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Extending Freedom to Learn for Students

BARRY CHEUNG Staff Writer Children of many generations have always been forced to go to school by law, parents’ expectations of them getting a formal education and the notion that they must learn how to become an adult by managing life wisely, even as early as high school. However, has …

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Security Shutdown Stop

AMBER LI Staff Writer The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was founded in 2002 to prevent terrorism, protect citizens, respond to disasters, manage U.S. borders and facilitate customs and exchange including administering and enforcing immigration laws. According to the National Journal, after President Obama announced his executive plan to stop …

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Cutting Off Keystone

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer It can be said that the world runs on oil, or at least our lives as we know it. Although it is not the most efficient energy source, the infrastructures of many countries have been built around it. According to TransCanada, the company who funds Keystone …

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Oklahoma Gives American Exceptionalism ‘a Push’

AMBER LI JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writers History classes in America are apparently not made to teach history, but rather the exceptionalism of our country. According to the Huffington Post, Oklahoma state legislators have cut funding for the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History program because it does not emphasize “American exceptionalism,” …

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NO ‘HO’LDING BACK: Part of the Noise

ELTON HO Copy Editor 13th century poet Rumi once wrote: “There is a community of the spirit. / Join it, and feel the delight / of walking in the noisy street / and being the noise.” This welcoming invitation has struck me ever since I first heard the lines. I …

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Equal Restrooms for an Equal America

DEREK WU Staff Writer With a population of over seven billion people, there will always be diverse and unique groups in the world. One group that is frequently harassed and hurt is people who are transgender Transgender people have a high rate of being targeted in violent hate crimes, and …

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Justice in Obama’s Immigrantion Plan

BARRY CHEUNG Staff Writer Over the past year, President Obama has planned to use his executive powers to create a new immigration plan in order to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from being deported; however, a 26-state lawsuit has opposed his actions, according to the New York Times. The states’ …

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Brian Williams’ Necessary Abeyance

AMBER LI BARRY CHUENG Staff Writers On Feb. 10, NBC news anchor and veteran journalist Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay for falsifying a story he had covered in Iraq in 2003. His suspension and the negative light he received were well-deserved for the dishonest stories he …

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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Vindication for All Victims

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor According to the Huffington Post, upon surviving a traumatic experience, “To move on with your life, you must break away from identifying yourself as a victim and transcend this experience by becoming a survivor.” The term “victim” is so loaded with negative stereotypes and a certain …

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