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Editorial: Video Games Are Art

December 7, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinions

We are always told to go outside, put our controllers down, pay more attention to the things around us instead of what's on our screens. Video games have held this stigma that playing them will just “burn our brain cells” and have no benefit toward our growth or mindset. However, this is not true. Video games are...

Journalism’s Impact: The View From Here

Kylea Pearson

December 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, The View From Here

Journalism is a privilege that not every American citizen can understand. Journalists get to use their platform for what they believe is important, such as news pieces, opinion pieces, sports coverage, feature articles, and more topics that involve giving information to the public in a specific format.With journalism, we have t...

Expanding your view

Simone Ledbetter

December 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, The View From Here

Our community college district needs to encourage students to explore interests outside of their major.With the way things are currently, students are encouraged to only take classes in the field they’ve chosen and some find general education to be a burden and hindrance to their goal. But students need to explore their int...

BART and Sam are not students’ homies

BART and Sam are not students’ homies

December 6, 2018

In order to minimize the number of cars that are driven on a daily basis, public transportation companies...

Teachers are not Appreciated

Sean Sliger

December 6, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Although we may have an international holiday celebrating their contributions to education and community, teachers are systematically not appreciated enough. People that teach the youth of this nation should be more recognized as they are essential in broadening the minds of future generations about the world around them. Teachers ...

Inmates come to fight the flames

Mark David Magat

December 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Some of the biggest fires in California history have just passed and there is no doubt the firefighters have played a massive part in fighting these fires. But not all of these firefighters are firefighters by profession; a lot of them are inmates being paid a dollar an hour to help stop the flames. Of course, this is a brill...

Tech Talk with Mark David Magat: The ultimate Smash experience

Tech Talk with Mark David Magat: The ultimate Smash experience

Mark David Magat, Opinions Editor

December 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Nintendo has built a gaming empire with their franchises such as Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and others....

Tech talk with Mark David Magat

Mark David Magat

November 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Online Exclusive, Opinions, Showcase

Gaming has always been known as a method to waste time, with parents saying “stop rotting your brain with those video games”. But at the end of the day, games are doing a lot for our society, which the public may not realize. Games started off as a save-the-princess simulator, but now games and gaming culture have become...

We don’t need any more artists

Mark David Magat

November 19, 2018

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinions

We don’t need any more artists. We need art that matters. We have an abundance of people working in fields that could be classified as art, but to be honest, we don’t need this many. The underlying issue with modern art isn’t with our number of people, but our number of important work. When perusing Instagram or Twitter...

The View From Here: The prevalence of student homelessness

Simone Ledbetter, Editor-in-chief

November 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, The View From Here

Homeless college students is a topic we’ve addressed before, but with recent studies, I would like to further stress the importance of helping these students in our community. When people think of the word homeless, it is sometimes imagined as drug addicts or ‘dirty’ people on the street. But the harsh reality is, es...

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