Students turning to online piracy to afford textbooks

Evelyn Hobbs, Online Managing Editor

May 6, 2015

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Textbooks are overpriced. This sentence is not an opinion, even as much as it sounds like one. It is a measurable fact that the price of textbooks has been artificially inflated to a degree that puts actual inflation to shame. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index has risen 250% in the last... Read more »

School in Pittsburgh hosts Anti-Gay Day

Joseph Kelley, A&E Editor

May 6, 2015

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The Day of Silence is an annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects about bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters. It is a known fact that harassment upon LGBT individuals increases their chances of inflicting self-harm and committing suicide. However,... Read more »

No shave November: no shame for feminists

Aaryn Kornbau, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

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November presents men with a hairy situation not only regarding health, but also with feminist politics. For years it has been socially acceptable for men to participate in breast cancer awareness month by wearing bracelets, the color pink, and putting somewhat crude bumper stickers on their car. But the minute a woman wants... Read more »

Right to choose death (Death with Dignity act)

Aaryn Kornbau, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

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On November 1, 29 year-old Brittany Maynard utilized the death with dignity act (DWDA) from her home in Oregon. Maynard was diagnosed with stage-four brain cancer. With the severity of her condition, is she had made the decision to die a natural death, she would’ve ultimately suffered paralyzing seizures, leaving her a burden... Read more »

Asexuality is as real as any other sexuality

Evelyn Jean Hobbs, Contributing Writer

November 26, 2014

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A 2004 study in the Journal of Sex Research found that 1% of Britain’s population was asexual. Assuming that the rest of the world is similar in percentage, that would mean there are 71 million asexual people in the world, or twice the entire population of the United States of America. This year, Asexual Awareness Week... Read more »

Taking the stigma away from disabilities

Taking the stigma away from disabilities

November 8, 2014

Recently in the media there has been a noticeably wider range of physical and mental disabilities being... Read more »

Commentary: Religion in the NFL

Commentary: Religion in the NFL

November 7, 2014

Kansas City Chiefs’ defense was crushing the spirit of the New England Patriots, when cornerback Hus... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Milk is milk

C.J. Thompson, Pierce College Instructor

October 21, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Editorials

[In response to “Teething on other animals’ teets” in the Oct. 6 issue.] I am writing in response to Kaitlyn Turner’s recent article entitled “Teething on other animals’ teets.”  Where do I begin? First let me say I have no association with the Dairy Industry.  My interest is solely on the responsibility o... Read more »

Domestic violence: A comeback kid

Domestic violence: A comeback kid

October 21, 2014

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence... Read more »

Nonbinary Misrepresentation in the Media

Nonbinary Misrepresentation in the Media

June 4, 2014

Sera Tucker Contributing Writer The media is known for its lack of diversity in portraying men and women in... Read more »

During summer, cars become 200 degree deathtraps

May 29, 2014

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Kaitlyn Turner Staff Writer Everyone knows that feeling of just getting into the car on a hot summer day and thinking they can’t breathe. Well, that happens to pets too. Many people love taking their dogs out with them, but not every store will allow them. People then think, “I’m only going to be in there for a f... Read more »

The UCSB shooting is a symptom of a larger problem

The UCSB shooting is a symptom of a larger problem

May 29, 2014

Sean Hobbs Staff Writer On May 23, a man killed six people at UCSB in Isla Vista, California, in a... Read more »