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Podcasts are rising in popularity, leading to a spike in both the listening to and creation of podcasts.

Opinion: Podcasts are the future of audio

October 8, 2019

The average American spends more than 4.5 hours each day listening to music. But in a few years, that may change.  This is not because music is going out of style. Rather, a new trend is comin...

Opinion: Chase Center is chasing away loyal Warriors fans

April 25, 2019

19,595 seats, 47 seasons, four NBA Championships: one arena. Since 1971, the Golden State Warriors have been playing at Oracle Arena. This venue is located in Oakland, a c...


Opinion: Little Miss Flint is the future

April 25, 2019

In 2016, Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny was eight years old. Two years into the Flint water crisis, Copeny wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to come to Flint to discuss the fu...

Many people defend gun ownership because of its association with hunting for sport.

Opinion: Guns need regulation, not banishment

April 20, 2019

Don’t ban guns. Legal firearm regulation in America must be improved, but the right to individual ownership of firearms must also never be wholly compromised or banned. Firearm o...

There is no law that keeps guns out of the hands of children.

Opinion: Children shouldn’t have access to firearms

April 20, 2019

I’m 16 years old and I can own a gun. In California, along with 30 other states, there is no age minimum on who can own a long gun. You could hand your toddler a rifle if you ...

Khloé Kardashian cries about the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal in new reality TV trailer:

Opinion: Stop talking about Jordyn Woods

April 1, 2019

Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloé Kardashian. This is not the most surprising piece of celebrity news. The beginnings of the relationship are a bit dubious – Thompson al...

UCLA, one of the UC campuses, was the most applied to college in the country in 2019.

Opinion: The UC System is cheating California residents

March 26, 2019

In 2018, 22 percent of out-of-state applicants were admitted by UCLA. The acceptance rate for California residents: 12 percent. Those numbers mean that of the 71,569 Cali...

Recognizing one's privilege is extremely important to understanding other people.

Opinion: Know your privilege

March 4, 2019

People will tell you to check your privilege all the time. Before you laugh it off as a “snowflake statement,” think about the parts of your identity that allow you to dism...

Kirsten Gillibrand announced her entry into the 2020 presidential race on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, targeting a specific group of potential voters.

Opinion: Turn on post notifications for 2020

January 29, 2019

Every week, thousands of people log onto Instagram to watch a Congresswoman cook dinner. Instant mac and cheese and tofu curry are only a few of the things she has made on her ...

Mohammad Othman, a senior, was shot on Jan. 7 2019. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Belmont Fire Department.

Opinion: The media dehumanizes victims of gun violence

January 15, 2019

Dec. 14, 2012: I heard of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary; 27 deaths. June 22, 2018: I got word from a senior at Santa Fe High School of the tragedy that had unfolded...

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, meets with Republican and Democratic legislative leadership members Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in the Situation Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead).

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

January 14, 2019

We’re nearly halfway through the Trump presidency, and we’ve started the year with no government. To say we had one in 2017 or 2018 would be a stretch, as the Trump admini...

Gift giving to charitable organizations increases during the holiday season. However, this surge of giving does not last throughout the rest of the year.

Opinion: the spirit of giving should extend beyond the holidays

December 11, 2018

‘Tis the season for gifts. Whether giving them or receiving them, November through January has become the time of the year most known for present exchanges as several holid...

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