President Obama Fortifies Student Loan Services

JACQUELYN LOI Staff Writer On June 9, President Barack Obama issued executive actions aimed at easing student loan payments. In response, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is attempting to strengthen student loan services and help students to better manage their debt. According to the ED, a top priority of the federal student loan programs is to help students obtain

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Governor Brown Appeals Vergara v. California Tenure Lawsuit

DENISE TIEU News Editor After two years since the Vergara v. California lawsuit was filed, Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu made his final ruling on Aug. 28. According to the Los Angeles Times, Judge Treu’s ruling will dismiss the tenure process for public school teachers’, facilitate the process of firing teachers, while making it less expensive and eliminate the seniority

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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Stress is Not the Enemy

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor “It is not stress that kills us — it is our reaction to it,” Dr. Hans Selye, one of the pioneers of stress research, once said. According to the Mayo Clinic, unchecked stress can lead to health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. However, what scientists do not tell us is that

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California Attempts to Jumpstart Hollywood

JANET GUAN Copy Editor California film industries are in for a treat. Assembly Bill 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, was recently approved by the state Senate on Aug. 29. With this bill, a new film and TV tax credit program will be implemented starting in the 2015-16 fiscal year for five years, replacing the

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CVS: One Big Step Over Tobacco

SHELLEY LIN Staff Writer CVS Pharmacy, the second largest pharmacy chain in the United States, has decided to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by Oct. 1. Meanwhile, other stores are holding firmly to their tobacco products. Although CVS will lose $2 billion from tobacco sales, other stores should make the health of customers a priority and follow their

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for Americans to recognize the contributions made by Hispanic American citizens as well as to appreciate their culture and importance. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, American citizens pay tribute to influential Hispanic Americans. This event is acknowledged by a various amount of groups, from the president to small

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Fun Facts about National Hispanic Heritage Month

SYLVIA WINSTON Features Editor Hispanic Heritage Month has been featured on Sesame Street. The first year that Hispanic heritage month was celebrated on a national level was 1968 where it began as a week-long celebration. 1.1 million: The number of Hispanics or Latinos 18 and older who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces. National Hispanic Heritage Month is meant

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Take a Chance on Foreign Soil

DEREK WU Staff Writer Sept. 15 marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, when we recognize important Hispanic and Latino Americans who contributed to American innovations and the fight for racial equality are recognized. Officialized by President Lyndon B. Johnson and extended by Ronald Reagan, Sept. 15 was chosen to be the official date, coinciding with the anniversary of

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LASO Brings Heritage Home

ELTON HO Copy Editor Just last year, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) was founded to be a club that celebrates cultural awareness. Naturally, they organized plans for this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month. From Sept. 15 to Sept. 19, LASO held a cultural heritage week with events that allowed members to get in closer touch with their cultures. Rather

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