Opinion

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An archangel’s farewell – Kobe Bryant

Photo: Los Angeles Times Kobe Bryant etched his name among the stars on April 13, a personified legend whose reach has transcended the boundaries of a hardwood basketball court and into the hearts of an endearing fanbase for two decades. In what marks the single greatest scoring outburst in basketball sports history – Bryant has closed…

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Thank you, Kobe Bryant

John Michaelides and a Kobe Bryant impersonator at the Staples Center April 13 for the NBA star’s final game. Bryant scored 60 points for the game and outscored the Utah Jazz by the fourth quarter. Dear Kobe Bryant, Watching you compete the past 20 seasons has been a blessing. You are the reason I aspire…

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Kobe farewell treats fans with vintage performance

Photo: Forbes The energy in the city of Los Angeles has been palpable leading up to Kobe Bryant’s final game of his illustrious career. The fan base that watched him grow from a cocky, often-hated teenager to a five-time world champion who is arguably the best player to play the game, bid him adieu April…

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OPINION: Church and State, an American tradition in elections

(Emily Hermosillo/Clarion/Logos) The separation of church and state has been embedded in our Constitution throughout our nation’s history. But few would argue that there wasn’t some influence from Christianity during the founding of our nation. To this day, the relationship between religion and politics is a topic of discussion when it comes to presidential campaigns….

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Opinion: Be vigilant, be open.

  Photo from the Los Angeles Times (Yorick Jansens / AFP/Getty Images)   We must not turn away from the news. Two explosions occurred in Brussels Airport just before 8 a.m. on March 22, followed by an explosion at Maelbeek Metro Station, an area in the heart of Brussels surrounded by international embassies. The death count has risen…

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OPINION: Stuck in the middle

Getting accepted into college can be one of the most exciting life events the average student can experience, until they realize they have to pay. There needs to be more financial help for students from middle class families than need-based scholarships. It starts with joy: having finally received the acceptance letter to your dream school….

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Voices of Citrus

  Jocey Lovejoy Major: Photography “Women’s rights, but to be honest, I don’t really know what other issues the presidential candidates are talking about. I just haven’t had the chance to read up on them.” Jeffrey Ammar Major: Engineering “Currently I’m concerned with laws and issues like healthcare and school funding. Art in schools are…

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Opinion: Why you should ride the Gold Line

The Metro Gold Line extension from Pasadena to Azusa is opening March 5. This extension includes an Azusa Pacific University/Citrus College stop that all students should take advantage of. The station is north west of campus, up Palm street off Promenade. For students, this is a seven-minute bike ride or a 15-minute walk to campus…

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Editorial: See something, say something

Sexual harassment happens too often at public institutions and anyone dealing with sexual harassment on or off campus needs to know one thing: It is not your fault. Please find the courage to come forward with any information if you have witnessed or fallen victim to any type of sexual harassment. On Jan. 27, Citrus…