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Day honors truth, people

Day honors truth, people

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Despite the “white-washing” of traditional American history books, the conveniently forgotten perspective of Columbus as a brutal murderer, rapist and willing participant in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade is slowly becoming a topic of discussion throughout classrooms, libraries and dinner t...

History is remembered by names

History is remembered by names

By Robert Clintont, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Throughout American history, the commemoration of national holidays have served as a way to remember the sacrifices made by figures who may go forgotten. Columbus Day is no exception — minus the whitewashing. The slow dissolution of Columbus Day, recognized as a federal holiday since 1...

Qualifying blunder raises questions

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

After a disgraceful loss to Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup qualifying tournament, the United States men’s national soccer team has been exiled from participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The last time the USMNT was left out of a World Cup was in 1986, when Mexico hosted the event. Now...

District resists federal action on sexual harassment cases

District resists federal action on sexual harassment cases

By Editorial Board

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Despite the efforts of the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to restructure the way sexual harassment cases are adjudicated on college campuses, the Contra Costa Community College District continues to go above federal standards to protect sexual harassment victims. Using existing programs l...

Right-wing regime must be challenged physically

Right-wing regime must be challenged physically

By Ryan Geller, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s not exactly happiness that I feel when I see violence breaking out at right-wing demonstrations between black clad “antifa” and right-wing extremists. It’s gratitude. I’m thankful for the “antifa” violence at right-wing demonstrations. Not because I fear that right-w...

Chemical Overload

Chemical Overload

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sitting tucked between towering refineries are multiple communities all wait- ing for the next shelter-in-place alarm to throw into question their health and general safety. Despite the vast amounts of information regarding the dangers of pollution released by many of these refineries, people ...

Language deficiency triggers shame

Language deficiency triggers shame

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Forum, Opinion

If someone would have told me that losing my native tongue’s proficiency would mean bringing shame to my culture and would cause uncertainty with where I fit in, I wouldn’t have believed them. But when you are living proof of the struggle that comes with adapting to an unfamiliar playground fro...

Say no to San Pellegrino

Say no to San Pellegrino

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Forum, Opinion

From pumpkin spice lattes, Four Locos and craft beers to the nascent stages of Coca Cola over 100 years ago, a constant cultural fixture is trendy beverages. There comes a point where simply drinking water every time someone is parched becomes boring. That’s where trendy beverages come in. However...

Local athletes respond in protest to Trump

Local athletes respond in protest to Trump

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Forum, Opinion, Sports

In the wake of the President Donald Trump’s attack on the peaceful protest of NFL players by kneeling during the national anthem, the Bay Area seems to be in the middle of it all. It all started over a year ago when then-49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem, protesting ...

Support needs amplification

Support needs amplification

By Editorial Board

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Suicide is among the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, wreaking havoc on families, with no regard for age, sex, or religion. National Suicide Prevention Month, recognized throughout September, is dedicated to raising awareness and bringing resources to people who may be struggling...

East Bay team to build stadium remain in area

East Bay team to build stadium remain in area

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

With Raiders owner Mark Davis taking his team to Las Vegas and Warriors owner Joseph Lacob taking his team across the bay to San Francisco, Oakland will be left with one professional sports team. The Athletics, through team President Dave Kaval, have announced that they want to build their privately finan...

Gendered bathrooms hinder progress

Gendered bathrooms hinder progress

By Benjamin Bassham, news editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The whole notion of transgender bathrooms is redundant; this country has solved the problem of segregated bathrooms before. When they were segregated by race the solution was to get over our collective hang-ups and let group A and group B use the same bathrooms. This time the proposed solution is t...

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