Student Voice

Coachella is not worth the cost

Coachella is not worth the cost

Darya Abbassi

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Opinions, Showcase

Pop music, scorching hot temperatures, and high fashion outfits point to one specific time of year - festival season. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a widely known three-day festival which has a variety of bands, artists and top head liners that attract people to want to come back every ye...

Through no fault of their own, DACA recipients face more of the same

Kevin Bell

March 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The March 5 deadline for the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) came and went with the usual unproductive gridlock in Congress. A lack of consensus on legislation that would create a path to citizenship for over half a million DACA recipients leaves too many peop...

Gun control is common sense

Gun control is common sense

Hannah Elders

March 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The issue of guns is once again in the headlines. Seventeen bright and innocent people were murdered in yet another school shooting in February. This has drawn the same question from many Americans; why haven't we done anything about this? The Republican party has a tiresome habit of equating gun co...

“Black Panther” is timely, influential and relevant

“Black Panther” is timely, influential and relevant

Emily Nelissen

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Black Panther” premiered this past February to widespread fanfare and critical acclaim. It is undoubtedly one of the most important films in Hollywood today. The film represents a number of people through its black cast, director, writers, and strong female leads. Black Panther/T’...

The problem with the current trend in food outsourcing

The problem with the current trend in food outsourcing

Lisette Davies Ward

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever wondered why the fertile fields and valleys surrounding Moorpark College are chockablock with all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables, yet they are barely for sale at local supermarket and grocery chains, if at all? That’s because stores like Ralphs, Vons and Trader Joe’s fi...

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...