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A renewable energy economy is possible and needed for our future

A renewable energy economy is possible and needed for our future

    Trillions of dollars have gone to bailout Wall Street fraudsters, provide tax-breaks for the wealthy, maintain our military and the pointless wars and operations since Sept. 11. If we have this kind of money to undermine our democracy and promote inequality and destruction on a massive scale, we could easily come up with […]

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Potential GOP candidates aren’t as competent as they think they are

Potential GOP candidates aren’t as competent as they think they are

As everyone reaches a certain age, we all learn that the fairy tales we were told by our parents (or saw in Disney films) were explanations for how we should be moral and how to make reasonable choices. These were stories where we as young people build our own ethics. These tales helped us as […]

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Changing weather patterns is forecasting a dark future

Changing weather patterns is forecasting a dark future

It is not a well known fact that there have been several mass extinctions in the long history of our planet. The most famous of these (and the most recent as well) resulted in the deaths of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. This came as an evolutionary benefit to mammals, particularly for our simian […]

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Stop paying for Mayweather Jr.’s fight

Undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next opponent starts with an M, but it isn’t Manny Pacquiao, which is why you should not purchase Mayweather Jr.’s next fight. Aside from serving two months in prison for domestic battery charges and from his flamboyant lifestyle, Mayweather Jr. is not one people typically root for. Plenty of people […]

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Race still matters in the college admissions process

Race still matters in the college admissions process

“Affirmative action was the government’s first and only program that attempted to combat institutional racism.” Those words rang loud in my head, as my high school teacher taught my class the history of affirmative action and what the program is. And as the years progressed, I started to see why my teacher had supported such […]

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Security flatlines with the discovery of Heartbleed

Security flatlines with the discovery of Heartbleed

Whether we like it or not, we put a lot of trust and faith into the systems that carry our personal information. Our phones, our computers, and the ever-evolving “cloud,” are our repositories of the information we don’t want to memorize (phone numbers, calendar events, email archives, etc). Some of this information is private or, […]

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Pole dancing is left up for interpretation of the performers

Pole dancing is left up for interpretation of the performers

A stream of blue lights reflects across the mirrors in the dimmed studio perpetuating a Zen feel, similar to a yoga class. Stretching ensues for thirty-minutes, followed by the gradual progression into gritty aerial inversions, climbs and spins. Spotters are needed to help prevent injury in the event of a fall especially when dancers are […]

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Orcas do not deserve to be canned like sardines

Orcas do not deserve to be canned like sardines

“Blackfish” is a emotion evoking documentary following the story of a SeaWorld whale who is responsible for killing a trainer in 2010. The film has aired frequently on CNN since 2013 and thus far gained a wide audience raising concern for the treatment of orcas’ in captivity. It inspired California Assemblyman Richard Bloom to act […]

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Hip-hop is resistance against the inequalities in society

Hip-hop is resistance against the inequalities in society

When I tell people that hip-hop can save the world, I am usually met with confused looks, blank stares or people rolling their eyes. But it’s true. Hip-hop can fight against racism, sexism and other injustices. Here’s how: First step is to forget everything you think you may know about hip-hop. I want you to […]

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CSUN needs to improve public transportation options

CSUN needs to improve public transportation options

Correction: It costs $16 a month for a Metro reduced fare pass. Commuting to CSUN is already a nightmare with congested parking and traffic almost everyday. But imagine what this commute is like for students who travel using public transportation. In order for a student or any public transportation rider to commute from  Los Angeles to […]

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The NFL slams down on fun, yet again

The NFL slams down on fun, yet again

Is the National Football League sending the message to its players, “No having fun”? Earlier this week, the league’s Vice President of Officiating announced that players would no longer be able to dunk the ball over the goal post after a touchdown. League meetings ended Wednesday with several decisions on rules and proposals. Original confirmation of the new […]

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Staff editorial: The internet, is it a privilege or human right?

Staff editorial: The internet, is it a privilege or human right?

There’s no denying that in this day and age, technology has taken over a considerable portion of our lives. Aside from cellphones, the most prominent technology to have hit our generation is the Internet. Now information, news and even people are literally a google search away. Back in 2011, the United Nations (UN) released a […]

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