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Fighting for our online rights

Fighting for our online rights

Carlos Martinez

December 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

With the information given, net neutrality would be eradicated and we the people will no longer have the rights we currently have on the world wide web, the Federal Communications Commission will most likely vote no. On Dec. 14, the FCC will decide on whether they should continue to follow the principles...

Keep “live” musicals off T.V.

Carlos Martinez

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It's that time of year where the weather gets slightly cooler, families gather to celebrate the holidays and the dreadful "live" musical is showcased during the season, with Fox's "A Christmas Story Live!" as this year's special. Unfortunately, musicals will only get crappier as long as television networks ...

Can non-black fans rap the N-word?

Erik Estrada

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the internalization of rap and the huge use of the N-word within the genre it brings to question are fans outside of the black community able to say the N-word while rapping along to a song?Many people who believe using the N-word in rap lyrics is fine and bring up the argument that it is just a...

Teach youth that social media doesn’t define appearance

Jah-Tosh Baruti

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Young people are going to great lengths to look like popular celebrities.Their measures include: The application of makeup, excessive working out -- extreme diets, some even take it a step further with surgery and implants.Keep It Real, a movement formed to help young people feel comfortable in their own ski...

The Envelope — Net neutrality can lead to revolution

Benjamin Garcia

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Envelope

The people of the United States of America deserve free, socialized internet access. Talon Marks editors and staff writers have elected to publish moderate and lukewarm opinions revolving around the simple notion that the internet should not be censored or controlled in any way that gives large, evil corporatio...

Compromise not crisis with North Korea

Bianca Martinez

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It's time to grab your coats and practice ducking into gutters because that's exactly where we are headed if this North Korea missile crisis isn't handled. And yes, it is a crisis, reminiscent of the Cuban Missile Crisis that happened in the early 1960s, we are heading back in time. Yeah, this...

Sex offenders should not be defended

Jenny Gonzalez

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the beginning of what Talon Marks News Editor David Jenkins has coined, “the Weinstein effect,” the influx of people in all industries calling out their predators and speaking out against sexual harassment and abuse has also encouraged the defense of such predators. Supporting someone who...

Smart phones becoming too invasive

Scarled Murillo

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Privacy is one thing we can all agree upon is important to humans, but lately technology is advancing and is becoming more invasive in our lives. Almost everyone owns a smart phone and we cannot live without them, but little did we know our phones are watching us. Our smart phones are becoming to...

Military admits it failed 25 people in Texas church shooting

Jah-Tosh Baruti

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On a Sunday morning in Sutherland Springs, Texas, people gathered at First Baptist Church to hear the word of the Bible, when a demon by the name of Devin Patrick Kelley entered, heartlessly murdering 25 people and an unborn child with a semiautomatic rifle.This was the worst mass shooting in Texas ...

Time for a more trans-inclusive political system

Time for a more trans-inclusive political system

Carmelita Islas Mendez

November 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.According to research done by the Williams Institute, there are about 700,000 transgender men and women in the United States. The question would then be: W...

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