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Demonstration shows unity

Demonstration shows unity

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

About 8,000 people surrounded the 3.4-mile perimeter of Lake Merritt here on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. to stand in solidarity with people who are threatened by President-elect Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric. As the sun began its descent behind the downtown skyline, Bay Area residents of various a...

Flaws inspire creative outlook

Flaws inspire creative outlook

By Michael Santone, News Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Spotlight

It is through the artist who paints work representative of universal emotions where art can have a profound impact on the lives of those who admire it. This drive to impact lives is the main purpose of art major Oghenetaze “Taze” Etibo, 21, who is working on changing the world through his craft of pai...

Crude oil pipeline fuels protests

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under News, Spotlight

In the summer sun of Sept. 3, attack dogs licked human blood from their teeth following the vicious clashes between protesters and private security near the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). At the same time, the American media were lauding President Barack Obama for signing the Paris agreement, an intern...

Democratic action influences change

Democratic action influences change

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2016
Filed under Spotlight

Millions of Americans will have the opportunity to make a change on Tuesday during the U.S. Presidential Election by simply going out and voting for the candidate of their choice. The American people will be the ones that decide whether the Democratic or Republican candidate will call the White House...

Gun reform to regulate ammo

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Spotlight

On Tuesday, voters will decide on gun control legislation that will require people purchasing ammunition to undergo the same background checks as those buying firearms. A yes on Proposition 63 will close the exemption made in 2000, banning large capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding mor...

Bond aims to fund projects

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

California voters will have to decide if K-12, universities and community colleges need $9 billion in state funding to be used for construction projects on campuses. Proposition 51 is the first education bond to make it to the ballot through a petition signed by registered voters. According to the...

Bilingualism debated

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

If California’s Proposition 58 passes on Tuesday students will have the option to receive bilingual education in public schools. Proposition 58 would repeal Proposition 227. It would no longer require K-12 English as second language students to take English-only education classes. Schools would ...

Proposition 60 poses mandatory condoms in porn

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Adult film performers and producers in California could see stronger regulation and an expansion on safe sex practices as Proposition 60 hits ballots and will be voted on Nov. 8. Proposition 60 will require adult film performers to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse scenes. In additio...

Proposition 61 lowers pharmaceutical drugs costs

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Spotlight

Proposition 61 attempts to forcibly reduce the price of medication for citizens by capping the maximum a state agency can pay for drugs to the lowest price negotiated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the drug in question. This imposes no direct restrictions of pharmaceutical companies, and would re...

Cannabis legalization to create tax, revenue

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Spotlight

Californians will have the opportunity on Tuesday to vote to legalize the recreational use of cannabis with a yes vote on Proposition 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which hopes to increase tax revenue to the state through sales of the controversial plant. In 1996 California vot...

Hold your nose and vote for freedom

Hold your nose and vote for freedom

By Benjamin Basham, News Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Spotlight

In this election, Hillary Clinton is the chosen face of the enemy. She represents the political hegemony, the corporations, the lobby groups, the foreign powers, and the corrupt institutions of our own country that slowly steal our ability to even resist them. Regardless of his dubious policies and nox...

Legalization to end decades of bias

Legalization to end decades of bias

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
November 3, 2016
Filed under Forum, Spotlight

Proposition 64 is on California’s November ballot which, if passed, will legalize, regulate and decriminalize the use of marijuana throughout the Golden State. Trying to legalize marijuana in the state that was the first to make cannabis legal for medical uses seems like an easy task, but the oppo...

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