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Stop drinking tequila for Cesar Chavez

Twitter screenshot that depicts the student excitement surrounding Ceasar Chavez day. Photo credit: Nicole Henson

Nicole Henson

March 31, 2017

Edit: An interview and photo of Tabitha Schempp has been removed.  An opportunity to party outweighs being a racist. Or at least that is the vibe some students and Greek affiliations are demonstrating with their Chavez-themed parties. Cesar Chavez Day has been recognized as a student holiday since 2014 wh...

Trump is creating distractions

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Susan Whaley

March 29, 2017

It’s a normal day when President Trump expresses his troubles and promotes his policies on both of his Twitter accounts. Except on March 4, Donald Trump went to a new level, claiming that former president Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.Despite the fact that Trump has no evidence to support his accusations, his actions affect the Amer...

Obama trumped the media

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Susan Whaley

February 15, 2017

History seems to be forgotten rather quickly when it comes to American politics. When it comes to Barack Obama, America may have the fastest onset of short term memory loss. Obama may not have publicly waged a war on the media, such as our new president, but he avoided, criticized and tried to persecute ...

Obama’s lasting legacy

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Rachel Reyes

January 26, 2017

As President Barack Obama took the podium for his farewell address Jan. 10, it became clear from the cries across the nation that many want four more years.Although Obama cannot reply "Yes we can" to the pleas, we can remember his accomplishments over the last eight years.Obama’s administration took over the financial crisis of 2008 and enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestme...

The Obama years

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Molly Sullivan

January 25, 2017

President Barack Obama made history when he became the first African-American president in 2009. In his two terms, he led the country through international conflicts and domestic unrest. He also instituted reforms in the federal government’s approach to climate change, foreign policy and civil rights. 1....

57 years in the making: Baseball reunion with Cuba

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Gabriella Bermudez

March 27, 2016

Growing up in the Bay Area, I've attended more than my fair share of San Francisco Giants' home games. Watching baseball is nothing new to me, but this past week something extraordinary happened in the world of the sport closest to my heart. Castro, Bay of Pigs and a damned good ham sandwich are all...

Brussels attack kills 34 people

An explosion at Zaventem airport killed 11 people tuesday Photo Credit: From Creative commons

George Johnston

March 22, 2016

Two explosions rocked Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday. The first explosion happened around 07:00 GMT at the Zaventem airport, killing 11 people and injuring another 92. An hour later, the second explosion went off at the Maelbeek metro station, leaving 20 dead and 106 injured. President Barack...

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