Mixed results on California propositions ballot

The 2020 elections saw a mixed bag of results in the propositions that were on the ballot in California. While some progressive propositions passed, such as Proposition 17, which restored the right to vote to former felons, others such as Proposition 18, which granted the right to vote to 17-year-olds if they turned 18 before the general election, did not. In addition,

November 23, 2020
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Christmas music gets early start

Los Angeles radio stations are playing Christmas music earlier every subsequent year and it has become bothersome. Christmas music during the holidays can be comforting and, from personal experience, heartwarming. The idea is to hit the perfect spot for when to have it playing. Too early and people can get fed up. This year, however, anyone who turned on KOST 103.5 the day after the elections was greeted with the sounds of jingle bells and holiday-appropriate music.

November 22, 2020
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Voter’s importance overlooked

Politics have torn families apart, literally and figuratively. Some people are hesitant to vote, because they are afraid of what other people will think.
Some disregard voting, because they don’t understand it and avoid doing so to prevent headaches. People have the right not to vote, but when lives are at stake it is crucial to help support those in dire situations.

November 22, 2020
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Proclamation not empathy

To an uneducated American, with little to no knowledge of Día de Los Muertos celebrations, President Donald Trump’s proclamation recognizing Nov. 1st as “National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens” appeared empathetic and a just move. To Mexican Americans, and some Central Americans, this was disrespectful and equivalent to a slap in the face. All Saints’ Day, celebrated on Nov. 1 and continued on Nov. 2nd with Día de Los Muertos, are very important holidays predominately celebrated by Mexicans.

November 9, 2020
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Mail-in ballots have problematic issues

By Annette Quijada Mail-in voting has always been an effective way of voting, but in this political climate it’s become problematic and has created more issues today than in previous years.  The 2020 presidential election is expected to have the highest number of mail in ballots due to the pandemic. Being able to mail in is supposed to be a stress-free and safe way that Americans could participate in their…

November 9, 2020
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Brutal holidays ahead for some

While a portion of society is wrapping presents, preparing turkeys and singing christmas carols in November, there are people who know that the holidays suck. Overspending money, fighting with family and friends and, of course, feeling the holiday blues are just a few of the reasons it might be that holiday gatherings are being limited in scope due to COVID-19.

November 7, 2020
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Small gestures make a huge difference

In elementary school, children are taught not to judge a book by its cover. However, the first thing that happens when meeting someone is looking at an outfit or anatomical traits, so it’s hard for some people to not judge.
Taking things for face value is dangerous because it can disregard the truth and leads to faulty assumptions.

October 21, 2020
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Prop. 25 may release dangerous criminals

Voters should vote no on Proposition 25. Prop. 25 would uphold Senate Bill 10, which deals with replacing California’s cash bail system.
While the intentions behind SB10 are in good faith, it doesn’t answer core problems and would pose great risk to the public.

October 19, 2020
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Prop. 18 can supply democracy fresh voters

Proposition 18 would allow 17 yr olds who turn 18 by election day to vote in the primary elections. Voters should vote yes, as this would be good for democracy, and give more people a choice. The politics of California also make Prop.18 even more important.

October 18, 2020
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