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Blue Skies and Death

Originally, drones were a great idea. It provided the military with a convenient solution to both the safety of their pilots and their financial overhead. However, that convenience has its costs. Their rampant use has led to rampant civilian deaths, … Continue reading

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Why voting is meaningless, but you should do it anyway

Given last year’s poor election turnout, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission has begun considering the idea of using cash prizes to increase voter participation. While people are definitely motivated by money, it still won’t solve the apathy people feel towards … Continue reading

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Is American Football too dangerous?

American football has been around for many decades. Throughout all those decades, times have changed. Football used to be a sport where you only wore a helmet over your head and some pads to cover your legs. Now, you have … Continue reading

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Columbus deserves his day

If we are going to get rid of Columbus Day then we should get rid of every holiday that involved any sort of nastiness: Thanksgiving and the 4th of July to name a few. History is not perfect and neither are most of figures and events in it but those people and events shaped the world we live in today and they deserve to be recognized and their days observed. Continue reading

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You are not going to get Ebola

You are not going to get Ebola, OK? You can come out of the isolation tent you’ve constructed out of Home Depot tarps and stop coating your entire body in Purell.

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Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Christopher Columbus has long been lauded as a national hero for discovering America. In schools across the United States, schoolchildren learn about his voyage to America and his subsequent unearthing of riches. In fact, the whole nation celebrates this discovery with Columbus Day, which lands on the second Monday of October. Recently, however, the Seattle School Board has decided to do away with this holiday and replace it with the more appropriate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Continue reading

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Editorial: Money isn’t always the answer

PCC has paid Dustin Lance Black close to $26,000 to not take legal action against the institution after Black was disinvited to be the commencement speaker back in May.

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Should Bill Simmons have been suspended?

In an NFL season that has been filled with controversy and turmoil through the first month of the 2014 regular season, the drama continues. This time, the biggest sports network in America, ESPN, is now involved.

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Climate change isn’t changing minds

On September 23, 2014 world leaders met for the global climate summit hosted in New York by the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The goal of the meeting: to bring awareness to the issue of climate change and encourage political goodwill for a legal universal agreement in Paris next year. Continue reading

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Bandwidth romance

Online dating is a phenomenon that spawned a billion dollar industry based solely on people’s desire to find someone to spend the rest of their life with. Sites like eHarmony and Match take all the things that attract one person … Continue reading

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