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Assignment shows educators’ ignorance

Assignment shows educators’ ignorance
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Schools in the Rialto School District gave eighth graders an 18-page paper assignment to argue whether or not the Holocaust was an actual event. The argument was that the Holocaust could have been a “propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain.” School board members stated that they are supposed to encourage critical thinking and encourage... 

Really, let’s #bringbackourgirls

April 15 marked the kidnapping of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by militant Islamic group Boko Haram, but May 1 marked the world’s late attention to the issue. While major media outlets focused on Donald Sterling and the horrifying incident of the South Korean ferry, the missing girls were reportedly being raped, abused and sold for marriage for $12. Boko Haram aims to overthrow the government... 

Commentary: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy

<i>Commentary</i>: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy
Christian Orozco, Web Editor Science is a wonderful tool to determine, question and hypothesize different questions we have about Earth and the universe. This is why we learn about different sciences in grade school all the way up to meeting general education requirements in college. Those who excel in this area of education go on to do wonderful things and discover facts that many of us could not.... 

Net neutrality is more than necessary

Net neutrality is more than necessary
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff In a ruling earlier last week, the Federal Communications Commission abandoned its irresolute commitment to net neutrality. This means that Internet service providers such as Comcast and Time Warner can charge a premium fee to businesses who want faster access to customers. The FCC has officially bequeathed the royal throne that is the Internet over to the corporate... 

White House fights sexual assault

Last week the White House released a video titled “1 is 2 Many,” an anti-rape public service announcement plainly explaining what rape really is and how men need to stop it. The video features President Barrack Obama and Vice President Biden, along with actors Daniel Craig, Benicio del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell. “If she doesn’t consent, or if she can’t consent, it’s... 

Sterling controversy is distraction

Everyone has been focused in on the comments made by the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling from an audio recording obtained by TMZ between Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano. In the recording Sterling made racist comments about photos of Stiviano on Instagram with Magic Johnson and Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Sterling received an appropriate punishment handed down from NBA commissioner... 

Misogyny headlines La Vernapalooza

If the lyrics: “Beating and stabbing it / Speaking of stabbing it where ya bitch she just text me,” don’t tickle your fancy. Then maybe: “She wants to touch me / She wants to love me / She’ll never leave me / Don’t trust a ho / Never trust a ho” or “See the switch when she walk / Give the bitch an applause / My bitch, call her my bitch if I want” will fulfill your need for... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Tokowitz Sterling has had a remarkable amount of media coverage lately, but for all the wrong reasons. On April 25, TMZ Sports, a subsidiary of our favorite celebrity gossip website TMZ (not so much this writer, but you get the idea) released what was reportedly a racist comment made by Sterling earlier this month. Sources say that Sterling had essentially... 

Stop promoting rape apologists

The Army promoted Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr. as director of program analysis and evaluation for an Army deputy chief of staff while he had been previously suspended and rebuked for mishandling sexual assault accusations against a colonel. The Washington Post broke the story last week after the Army released Harrison’s investigative report six months after The Post requested it. According to... 

Asylum seekers face harassment

The UK Home Office has been accused of interrogating LGBT asylum seekers to prove their sexuality with humiliating questions regarding their sex lives in order to gain entrance to the UK. Despite the Home Office Committee being advised to determine an individual’s sexual orientation as sensitively as possible and are forbidden to ask intrusive or inappropriate questions, the committee continued... 
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