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From Protest to Party: Remember the History of ‘Pride’

From Protest to Party: Remember the History of ‘Pride’

Ryan Sherod, Contributor

June 25, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Opinion + Politics

Anyone who visits their local pride month celebrations is sure to see a few things: dancing, rainbow flags (everywhere), and herds of intoxicated people with absolutely no idea what they are celebrating.  Don’t get me wrong: I enjoy the party atmosphere as much as anyone else, and pride has always been...

Queer Visibility: The Matter of Unambiguous Presentation

Queer Visibility: The Matter of Unambiguous Presentation

Rebekah Smith, Contributor

June 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

Appearance and presentation are odd things, personal things but not wholly private. Multifaceted things; highly different when alone than when in public, visible to others, and further wrinkled when one is part of the LGBT community. When it is visible to people, friends, classmates, any given per...

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Sophia Falco, Contributor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Science + Tech

Cuba, much like the rest of the planet, is under direct threat from climate change. Sea levels, which are rising at an alarming rate due to human activity, as well as extreme weather, are all serious threats to crops. Largely to blame is human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. According to the ...

With Great Police Authority, Comes Great Responsibility: The Need for a Connected Police-Student Community

With Great Police Authority, Comes Great Responsibility: The Need for a Connected Police-Student Community

Jazzi Mason, Senior Editor

June 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

My encounter with the Community Service Officer (CSO) was uncomfortable, criminalizing, and, yet sadly, not entirely unexpected. In my car -- studying before class -- I was approached and asked to roll down my window to be immediately and aggressively interrogated about my license plate. He berated me...

Op-Ed: There’s Still Work to Do to Make Local Police Immigrant-Friendly

Op-Ed: There’s Still Work to Do to Make Local Police Immigrant-Friendly

Liza Turchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

“I don’t want to leave. Where would I go? America is the only home I know.”  This sentiment, expressed by a friend and fellow Bay Area community college student, is shared by countless people of all cultures, backgrounds, and races with one thing in common -- fear of deportation. With 273,018 ch...

Op-Ed: The Ocean Gives Life, Humans Take it Away

Op-Ed: The Ocean Gives Life, Humans Take it Away

Inbar Feldman, Contributor

May 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

Pollution is one of the largest environmental issues that has caused major contamination for our climate and land. It is one of the biggest problems that our beautiful Earth faces. When thinking about pollution, we generically think of not recycling--which is only partially true. A larger form of pollutio...

Op-Ed: The Good Ol’ Boys Club & Membership to Collegiate Rape

Op-Ed: The Good Ol’ Boys Club & Membership to Collegiate Rape

Jazzi Mason, Senior Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

My mother’s childhood neighborhood in Portland was predominantly black families managing in poverty. Before Portland became desirable and progressive, the block was BBQs with the neighbors on weekends, running in the streets during thunderstorms, and playing dominos in someone’s back yard. As a ...

Aya-Told Me Not to Run: How Some Moderates Hold the Keys To Power in Iran

Aya-Told Me Not to Run: How Some Moderates Hold the Keys To Power in Iran

William Robertson, Senior Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

The inaugural honeymoon for President Ahmadinejad was short-lived. When the results announced a landslide victory for the newly minted president, his defeated reformist opponent took to social media with accusations of electoral fraud and claimed himself as the true winner. Western intelligence agencies...

Easy Comey’s A Go: Foothill Professor Mark Harmon on Comey’s Firing

Easy Comey’s A Go: Foothill Professor Mark Harmon on Comey’s Firing

Mark Harmon, Contributer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

Editor's Note: We solicited comment from the Professor on Friday May 12th. On Tuesday May 16th, a story from the New York Times indicated that Comey seemed to have created a paper trail of all the conversations between former director James Comey. As a result of this article, the chair of the House...

Defining Ourselves: A College Student’s Philosophy on Identity

Defining Ourselves: A College Student’s Philosophy on Identity

Sean MacPherson, Staff Writer and Owlcast Producer and Co-Host

April 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinion + Politics

It’s December of 2015—I had just gone through arguably the hardest four months of my life trying in vain to balance school and soccer all the while grappling with my sense of identity. Come January, when it was time to return to school for another long semester, I realized that, without a strong...

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Op-Ed: Climate Change is Racist

Atlanta Rydzik, Contributor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When someone mentions climate change, you might subconsciously conjure up an image of a mother polar bear and her two cubs trudging across a melting ice cap. You might even picture your neighbor’s gas guzzling SUV, polluting the air children inhale, damaging their lungs. Viewing climate change from a p...

Foreign Aid Once Again Becomes the Focus of Budget Cuts. This is Wrong.

Foreign Aid Once Again Becomes the Focus of Budget Cuts. This is Wrong.

William Robertson, Senior Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion + Politics, Politics

What do tea partier Marco Rubio and progressive Bernie Sanders have in common? Support for USAID. This chief foreign aid provider has been a popular political pinata for years, but now that there is a possibility for draconian cuts to foreign aid, staunch conservatives like Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell and John McCain have aligned ...

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