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Same Sex, Same Blood: Unfair Ban on Homosexuals

DEREK WU Staff Writer KAYIU WONG Opinions Editor In 1983, a ban that prohibited homosexuals and bisexuals from donating blood was enacted. Since very little was known about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) at this time, a nationwide hysteria over the diseases resulted in this prejudiced …

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U.S. Playing Catch-Up for Working Americans

ELTON HO Copy Editor In his 2015 State of the Union address, Obama outlined some key goals of workplace reform for the year: a minimum wage increase, mandatory paid sick leave and gender pay equity. While reforms may find difficulty passing through the Republican-majority House and Senate, Obama’s goals would …

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AIGAT YOUR BACK: Family Matters

SUSANNA AIGA Opinions Editor Family is one of those annoyingly multi-layered phenomena that can be either a poison or remedy. Unfortunately, it seems that most cannot really appreciate their parents until raising children themselves and there is probably truth in experience being the best teacher. However, we can still begin …

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Thousands of Innocent Nigerians Suffer Silent Deaths

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer According to Amnesty International, the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is currently performing its “deadliest massacre” so far, yet nobody seems to notice. BBC reports that Boko Haram has been actively violent since 2009, causing the deaths of thousands of citizens living in Nigeria. When #BringBackOurGirls …

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Reforming Nation’s Education System to Improve Standards and Accessibility

REBECCA ZENG Staff Writer Other countries’ educational standards are often compared to the U.S.’ educational standards. The U.S. is unlikely to match the educational standards of other countries because every country has different economies, demographics and government types; however, the nation should focus on reforming education by keeping standards consistent …

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CROSSING THE CARO-LINE: The Sad Part About Sadies

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief As the Sadie Hawkins dance rolls around once again this year, I cannot help but rethink its traditional role as a “girl-ask-guy” event; the establishment of these gender roles assumes that every relationship consists of a girl and a boy. It seems innocuous enough at …

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Fashion Industries Playing ‘Indian’

PAULA KIRYA Staff Writer The Native American community suffers from its history of distress. Many left in this population honor the traditions and rituals of their ancestors; thus seeing a Victoria’s Secret model sporting a traditional Native American headdress with revealing lingerie, or Urban Outfitters’ “Navajo” collection, featuring the “Navajo …

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Administrator Stability Lost in Shuffle

ELTON HO Copy Editor With countless tasks to be managed and a large faculty that needs to be supported, all schools benefit from a strong principal. However, with the national principal turnover rate being as high as it is, many schools across the country find themselves struggling to find consistent …

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