Don’t ignore what makes you uneasy
Oct06

Don’t ignore what makes you uneasy

It is wrong and cowardly for someone to abuse someone they “love” because they feel entitled. It doesn’t matter how rich or powerful they are, they shouldn’t be protected from things they do wrong. Like many stories on local news, domestic violence is not spoken of unless it affects a celebrity. Or in this case, a famous and talented sports player, like former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. On Feb. 15, Rice was arrested for...

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California needs to build more schools, not prisons
Oct06

California needs to build more schools, not prisons

Since 1980, California has built 22 prisons but only one public university. It seems incredibly unproductive that California is somehow spending more money and effort punishing its citizens rather than educating them. This is just one reason that it’s becoming increasingly apparent that California needs some serious prison system reform. California’s prisons have been notoriously overcrowded and in the past few decades, the situation...

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Would you recognize your followers in person?
Oct06

Would you recognize your followers in person?

We live in a generation where eye contact has become awkward, kind gestures are taken the wrong way and friendly hellos are examined for their motives. Social media is ruining our ways of communication and deteriorating personal relationships by the pressure it places on users of all ages. A study conducted by the Marketing Charts shows smart phone users between the ages of 18 to 64 years old dedicate 3.2 hours to social networking a...

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Activism is still relevant to our modern generation
Oct06

Activism is still relevant to our modern generation

“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person is an activist, every minute a chance to change the world,” said Dolores Huerta, co-founder of National Farmworker’s Association. Young and old, we think about our world and how can we make it better. Some watch and hope, some act. All of us should act. Those that act usually gather in mass to validate or solidify their concern and attempt to bring about change using their...

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Net Neutrality is key to a free Internet
Oct06

Net Neutrality is key to a free Internet

Kirk Mattu/The Telescope Net neutrality is a relatively new concept in relationship with its subject matter, the Internet, however its corresponding principles are not. Net neutrality, or an open Internet basically means keeping web traffic equal no matter the data content. This means the data speeds your experience when loading content from websites or the transferring of data through video files, documents, etc. are unhindered by...

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Water solves droughts, not disease
Sep17

Water solves droughts, not disease

Dumping a bucket of ice-cold water on your head doesn’t solve any issues in the world. It actually adds to the number of problems involving the serious drought California is facing now. The recent social media trend of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” is used to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Someone posts a video of unloading a bucket of ice-cold water on their head, then nominates friends for either the...

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