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Editorial: Video Games Are Art

December 7, 2018

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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...

We need to earn your trust

Olivia Bowman, Copy Editor

November 8, 2018

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Trust in the media has never been lower and it has never been more important for the media to be right. According to a Gallup poll, 32% of Americans say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percent from last year. This statistic is not wholly unsurprising since it comes on the heels...

Go V%&# Yourself

Olivia Bowman, Copy Editor

October 28, 2018

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“Vote” is not a bad word. But you wouldn’t know that from the way that many millennials avoid it. Newsweek states that only 49 percent of eligible millennials voted in the 2016 election compared to 69 percent of baby boomers. But, it has never been more important to vote in an election than it is today. At stake is control...

THIS IS AN EDITORIAL

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...

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