Daily Archives: February 21, 2013

Equal-opportunity warfare

Acts of courage know no bounds. It does not matter who performs them, or what gender they are, what they do in their spare time, or by what name they call God. Last month, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted a 200-plus year ban against female service members serving in active combat. Unsurprisingly, there are…

Gun control restrictions need implementation

After the recent mass shootings in Aurora and Sandy Hook, it is evident that we have a problem. The time has come for Congress to enact reasonable gun control and protect the innocent, so why is Obama’s proposed gun control policy reform being met with so much resistance? Obama’s proposed gun control reform focuses on…

More gun control unneccesary

The second amendment, defining “the right to bear arms” has been on top of the political and public agenda in the United States to help stop gun violence. President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals may help this cause, but will this still keep guns out of the wrong hands? The mass shootings in Newtown, Conn.,…

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The big man on campus

The average person may think that being tall is the only requirement to play center for a basketball team. However, height alone does not equate to success on the court. Determination to fight through adversity surpasses the issue of stature. Sophomore “big man” Brent Watkins, 23, never played a second of organized basketball before arriving…

Cardinal Mahony: A shame to his faith

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has done the right thing in taking disciplinary measures against Cardinal Roger Mahony in the aftermath of the sexual abuse by priests. The seemingly never-ending priest pedophile scandal has hurt all Catholics. We feel ashamed and saddened. How are we supposed to defend our religion when our spiritual leaders break our…

Capturing the moment

For those who have yet to visit the Hayden Memorial Library Gallery this winter, you’re almost out of time to check out this year’s photography installment, “A Moment In Time.” The exhibit certainly does not disappoint, as dozens of Citrus College students display their digital photography skills behind the lens and in the editing room….

Classroom characters making us dizzy

As spring semester begins, returning students are becoming reacquainted with all the quirky, cute and plain hilarious assortment of characters that inhabit Citrus’ classrooms. The obvious of these is “That Guy.” That Guy always has a story to tell. It is usually a long, meandering tale with many plot twists and dramatic pauses, designed to…

Did Match.com match you up with the wrong match?

Match.com functions the way it sounds: by matching its customers with whoever fulfills the most points on a very detailed checklist; but perfectly matched does not mean perfectly compatible. People who are trying online dating probably haven’t had much luck choosing someone in the past, yet that is exactly what online dating sites tell them…

Hook, line and sinker

In the 2010 documentary “Catfish”, a family scattered throughout Michigan all play a hand in seducing a New York filmmaker, Nev Schulman, into believing he has a real connection with a girl on the internet. He’s sent pictures and letters, only to find out the Facebook profiles he so ardently believed in were only fantasies…