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Kanye West preaches politics again

Kanye West preaches politics again

Denika Williams,
Contributor
December 7
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion

A series of rants by rapper Kanye West during recent California performances has made me re-think how I feel about the artist and entrepreneur, whose music I’ve enjoyed since the beginning of his career in the early 2000s. Once on stage for his Nov. 17 concert at the SAP Center in San Jos...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Robert B. Wister,
Hayward Resident
November 30
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

Each election cycle we are confronted with closed streets for paving ONLY in the three months before election vote time. Watch the street paving frenzy come to a screeching halt the day of the election. Where are these workers for the preceding eighteen months? Who is paying them during their time o...

To be sterile or not to be sterile, that is the question

To be sterile or not to be sterile, that is the question

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 17
Filed under Opinion

For generations, women have had the responsibility of preventing pregnancy. Sure, men have their options as well, but nothing as secure as birth control that women have taken for decades. Men have had three primary methods of birth control in condoms, pulling out or the dreaded vasectomy. ...

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country

The media must be held accountable for dividing this country

Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Contributor
November 17
Filed under Opinion, Politics

The current political climate in this country is the most toxic it’s been in my lifetime. In a mad dash to prove themselves right—because nothing is worse than a newspaper admitting that it got something wrong—they’re spreading false information. “Big media” outlets like CNN, Huffington Post, ...

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 16
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a 23-year-old female who rebelliously popped her first Yaz birth control pill at age 14, unbeknownst to my parents, I feel like a contraceptive connoisseur. I’ve become seasoned in the art of skipping periods by avoiding the week of little pink pills at the end of the month and gettin...

Give thanks for decolonization

Give thanks for decolonization

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
November 16
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Last summer, Taylor Billey, a third-year student at Stanford University, spent the Fourth of July at a barbeque with her friends, but their evening wasn’t just a typical Independence Day party with fireworks and food. Billey, who is a Navajo American Indian instead had a conversation with her...

California does its part, Trump still wins

California does its part, Trump still wins

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 10
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

As I watched the election coverage unfold last night on television I couldn’t help but be nervous. I didn’t want Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to win the race, but I knew we had to settle on one of them. I just thought there was no way it would be Trump. Sure, Clinton has her flaws, but she hasn...

Voters should take Proposition 57 serious

Voters should take Proposition 57 serious

Kevin D. Sawyer,
San Quentin News
November 2
Filed under Opinion, Politics

For decades California has led the nation with tough-on-crime legislation like its draconian Three Strikes law. Women and men in the Golden State have been sentenced to indeterminate 25-to-life sentences for an array of trifling crimes such as drug possession and shoplifting; part of a war pr...

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Presidential election got me like ‘nah’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 2
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

I feel like I am at a restaurant but all of the food is gone. All they have is salt, pepper and house salads. That is what the 2016 presidential election feels like to me. I don’t want either entrée, but I’m hungry and I have to eat, so I am forced to choose between a salad or condiments. Salad pl...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Patrick Murphy,
Cal State East Bay Student
November 2
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion

I wrote this in response to a letter published on October 27th titled “Training is a waste of my time.” Dear TP, Title IX is by no means a waste of time. If you had actually completed your training correctly, you would have watched several videos, many of which were not simply “Don’t a...

Green vote in a blue state

Green vote in a blue state

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 2
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

On Tuesday, voters will blacken the bubble that will determine what life in the U.S. will look like for the next four years: a dismal picture under Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and a downright horrifying one under Republican nominee Donald Trump. I am 23 years old and this is the first year I will...

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote

Proposition 58 deserves a yes vote

Briana Megid,
UC Davis Senior
October 30
Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion, Politics

I am an Argentinian-American dual citizen, and like many first-generation Americans, my first language was Spanish. I learned English in the San Fran- cisco public school system, and speak Spanish at home. Multilingual education was essentially outlawed in California public schools in 1998,...

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