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Mancora Cebicheria is a medley of spice and flavor

Mancora Cebicheria is a medley of spice and flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Going farther than I typically do, I went to San Mateo to explore the wonders of Latin cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria. Because it has such good reviews on Yelp, I decided to check it out. The first time driving past it, I almost missed it. It is a nondescript restaurant, blending in with the buildings ...

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Avery Adams

February 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Betsy DeVos is the ideal cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials that aim to eradicate the agencies they run and determine the fate of policies and programs based on individual ideology. DeVos has lived a life completely sheltered from contact with public schools, and her co...

Making the case against libertarianism

Making the case against libertarianism

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Over 4 million Americans voted for the Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson in the 2016 election.   In comparison with past third-party candidates, those numbers are quite impressive. Johnson’s performance shows that Americans are hungry for something outside of the standard two-party choices...

Efficient implementation requires good leadership

Efficient implementation requires good leadership

Editorial Staff

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top News

Trump's so-called "Muslim Ban" has led to nation-wide confusion. In an executive order, put into effect on Jan. 27, President Donald Trump proclaimed that "the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 118...

Food you might have missed

February 2, 2017


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Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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.

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Women’s March supporters lack clear direction

Women’s March supporters lack clear direction

Avery Adams, Staff Writer

January 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“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 and disappointment from the results of the election, each marcher had a purpose on the White H...

Art is not just for your entertainment

Art is not just for your entertainment

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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 some sort of high-level skill that would be unattainable to the common man. I feel, however, that this is a ...

Obamacare needs revision, not repealment

Obamacare needs revision, not repealment

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

"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.

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Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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.

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California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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.

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Tis’ the season of selfishness

Tis’ the season of selfishness

Avery Adams, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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 your family gathers around the dinner table on Thanksgiving, all you can think about is the fact ...

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