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Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Under the Obama administration, women gained reproductive rights all over America. However, under the Trump administration, women's rights are already being limited, starting with women outside of the U.S.
January 31, 2017
In the past week, President Trump has signed a flurry of vague, alarming executive orders turning back the clock on Obama's eight years of work, from "lessening the burden of Obamacare" to removing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and to implementing a ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Amidst mass protests and public outcry, however, one act is being forgotten. Trump also signed an executive order bringing back the "Global Gag Rule," a policy implemented under the Regan administration in 2001, which states that the U.S. will not give to any foreign aid organization which provides or "promotes" abortions. This policy is nothing but an attack on women on from all over the world.

Women’s March supporters lack clear direction

Over 470,000 men, women, and children gathered in Washington D.C. on Jan. 21 to protest the election of President Donald Trump.
January 29, 2017

“This is the moment of the beginning of the revival of the women’s movement,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the D-N.Y., to the demonstrators in Washington D.C. on Jan. 21. Filled with resentment...

Art is not just for your entertainment

At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, many feel the simplistic nature of some of the paintings damage the validity of the artwork.  Others feel the simplicity is what makes these paintings masterful.
January 18, 2017

If someone defecates on a Target bag and calls it art, is it truly art? Many would say no.  There is a common belief that the purpose of art is to entertain the viewer, and that it should portray...

Obamacare needs revision, not repealment

President Barack Obama worked for 14 months to get the Affordable Care Act passed in an attempt to bring universal healthcare to America.
January 18, 2017
"We are the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people as a right." These were the words of Senator Bernie Sanders, discussing the deplorable state of health care in America, a country who claims to be the leader of the world.

Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

On June 16, 2015 Michelle Obama visited the Mulberry School for Girls in London to announce a nearly $200 million partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom that would help bring education to girls all around the world.
America's first African American First Lady has set an example for women everywhere
December 15, 2016
While Michelle Obama may be leaving the White House, her legacy never will. On Nov.4, 2008, Michelle became America's first African America first lady - a historical moment in a country who's Civil Rights Movement led my Martin Luther King and Malcolm X only ended a mere 48 years ago. Throughout the eight years she has been in the Whitehouse, Michelle has been a model to women and girls all around the world, and a reminder for everyone of the true power and potential of a woman.

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

Barbara Boxer, California's retiring Democratic senator, led the efforts to overturn the bill out of fear that it would harm California's marine environment.
December 14, 2016
It's no secret that California has a water problem, and new amendments hijacking a water bill have brought the issue to surface once more.

Tis’ the season of selfishness

Businesses that participate in Black Friday target the consumer through various deals and discounts.
December 2, 2016

There's not much that can get a teenager out of bed at 4 a.m. But the endless possibility of bargain after bargain on Black Friday lures people of all ages from their beds one discount at a time. As...

Trump is president; Get over it

Anti-Trump protests occurred all throughout the country, displaying the worry and fear felt by minority groups. Hopefully, that fear will be used constructively in the future in order to protect the rights of all people in the case that they will be threatened.
December 1, 2016

From the first day since Donald Trump's presidency was announced, tens of thousands of people have been pouring into the streets to protest the Electoral College's decision. They advocated for a recount...

Convenient protesting changes little

While some students participated in the protest,  others saw it as an easy way to get out of class because of the lenient attendance policy.
November 15, 2016

"Hate is easy, love takes courage." That was one of the many catchy chants thrown out into the crowd during the so-called anti-Trump protest in the quad. Well, here's a response to the chant: Pep...

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States Nov. 8 as he gives a victory speech thanking his campaign staff and making promises for his upcoming presidency.
November 12, 2016

Donald Trump supporters are ignorant, but not as much as Hillary Clinton supporters. As the presidential election drew nearer, the majority of Carlmont's population and the Bay Area as a whole scoffed...

America needs to move forward together

November 11, 2016

This is one of the most controversial elections in American history, and instead of bringing us together, it’s driving us apart. Rather than openly hating on each other, we need to unite and remember...

Rape survivor changes California sexual assault laws

All over the world, women held protests and rallies in an effort to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault. This is a picture from a
November 8, 2016

"Victims are not victims, not some fragile, sorrowful aftermath. Victims are survivors, and survivors are going to be doing a hell of a lot more than surviving." These are the inspiring words of the...

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