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Inside a Republican’s mind

Jorge Paniagua, Opinions Editor

June 22, 2016

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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, 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 risk ... Read more »

An open letter to homophobes

Jorge Paniagua, Opinions Editor

June 18, 2016

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  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 »

Brock Turner: White-Privileged Rapist

Jorge Paniagua, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2016

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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. Former Stanford University student and swimmer Brock Turner faces six months in jail for three felony charges related to his sexual assault of an unconscious woman in 2015. By the way, he’s a twenty-year old white guy.... Read more »

Cincinnati Zoo v. Harambe

Jorge Paniagua, Opinions Editor

June 1, 2016

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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 to save a 3-year-old boy who had fallen into the exhibit. “Why couldn’t they tranquilize the gorilla instead of shooting it dead?” I thought. After all, silverback gorillas are a critically endangered species, with ... Read more »

War on Drugs declares war on people

Erik Örhström, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016

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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 »

Goff to a great start

Will Hernandez, Staff Writer

May 1, 2016

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When the Rams finally got the go-ahead from the NFL to move to Los Angeles, there was a buzz of excitement and exhilaration for the city that waited 23 years for a team to return. Although the city’s first professional sports team came back, it came with a caveat. While the team features a Top-10 defense, the reigning offensive rookie of the year in Todd Gurley and a compact offensive line, the Rams had an a void at the q... Read more »

The ‘Ghost’ of ethnic diversity

Lauren Torres, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016

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Hollywood; the place where silver-screen dreams come true and you can be anything you want – that is, unless you’re Asian, Native American, African American or anything but white.   During a summer spent interning for a talent manager, I witnessed countless Caucasian actors being submitted for roles with descriptions like “ethnic” or “Hispanic/African American.” Hundreds of ethnically diverse actors... Read more »

Forget the tea, I’m drinking ‘Lemonade’

Jordan Daniels, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2016

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If you don’t know who Beyoncé is by now, you probably aren’t living. I mean that both pop culturally and literally. Beyoncé dropped her latest album, “Lemonade,” on Saturday and premiered a visual special on the HBO network. In three words: It. Was. Everything. Visually stunning, lyrically groundbreaking and poetically mesmerizing from start to finish, the compilation of continuous videos was layers-upon-lay... Read more »

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