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ICYMI: ISIS and the issue of free speech

Illustration by Kristine Delicana / Illustrations Editor
Ryan Mancini May 5, 2015

Given the now periodic headlines that instill disgust and anger, ignoring the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is not an option. The recent video released Oct. 4 (Oct. 3 in the US) shows captive...

ICYMI: A schism in the art of protesting

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Ryan Mancini April 27, 2015

Last month, no one could have imagined the frustration and turmoil that would rupture from the nation south of ours, when the mass grave with 43 bodies was unearthed. Neglect of focus from both the U.S....

Obama’s State of the Union lays out plans for the next two years

President Barack Obama delivers the State of The Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Ryan Mancini January 21, 2015

  President Barack Obama used the 2015 State of the Union address to acknowledge the nation's ongoing economic improvements in the years following the 2008 recession, which defined the start...

Thanksgiving, stuffed with colonialism and capitalism for added zest

Illustration by Ryan Mancini/ Assistant Opinions Editor
Ryan Mancini November 24, 2014

What do colonialism and capitalism have to do with the Thanksgiving holiday?   By Ryan Mancini The theatrics of the holiday season create a seductive and aggravating period for most...

CSUN should bring forth a universal smoking ban

Illustration by Kristine Delicana/ Illustrations Editor
Ryan Mancini November 23, 2014

Our species has acquired a unique ability to become addicted to our own inventions. Picture the car junkies, the comic book collectors or the Apple evolvers. Then you have those who become addicted...

Musical legend David Bowie will release a second greatest hits compilation

Musical legend David Bowie will release a second greatest hits compilation
Ryan Mancini November 12, 2014

In the year and seven months since the release of the album “The Next Day,” musician David Bowie is back on the musical ship. Following the album’s release, “David Bowie Is” was exhibited...

Yes on Prop 1

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Ryan Mancini October 29, 2014

The Uruguayan journalist and critic, Eduardo Galeano, wrote in his recent book “Children of the Days” that from “water life bloomed. Rivers of water are the blood that nourishes the earth, and...

Choosing a side in the Harris/Greenwald feud

Illustration by Daniel Schade
Ryan Mancini October 22, 2014

  This conflict began long before the showdown with Ben Affleck on “Real Time With Bill Maher.” In the weeks since it re-erupted, the digital feud between neuroscientist and secular...

Batman v. Superman, who will win?

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Ryan Mancini September 24, 2014

Why Superman would win, by Jon Diaz Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman! Even if you’ve never seen the original Superman series from the 50s, you’ve undoubtedly...

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

Illustration by Maricruz Meza/Visual Editor
Ryan Mancini August 28, 2014

From a distance, the more fresh disasters seen in Iraq would make any reasonable person’s jaw drop. Let’s acknowledge that the United States’ unspeakable actions in 2003 had inevitably led to...

FAFSA, you are not a comedian

FAFSA, you are not a comedian
Ryan Mancini July 14, 2014

In preparing for college, students from any socioeconomic level should view their next four (or more) years with a preparation for struggle regarding exams and an open mind for meeting various people...

Bundy, Sterling’s comments prove we are not in a “post-racial society”

Bundy, Sterling's comments prove we are not in a
Ryan Mancini April 27, 2014

  In the beginning, the notion that all men are born equal was a quasi-lie. The notion, in substance, was idealized by a renaissance man from Philadelphia, a stubborn lawyer from Braintree,...

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