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NFL fumbled in Ray Rice decision

Following a National Football League (NFL) suspension and last week’s public release of disturbing footage, the Baltimore Ravens terminated their contract with running back Ray Rice. Despite the NFL’s “indefinite suspension” of Rice, the League waited too long to deliver … Continue reading

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British passport law steps in right direction

British Prime Minister David Cameron proposed a new law that could revoke passports of individuals suspected of flying to the Middle East to support the “poisonous ideology of Islamic extremism” of ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. … Continue reading

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Should we negotiate with terrorists?

In the wake of non-combatant Steven Sotloff’s sadistic murder at the hands of an ISIS executioner, it is natural to wish that more could have been done to save him and others who have met a similar fate.

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Social media challenge approaching social moral concern

In the last few years, social media “challenge” has become a popular movement, but it’s also become a dangerous trend. Participants sometimes receive serious injuries and potentially linking to death, and furthermore social concern. If you are familiar with social … Continue reading

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Editorial: Rocha’s departure creates opportunity for growth

Former PCC president Mark Rocha announced his retirement last month after a tumultuous four year stay as college president and he left as perhaps the most polarizing figure on campus.

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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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