Users should delete profiles to teach Facebook a lesson

April 18, 2018

By Giselle Palomera Facebook users should delete profiles, in light of the investigation regarding the privacy crisis that 87 million users are unaware of. Did someone forget to read the fine print? What do you mean Facebook was not aware of the issue? These might be some areas of concern for some users. Those who have used the app, This Is Your Digital Life, are part of the 87 million…

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Airstrikes are not helping Syrian Refugees

April 18, 2018

By Rogelio Alvarez Recent airstrikes against the Syrian government will not lead to a ceasefire, but will increase civilian casualties in the war-torn region. Since current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad government forces shot at peaceful protesters in spring 2011, Syria has been ravaged by civil war. Millions of Syrians have fled the country or lost their homes. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have died in the crossfire between al-Assad’s government…

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Facebook users need more control over data usage

April 11, 2018

By Steven Adamo As more and more information is reported daily about Facebook’s use of unethical practices, many people are looking for alternatives without any luck. During yesterday’s Senate joint-committee hearing, Senator Lindsey Graham asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg if he thinks his corporation is a monopoly, in which Zuckerberg replied, “It certainly doesn’t feel like that to me.” Facebook users are rightfully frustrated, and some are deleting their accounts. However,…

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Modern video games are full price with half the content

By Gustavo Buenrostro Video game companies’ focus has shifted towards3 profit rather than having a complete game. Video game companies 10 to 15 years ago would focus on giving a complete game to players. The game that they would give would have extra levels, different skins or even entire levels that are locked out and the player would have to play the game to unlock them. Big companies like Bungie,…

April 11, 2018
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Increased social media creates lack of privacy

March 21, 2018

By Julio Sanchez Many people are taking privacy for granted and are willingly giving away their personal information for the whole world to see without considering the consequences. Not only does the lack of privacy make it easier for someone to track another person, but the latest fad of having everyone know what you are constantly doing used to be something that horror and science fiction stories used to be…

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Video games not to blame for gun violence

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Video games are the cause of violence” is a narrative that is played out at this point, yet it still persists. President Donald Trump made a statement saying that video games are shaping the youths mind to be more violent in early March after the shooting in Florida. He also said that movies are also violent triggers for young people. The Kentucky governor Matt Bevin said video…

March 21, 2018
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Late financial aid causes troubles for students

March 14, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro The spring semester is more than a month in and students still have not received their financial aid.  That is not okay. Many students are going to the Financial Aid Office to figure out why they haven’t received any money yet.  What the office tells students is that they don’t  know when they will receive their financial aid. The best they can do is tell students whether…

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Sinking California needs water rights

March 14, 2018

By Steven Adamo If the people of California are being penalized for water consumption, so should the companies that make excessive profits from California’s natural water. “Each Californian uses an average of 181 gallons of water each day,” says the U.S. Geological Survey website. In terms of reusable 5-gallon water jugs, that’s about 36 jugs per day. Last year in December, the California State Water Board concluded a nearly two-year…

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SIS update creates obstacles for students

March 8, 2018

By Frank Portillo Since its introduction, the new Student Information System on campus has evolved from complete garbage to a mediocre functioning system. Despite its slight change for the better, the negative aspects outweigh the positives by a large margin. When the system update went live, many students like myself were outraged about the change. It was baffling that the system, which was relatively flawless, would be changed into something…

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