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Following a recording of Morgan Wallen using a racial slur, debate has ensued on the overall appropriateness of the n-word.

Commentary: Hurtful slurs should be used by no one

Andrew Goozen, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, country star Morgan Wallen was filmed outside of his house using the n-word towards his friend. His neighbor who took the video then posted it to social media where it went viral. This...

The sexually-explicit platform OnlyFans has been involved in a controversy including a Sacramento Mom and Sacred Hearts Parish School.

Commentary: The actions of parents shouldn’t result in punishment for children

Trinity Jones, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

“At Sacred Heart Parish School, we believe in educating the whole child,” The Sacred Heart website says. “In our care students will grow intellectually, spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically....

A lack of palpable excitement has left fans isolated from the teams they love and players without much support.

Sports Commentary: Empty arenas are bad for fans and players alike

Antonio Sperandeo, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Last year, people watching sports games on their televisions could hear fans cheering on their favorite teams. Now, all that can be heard is echos and coaches talking.  For some states, a minimal amount...

With a recent injury, Tiger Woods' obstacle-filled career once again comes into focus.

Sports Commentary: The journey of Tiger Woods

JJ Huish, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Tiger Woods, a man who has accomplished so much in the game of golf and a man who revolutionized the sport, unfortunately got into a near fatal car accident earlier this year in California.  He suffered...

Communism has never been successfully carried out on a wide scale, but does that make communism inherently bad?

Commentary: Why communism doesn’t work

Alexandra Felt, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

A common argument I have heard against communism is that it has never worked before. The central problem is that there are too many people for it to succeed. I don’t think that a communist, planned...

Cancel culture encourages the bullying and tormenting of people who, in most cases, simply made a mistake.

Commentary: Cancel culture is the new cyberbullying

Trinity Jones, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Cancel culture is by far one of the most dangerous trends ever created.    People can claim the practice is activism, but, to be quite frank, it isn’t about calling someone out on their mistakes...

As healthcare workers struggle with the severity of Covid-19, their children are equally effected by the virus's presence.

Commentary: The internal conflicts of a healthcare worker’s child

Chloe Docto, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Everyday dread is assimilated by the creaking of my garage door opening, denoting another day of saying goodbye with the looming knowledge that my parents are venturing into hot pots of Covid-19.  My...

Protests and artwork in Sacramento capture the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Commentary: BLM protests are incomparable to the Capitol raid

Ria Dhamejani, Assistant Editor March 5, 2021

The freedom to assemble; one of our foundational rights and the basis of the many laws America has been founded upon. Living in a free country means we the people are here to uphold democracy, but at...

Business, Covid-19

Commentary: Why the U.S. should have opened up a long time ago

Brendan Alders, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Since Covid-19 started last March, it has left a lot of people without jobs, without a house and without a general livelihood.  This leaves the question; should we have opened the country up a long...

Commentary: Sia fans should say see ya later after ‘Music’

Katherine Wilson, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Terrible. If I were to put 'Music', a film directed and co-written by recording artist Sia, into one word, it would be terrible. As my sister has Down syndrome, I believe strongly that the special...

For Black women in America, hair has come to symbolize more than just something on top of their head. It has come to symbolize their ancestry and their culture.

Commentary: My Black hairitage is my voice

Trinity Jones, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

She took the podium with might. Her presence itself was a powerful symbol, the prestige she would receive for just standing there was evident.  The radiance of her smile, the glow of the yellow beaming...

For those in support of President Biden, his inauguration acted as a symbol of a fresh start.

Commentary: Biden’s inauguration brought feelings of inclusion and peace

Elise Fisher, Staff Writer February 21, 2021

By no means is the inauguration of an incoming president indicative of what they will accomplish in their term. However in this case, with the transition of power following four years of threats to...

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