The changing face of American politics
Jun04

The changing face of American politics

American politics has changed. It’s hard to see where the lines have been drawn, and whether the changes were gradual or sudden. Instantaneous communication, social media and internet culture have all had a profound impact on how the political system works. Our newfound connectedness has allowed what was once a fringe group of frustrated voices to band together into a much larger chorus. And it doesn’t help that our...

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A look through a fragile glass telescope
May19

A look through a fragile glass telescope

If I was asked what I enjoyed growing up, right-off-the-bat I’d list gaming, Milk Duds and being far-far away from socializing with people. This is the part where I say, “times were different back then, huh?” or “a lot has changed.” Maybe Milk Duds don’t make the list anymore, but my social anxiety? Well crap, it’s still there. When I turned to find out it wasn’t just a phase; I was...

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Mysterious death in a notorious hotel
May19

Mysterious death in a notorious hotel

The Stay on the Main Hotel, (Cecil Hotel) is a hotel for travelers from all over the world because of the location’s proximity to famous Los Angeles landmarks and its low prices. However, this hotel also holds one of Los Angeles’ biggest unknown mysteries. Some of the most notorious serial killers have stayed at this hotel during their killing sprees. The hotel’s creepy past has even inspired this past season of “American Horror...

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Letter from the editor
May19

Letter from the editor

Good journalism changes lives. I have no delusions of grandeur, but I can honestly say that my life changed when I first stepped into The Telescope’s newsroom. It was hook, line and sinker. I’ve learned more at The Telescope than every other class combined. I learned about the craft, about the field, but mostly, I learned about myself. The Telescope is a special place, and it saddens me to be leaving it. But I’m thankful for every...

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California raising smoking age to 21
May18

California raising smoking age to 21

California raised the smoking age from 18 to 21, making it the second state to pass this law. At the age of 18, we are allowed to make big, life-changing decisions such as, voting, buying a house or enlisting in the army, but cannot be trusted with the choice to smoke or not. Data has found that increasing the age of using tobacco to 21 will drop the percentages of people who smoke and ultimately save “thousands of lives.” And who...

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Rising above haunting remarks really pays off
May18

Rising above haunting remarks really pays off

I was born with a life-altering disability. Or so, that’s how it’s defined on Google. Nearly 21 years into life, I learned early on that it is only life altering if you let it be. I was born with a form of Cerebral Palsy that affects my muscles and their spasticity. I don’t walk well, but I can walk. My eyes drift from time to time, but all else allows me to function as the average college student. I don’t...

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