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Social media is a refuge for LGBTQ+ youth to be themselves

Lucy Marx, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have spent most of my life keeping a giant, life-changing secret. It was the kind of secret that gnaws at your chest, weighs you down, and makes you feel like no one truly knows and understands you. No, I had never d...

Unpopular opinion: ditching remedial classes is a mistake

Anthony Zapata, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In California, the importance of required remedial community college courses will be done away with in favor of a system seeking to get students in and out as fast as possible.   Assembly Bill 705 was a bill that went into ...

Senate member explains reason for breaking open meeting law

Daniel Wallace, Student Vice President of External Affairs

April 19, 2019

Filed under Letters to Editor, Letters to the Editor, Opinion

This letter’s intent is to provide more context in the limited space provided. The views expressed in the letter are my own. I do not intend to represent the senate here. The Student Fee Handbook details what fees Cali...

Makeup companies: mend the colorist gap, create darker tones

Sierra Shelton, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Time and time again, I find myself strolling through the nearest drugstore and leaving disappointed and empty-handed because of the lack of options for my skin tones sold in store. Doing makeup has been a hobby and part of my ...

Zoos are saving endangered species from brink of extinction

Kai Zheng, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of my earliest memories as a kid was running through the gates of the San Francisco Zoo, right as the doors opened. The drizzling Bay Area weather wasn’t enough to stop me from spending the entire day there, parents will...

We are pushing back towards sexism in the world of journalism

Elizabeth Saubestre, Lauren Michelle McGee, and Jun Starkey

April 12, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Your attempts to flatter me are futile Around the time that I turned 12, I noticed that men were looking at me differently. I was no longer just a girl in their eyes, no longer a kid on her way to school. I was thrust into being a woman in a...

SBCC is greatly lacking in resources for LGBT students

Emily Edmiston, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Many of California’s community colleges offer an array of support, services and events specifically for LGBTQ students. Why doesn’t ours? City College offers a variety of resources to students of color, low-income stud...

Gap years help young people discover their true potentials

Sarah Maninger, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a time when students’ educational plans are becoming more and more complex, it's important that we remind ourselves that gap years are the future of social growth. Gap years are no longer defined by months of students galavantin...

We can change anti-vaxxers’ minds through questioning

Jun Starkey, News Editor

April 5, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Vaccines will give your children autism,” is a phrase most people who use social media have probably heard a few times. This claim seems so ridiculous, right? Well, not to everybody. There is a growing movement of pare...

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