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Columnist opens up about mother’s cancer diagnosis

Caleb Severson, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

“Hey, come sit down, we need to talk.”  I immediately circled through all the possible things I could be in trouble for.  I hadn’t heard my parents use that tone since I was sent to the principal’s office in 7th grade.  I sat down with no clue o...

Editor’s letter: Behind the scenes inside The Channels’ newsroom

Jun Starkey, Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2019

I never thought journalism could feel this good — and this impactful.  I was thrilled when my adviser asked me to be Editor-in-Chief of The Channels last spring.  I spent the summer considering all of the ways I could...

Colin Kaepernick has talent, NFL has crucified him for taking a stand

Sarah Maninger, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

During a preseason game in August of 2016, Colin Kaepernick took a stand, and now it might cost him his career in the NFL.  Over the past three years Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has become one of the most pol...

No need to go vegan, Meat Free Monday provides an alternative

August Lawrence, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Reducing our meat and poultry intake not only improves physical health, but makes a significant difference in our environment as well.  It is common belief that you must go completely meat and dairy-free to make a difference, but there are options...

In the black community, mental illness is seen as a cultural taboo

Sierra Shelton, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2019

“You need to go to church...Have you ever considered that it’s all just made up in your head?” Those were a couple of the things I was told by my parents when I confided to them about my struggles with mental health.  I don’t blame my parents f...

Families should not have to choose between food and health coverage

Gia Opsahl, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Since the age of five, I have been one of the 2.7 million people in California who doesn’t have health care.  Although there are certain health coverage plans under the Affordable Health Care Act, the affordability barrier is a heavyweight on co...

Losing my phone taught me there’s much more to life than technology

Robert J. Gormish, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Growing up, I’ve always taken pride in being an active person. However, it hasn’t always been this way. A major setback I encountered in middle school forced me to realign my priorities and take a look at what really ...

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