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OPINION: Reflections on the knife: cinema’s slasher king ends
Editorial, Opinion

OPINION: Reflections on the knife: cinema’s slasher king ends

OPINION: Reflections on the knife Cinema’s slasher king ends By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 [Editor’s Note: This piece contains spoilers for Halloween Ends. Readers are warned.] It is 1:45 a.m. at this moment so I must write this before the high, after watching Halloween Ends—uh, well, ends. I must say, this opinion piece will definitely be filled with spoilers of the film and place me in the minority of people who thoroughly enjoyed its conclusion. David Gomez Jr. Why can’t I be this enthusiastic about college? Oh my goodness. Haha. To understand where my cloud nine sensation is coming from, I must take you to the beginning when I was just a wee lad watching the original Halloween (1978) in the daytime of my parents bedroom throug...
OPINION: Australia, UK need to do more for Aboriginal rights
Editorial, Opinion

OPINION: Australia, UK need to do more for Aboriginal rights

OPINION: Australia, UK need to do more for Aboriginal rights By Mireilly GonzalezAssistant EditorPublished Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, 521 Indigenous people have died in custody since 1992. However, deaths continue to pile up, and Aboriginal communities find themselves without justice. Mireilly Gonzalez Just this past May, police officer Zachary Rolfe was acquitted of the death of Kumaji Walker. He was accused of murder, manslaughter and a violent act resulting in death. Rolfe was the first officer to face trial for an Aboriginal death—and understandably, all eyes from the Aboriginal community were set on the trial. It presented hope amidst the collective mourning that Walker’s death sparked in people’s hearts. The acquittal, ...
OPINION: ‘Tis the Season: Doom, gloom meet Halloween
Editorial, Illustrations, Opinion

OPINION: ‘Tis the Season: Doom, gloom meet Halloween

OPINION: 'Tis the Season: Doom, gloom meet Halloween By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustrationDuring October 2022, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have nearly filled their ranks. Like Conquest invoking Pestilence, diseases such as monkeypox and COVID-19 threaten us. Like War spreading conflict and strife, the war between Russia and the Ukraine—as well as other global conflicts—cause the fear of nuclear war, while hurricanes and floods add more strife. The food-merchant symbolizing Famine raises costs as inflation soars on our economic rollercoaster. The world is turned upside down. Where is the fourth horseman? The pale rider known as Death may wait just around the corner.
OPINION: ‘Pro-life’ not in favor of all life
Editorial, Opinion

OPINION: ‘Pro-life’ not in favor of all life

OPINION: ‘Pro-life’ not in favor of all life Movement forgets about livelihood of mothers, children By Mireilly GonzalezAssistant EditorPublished Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 Roe v. Wade was passed but it was then overruled after almost 50 years in a 6-3 ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson decision.  in 1969, Norma McCorvey brought up the case of abortion to her local government official, Wade. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled abortion to be a broad right conferred by the U.S. Constitution. Mireilly Gonzalez Roe v. Wade was controversial at the time, and remained so. Some criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to consider abortion a “civil right” instead of a “human right.” Others criticized the ruling as a form of judicial activism–which meant the ruling was made with bias...
OPINION: We were pushed, so I’m pushing back
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: We were pushed, so I’m pushing back

We were pushed, so I’m pushing back By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 Our office was moved to a study room. A study room! I’m certain they did not mean for it to be a joke, but it sure felt like one. Going from a first-floor, private room shared with psychology graduate students, with a couch I could nap on in between classes when I lacked sleep–it was perfect. The cherry on top was the absolute privacy due to the card reader at the door. A hidden oasis on campus. David Gomez Jr. This may sound like an escape from college life, but it was quite the opposite as much homework, newspaper design and editing was done from there. It felt like a hidden hole in the wall of the first floor of Pellegrino. My adviser, myself and others would sometimes...
OPINION: World loses valued leader
Editorial, Illustrations, Opinion

OPINION: World loses valued leader

OPINION: World loses valued leader Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge Illustration “I believe that, young or old, we have as much to look forward to with confidence and hope as we have to look back on with pride.”Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor of the United Kingdom By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 The world lost one of its longest-reigning leaders on Sept. 8 as Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor of the United Kingdom passed away. Most of the world knew her simply as Queen Elizabeth II. Her full title included the following: by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories queen, head of the Commonwealth, defender of the faith. She was born April 21, 1926, in L...
OPINION: Federal loan repayments remain on ice, Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable
Editorial, Illustrations, Opinion

OPINION: Federal loan repayments remain on ice, Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable

OPINION: Federal loan repayments remain on ice, Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Once again, federal student loan repayments and interest are frozen up until Aug. 31, as announced by Biden’s administration. Though it benefits the average individual, providing relief from repayment, the negatives fall upon the government and economy, which must bear the financial burden. Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 About 43.4 million people hold federal student loans, according to the studentaid.gov website. Let’s let that sink in for just a moment. About 92% of most loans, according to a Ju...
OPINION: Editor unlike lightbulb
Editorial, Opinion

OPINION: Editor unlike lightbulb

OPINION: Editor unlike lightbulb By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 There are days I just stop what I’m doing and do nothing. It never feels by choice and it just happens. Trying to make sense of it, honestly, I think I just burn myself out–like a lightbulb. I remember when it first started happening–the third grade. David Gomez Jr. It was mid-fall in Mrs. Maldonado’s class at C.L. Milton Elementary and I was a little slow doing my math homework. She told me to take it home to complete, but I didn’t. I knew what I had to do as I looked at the few questions looking back at me. The moment lasted, for what seemed like forever. I didn’t do it. I went to school the next day. The teacher told us to separate into a small group. That small g...
OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth
Guest Article, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth

OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth By Osvaldo De LeonGuest ColumnistPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 A letter to future graduates: If you are reading this, it is because you are or will be a future graduate from a university. Let me begin by saying congratulations on your accomplishments in your academic career. Not everyone gets to have such a privilege like you. Osvaldo De Leon In fact, your unique attainment is not common in the history of the world. Degrees were given to the few intelligent and curious-minded, like yourself. Throughout your academic career, you majored in a discipline that made you happy, and eager to pursue knowledge, beauty and truth. These transcendental ideals made the University a place where the individual cultivates his/her mind...
OPINION: To the grocery store or bust
Illustrations, In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: To the grocery store or bust

OPINION: To the grocery store or bust Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge Illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Tuesday, April 12, 2022 With the ongoing war in the Ukraine caused by Vladimir Putin, gasoline prices are at an all-time high, impacting practically everyone. At this point, gas is worth its weight in gold, burning a hole in everyone's funds—meaning people will have to use less or find other methods to save on gas.
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