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Occupy Wall Street will need conviction to succeed

October 11, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The continued occupation of Wall Street has finally broken into mainstream media and now America is eager to see what will happen next. Will sweeping reform change how big business influences our politics? Will the rich be taxed...

Student on the Street: Occupy Wall Street

October 11, 2011

Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

Students tell us their opinions on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Students smart enough to deal with controversy

Staff

September 27, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Arts and Lectures Committee is considering bringing Ward Connerly to speak at SRJC. Connerly, a former UC regent, is a controversial figure because he helped abolish affirmative action in California universities in 1996 as...

This is not what we signed up for

Quinn Conklin, Web Editor

September 27, 2011

Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

Between the changes at Facebook, the division of Netflix and the release of Star Wars on Blu-Ray we are seeing a number of unasked for changes in the brands we use and love.  Whenever we put in the DVD or log on to the web site...

Google+ is not for everyone

September 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Google+ may not be for you. If you are looking for a place to share gossip about your real life friends, to post photos of the latest party or browbeat your “friends” into helping you work on your farms, stay on Facebook....

When we are a community…

September 13, 2011

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Google+ may not be for you. If you are looking for a place to share gossip about your real life friends, to post photos of the latest party or browbeat your “friends” into helping you work on your farms, stay on Facebook....

9/11 remembrances need integrity

Kristina Uppal, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

After the dust and ash settled on Ground Zero, a remarkable calm took over New York City, as the rest of the world watched. The prolific image of industry, progress, jazz and hard city life, entrepreneurship and confidence, of...

Ignoring danger: Sexual assault in the military

Shelby Pope, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Being in the military means job security, admiration from people around you and a sense of nobility that most jobs don't have. It is a commitment to a cause greater than yourself. Being in the military means a sense of camaraderie...

Just a moment

Armando Torres-Garcia, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Get in, buy munchies and get out: this was the plan when I stopped at Safeway, before I met the stranger that is. I smiled and nodded awkwardly in the way that people do when they nervously try to remember who that other person...

It’s time to take the tax burden off the middle class

Parris Mazer, Contributing writer

May 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

While there is a debate over whether we're in a recession or a depression, there is little debate that we are in hard times. High unemployment, falling wages and the rising cost of living are just several issues facing the middle...

Using online tools to help plan for college

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Budget cuts have impacted the number of classes offered at SRJC. The administration tells us it will be more important than ever to plan our courses in advance and to use our priority registration if we have it. This is solid...

“Like”: just a communication cop-out

Tristan Geiger, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I just got into a relationship. Like. The sun is out. Like. I just got into a bike accident and broke my arm. Like. If you know Facebook you know what this means. Clicking "Like" on a friend's post can show support. The creat...

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