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Content rights thretened

Quinn Conklin, Web Editor

November 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Copyright laws exist to protect the rights of authors, musicians and other content creators to make profit from their work. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution exists in order to protect the people from censorship. There...

There is more to Occupy Wall Street than just the face of the few who can occupy all night

Benjamin Brutus Gruey, Layout editor

November 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I think it’s great to see so many transient kids with tattooed faces and dogs with handkerchief collars out in support of soccer moms. If you think lazy street kids and homeless people somehow lead the Occupy Wall Street movement,...

Veterans Day: To the men, women and children who have died and survived Iraq

November 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As Veterans Day approaches and America plans to withdraw forces from Iraq, it’s important to remember the history and conflict behind the war to properly honor our servicemen and women who gave so much to accomplish their mission. The...

Over-caffeinated novel writing is fun

Isabel Johnson

November 10, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Fifty thousand words in 30 days is an overwhelming task. There’s no time to edit, or wring your hands over the plot. You just have to sit down and write. 1666.6666 words a day. National Novel Writing Month is underway. According...

Windows 8 is coming

Windows 8 is coming

October 25, 2011

Video games: conflict resolution and action

Noha Diamond, Multi-Media Editor

October 25, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Violence in video games is a hot button topic for this generation. But why is violence so prevalent in games? Sure, the Sims is the best selling PC franchise of all time, and we still get at least a dozen sports games released...

Neo-cons are knocking at the White House door…again

Drew Sheets, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Neo-conservatives like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush took charge of the White House in 2000 and immediately implemented and operated an aggressive “global dominance” foreign policy. They were able to accomplish...

Letter to the Editor Oct. 24

Linda Selover, Reader

October 25, 2011

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

In response to “Steve Jobs deserves no mourning". I think that Benjamin Brutus Gruey is way off base in his “opinion” on Steve Jobs. Using this writer’s logic, you might as well condemn Alexander Graham Bell and T...

Shock and awe does not make your argument valid

October 25, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Project Truth staged an assault on the minds and eyes of SRJC students last week. Members came with their posters, their flyers and their aborted fetuses to prove to the school that abortion is wrong. What they showed instead...

Learn to live outside your personal bubble

Isabel Johnson, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2011

Filed under Opinion

My life is not very exciting. I’m content to stay home and play video games when not in class, going out maybe once a week to do something like party, or see the sunlight. It’s not that I’m some pastey weirdo in a basement,...

SRJC hockey converts sports-hater to fan

Isabel Johnson, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As I screamed insults at Sac State’s goalie and drank some more apple juice, I realized that for the first time in my life, I actually enjoyed watching a sport. I’ve tried baseball, football, soccer, tennis and even accidentally...

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