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Building a better (public) bathroom

Building a better (public) bathroom

By KATTA MAPES As a world traveler, I have used public and private bathrooms in more than 20 countries. In too many, searching for and using these bathrooms is not for those with weak bladders. In India, for example, the common public bathroom is a shack with three or four holes in the ground. Still, […]

Religion equals child abuse

Religion equals child abuse

By S. PAUL BRYAN Unquestionably, religion has done more harm than good in this world. Possibly the saddest and most appalling reality is that children are the people on this planet taking the brunt of this abuse, these evil deeds. It’s impossible to know how many children have had their physical and psychological lives irrevocably […]

Immigration policy: Presidential candidates offering drastically different viewpoints

Immigration policy: Presidential candidates offering drastically different viewpoints

By BRYAN OROZCO The topic of immigration is most evident within the American cultural pool. When put against the backdrop of the current presidential campaign, it is clear that it is a useful topic for gaining political support and, in a broader sense, political power. Yet when it comes to immigration, the tone from the […]

Youth votes matter

Youth votes matter

By MELINA CASILLAS Voting is not meant just for an older American demographic. The youth vote of 18- to 29-year-olds is important as well. Young people must vote not only because it is our civic responsibility but also because our vote does influence elections. Presidential candidates across the board are seeking the youth vote. Donald […]

Washington had the right idea

Washington had the right idea

By D.R. WILLIAMS When our founding fathers were imagining the future of this soon-to-be great nation, do you think they imagined our military bases occupying land in more than 70 countries? Would the great isolationist George Washington find it acceptable to remove entire regimes from power because of hypothetical fears? Not a chance. He would […]

Accept the Pima challenge

Accept the Pima challenge

By ANDRES CHAVIRA. We see thousands of diverse faces every day with a completely different story than our own. Each person has confronted and overcome a set of obstacles that we more than likely have not had to experience ourselves. With that in mind, when was the last time you approached a stranger and started […]

Ignorance is bliss

Ignorance is bliss

By AUDRIE FORD In 2014 Rasmussen Reports, a public polling company, found that 83 percent of possible voters thought Americans were not informed voters. However, I believe that voters in the United States can be trusted to make the right decisions as long as they have the right information. Palatable information should be the focus […]

Wash your damned hands

Wash your damned hands

By S. PAUL BRYAN PCC, you’re nasty. Not only that, you’re dangerous. The amount of germs, bugs, diseases and other disgusting menaces that the everyday student carelessly spreads on a daily basis is almost criminal. One cannot walk upon the beautiful grounds of any of our fine campuses without seeing another person sneeze, cough, spit, wipe, […]

Find your own way

Find your own way

By MICHEAL ROMERO It seems all too often that people don’t know their calling in life. Whether they find no purpose in their work or their free-time, sometimes you meet a person that just seems lost. They find that one thing is either missing from their situation or obstructing their view. That’s why you should […]

Positive thinking drives away fear

Positive thinking drives away fear

By Kit B. Fassler The world dictates how we live.  Horrible news reports of war, bomb explosions and shootings are constantly seen in the media that distract our minds and make us fearful.   We can’t allow fear to dominate our minds.  The remedy is quiet, centered thoughts to obtain hope and get rid of […]

Black Friday is a shopper nightmare

Black Friday is a shopper nightmare

by Steven Fowler Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the holiday season and it’s gotten to the point where it disrupts the real November holiday. Thanksgiving is a time where family and friends come to visit one another and give thanks for their blessings and good health. Every year, it seems as though […]

A generation without words

A generation without words

by Travis Braasch It may be hard to believe that there was a time without cellphones; a time where children would walk to a friend’s house to see if they wanted to hang out, rather than send a text message. Times have changed with the evolution of technology, but the outcome isn’t what some may […]

Trick-or-treat means cha-ching!

Trick-or-treat means cha-ching!

by Valerie Turcios You know Halloween is near when Starbucks starts serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes and “Spirit Halloween” stores are on every corner. It’s the one night a year that children and adults get to dress up and pretend to be something or someone they’re not. The whole month of October is filled with festivals, […]

I’ll pay for YouTube videos

I’ll pay for YouTube videos

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT The old saying of “having 500 channels with nothing on,” has given à la carte online services real legs to stand on in recent years by letting anyone watch whatever they want, whenever they want. With the cost of cable packages these days, I’m one of the many who chose to cut […]

Stonewall left hung out to dry

Stonewall left hung out to dry

by David Pujol The Stonewall Riots, which took place at the Stonewall Inn, located in New York City, were an influential part of LGBTQ history. It paved the way for many of the rights that LGBTQ individuals have today. To have Hollywood misrepresent that history by whitewashing it in a new film to sell tickets […]