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Online voices should not be silenced

Online voices should not be silenced

After the blackout of dozens of popular sites around the United States, Congress decided to put aside the SOPA and PIPA bills that threatened the freedom of the Internet. While this might not be the last we see of them, many Americans feel they can breathe easier now that the government knows the uproar that awaits if this type of bill is suggested again. However, while the good fight will continue on our soil, other countries already have censorship bills put into place.

Racism in sports is unacceptable

Good-natured teasing and ribbing is expected between sports teams as they compete, but when racism is used to attack or belittle an opponent it is socially and morally unacceptable.

Commentary: PETA slaughters cause with antics

<i>Commentary</i>: PETA slaughters cause with antics

All publicity is not good publicity, especially when it comes to PETA’s tendency to create it by staging ridiculous stunts.

Digital textbooks are the way to go

In a 21st century age of tablets, smartphones, smart cars and digital readers, the world of higher education still insists on using 500-page, printed textbooks for every course, each usually costing a pretty penny. It is time for college textbooks to catch up with the rest of the technology world.

Bill threatens Internet freedom

Blogging has become a lifestyle for many people. Some devote all their time, effort and credentials into running these blogging outlets. Used for an assortment of purposes on the Internet; Be it a personal interest, educational or professional outlet, blogging is very existent, and widely-used.

Safety should expand with campus

Anyone who has visited other college campuses has probably seen the towers with a bright blue light on top. These towers are emergency response systems put in place around the campus so students have a quick way of seeking help if put in any danger.

Commentary: Grammys should still award originality

<i>Commentary:</i> Grammys should still award originality

For many artists, the five most nerve-wracking words are “And the Grammy goes to….”

Military power goes too far

As United States citizens, we are often told about the horrors of the police state. Soldiers patrolling throughout cities, rifles at the ready to arrest and detain anyone engaging in suspicious behavior, with no one to answer to except for themselves.

Rethinking priority registration

With registration for the next academic semester coming to a close, students have worked on organizing their necessary courses into a tight time schedule.

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre

On Nov. 23 I ventured into the city with a few friends. As I walked down Spring Street we noticed the now infamous Occupy L.A. camp on the south side of City Hall and decided to pay a visit.

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