Category Archives: Opinion

Holiday classic or date-rape anthem?

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

 

Any number of unassuming holiday music lovers may sing along to their favorite tunes while sipping on wine or putting up lights this year. But pay closer attention to these surely wonderful and wistful jingles and you’ll be left scratching your head, and maybe feeling a little dirty. Continue reading

Choosing adoption impacts lives

By Ellen Case
Senior Staff Writer

 

Adoption does not seem to get the attention it needs in the pro-life, pro-choice debate. Adoption takes a backseat to being considered an option. Continue reading

Mac’s new ports stick in craw of users

Our Managing Editor, a new MacBook user, has more than a few concerns with Apple’s new line of MacBook Pros, dishes on the company’s new dangling dongles.

By Jubenal Agulair
Managing Editor

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

 

Apple, did you take a look at your new MacBook Pro line? Have you sat down and used it? Did you turn in it on? Did it live up to your expectations? Continue reading

New laws prove voters are not blowing smoke

By Eric Lopez
Contributing Writer

 

 

 

Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo

 

Marijuana was the big winner on Election Day after three states approved recreational initiatives and four approved medicinal uses of the plant. Twenty-eight states now have some form of legal marijuana, according to Forbes. Continue reading

Pot prohibition’s peculiar past explained

NEWS COLUMN

By Jake Griffin
Copy Desk Chief

 

Seven states now have laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Massachusetts, California and Nevada passed bills legalizing recreational marijuana for adults Nov. 9. However, the federal government’s stance on the matter has been the same since Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937. Continue reading

Social media suffocates music journalism

By Victor Palacios Cruz
Multimedia Staff

 

Music journalism in newspapers has become social media’s latest casualty.

On Oct. 18, Mike Wilson, The Dallas Morning News editor, announced the newspaper would no longer employ a dedicated music editor, according to Central Track. Continue reading

Intrusive pipeline to blame for Sioux crisis

Dallas-based company’s threat to desecrate cultural landmark sparks protests due to past governmental practices.

By Monica Mitrovic
Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

 

Many Americans will be indulging in turkey, pie and America’s favorite pastime – football – on Nov. 24. Continue reading

Third party candidates offer different ideas

By Monica Mitrovic
Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Registered voters heading to the polls Nov. 8 might feel starved for choices as they enter their ballots. But Americans aren’t limited to Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Continue reading

Moving to Canada may not solve voters’ election dilemma

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Contributing Writer

 

Some Americans are so disappointed with this year’s presidential election that many have flirted with the idea of leaving the country after the new president is elected. But leaving the country is no easy task. Continue reading

Netflix offers ‘Stranger Things’ than tricks, treats

Critical Review

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Watercolor illustration by Taylor Starnes

Watercolor illustration by Taylor Starnes

 

Over the past few months “Stranger Things” has become more than just a Netflix Original series. With its soundtrack, visual aesthetics, special effects and cast, it has transcended specific genre norms and is a perfect reason to not leave the couch for an hour, or eight, on Halloween night. Continue reading