Category: Editorial

Editorial: Voting is especially crucial this election

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Statistically, the 18-24 age group has been the least active in voting since 1964.  According to a 2014 U.S. Census Bureau report, America’s youngest voters have moved toward less engagement over time. Voting rates among the 18-24 age group dropped from 50.9% in 1964 to 38% in 2012. The numbers

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Editorial: Gender reveal parties are harmful

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board By now, the bulk of the Western world has experienced gender reveal parties — the booming trend of pink and blue social media posts, confetti and even explosions.  The trend is not a long standing tradition followed by past generations. It began with Jenna Karvundis in 2008, when, after multiple

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Editorial: “Defund the police” is not controversial

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board The phrase “defund the police” has sparked controversy all year. But is it really that controversial?  We, the Viewpoints editorial board, believe it is not controversial. It is merely a misunderstanding. The suggestion to “defund” an entire public service department has generated an intense divisiveness between those who back the

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Editorial: Americans need another stimulus package

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board Welcome to the Great Depression 2.0. Our country’s unemployment has not reached such dismal levels since the 1930s. While the U.S. Department of Labor reported a 0.9% decrease in unemployment in July, amounting to 16.3 million unemployed people, the department admits an overall increase of 10.6 million unemployed people since

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Editorial: Virtual commencement does not make your degrees and hard work invalid

The class of 2020 will have to attend their commencement ceremonies online at almost all colleges and universities due to COVID-19 safety regulations, including Riverside City College.  It is unfortunate that an entire graduating class has to celebrate this event that is meant to be in person through a screen. However, no matter the circumstances,

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Editorial: Protesters prolong pandemic, opening prematurely risks thousands of lives

Conspiracy theorists rushed to conclusions last week after the documentary “Plandemic” spread like a virus on YouTube and Facebook. The documentary makes countless allegations against the legitimacy of the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions in place around the world. Pandemic deniers and those screaming “fascism” at public health orders immediately accepted the allegations as truth.

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Editorial: Distribution of stimulus funds exclude millions who deserve it

Millions received government issued stimulus checks this month to ease the financial burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, millions of others received nothing. Undocumented immigrants have been laboring in the countryside, rain or shine, ensuring food makes it on the plates of hungry Americans. They have been working alongside American citizens in grocery stores,

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Editorial: Health care workers at risk, everyone must do their part during health crisis

As COVID-19 cases spike in California, health care workers have taken to social media to respond to the public not taking the stay-at-home order seriously.  In an interview with ABC 7, Heidi Flores, a Southern California nurse, said it is only a matter of time before many nurses test positive for COVID-19. “I’ll continue as

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Editorial: Pandemic reveals selfish underbelly of society

By the Viewpoints Editorial Board “If I get corona, I get corona,” entitled spring-breaker Brady Sluder told CBS News in Miami. “At the end of the day, I’m not gonna let it stop me from partying.” Meanwhile, COVID-19 is killing hundreds of people every day in Italy. Known Riverside County infections went from around 10

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Editorial: Divisiveness in politics creates tension in the home

The divisiveness in politics is growing worse and making its way into our own homes. Many people today look up to politicians and are easily inspired by them. People are starting to take action and treat others with the same harshness exhibited by said politicians. Recently Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was “threatening” supreme court justices

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