Obama needs to practice what he preaches

Jovanna Madrigal, Opinions Assistant
May 22, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Freedom of religion is considered a basic right in the United States, but on the international stage, it is still a source of controversy. The Obama administration has been criticized for making public statements against the repression of religion in other countries, yet failing to demonstrate that there... Read more »

Benghazi: Enough with the grandstanding

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
May 22, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The events that resulted in the death of four Americans in Benghazi are a tragedy, not a scandal.   Recently, a new email was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the controversial talking points that United States U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice provided after the attacks.  Although... Read more »

Sex sells, but virginity is worth more

Nicolette Norris, Staff Writer
May 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Most women hold onto their own virginity for religious reasons, or selective preference. Other women, like 27-year-old medical school student who goes by Elizabeth Raine, keep it for the sole purpose of auctioning it off online on her website elizabeth-raine.com.... Read more »

“Radical feminists” miss the cause

Enedina Cisneros, Radio Production Assistant
May 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Simple Pickup Films is known for the group’s breast cancer awareness stunt in which they motorboated women for donations. The three guys behind the project are once again in the spotlight for attempting to raise awareness of female genital mutilation.  ... Read more »

Selfies raise questions on self worth

Selfies raise questions on self worth

Tiffany Ngo, Contributing Writer
May 4, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

“After we go to the bathroom, can we go smoke a cigarette? I really need one, but first: Let me take a selfie,” are a few lyrics from the song “#Selfie” by The Chainsmokers. “#Selfie” hit the radio in January and has since been an... Read more »

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations: Destined for failure?

Hunter Paul, Contributing Writer
April 30, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Despite reassurances by the Obama administration that the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations are merely at a standstill, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s initiative to jump-start the peace process is destined for failure.  As such, we should not expect any substantive agreements to emerge... Read more »

A divided South Korea mourns in shame

A divided South Korea mourns in shame

Joann Row, Opinions Editor
April 23, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Yesterday morning my dad said, “I’m embarrassed to be a Korean,” and as hard as it is to admit, I’m starting to feel the same way. It’s been a week since the South Korean ferry, “Sewol,” sank with 302 passengers still on board. There were more than 300 high... Read more »

Former Bell City Manager feels no guilt

Nick Chavez, Assistant Opinions Editor
April 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was convicted April 16 of organizing the Bell City scandal, a scheme in which Rizzo was illegally allocating city funds in order to increase his pay and other employees working for the City of Bell, according to the Associated Press. Rizzo... Read more »