack of representation is, in my opinion, the reason for this wage gap.  The problem isn’t the ability of these amazing women, it’s the lack of mass media representation. Less people watching means less money, and that’s

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Halloween survives COVID-19

By Neyra Rodriguez In previous years, people would party with their friends and family on Halloween night. Some people would stay home, with a bowl of popcorn and a bucket of candy, and enjoy a Halloween movie marathon. But most children preferred dressing up in their favorite costumes and going trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, many children will

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Opinion: Just wear a mask

By Chloe Hunter Riverside county has reentered the purple tier and infection rates are widespread throughout the county.  The Blueprint for a Safer Economy put in place by Gov. Gavin Newsom categorizes levels of infection by county and comes with restrictions depending on infection levels.  Wearing masks irresponsibly has played a part in Riverside County’s

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Book Review: Chomsky’s ‘Manufacturing Consent’ (1988) offers criticism of American Democracy

By Olivia Drobny Early voter turnout is already reaching record numbers and it is safe to say that this is not a normal election year.  Americans and the world have been treated to a political reality show over the past four years. Although this cycle might seem out of the ordinary, it is simply an

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Opinion: Pundits misinterpret political ideologies

By Olivia Drobny Words are important.  You are reading this newspaper and the words you are reading matter. Words shape arguments, describe emotions, paint mental pictures, show movement.  Today in America, we seem to have forgotten that words have meaning. We are an overconfident society that prefers reckless self-righteousness over truth and reality. Our national

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Interracial couples face challenges in present-day America

By Aniela Russo Candace Owens recently faced off with Cardi B after Cardi called Owens’ husband a racial slur. “My ancestors fought so I could have the right to marry who I love,” Owens said.   Not much has changed since President John F. Kennedy refused to allow Sammy Davis Jr. to perform at his inauguration.

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State receives calls to reopen Disneyland

By Erik Galicia The happiest place on Earth is not likely to fully reopen any time soon. State guidance on reopening theme parks issued Oct. 20 allows small parks to reopen at 25% capacity or 500 people, whichever is fewer, as long as the parks’ respective counties are in the tier of moderate COVID-19 transmission

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After 32 years, blue finally comes through

By Lesly Gonzalez Southern California turned blue Oct. 27 as the Los Angeles Dodgers became the World Series champions for the first time since 1988.  This year’s MLB season was full of mixed emotions. Not only were sports put on hold for some time due to COVID-19, but the Los Angeles Dodgers made it to

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Series Review: ‘Social Distance’ reflects reality of our new normal

By Kyiesha Chavez This year has been a strange year to say the least.  With the pandemic putting everything at a standstill for the past seven months, sometimes it’s difficult to remember anything besides COVID-19. Netflix’s new anthology series “Social Distance” encapsulates this strange time perfectly.  Set in the first few months of the shutdown,

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