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October 9, 2018

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Extreme weather. Threatening conditions in your area. America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. Presidential Alerts during a national emergency; these are the circumstances listed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that can initiate the Wireless Emergency Alert system. According to the LA Times, FEMA estimated...

Single-use water bottles are the bane of humankind’s existence

September 27, 2018

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Smartwater. Evian. Crystal Geyser. Arrowhead. Life Water. People have their favorites and their least favorites, but one thing everyone has in common is their unconscionable thirst for water bottles. Your thirst can be quenched in an environmentally and financially conscious manner: tap water. Ever wondered why there’s...

Missing: healthy, affordable, grab-and-go food options

September 12, 2018

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Sodas. Ramen. Chips. Frappuccinos. Donuts. Sugar-coated waffles. Nachos. Burgers. Fries. These are some of the food options offered at Skyline College’s Dining Hall. But when it comes to healthy foods, options are very limited, especially if you’re just trying to grab something as you’re headed to class. Now, Skyline...

‘We are not the enemy’

August 31, 2018

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In today’s political climate, we have a president who has categorized media members who do not outright support the administration’s policies as the “enemy of the people”. There are simple steps we can take to support our news outlets, who produce independent and truthful content. It is necessary for the public to do...

Utilize meta majors and guided pathways

Utilize meta majors and guided pathways

May 2, 2018

Community colleges are typically an affordable two-year institution which provides a pathway to a four-year...

Trump needs to be schooled

April 20, 2018

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“I don’t know what that means, a community college,” said President Trump to a crowd in an Ohio training facility, revealing his ignorance on the value of community colleges. Well, Mr. President, you're about be enlightened. Community colleges are the backbone of our country. They serve as catalysts in helping people achieve...

Don’t shoot down mental illness

April 6, 2018

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In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting on Feb. 14, there has been everyday discussions about gun control and mental health. After the incident, gun control became yet another ongoing topic and issue in this country, but what about mental illness? It seems like the topic of mental illness slipped, yet again, from people’s...

What price can you put on safety?

March 17, 2018

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As a result of the many mass shootings at U.S. schools, adequate communication throughout campus is more vital than ever. The need for an emergency response speaker system at Skyline’s Child Development Laboratory Center (CDLC), Building 14, is important for the safety of the children, students and faculty in that part...

The youth will set us free

March 2, 2018

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If you watched the Sunrise, Florida town hall, you must understand our anger and frustration. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre took center stage at a town hall hosted by CNN. Thousands of community members cheered on the students who confronted Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, Rep....

Homelessness overlooked on college campuses

February 15, 2018

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The classmate sitting next to you in class today could be homeless. They could be emotionally struggling or a foster youth in need of help. But you’d probably never know. Students in need typically don’t speak out and, therefore, do not get the help they need. Faculty needs to be proactive in noticing the signs and h...

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