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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Debates provide insight to voters

Presidential and Vice Presidential debates should continue because it gives the public more of an insight to how the candidates think.
President Donald Trump announced over Twitter that he had contracted the coronavirus along with First Lady Melania Trump. After the news of Trump getting COVID-19, Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden received tests and the results came back negative.

October 17, 2020
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Abortion is not for men to decide

When Vice President Mike Pence was asked how he’d react if Roe vs. Wade was overturned during the vice-presidential debate this past Wednesday. He avoided the question and said that he was “unapologetically pro-life” If people really care about saving someone’s life, then they should support the pro-choice movement, since it saves a person from a lifetime of troubles.

October 17, 2020
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Companies taxes in focus with Prop 15

The world is in the midst of a pandemic and it’s time to plan for the aftermath with updated property taxes.
The state faces the biggest potential change to property taxes in over 40 years if Prop 15 passes. Property tax works like this: A property’s value reflects its property tax. If a property’s value is $300,000 and its tax rate is 1%, its property tax is $3,000.

October 14, 2020
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Halloween not lost, just changed

October 13, 2020

Halloween is not about one particular day, it’s about the holiday spirit. This spirit is prevalent and celebrated all throughout the month of October.
Nobody said that Halloween was cancelled, so there’s no need to dampen the holiday spirit.
People can still decorate their houses with spooky decorations and such, but should have a sign out-front telling people that they’re not giving out candy to prevent the spread of germs.
It seems like a buzzkill, however. Halloween isn’t going to be restrictive forever.
Trick-or-tr

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