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Blackfish, more like the new and improved catfish

Guadalupe Zaragoza

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

TM Guadalupe Zaragoza In today’s society, blackfishing has wildly become common, among social media specifically, in which white individuals appropriate black features with the expectation of gaining attention, followers and sponsors. Currently in the news, the topic engaged in discussing one ...

Kevin Hart’s heart had a homophobic past that needs to be handled

Guadalupe Zaragoza

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Dec. 6, Kevin Hart's Oscar-hosting opportunity was of course lost, but never gone for good. A heartfelt apology could have been perfect, including an evolution of how he changed so much and how he finally learned from his actions. But as things took an awful turn, Hart made things worse by return...

The College Football playoffs need to expand

Keanu Ruffo, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Opinion, Sports

In recent weeks, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has received complaints from fans about how short the college football playoff is. In any sport where there’s playoffs it’s commonly a four week tournament, but for college football, it’s only a two week tournament. What’s the...

Free Speech Zone: Should babies be genetically engineered?

Carmelita Islas Mendez, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Free Speech Zone, Opinion

Should babies be genetically engineered? Jonathan Lopez, English major "It’s hard to say because it’s risky and controversial. I am not going to lean toward either side. I think we all just have wait to see how this turns out." Philip Herrera, Culinary arts major "What I worry is that if you ... don’t have health benefits and if you don’...

Genetically engineered babies the new future for couples

Genetically engineered babies the new future for couples

Rebecca Aguila, Staff Writter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

Although it may be a touchy or a taboo topic, the idea of genetically engineering babies isn’t actually as bad as people may think and could actually be a big benefit. Pretty soon, technology will be taking over the world and sooner or later you’ll be given the power to ensure that you will have...

Veterans with ptsd should not have any access to guns

Keanu Ruffo

November 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The fact that a man with a history of mental health issues has access to guns is stupid and dangerous.Ian Long, a marine veteran, who served in the Afghanistan war, shot and killed 12 people at a country bar in Thousand Oaks late Wednesday night before taking his own life. Last spring, Long had consist...

Free Speech Zone: Should people be held accountable for things they did as young adults?

Alison Hernandez, Online Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Free Speech Zone, Opinion

Due to Republicans coming to the defense of Brett Kavanaugh by stating that he was just a young adult when the events of the alleged sexual assault occurred, students around Cerritos College were asked to give their thoughts on the matter. Should people be held accountable for things they did as young...

Stop the demonization of the migrants, blame their homeland’s governments!

Stop the demonization of the migrants, blame their homeland’s governments!

Eunice Barron, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In past weeks President Donald Trump and his conservative minions have been doing nothing but complain and demonize the current Central American migrant caravan by calling them "invaders." The real group of people that Trump and conservatives should point fingers at are the Honduran, Salvadoran and...

Pressuring someone to vote is not the same as encouraging

Alison Hernandez, Online Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Aggressively pushing others to vote by guilt tripping or pressuring them does more harm than good and it needs to stop. People need to figure out how to actually encourage others to vote before the next election season or they’ll risk discouraging people from voting altogether. U.S. citizens took...

Trans rights are unalienable rights

Alison Hernandez, Online editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If the Trump administration rewrites the definition of gender to erase trans and nonbinary people it will be committing a heinous sin by violating two of the three unalienable rights the U.S. government was sworn to protect when the Declaration of Independence was written, the right to life and the pursuit...

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