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Media Pressure Still Haunts Young Women

Amy Watkins, Staff Writer

December 12, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Young girls in America today face peer pressure derived from the media. They suffer loss of individuality and true identity, and if they chose not to follow the media image of young girls they risk being rejected by their peers and society. Giving young women more space to be whom they want to and...

70 Years Later Pearl Harbor Still Reflects Unity

Adam Zentner Politics Editor, Fall ‘11

December 12, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Seventy years ago on December 7, 1941, the American Pacific Naval Fleet stationed in Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii was attacked by Japanese naval forces. One of the largest attacks in American history, Pearl Harbor still remains a solemn place — a place that is not easily forgotten. Many...

There is a Better Way to Fight Online Piracy

Gilbert C. Anton Managing Editor, Winter ‘12

December 12, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Congress continues to look for an answer to dealing with Internet piracy and copyright infringement in all the wrong places. H.R. 3261, known as the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), is working its way towards the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is primarily aimed at dealing wi...

Celebrate the Holidays Guilt-Free

Rishi Khalsa Editorial Editor, Winter ‘12

December 12, 2011


Filed under Opinion

The holiday season has finally come and by now, most of us have survived the grueling gauntlet of finals; it is a time for gift giving, Christmas carols, hot cocoa, warm fireplaces and general good cheer. Oftentimes, however, there are hidden costs in many of the presents we give that distort the sense of...

America’s Veterans Need to be Supported

The Editors

December 12, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, an event which would lead to the United States of America mobilizing the full force of her manpower and industrial might against the forces of fascism in both the Pacific and in Europe. After victory was achieved over Germany...

Drop Racial Labels in our Color-Obsessed Society

Lauren Lola
Assistant A&E Editor

December 1, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

“What’s your race?” That is a question I get asked a lot by people whenever I meet someone new.  In many cases, that question appears as one of the first ten questions directed at me.  My racial background has never been anything I constantly think about and whenever someone brings it up,...

Riot Police Are Needed Next Black Friday

Jonathan Riley
Staff Writer

December 1, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Incidents of violence, including a shooting and a pepper spray incident, marred this year’s Black Friday shopping event in California. If police measures taken in response to other incidents in November have set any precedent, then we’ll need hundreds of riot police next Black Friday to disper...

Oops! Perry’s Candidacy Doesn’t Speak to Students

Will Maldonado
Staff Writer
and Will Maldonado
Staff Writer

December 1, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

There is only one word to best describe the thought process that shot Texas Governor Rick Perry to the top of the Republican candidate field in September: Oops! Since being declared the front-runner in September, Perry has done nothing but hurt his campaign, culminating in his awful performance in...

Don’t Tell Me My Civic Duty is to Vote

Rishi Khalsa
Business Editor
and Rishi Khalsa
Business Editor

December 1, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Despite the weighty responsibility of the right to vote in the face of the disenfranchised masses as part of our civic duty to the United States of America, there are plenty of scenarios in which voting is a waste of time. With presidential elections coming up in less than a year and Republican primary...

We Demand Accountability from Law Enforcement

By The Editors

December 1, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Two weeks after the pepper spray incident at UC Davis on Nov. 18 during a protest between Occupy protesters and police, our nation is still unnerved. The now infamous picture where Police Officer John Pike is in the act of shooting pepper spray towards the faces of students brings to light the...

CON: Paterno’s Firing Allows No One the Chance to Heal

Will Maldonado
Staff Writer

November 17, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Uncategorized

First and foremost, it has to be acknowledged that the people most hurt by the sexual abuse scandal that is rocking Penn State University are the eight victims listed in the Grand Jury Report. The lives of these victims have been changed forever because of the actions of their abuser, former Penn...

PRO: Joe Paterno Deserved To Be Fired

Lamonte Dewindt
Staff Writer

November 17, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

The minute that Mike McQueary informed former Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno of what he had seen in the locker room involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky in 2002 was the beginning of the end for one of the most revered coaches in college football history. The end could not have come soon enough. Joe Paterno deserved to be fired from Penn State as did t...

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