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Oli London, a British influencer and singer who is white paid thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgeries in an attempt to look like Korean pop star Jimin from BTS. London claims to be Korean and deceives the media and their followers by pretending to be someone they’re not. (Photo illustration by Madison Duong)

Asianfishing needs to stop

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor November 19, 2021

Asianfishing is the act of a non-Asian person altering their appearance to look Asian. This can be done with the use of makeup, photo editing and pretending to be Asian online. Asianfishing needs to...

Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback turned activist, compared the NFL draft combine to slavery in the new Netflix show “Colin in Black and White.” (Photo courtesy of Netflix)

Colin Kaepernick’s comparisons between the NFL Combine and slave auctions are insensitive

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor November 13, 2021

Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL football player turned social justice activist, is well known for kneeling instead of standing for the national anthem before games and for protesting police brutality....

Having good mental, emotional and physical health is important, but balancing many things like school, work and a personal life all at once makes it harder to have that. (Photo via Unsplash)

Balancing work, school and a personal life is stressful

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor October 21, 2021

We all have stressors in our life that make it feel harder to breathe and can negatively affect how we carry ourselves. This especially applies to people who are balancing school, work and personal life...

The MLB saw many pitchers having historically good seasons in 2021. Little did the world know that those pitchers used substances such as sunscreen, rosin, and pine tar to doctor their pitches. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

MLB’s newest cheating scandal is worse than steroids

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 17, 2021

Since the creation of Major League Baseball in 1869, baseball has been known as a game of sportsmanship and integrity. Any actions that are unsportsmanlike or ungentlemanly are frowned upon and punishments...

My 1967 Chevy Nova is essentially my first child, and I have loved every minute working on, writing about and taking pictures of this car. (Photo by Collin Andrews)

Finding my path, from baseball to photography

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

We all have challenges finding a passion. The path to finding passion may lead to discomfort, maybe even pain, especially in this weird phase in life that college brings us where we have to decide what...

Third place queen of Season 13 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race, Gottmik also known as Kade Gottlieb, represents trans men in the finale with a beautiful statement gown inspired by queer icon Keith Haring. (Photo courtesy of World of Wonder)

Gottmik’s casting on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” offers exposure to unrepresented perspectives

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

As a trans man, never seeing myself represented in popular media has been an obstacle in the development of my gender identity and presentation. We in the community get to see our trans sisters represented...

President Trump has been heavily targeted for constantly adding his personal opinions into the first 2020 Presidential debate. Cutting the candidates microphones could be the only way for us to understand what the different sides are going to do differently for the people. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)

Hold President Trump accountable for the actual questions asked, not his interruptions

Dylan Lillie, Arts & Culture/ Sports Co-Editor October 19, 2020

The first of two presidential debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is already in the books, but the only issue is that Trump didn’t come to have a debate, instead,...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a modern feminist icon in the final years of service in the SCOTUS. Her replacement has been hand-picked to undo all of it to the greatest extent possible. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be replaced this year, and some people are outraged

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer October 9, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of pancreatic cancer on Sept. 18, 2020, leaving the Supreme Court of the United States with a cavernous hole in its ranks that will inevitably be filled....

Certain events in history have shifted the American people into new ways of living. The effects of COVID-19 are pushing Americans and other parts of the world to make drastic lifestyle changes that may be in place for decades to come. (Photo courtesy of Engin Akyurt)

A historic pandemic like COVID-19 is leading the world into a new era

Haven Bishop, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

There have been a lot of changes since COVID-19 shut down America. The National Basketball Association has canceled the league's season. Local bars across California are no longer serving the public, even...

Recently, the NBA has been discussing starting up their new season as early as June 2020, which has come with serious backlash from medical professionals. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org)

NBA rushing back to get on the court may come with consequences

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

The National Basketball Association was the first of the mainstream sports leagues to suspend its season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The season ended abruptly on the night of March 11 when it was announced...

Fast food companies that are choosing to keep drive-thrus open during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting their employees and the public at risk to contract this contagious virus. (Photo courtesy of freestocks.org)

Large fast food chains are endangering the public by staying open

Josh Ghiorso, Arts & Culture Editor May 5, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has caused many small businesses to shut down and larger chains to close, however there are still essential places that need employees. Essential workers are those like nurses and...

In January, the Trump Administration called the coronavirus pandemic a Democratic hoax and blamed the virus spread on the Democratic open borders policy, as American citizens began to die. (Photo courtesy of imgbin.com)

U.S. response to COVID-19 flops while cases and deaths increase

Clifton Bullock, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

Now is not the time to sugarcoat the American response with a grandiose façade of patriotism. If we are honest with ourselves, we would own our truth and admit that the American response to the COVID-19...

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