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How subtle language enables the status quo

How subtle language enables the status quo

John Macmillen

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Every American kid knows that Martin Luther King had a dream, but none of them are taught what that dream actually was. The only message is that he achieved his dream through peaceful protest. In this perversion of King, material interests are whitewashed. It treats politics as Red vs. Blue, Coke vs...

Transferring takes some serious planning

Transferring takes some serious planning

Ash Dondeti

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Many students reading this have either just graduated from high school or returned from a gap year or four-year college. College however, is quite different from high school because you have the opportunity to control your educational path. The freedom of picking what your classes are and when to t...

Artificial intelligence will replace human musicians

Artificial intelligence will replace human musicians

Ian Cohen

October 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Soon, all of the music you hear will be made by computers, not humans. Many of you have seen the Terminator movies from the 1990s - machines, driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI) computers, take over the world, and fight wars against the very humans that programmed them. This vision of technology...

Democrats need to focus on material gains

Democrats need to focus on material gains

John Macmillen

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

To win an election, you must offer a future. However, in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton did not argue that proposition. She and her staff relied on matters that were of an immaterial nature, but it’s difficult to invest one’s self into a message and a candidate when their promises do...

Moorpark College’s cafeteria plans show promise

Moorpark College’s cafeteria plans show promise

Danny Corrigan

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In as soon as 18 months, Moorpark College could have a cafeteria with hot food service. The planned renovations will bring in at least one food service contractor and revamp the west side of the Campus Center. This project will make a great difference in students' lives by providing them ease of access to...

Students share their thoughts on the Constitution

Students share their thoughts on the Constitution

Chuck Champion

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Speakers addressed an audience of about 200 students and staff in the quad to commemorate Constitution Day. Students were able to participate and chime in their opinions on the Constitution. Here is the voice of some of the students of Moorpark College. “The constitution has not served us as...

Modification of national monuments jeopardizes sacred land

Modification of national monuments jeopardizes sacred land

Nicole Szczepanek

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

An executive order issued by President Trump may modify national monuments to create more available land for oil and gas drilling. These actions threaten sacred tribal lands and ancient archeological sites. Last April, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was ordered to review 27 national monuments larger...

There might be a problem with your social media feed

There might be a problem with your social media feed

Ash Dondeti

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For the past two decades, social media has quickly become an everyday part of ] our lives. It has become a place where people can share whatever they want to whoever they want, and vice versa. Likewise, it's a place where you can watch other people’s lives, whether they be friends, family, or complete...

It’s been 29 years, the Dodgers will be in the World Series this year!

It’s been 29 years, the Dodgers will be in the World Series this year!

Eric Caldwell, Opinion Editor

July 20, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It has been 29 years since the Dodgers won the World Series against the Oakland Athletics in 1988. For fans old and new, Kirk Gibson’s dramatic pinch hit home run against Dennis Eckersley in game 1 of the 1988 World Series seems like a distant memory: a memory that gets played often enough on sport...

Bomb usage in Afghanistan raises concerns

Bomb usage in Afghanistan raises concerns

Ariana Haider

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

In April, President Donald Trump released the largest and most powerful nonnuclear bomb to date on Afghanistan. The bomb is nicknamed the “Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB)” according to CNN news. “I’m really very good at war. I love war, in a certain way,” exclaimed Trump dur...

Success starts with belief

Success starts with belief

Raelyn Rooney

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With graduation coming up, many students are looking forward to the next chapter. With the next chapter comes the dream of success, but not knowing exactly how to be successful. Many people question how some people become so successful, while they are sitting in their room feeling sorry about their lif...

Lakers Upcoming Decision on Paul George

Lakers Upcoming Decision on Paul George

Dante Difronzo

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers have hoped to lure free agents to their franchise and, as haters love to point out, they’ve whiffed on all of their chances recently. Now that the Lakers are looking at someone with legitimate ties and reported interest in coming to Los Angeles in free agency, t...