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OPINION: Onslaught of conservative legislation targets LGBTQ+

By Julio Rodriguez “Our ignorance is weaponized to pass laws that hurt people,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.  The history of this country is tainted with racist and bigoted laws that have been in place since its inception. That unfortunate tradition continues in the modern-day United States.  Arkansas and South Dakota have taken it upon

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OPINION: Voter suppression rampant, country needs to take action now

By Paul Quick The Republican Party is mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore. What is the “it,” you ask? The “it” is losing statewide and national elections due to minority voting in historically Republican states. It appears that the last straw was the highly publicized loss of two senate

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OPINION: One man’s ‘bad day’ is their daily

By Elaina Kleven It took the Atlanta Spa Shooting to finally shine the light on anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes and the discrimination they face daily. The terrorist attack on three Asian-owned spas killed eight people: Delania Ashley Yang, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michaels, Hyun Jung Grant, Soon Chung Park, Suncha

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OPINION: Hollywood chews up, spits out young stars

By Elaina Kleven As more young figures ascend to Hollywood stardom, will the old systematic patterns of pedophilia and child grooming create another victimized celebrity?  The exploitation of young girls has a dark and modern history. Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, Lindsey Lohan, Shelly Duvall and Megan Fox have all been through the backstage abuse that

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Views: Officials should close gun stores, unnecessary during quarantine

By Leo Cabral It is no surprise that America would consider gun shops essential businesses. Who loves guns more than good ol’ America? State and local governments have laid out recommended regulations during the shelter in place order levied in mid March and, quite frankly, firearms do not quite fit the level of necessity as

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OPINIONS: The power of influence and the fear of missing out during music events clout student income

By Darrisha Daniel As the chimes of Coachella ring in the festival season, F.O.M.O. is bound to set in for many of us. Fear of missing out on the latest events leads many students to miss class time and overspend. For those who purchased tickets for coveted events such as Coachella far in advance, nothing

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OPINION: Dating show capitalizes on emotions

  By Darrisha Daniels Dating shows like The Bachelor that apply a formula to love ingrains in us the idea that there is one person out there that perfectly matches our idea of a spouse and that they’re attainable. Sparks fly, there’s a kiss or other, and from then on, it’s marital bliss. Relationships should

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Opinion: New acting head secretary of Homeland Security spells a grim future

By Jonathan Ramirez Kirstjen Nielsen was the former poster-child for family separation and her replacement will be worse. Which is truly saying something. McAlneenan has been one of the main enforcers for “zero tolerance” of immigrants crossing the border for enforcing and defending it. He has also supported the president’s border wall and testified before

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Opinion: Seismic air gun surveys used to locate oil deposits in the Atlantic Ocean harm marine life wildlife

By Jonathan Ramirez The oil industry and the Trump administration stand on the throats of marine life, money in hand. On Nov. 30  2018 President Donald Trump approved the use for seismic air guns which allows the National Marine Fisheries Service to authorize the permits for five companies along the Atlantic Ocean from Delaware to

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