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California must fix criminally crowded prisons

California must fix criminally crowded prisons

December 5, 2012

Jam-packed in auditorium-like rooms with double-and triple-stacked bunk beds with few toilets and showers and little room to move around, hundreds of men...

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School yoga class is a workout, not brainwash

November 15, 2012

It’s not as if parents these days don’t have enough things to keep them up at night. You know with all the crime, drugs, prostitution and teen pregnancies,...

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Prop 33: insurance deception

November 4, 2012

Proposition 33 is a ballot initiative asking California voters to approve a new discount for drivers who have maintained consistent auto insurance coverage...

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Prop V: Unneeded GCCCD spending

November 1, 2012

East County voters will get a chance this election to decide whether they want to pass Proposition V to spend $398 million on renovations to Grossmont...

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Prop 35: Sex traffic law vaguely expands police power

October 29, 2012

Proposition 35, if passed, will create harsher punishments for those who participate in the sex trafficking industry. These punishments include prison...

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Party bus restrictions keep teens safe

October 18, 2012

It’s homecoming season and the parties are on. Between tailgating and high school dances, teenagers are getting their fix of underage nightlife and...

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Bullies’ victims become heroes by standing up

October 11, 2012

I remember in fifth grade when the so-called popular girls were brutally mean to me. I spent my entire recess in the corner of the playground crying alone....

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Codependency struggles in relationships can be solved

October 10, 2012

You can’t get enough of it. It’s taking control of your life, but you can’t stop. You know it’s bad for you, but you can’t leave it alone....

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White terrorists are the real threat

September 27, 2012

Terrorism is commonly defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.” It’s a popular definition with no mention...

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Bartending school teaches basics

September 27, 2012

You’ve been 21 for a while and the bar scene is nothing new. You could suggest the perfect place to anyone for any occasion, and your friends stalk your...

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New bill will curb deaths from drug overdose

September 10, 2012

The movie “Pulp Fiction” has countless memorable scenes, but one in particular stands out. Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) plants her face neatly in...

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You must stop hateful ignorance

August 30, 2012

No one has been able to escape the political insanity encircling country and our communities throughout the recent months. With the presidential and mayoral...

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Keep death penalty off chopping block

May 1, 2012

There is a certain way humans respond to death. The death of a loved one is mourned; the death of a villain is celebrated. Either way, it is still...

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Expel CSUSM Koala pres for voting fraud

April 22, 2012

Representing your fellow peers as the student body president is a pretty big set of shoes to fill. You need to be intelligent, assertive, respectable,...

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LGBT identification has its pros and cons

April 16, 2012

As if applying to college isn’t complicated enough already, California is now considering the possibility of adding a new question to its college applications...

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Crime must grind to halt in planned park

February 28, 2012

Lakeside. Does the name make you cringe? Do you think of hillbillies or predominant drug use? For the uninformed, here’s a fact: Lakeside was once...

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Californians: Prop 8 is a thing of the past

February 14, 2012

It comes as no surprise that the ban on same-sex marriage was deemed unconstitutional, but there is now a slue of speculation as to what will happen...

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Reducing stress is paramount for students

January 23, 2012

When I started college and began to discover who I was and what I wanted to do with my life, I realized how overwhelming it is to accept growing up...

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Hold companies responsible for visa abuse

January 18, 2012

America isn’t just beautiful, it’s a land many hope to live in; some even die trying to get here. Almost since our nation’s founding, the U.S....

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Gay homecoming couple is giant leap for SD

November 29, 2011

If there’s one thing I’m proud of at San Diego State, it’s the open-mindedness of our campus to the gay community. Recently, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,...

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Closing pot shops makes no nug of sense

November 6, 2011

Well, the Obama administration has done it again. In three years, our president has both fulfilled and ignored many promises; few promises. However,...

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Dream Act is finance fantasy

October 17, 2011

As of July 1 next year, just weeks before the start of a new school year, illegal immigrants will be eligible to receive state-funded financial aid in...

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Emergency toilets reek of budgetary waste

October 10, 2011

In this crazy rollercoaster of an economy, cuts are being made everywhere. Educators are on high alert for signs of more job cuts and less funding. So...

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End trend of abuse of legal medication

September 26, 2011

It’s been a common claim to folks with a fear of flying that the chances of dying in a plane crash are much lower than the chances of losing your...

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To pee or not to pee

September 19, 2011

I have worked since I was 15 years old. I have paid taxes from my paycheck for every job I’ve held from 15 to 24. But before I got that paycheck, I was...

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Beware legal issues from Internet postings

September 12, 2011

It’s 3 a.m., you are fast asleep, and suddenly you hear a banging at your front door. “Police! Open up!” Groggy and wearing pajamas, you stumble...

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Fire tax burns rural residents

September 4, 2011

We’ve all felt the sting of the downturn in the economy throughout the last several years; smaller paychecks, fewer grants, increased tuition, decreased...

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