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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 ...

Opposing political views should not affect potential friendships

David Fletcher, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

As somebody who loves politics, I’ve come to realize some of the relationships I value the most are ones that challenge my ideological beliefs.  As the British philosopher John Stuart Mill once said, “He who knows only his side, knows littl...

Get rid of the community college stigma, SBCC has plenty to offer

Caleb Severson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

“I’m just going to City College.” That was always my answer. A little robotic with a hint of self-defense in my tone.  I graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 2018, a school known for its prestigious Engineering Academy and a reput...

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