Sunday, May 26, 2024
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer had to wear masks or physically distance themselves by government mandate, many immediately felt that this was unwise. The announcement was released without addressing how people might be able to tell who is vaccinated and who is not in a public setting,...
In the wake of the Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead and 14 wounded, Walmart released a statement on Wednesday, Feb. 28 announcing that the age restriction on purchasing firearms has been raised from 18 to 21 in all stores. In that same statement, Walmart has also announced that items “resembling assault-style rifles,...
The expression of the self is a topic that causes controversy in different areas. Some disapprove of the ways that younger individuals choose to express themselves either through clothing or other accessories. In some cases, students are met with strict codes and rules that are enforced which can prevent one’s expression of self. In the case of B Hayes,...
In late 2010, a series of uprisings against oppressive regimes across the Middle East began in full storm. Also known as the Arab Spring, social media spread this spirit of rebellion to several nations. Beginning in Tunisia, it eventually spread to Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain. Out of all the nations of which the Arab Spring touched, the...
The new year represents a sense a hope, excitement and whirling possibility of what could happen in the upcoming months, like an ever-elusive fortune cookie. As this new year rung in, Jan. 1, 2014 marked the beginning of California setting a precedent as the first state in the nation to implement AB 1266, a law that would allow K-12...
Samantha Sackos worked at her university’s athletics department for four years. In her position and others like it, people frequently work over 40 hours a week — it’s a full-time job. She is also a student, so she not only worked full-time, but tried to balance it alongside her academic studies. That’s over 8,000 hours of sweat and effort...
Dear Editor: Seeing a seagull filled with plastic trash is normal now. Seeing an ocean or beach filled with plastic trash is normal now too. However, this should not be normal. In a given year, according to Scientific American, 8 million metric tons of plastic waste end up in our oceans. Not only does this plastic ruin the ecosystem, but it...
Recent data has shown that while crime has been steadily increasing, puzzlingly, the number of arrests being made has decreased nationwide. From 2013 to 2015, the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) arrest rate dropped by 25 percent, resulting in the lowest number of arrests in nearly 50 years. This raises two concerning questions: What could be the reason for...
The Republican party in Michigan drew districts so far to their favor that claims of gerrymandering could no longer be ignored. After a decade of these undemocratic districts, justice is being restored with the newly created district map to give Democrats a “fighting chance” in upcoming elections. These new maps were created through bipartisan collaboration and excluded biased lawmakers...