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Longing for family in Europe, stuck in California during the pandemic

Madeleine Sydkvist, Staff Photographer

September 18, 2020

Life is really never what you expect it to be. A lot of people have learned that this past year.  Simple things that once were everyday chores are now a memory of a life that seems distant. Face coverings are just as par...

Politicians can’t ignore evidence around climate change, wildfires

Cassandra Wilkins, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Scientists have suggested that recent natural disasters point to climate change’s devastating effects, but certain American politicians would rather brush it off than take action. We are not only living in a global pande...

Skateboarding is a crime on State Street, but who does it really hurt?

Jacob Frank, Opinion Editor

September 11, 2020

Skateboarding isn’t just fun or transportation. It’s freedom. It’s the feeling of racing over scattered leaves and asphalt as four little skateboard wheels scream over each crack. The sky has never been bluer. It...

Decision to postpone college sports to 2021 is the right call

Eric Evelhoch, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Football is one of the most romanticized American sports. Responsibility, shared sacrifice and togetherness are values displayed by these athletes when they take the field for team, school and city. The physical intensity every t...

Distance learning offers a glimpse into our new dystopian education

Jacob Frank, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2020

Returning to City College during the ongoing pandemic brings a strange feeling, like summer hasn’t quite ended but the semester hasn’t really begun. The college’s decision to implement campus-wide distance learning, or online classes, is the cause of this sort of edu...

Sheltering-in-place has helped me confront, face body image issues

Alloy Zarate, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Having the privilege to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic has given me the space to be confronted with all my body image insecurities and find a path towards healing. I’ve never seriously struggled with acne aside f...

California’s response to COVID-19 is extreme, but crucial to save lives

Max Mullins, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

Responding quickly to the coronavirus pandemic has helped save numerous lives, and it's important that we maintain precautions to continue to flatten the curve.  Although I initially thought California’s response to the coro...

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