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<em>Bringing an augmented reality to ours </em>

Bringing an augmented reality to ours

July 20, 2016

When I first downloaded the new, and now unbelievably popular, mobile game Pokemon Go, it was my day off and I thought, “If there aren’t any Pokemon directly in my house I can catch, I guess I’m not ... Read more »

Counterpoint: What are we really watching it for?

Miranda Andrade-Ceja, Managing Editor

July 6, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last Tuesday, a man named Alton Sterling was shot upwards of five times at point blank range after being pinned to the ground by two Baton Rouge officers. The video of the killing was caught by a witness, and was almost immediately circulated around social media platforms and broadcast television. However, the video being shared on every Facebook wall, Tumblr dash and Twitter feed of Sterling’s brutal treatment and subs... Read more »

Point: Why the Alton Sterling video must be watched

July 6, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

  When I saw the video of Alton Sterling, a black 37-year-old man, being shot at point blank range by a white police officer, I was enraged and disgusted. Enraged that yet another black life was taken by a white police officer, and disgusted at the fact that I had watched the final harrowing moments of a man’s life subside away in a convenience store parking lot. For those unaware, officers responded to a Bato... Read more »

Inside a Republican’s mind

Jorge Paniagua, Opinions Editor

June 22, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Hunter’s Warehouse, an online gun store based in Pennsylvania, sold more than 30,000 AR-15 semi-automatic rifles in the week following the Orlando nightclub shooting, according to an article published by online news agency, The Independent. The owner of Hunter’s Warehouse, Tom Eagle, told Fox Business, “It’s when the government starts talking about banning particular guns and up go gun sales. When people [are at... Read more »

An open letter to homophobes

Jorge Paniagua, Opinions Editor

June 18, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

  Do you ever wonder why gay clubs exist? These places exist as a sort of safe haven — one where gay people can be themselves without worrying about “offending” or potentially angering anyone opposed to LGBT community members. Although it’s not their intention to segregate themselves,  LGBT people are driven away to form their own establishments as a result of a discriminatory society. What happened ... Read more »

<em>Brock Turner: White-Privileged Rapist</em>

Brock Turner: White-Privileged Rapist

June 8, 2016

Brian Banks, an African-American former football player, was accused of rape at the age of 16. He served five years and two months of a six-year sentence before his accuser annulled her story in 2012. ... Read more »

Cincinnati Zoo v. Harambe

<em>Cincinnati Zoo v. Harambe  </em>

Jorge Paniagua, Opinions Editor

June 1, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

When I first read about Harambe the gorilla being killed at the Cincinnati Zoo, I was fairly upset at the fact that the 17-year-old western-lowland silverback gorilla was shot by zoo officials in order ... Read more »

War on Drugs declares war on people

Erik Örhström, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

Few politicians dare to acknowledge how the global war on drugs never truly has been carried out against controlled substances, but against a huge part of Earth’s population.     Being a drug user has become very stigmatized in today’s society because a criminal culture has been created. Those who become particularly affected by this criminalization are the addicts, which are estimated by the U.N. Office on Drugs and C... Read more »

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