Talon Marks

People wearing protective face masks walk through an alley in Beijing on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

COVID-19’s effects present chance to possibly save the environment

May 20, 2020

This student essay discusses the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could potentially mean for the environment, specifically in China.

Some animals will not expect the sudden abandonment by their owner. However, animals shelters are concerned many furry friends will be returned to the shelters. Photo credit: Sofia Gallegos

Pets are family, not disposable objects

May 17, 2020

Animal shelters are preparing for what could be a traumatizing time for animals as they brace for a high volume of returned pets who were used as a form of entertainment during the stay-at-home order.

Near bridge of Orchy on the West Highland Way, you pass this beautiful loch heading to General Wade's road and across Rannoch Moor. 

The West Highland Way is a 96-mile walk and on my bucket list to do for many years. During the walk I was reminded of a George Orwell quote -

We can’t just let our dreams be dreams!

May 17, 2020

While a utopia may be an unachievable goal, imagining one can be a powerful tool to wield in the face of dystopian reality.

Cerritos College professors Jeff Ramdass and John Haas share their opinions towards the school's closure. The school announced it'll keep classes mostly online for Fall 2020. Photo credit: Kianna Znika

Cerritos professors reflect on the move to online-only

May 12, 2020

How did they do it and what lessons have they learned themselves?

White protestors privileged in the eyes of the law

White protestors privileged in the eyes of the law

May 10, 2020

Videos of anti-lockdown protests in California and Michigan, along with new footage of the Ahmaud Arbery murder, show a reality that's impossible to ignore.

The unanimous 5-0 vote in Antioch, CA, removed Ken Turnage II from his position after suggesting those with weak immune systems are

Turning the page on Turnage II

May 8, 2020

Antioch chairman's remarks towards those with compromised immune systems signifies a need for better leadership.

Don’t be a beach, stay inside!

Photo credit: Sofia Gallegos

Jazmin Taha and Keanu Ruffo

May 3, 2020

Those who flocked to OC and Ventura beaches didn't follow social distancing guidelines, risking people's lives.

COVID isn’t the time to punish students but to understand and assist. Tough times aren’t limited to teachers.

‘F’ your failing grades

May 3, 2020

Students deserve academic leniency during the COVID-19 pandemic, a period of literal shared trauma and death.

America strives to re-open as newer COVID-19 cases and death tolls rise. Photo credit: Sofia Gallegos

Death by COVID-19: America’s grand reopening

April 26, 2020

U.S. citizens confusing their personal luxuries for their natural rights.

Protesters gather to protest Pennsylvania's social distancing protocols. Protests like this have popped up across the country.

The COVID protests are just an extension of right-wing climate denial

April 26, 2020

Conservatives' refusal to face facts is rooted in cynical culture politics and economic supremacy.

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