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Guns are dangerous, especially in the wrong hands

Guns are sold to people all over the country. They are deadly, but it isn’t the gun that does the shooting—it is the shooter. We could eliminate guns, but that would not stop a disturbed individual from finding a way to kill what they think are the enemy or fighting the battle that is within. Continue reading

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Editorial: The Out of Control Cash Cow

Whether it’s for alleged sexual misconduct, physical assault, corruption, or for mysterious reasons, placing faculty and staff on paid administrative leave has become the norm here at PCC. Paid administrative leave is basically putting employees on timeout while they still … Continue reading

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OP-ED: Hosting the World Cup, the right choice

When FIFA confirmed Brazil as the site of the 2014 World Cup in 2007, the BBC reported that celebrations broke out throughout the country.  Now with the current protests in Brazil, some are questioning the wisdom of allowing certain countries … Continue reading

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OP-ED: Let the good times roll?

History making sporting events like the World Cup or the Olympics do an amazing job at putting the spotlight on its host country for all the world to see. However, shining the spolitght on that country has a tendency to … Continue reading

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OP-ED: Leave your “patriotism” at home

On February 27th, 2014, the 9th Circuit Court ruled in Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District that the principal of Live Oak High School acted within his constitutional rights by requesting that students remove their American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Continue reading

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OP-ED: Political correctness shouldn’t trump freedom of speech

While taking everyone’s feelings into consideration is important, someone’s freedom of speech should never be silenced for fear of not being politically correct. Continue reading

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OP-ED: Hard work is the solution for students of color

According to a recent University of Texas at Austin report, male students of color have lower academic outcomes than White male students who are significantly less engaged. Continue reading

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OP-ED: Students react to NBA’s lifetime ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling

On Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver brought the hammer down on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for the fallout of his racist comments, banning him for life from all NBA activities or business with the league going forward. “I … Continue reading

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OP-ED: Financial circumstances should not be a factor in admitting students

Based on some concerning facts and studies, financial aid is no longer about helping students pay for college, but rather a strategy used to attract students they want, admit the students they need and encourage others to stay away.

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OP-ED: A plastic society prompted by social networking and celebrity status

As a society are we becoming so self-obsessed with beauty and physical perfection that all concerns for mental and physical health are going out in bags of liposuctioned fat? Or is this just another trendy fad that will phase-out over time as the boredom over the plastic looking visages gained through massive amounts of costly—and often dangerous—surgeries which remove all the unique characteristics from the human face? Continue reading

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