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The problem with doctor’s notes

Kianna Znika

April 9, 2019

If people can see that others are fighting for universal healthcare, they need to realize there is a reason behind this desire: not everyone has health insurance.Health insurance is something some take for granted, either because they pay for it, or they’ve got it covered by their family or job. In fact, it is so expected of people that professor...

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Heed the gospel of LA’s fallen messiah

April 9, 2019

Black on black violence to this point has been an endless loop plaguing Los Angeles streets for decades and the recent killing...

The Ilhan Omar Controversy Shows how little we care about Freedom and Justice for all

Nizar Milbes, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

Amid the frenzy surrounding Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's Comments about the influence of Lobby Groups and accusation of antisemitism, the disregard for the plight and freedom of the Palestinian people is even more apparent. Backlash against Omar's statements went as far as prompting Democratic House members to prepare a resolution this week to condemn...

Saying ‘no no’ to Momo

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Bianca Hull, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Are you parenting your children or is the internet doing it for you? It’s no surprise that in this day and age with the internet...

Free Speech Zone: What can be done to prevent things like the Momo challenge from happening again?

Edgar Mendoza, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Jessica: "I think it's controversial with what you can and can't do about it, but for parents I think they should see what their kid is watching and make sure they know what it is. For the kids, if you see something like that pop up, get off the app and tell your parents." Daisy:" Personally I have a cousin who's always on YouTube, so when ...

Breakup with your boyfriend, he’s bored

Bianca Hull, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

These hoes aint loyal? No. These bros aint loyal. The newest twitter thread that will have you laughing while feeling slightly ashamed at some of the male population. Seven time Grammy nominee Ariana Grande released a new album titled “thank u, next” which quickly soared to the top of the charts, but not only has the album caught a lot of attention...

Apple’s anti-gay emoji is not real but it could be a real disaster

Kianna Znika, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

As far as situations go, Apple should consider itself lucky: a real anti-LGBT emoji would have been a disaster. If you’re still upset with the company over the anti-gay emoji, it’s time to learn that it was nothing more than a glitch that’s not even Apple’s doing; it’s Unicode! Unicode Consortium basically assigns each text, symbol,...

The ‘Empire’ star who cried hate!

Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers he knew $3,500 to fake the attack in the 300 block of East North Water Street around 2 a.m. Jan. 29, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

Quinae Austin and Alison Hernandez

February 27, 2019

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett, is now out on bond just weeks after he reported an alleged assault and claiming it was a hate...

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Why Angelinos should give a ‘dam’

February 27, 2019

In past years ice caps have began to resonate back to their liquid state and sea levels are infinitely rising due to climate change. Climate...

Playing the Game: Valentine’s Day

Bianca Hull and Kianna Znika

February 13, 2019

Hallmark played you didn’t they? They fed you lies that Valentine’s Day equates to love and you really thought that they’re taking you on this date because they wanted to spend the rest of their life with you or something. Here’s a reality check for you: it's just a date. While there are many people out there who are hoping to find “the...

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