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Will the Hip-Hop industry ever have it’s #MeToo moment?

Eunice Barron, Co-Online Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Since 2017, the #MeToo movement has exposed sexual harassment and abuse by powerful men in various industries such as in government and entertainment, the only industry that seems to go unnoticed by this movement is the hip-hop music business. The hip-hop music industry has a long history of not dealing...

Security staff at Cerritos College need to enforce safe driving

Marilyn Parra, Co-Online Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In order to find parking at Cerritos College one must go through a mission of survival. The parking lot security staff at Cerritos need to work on regulating the parking lot traffic instead of only focusing on giving out parking tickets. Where is the parking lot security you may be asking? Well, they're...

Don’t be afraid to say #metoo

Don’t be afraid to say #metoo

Edgar Mendoza, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

The #metoo movement has lost sight of its initial purpose, becoming tainted by its use as a celebrity spotlight and lack of a system that provides both ready help and protection for both accusers and the accused. The movement was originally intended to help survivors of sexual violence, as stated...

Legacy of Bucky Bucket lives on

Legacy of Bucky Bucket lives on

Bianca Martinez, Freelance Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The Fine Arts building welcomed the arrival of Benicio Bucket on Jan. 25 in room 245, located in the journalism department. The progeny of former Fine Arts building mascot Bucky Bucket, is currently picking up the slack for his father. Bucky passed fall semester following a break-up with Paula...

AirPods are just a trend and full of hype

Keanu Ruffo, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The Apple AirPods are not as spectacular as people think they are. Yes, they’re the first ever totally wireless earbuds, and yes they're comfortable to workout in. Too bad the poor sound quality and the ridiculous high price kills the hype for some people. Are they worth buying? People should...

The president is leading America into a second civil war

Edgar Mendoza, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It's nice to know that our President has fulfilled at least one of his campaign promises, that is, to build his wall. It may not be the border wall he spoke of but is, in fact, a wall that splits our union into two. It is a wall that keeps our country from running effectively by keeping the people...

Shutdown endangers the Native community

Shutdown endangers the Native community

Jasmine Martinez, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

As if non-Natives haven’t been the source of heartless destruction and violence towards Native Americans for centuries, the United States government continues being complicit in depleting these communities of crucial resources during the longest shutdown in history. Putting the lives of Native Americans...

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...

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