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Coup de Trump

Coup de Trump

Ryan Mancini

May 10, 2017

Arguments have been made throughout academia toward the likelihood of a termination to Trump's presidency. Recent weeks have now raised the dark suspicion that his administration will bring about a fascist regime unlike even the more imperial of presidencies (Trump's idol, Andrew Jackson, for one).Historian Timothy S...

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

Send planes, not people, to Iraq

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 a conquest of Iraq at the hands of a jihadi network, taking advantage of a weak government there. So far...

Hazing is not just a college problem, it’s a cultural problem as well

Hazing is not just a college problem, it’s a cultural problem as well

Pete D. Camarillo

August 25, 2014

Hazing has become a word all too familiar with humiliation and binge drinking. This is largely due to the negative attention fraternities and sororities obtain for incidents like CSUN’s own Armando Villa, who died from a hiking incident with his fraternity in an alleged hazing ritual. What ...

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

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

Ryan Mancini

April 23, 2014

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 childr...

For some, American education tops Chinese education

For some, American education tops Chinese education

Kwok Chan

March 19, 2014

The learning environment, flexibility and an all-round education system are three factors that attract more Chinese students to pursue higher education in the United States. The number of Chinese students studying in the United States continues to rise over the recent years, according to an article f...

America, the land of hypocritical politicians and policies

America, the land of hypocritical politicians and policies

Ryan Mancini

March 11, 2014

History will always offer the usual tale of a smaller nation facing the great challenge of confronting an indomitable empire. Simply look at America’s reaction to Native American sovereignty. This global trend seems to rear its ugly head every just about every generation, with recent examples s...

America should stop meddling in Venezuela’s affairs

America should stop meddling in Venezuela’s affairs

Calvin Ratana

February 25, 2014

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is anti-democratic and the protesters are facists. Those are the words being thrown around by both sides in the hazy situation that is happening in Venezuela. To put the situation into context, there are massive protests happening around Venezuela that were, un...

Apologies are needed from both sides of WWII in order to move forward

Apologies are needed from both sides of WWII in order to move forward

Calvin Ratana

February 25, 2014

America Needs to Apologize War is never a pretty picture. As countries fight each other, atrocities are committed by both sides for the sake of achieving victory. These wars are then written in history by the victor. Recently, a board member of the Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK), Naoki Hyakuta, claimed A...

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