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Techno Terror: The Silicon Valley take over

Robert Clinton
Silicon Valley transplants instill false progressive narrative
May 8, 2019

California has long been known as a bastion of liberalism and inclusivity, but for those who lived through the gestation period preceding the birth of widespread gentrification, it’s never been more...

Illusion of Freedom: Corporate policies incentivise evil

May 16, 2018

America got it wrong about property from the very beginning. The founders of this nation saw other humans as property. The government of this nation has enshrined genocidal maniacs on its money to remind...

Athletes express concern about gun legislation

Athletes express concern about gun legislation
March 14, 2018

As the best professional boxer of the 20th century, and renowned activist, Muhammad Ali once said, “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” National Basketball Association (NBA) all stars Lebron...

Limited instructor availability sullies learning environment

Limited instructor availability sullies learning environment
March 1, 2018

California community colleges have followed an evolving trend of hiring easily replaceable part-time professors instead of cultivating a crop of costly, yet better prepared,  tenured-track employees. Students...

Temporary Disruption

Temporary Disruption
March 1, 2018

In a nation driven by a 24-hour news cycle that blurs the lines between fake news, breaking news and the hyperbole spewed from the mouths of talking heads and paid corporate shills, less sensational stories...

Transient ‘fast fashion’ trends spawn global scourge

February 20, 2018

While women walk around with a $12 little black dress on to support the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, think about the young girl making your dress inside a factory under extremely poor conditions, receiving...

Lack of campus liaisons foster divide in community relations

Lack of campus liaisons foster divide in community relations
February 20, 2018

Over the past year, the Contra Costa Community College District has continued what some see as a disturbing trend of decreasing the number of people of color in leadership positions at Contra Costa College. On...

Valentine’s Day ignites false sense of love through materialism

Valentine's Day ignites false sense of love through materialism
February 20, 2018

For many, the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day is etched in an atmospheric romance of greeting cards, candle lit dinners and the occasional afterglow of holiday lust. Scented bouquets of red roses...

Threats of ICE raids demand preparation to impede arrests

Threats of ICE raids demand preparation to impede arrests
Allies should prepare to physically shield affected communities
January 30, 2018

In the wake of recent threats by the federal government to conduct sweeping immigration raids across Northern California and the Bay Area in general, civic leaders and state employees have vowed to stand...

Mother inspires perseverance, shows strength

Mother inspires perseverance, shows strength
December 18, 2017

The first time I ever saw my mother being hit by a man, I was 10 years old. Cowering in the corner, I threw a blanket over my face to shield myself from the scene that filled our one bedroom apartment. At...

Brand name clothes overrated

October 30, 2017

Growing up I always longed to wear top brand-named clothing to feel comfortable at school, until my late teens when I realized it was better to have been raised to not care for them. Much of my adolescent...

New generation products mar Apple reputation

October 30, 2017

I own one Apple product, a second generation iPod touch. I would be the first to admit that I love it and am proud to call it mine. When I see someone with a new Apple product however, I don’t feel...

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