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OPINION: Nassar sentencing, was it enough?

Vanessa Rodriguez | February 13, 2018

On Jan. 24, U.S. Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexual misconduct, on top of his 2016 child pornography charges.For decades, Nassar humiliated, molested and abused underage girls and women in his care. He maliciously planned and imagined how he could get his fix through perverted means masquerading as legitimate medical treatments.While those young girl...

From the Tech Desk Ep. 3: Google Home, Snapchat Merch and Polaroid

Manfid Duran | February 11, 2018

In this episode, we cover the latest updates in Google Home, the Snapchat merchandise store and the all-new Polaroid One Step 2 camera. Stay tuned for updates on some of this year's highly anticipated technology.   Video Editor: Manfid Duran...

OPINION: Toxic YouTuber Logan Paul should be suspended from YouTube

Vanessa Rodriguez | January 30, 2018

UPDATE: Logan Paul has done it again. Despite immediate backlash from Paul’s Japan YouTube video, he has yet again trashed his reputation within the first three minutes of his newest video, uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 5. In the video, Paul tazed a dead rat and removed a fish from water to performed CPR on it. Not only did Paul receive additional backlash, but a response from YouTube. The platfor...

OPINION: Welcome to the grand delusion

Alex Weidner | January 30, 2018

This is possibly the biggest news to hit last week. The New York Times reported that in June of 2017, President Trump ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but backed off after White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II threatened to resign rather than carry out the President's bidding.The story published by The Times on Jan. 25 explains President Trump considered conflicts of interest ...

What A Weird World! TrumpWatch 2018

Alex Weidner | January 29, 2018

Last week was the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. It feels like the president used the first three weeks of the new year leading up to that anniversary to cram in as much ridiculousness as he could to truly drive home his first year in office. The president's mental and physical healthIt begins with a series of tweets straight from the source. Is this the same "VERY successful ...

Letter to the Editor: Opening up about sexual harassment

December 23, 2017

Dear Editor, I am writing to you and your readers in the hope that I might be able to be a little helpful and supportive. When I was a 25 year-old college student back in the 1970s, I was very badly sexually harassed by a female college professor who had a lot of power over me. It finally ended when another female college professor insisted that I tell her what had obviously been bothering me. It...

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