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Universities need to address mental illness

February 20, 2019

As many of us already know, mental illness is a growing problem. With social media seen as a staple routine in teenagers’ lives, mental illnesses seem to be much more common. A growing concern throughout institutions ...

The Green New Deal is a terrible idea

by Miles Streicek, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

On Feb. 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx and Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts submitted a resolution to Congress calling for the creation of the Green New Deal. The proposal is an extreme 10-year plan to restructure American ...

It is not anti-Semitic to criticize AIPAC or the state of Israel

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Despite widespread accusations to the contrary, Ilhan Omar’s two tweets that she was heavily criticized for (and eventually she apologized for) were not anti-Semitic. Rather, they’re truthful evaluations of a scenario whe...

This month, celebrate black trailblazers

by Karlene Sanchez, Contributor

February 13, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, we must not only honor and celebrate historic events that took place in the U.S., but, we must also take into consideration certain individuals who have helped, and continue to help to advance...

The U.S. will not survive if military spending is cut

February 13, 2019

The Trump administration announced on Feb. 1 that the United States will opt out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and shortly after Russia said that they would do the same, which will surely result in an arms r...

The wage gap is real, and it hurts mothers

by Catherine Van Weele, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

The existence of the gender wage gap has been unceasingly contested in recent years.   While the wage gap has significantly decreased once women began entering the workforce, most studies find women still make roughly 80 ...

Sen. Harris is a strong candidate

by Catherine Van Weele, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

She is bold and ambitious and would undoubtedly continue working to provide equal opportunity for all people.

Hollywood must stand up for all victims

by Sydney Karlos, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

For the last couple of years, the dark side of Hollywood has made front page news and opened the eyes of film lovers to what is really happening behind the scenes. The film garnering so much attention this award season is Bohemi...

It’s time we finally hold R. Kelly accountable

by Jasmine Mouzon, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

It has taken me awhile to muster up the courage to speak on this topic simply because I’m aware of the potential backlash I may receive. But it has to be said: R. Kelly needs to be canceled. As an artist, he is beyond...

Dear California, stop voting for Democrats

by Miles Streicek, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

I’m not telling you to become a Republican, but I am asking you to at least consider them, and independents, for our state leadership.

Trump’s nuclear talks are a nice gesture. But denuclearization isn’t going to happen

by Jermelle MacLeod, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a nuclear summit in late February  — a nuclear summit is aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe. Trump believes that this meeting will b...

Social media is seriously ruining our relationships

by Cristian Alvarez, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

As social media grows, it is also beginning to change life as we know it. People are becoming increasingly active on media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. Social media is defining this era by allowi...