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Firing Brian Williams

If NBC wants to at least project an image of morals, ethics, and most importantly credibility, they have to fire Brian Williams as news anchor of NBC Nightly News.“The floor of the Chinook helicopter shook as it entered fire. In … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Students have right to more say in commencement speaker

It looks like the Board has, once again, put its foot in its mouth. At last Wednesday night’s Board meeting, Student Trustee Marshall Lewis emphasized the need for more student input in the selection of a speaker this time around. … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey: The Epitome of a Feminist Movie

Whether you like it or hate it, you have to admit that America’s popular culture and sexual fantasy have been recently revolving around “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The three-part book series published by Random House has sold 100 million copies … Continue reading

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Throwing shade at ‘Grey’

There’s nothing more romantic than sexually charged torture, right? At least that seems to be the message behind “Fifty Shades of Grey,” with its copious amount of BDSM-related scenes. The movie, based on the first installment of the “Fifty Shades” … Continue reading

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Editorial: Students have the right to know, even if it jeopardizes a career

Two weeks ago, Coleman Griffith was the latest in a long line of faculty members exiled to paid administrative leave. Senior Vice President Robert Bell, who told the Courier about Griffith’s leave, retracted his statement, saying that it was a violation of Griffith’s confidentiality. The truth of the matter is that students deserve to be told when and why a faculty member is put on leave, even at the cost of the professor’s reputation. Continue reading

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Why not choose to vaccinate?

With the recent outbreak of measles, more and more parents are making the choice to vaccinate their children. But there are still those that choose to leave their kids unprotected from these easily preventable diseases. Continue reading

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The Homeless Count

Day in and day out, thousands of homeless men, women, and children, from a variety of backgrounds, drift through the streets of Los Angeles County, panhandling for money to buy their next meal and searching for somewhere safe to spend … Continue reading

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Courier celebrates its 100th anniversary

More than 100 years ago, Shirley W. Owen, Kenneth Fuessle and their staff of high school writers set out to start a student publication that would provide a source of news and information to the school staff and student body. Continue reading

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OPINION: Racial slur eradication: Are we there yet?

Today, seeing or hearing a racial slur can feel like a slam backward through time.  In general, as progressive as our society would like to think it is, there are reminders that there are still many living in the dark … Continue reading

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Oscars snub minorities in nominations

The amount of ethnically diverse Academy Award winners and nominees can probably be counted on one hand. Last year alone the film, “12 Years A Slave”, a low-budget film directed by an almost unknown African-American director, Steve McQueen, made history … Continue reading

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