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Staff Editorial: voting in the city election, the easiest part of your school day

Daily Sundial

March 3, 2013

One in six registered voters will likely cast a ballot in the city election Tuesday. That’s less than 18 percent of Angelenos who will choose the new mayor, city attorney, city controller and other high offices of public service. And while we hope more people will step up to the plate this time arou...

Alex Smith potential trade works for both teams involved

Ron Rokhy

March 1, 2013

The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Fransisco 49ers have agreed to a deal that will send former starting quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City when the NFL season officially begins on March 12. Not only does this makes sense for both teams, it finally puts an end to the whiny cognitive dissonance of Niners f...

Colorblind ideology; a new form of racism

Mona Adem

February 27, 2013

Imagine yourself walking in your own neighborhood , alone and lost in your own thoughts. It is dark and you are returning home from the convenience store. Suddenly, a man follows you, but you don’t know why. He is not someone you recognize and you haven’t done anything wrong. Fear envelops you. You can hear your own hear...

Petitioners, this is not your turf!

Michelle Reuter

February 26, 2013

On the way from Sierra Center to the bookstore complex last week, I was greeted with an unfortunately familiar sight. An outside organization had claimed a table at the edge of the garden near the bookstore walkway. Three men descended on passing students asking for donations to support their cause. I...

Manti Te’o is not the elite linebacker everyone thought he was

Casey Delich

February 26, 2013

Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te'o, surrounded by controversy off the field with his hoax dead girlfriend story, had the chance to put that aside and focus on football at the NFL Combine this past weekend.Needing to show that the BCS National Championship game performance was that of a fluke and...

LA’s hold on the Valley should be severed

LA’s hold on the Valley should be severed

Michelangelo Landgrave

February 25, 2013

It is time that the San Fernando Valley secedes from the city of Los Angeles. This isn’t about making a statement against the Obama administration. This is about improving the San Fernando Valley. By decreasing the size of our city government to cover only the San Fernando Valley, we will be investin...

Why the U.S. cannot take the same economic path as Iceland

Why the U.S. cannot take the same economic path as Iceland

Loren Townsley

February 24, 2013

The country was in an economic crisis as government regulations failed to prevent financial instability and unemployment skyrocketed. Some people who invested in bonds and bank deposits with high yields were in fact facing exploitation through ponzi schemes. The government had a choice to make: w...

Crazy, happy and normal, what ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ taught us

Crazy, happy and normal, what ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ taught us

Hansook Oh

February 21, 2013

If you have a clinically diagnosed personality or mental disorder, then you might know what it feels like to be “crazy.” Your decisions sometimes do not make sense and can land you in precarious situations. You might spend way more money than you have and land yourself in copious amounts of debt. Your...

Women enter the Octagon as UFC fighters for the first time

Women enter the Octagon as UFC fighters for the first time

Joell Grager

February 20, 2013

Pro By: Bob Garcia Two women are standing in the UFC Octagon ready to square off against each other for a fight in front of thousands of screaming fans. This scenario is one that should not come as a surprise to you. Women have been fighting in professional mixed martial art matches since th...

UFC 157: Main event predictions on a historic night

Gabrielle Moreira

February 20, 2013

In the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first fight featuring women, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, the first female mixed marital arts bantamweight champion, aims to continue her six-fight winning streak against newcomer Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche. In the co-main event, Dan Henderson hopes to clear...

Meds: legal, profitable and deadly

Meds: legal, profitable and deadly

Mona Adem

February 19, 2013

It is said to be safer than illegal drugs. Yet, it kills more people than heroin and cocaine combined. A federal data released Tuesday showed that drug-overdose rose for the 11th straight year. Most of deaths were caused by prescription drugs, making it the growing trend of a legal, accessible a...

Slam Dunk contest needs to return to its former glory

Kevin Kiani

February 19, 2013

I remember the thrilling, playoff atmosphere and of the 2000 dunk contest, which featured Vince Carter and his infamous point to the rafters, after he pulled off a ridiculous through-the -leg dunk off a bounce pass from Tracy McGrady. No cupcakes, capes, cars, or choirs necessary. Sadly, the dunk...

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