Stress: Its effects, and how to handle it

ILLUSTRATION: Student depression

Britteny Urich, Opinion Editor
February 26, 2015

It is not surprising at one point in time or another that a student experiences stress. A heavy feeling that makes a person want to pull their hair out and scream at the top of their lungs; certainly a feeling that almost everyone can relate to. For some students, working a full-time job, going to school,... Read more »

Immigration reform is needed

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Robeal Tesfamichael, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015

Drastic immigration reform is necessary as “mandatory detention” laws authorize the detainment of immigrants by law enforcement. Without the right to a hearing or to have their cases reviewed by judges, this discourages immigrants to follow the system, which leads towards engagement in illegal practices... Read more »

No Diversity at the Oscar’s?

Lillian Lokonobei, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015

Fans all over the world tune into the Oscars each year to marvel at their favorite actors. It has always been known for its glitz and glamour as the red carpet showcases the latest in designer fashion at the star studded event. Actors, singers and directors responsible for the films in theaters grace... Read more »

UC tuition increase is absurd but necessary

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Danilo Urquia, Writer
February 26, 2015

UC President Janet Napolitano is temporarily holding the tuition fee increase of five percent, until the beginning of the upcoming academic year starting fall 2015. Because the proposal has bipartisan support, the UC Board of Regents is doing this in hopes that other alternatives will be proposed by... Read more »

Bruce Jenner’s Transgender Journey Becomes Difficult

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Verenice Garcia, Staff Writer
February 26, 2015

In today’s society in terms of one’s sexuality, a lot is now permitted or sociably acceptable to some extent. Society has questioned over the years people who have decided to come out of the closet, or even transitioning to being someone else, literally. However for a lot of people, the pursuit of... Read more »

No media for Muslims?

Arielle Weller, Editor-in-Chief
February 12, 2015

On Feb. 11,  at 2 a.m. three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C., were discovered shot in the head execution style over an alleged parking dispute. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, who lived in the same condominium complex as the three students identified as Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, her sister Yusor... Read more »

Point – Free community college: We need it

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Caleb Short, Staff Writer
February 12, 2015

The cost of living is high, but the cost of not obtaining a good paying job is even higher. No one knows this better than young 20-somethings who are dually engaged in the workforce and college. It is more common than not to find that students at Mesa College, and across the county working part to full... Read more »

Counterpoint – There is no such thing as free college

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Ryan Heppel, Staff Writer
February 12, 2015

In today’s workforce it is becoming harder to be guaranteed a job. As such, past positions of higher education being enterprising, but not exactly necessary, are becoming obsolete. Today, higher levels of learning are becoming practically a prerequisite in America’s job market. At first approaching... Read more »

Brian Williams a fabricating fraud

Brian Williams admittedly fabricated his 2003 story on the Iraq War

Arielle Weller, Editor-in-Chief
February 12, 2015

NBC’s revered Brian Williams a fabricating fraud? By Arielle Weller NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams has taken a step down from the spotlight and has settled in on some self-reflection. Last week, Williams admitted to fabricating a previous recollection regarding an alleged helicopter downfall... Read more »

Measles outbreak prompts concern over vaccinations

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Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015

Since December of last year, over 100 people have contracted measles in California. The outbreak originated at Disneyland and has spread to other states. Measles is a highly contagious disease that can cause deadly health complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis. In the United States, measles... Read more »

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