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‘Yes Means Yes’: Voice to College Student

SARA HERNANDEZ SHELLEY LIN Staff Writers Students are impacted by their college experience in many ways — through homesickness and financial, educational and social adjustments. These experiences can range from “a whole new world” status to “unimaginably heinous.” One of the largest issues in colleges and universities is the growing …

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Virtual Age of Bullying Calls for a New Age of Action

KAYIU WONG Opinions Editor With the profound number of online profiles and social media websites, it is nothing new that bullying has branched away from being something only physically or verbally inflicted. In the technology reliant era we live in, combating cyberbullying has always been a major goal. As teenage …

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CROSSING THE CARO-LINE: Life Outside the Closet

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief In my own sheltered little world, I had forgotten for a while that both homophobes and people who are oddly fascinated with gay people exist. Though I realize that the latter probably have good intentions when they say “I love gay people,” they only make …

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UCs’ In-State Students Should Have Priority

FARRAH LIU Staff Writer The University of California (UC) system has set a new record for the number of out-of-state students attending this fall. Not only will UCs receive large amounts of out-of-state freshmen this year, but they will also be collecting millions of dollars in return. Out-of-state students have …

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Californians’ Drought Dilemma

JANET GUAN Copy Editor Using the sprinklers in daylight is not acceptable for the next few months. This past July, California implemented mandatory water conservation rules to combat the ongoing drought. These restrictions will stay in place for 270 days or less if repealed. California’s most recent drought period was …

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No ‘Ho’lding Back: Just Shake, Shake it Off

ELTON HO Copy Editor Despite what my somewhat stoic and taciturn demeanor might suggest, I am deeply concerned with what others think of me. It sounds pathetic, but I thrive on acceptance and recognition in order to feel satisfied with myself. Conversely, the prospect of rejection and failure terrifies me. …

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Freedom to Speak, No Fear of Violence

SARA HERNANDEZ Staff Writer Free things do not come around too often. Sometimes it is forgotten that there are things that are free according to the Constitution — for example, the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech. These things are not always thought of as given rights, and …

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LAUSD Abolishment of Law Triggers Parental Concern

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer Many parents are involved in their children’s education so that their children receive the best opportunities to become successful. This year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) suspended the parent trigger law, taking away parents’ ability to petition. The parent trigger law gave parents the …

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Fight for Education Gives Voice to the Student

KAYIU WONG Opinions Editor We have all had moments in our high school careers when our class schedules are completely different from what we want. Trying to get a certain Advanced Placement (AP) course or fighting to drop a specific period are recurring schedule problems every year. However, for hundreds …

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