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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: 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: Take action, be passionate, be involved
Editorial, Opinion

OPINION: Take action, be passionate, be involved

OPINION: Take action, be passionate, be involved By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-ChiefPublished Wednesday, March 16, 2022 My dog sleeps in her kennel, the breeze setting is set on the tower fan and a powered on 55-inch TV casts a glow in my room late at night. It airs Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations.” I sit in what yoga enthusiasts call “the easy pose” while typing away at my Macbook Pro. David Gomez Jr. That is all you need to know to understand where I may go with this opinion piece. Yes, I should probably be informing the student body, or the handful of people who read my column–I’ve seen the online views and it’s sad–that they should be more involved with the University. Bourdain is eating street tacos and my mouth is watering now. Geez. I have many issues regarding ...
OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests
Editorial, Health, Illustrations, Opinion

OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests

OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 The United States launched a website where anyone can get rapid COVID-19 tests right to their doorstep, per household. For those who can't get a test at a clinic, this could be a life saver to have just in case. Interested persons can learn more at https://www.covidtests.gov/
OPINION: Is it worth it? I don’t know, but it’s a struggle
Editorial, Opinion, Web Exclusive

OPINION: Is it worth it? I don’t know, but it’s a struggle

WEB EXCLUSIVE DECEMBER EDITION OPINION: Is it worth it? I don’t know, but it’s a struggle By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 As I get closer and closer to taking less credits per semester, I can’t help but think, so far: is earning a degree even worth it? I see my family getting older and impatient, my goddaughter growing up faster than I can blink, my body getting wider from malnutrition and my debt accumulating. Reaching near $30,000 now. Yup. David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chief I am a part-time student, part-time worker and part-time editor-in-chief of The Bridge. Every day, I contemplate quitting one of the three and it’s taking its toll. Though, let me tell you all the things that make me believe I am on the right track. I’ll start wit...
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