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The Envelope: There is nothing kind about being “nice”

Benjamin Garcia
July 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion

False sincerity is the ugliest thing two people can share that doesn't involve the mass killing of a people based on religion, race, economic class, sexual orientation, etc. Allow me to explain:James C. Collins says "good is the enemy of great." Voltaire says "perfect is the enemy of good." *Oprah Voice...

Persons of self-harm need support, not shame

Bianca Martinez
July 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

You look precariously at your loved one and you noticed several pink slashes on their arm -- you notice several patches of hair is missing from their head -- their face or ears are red.But instead of asking your loved gently what happened, you erupt."WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU DO THAT TO YOURSELF?""ARE Y...

Is emotional cheating real?

Bianca Martinez
July 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

"Goodnight, babe, I'm going to sleep. I love you," you read as you open the text message from your lover."Goodnight, babe. I love too," you drift off to sleep knowing that your darling babe is somewhere off in dreamland.PING! His phone chimes and it is not only your message that appears on his screen bu...

The Envelope: God hates Republicans

Benjamin Garcia
June 29, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Politics, The Envelope

Conservatives are America's cancer. Sidenote: With the proposed budget throwing elderly people off of health insurance, we are bound to see more and more of these declining conservatives who sit in-front of their TV, eating microwaved TV dinners -- which contain carcinogenic GMOs -- developing cancer...

Don’t cause grief to Griffin

Bianca Martinez
June 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics

By now, we have all seen comedian Kathy Griffin posed, solemn faced with a mock severed and bloodied head modeled in the likeness of a specific president -- who has a penchant for excessive tweeting, baby-sized hands that are only good for recent blunders such as "covfefe" and a stony faced wife.However, is what G...

The Envelope: What would Robespierre say?

Benjamin Garcia
May 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, The Envelope

"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant," said the incorruptible leader of the French Revolution Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre.Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified in front of Congress on matters related t...

How do you think President Trump’s immigration policies will affect Cerritos College?

Lindsay Helberg
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

#1 Carlos Madrigal- Undecided major,"Students wanting to attend the college from abroad would have difficulty coming in. It also affects students that want to study outside the country or attend an educational function. They may fear not being able to come back."#2 Casey Piotrowski - Part-time Theater Professor,"I think the Travel Ban is j...

Social Media vs Reality

Lindsay Helberg
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

At some point during our academic lives most of us have been in a classroom where our teachers have asked us on the first day to take out a piece of paper and tell them a little bit about our lives, who we are and how we got to where we are today. Although our teachers are usually complete strangers, we h...

Body images in the media increase body dissatisfaction and disordered eating

Rocio Valdez
May 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We live in a media saturated world. Most of us have an Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snap Chat. Most of us also follow celebrities/public figures. Do you ever look at their page and wish that was you? Mostly everything we see online, magazines, billboards is just an illusion. There is so much t...

Cultural appreciation is not cultural appropriation

Cultural appreciation is not cultural appropriation

Monique Nethington
May 10, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

How can people who fight constantly for equality be the same people that feed the divide that is quickly growing in this country? A short answer, and frankly only one of the answers: they claim cultural appropriation in every situation they can without even knowing the entire story. One can not claim to fight...

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