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California sets an example for pet policies

California pets cartoon

Julia Martins de Sa, Assistant Photo Editor

November 10, 2017

For as long as I can remember, people have always told me to adopt from animal shelters or rescue centers rather than purchasing a pet from a pet store. I was told to avoid supporting the poor treatment of animals and the inhumane conditions in “puppy mills” and “kitten factories” by purchasing...

Recognizing the past during Thanksgiving

Liam Devine-Carter

Liam Devine-Carter, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Food, joy, generosity, family. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when thinking of Thanksgiving. They’re generally sentimental words that bring about warm images of your family and friends. They might remind you of that time your out-of-shape uncle sprained his pelvis because he went...

Jokes should not pardon politicians

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Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

November 3, 2017

Humor can be a coping mechanism. When we are uncomfortable, sometimes we laugh. When the internet is angry, it mocks. But when do the jokes become normalization? At the Emmys this year, Sean Spicer made an appearance parodying Saturday Night Live’s Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of him. Spicer...

Using storytelling, activism to promote social change

Using storytelling, activism to promote social change

Fernando Jimenez, Managing Editor

October 27, 2017

“Every social movement begins with one person telling their story.” Kat Evasco, award-winning stand-up comedian, performing artist and writer, welcomed over 40 students from nine different states and Washington D.C. to the opening workshop of the first Define American Chapters Summit that took...

Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Shania Lao

Shania Lao, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

“I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” said San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick on Aug. 26, 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” Kaepernick...

Readers are responsible for choosing what they read

NFL players kneel during the National Anthem as a form of protest against police brutality.There were many teams that particpated in this protest. // Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Jayraj Jonnalagadda and Nathan Park

October 6, 2017

NFL players protest police brutality. The new Travel Ban. Puerto Rico’s post-hurricane devastation. The world’s stories in the past week has overwhelmed readers. When people check on the weekly news, they get slammed with all these stories. With no way to read them all, it can seem like the world...

Local elections are just as important as national ones and deserve people’s undivided attention

Local elections are just as important as national ones and deserve people’s undivided attention

Finn Williamson, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

At such a divisive time in politics, people often get caught up in large national elections and forget about local elections. These elections can have large impacts on the lives of citizens and are still overlooked. One of the first steps in taking political action is voting in local elections. The...

Trump sustains attacks targeting political opponents through Twitter, lacks leadership

Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. //Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

Nathan Park, Julia Martins De Sa, and Jayraj Jonnalagadda

September 29, 2017

Unprofessional. Irresponsible. Reckless. These are among the plethora of unsavory adjectives that come to mind when thinking of Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter scandal. On Sept. 13, Trump retweeted a tweet of an edited GIF of Trump swinging a golf ball into Hillary Clinton’s back, causing her...

The importance of telling untold narratives

The importance of telling untold narratives

McKinley Keener, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

How do you sum up a life in 27 minutes? It’s impossible. Lives are built up of too many stories to condense them all into a singular narrative. Then how do you choose which story to tell? You pick a person. You research them. You realize that no one is the measure of what the general public considers...