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Up for debate: Guns don’t kill people, armed criminals do

By Andrew Wieland

September 17

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Recently the Compton School District began equipping it’s police officers with assault style weapons to protect their campuses from school shootings. Some might argue that this is a bad thing, considering that police bru...

Up for Debate: What’s a little cold water for a good cause?

By Jessica Gualotuna

September 9

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Imagine you are unable to move your arms, legs and body. Eventually, you will lose the ability to breathe without ventilatory support. That is the fate of someone diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative ne...

Up for Debate: Spend money on research, not ice water

By Trent Ledford

September 9

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Over the past year the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been growing and becoming more popular with celebrities and common people all over the world, but mostly in the United States. The challenge has raised over $100 million, b...

Up for Debate: Show appreciation for our unsung heroes

By Thomas Schmit

May 12

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Tom Fallo is a pretty swell guy. Nobody can deny that he’s done a lot of good for EC. He’s helped to get two major construction bonds passed, and on a campus full of busy administrators with scarcely predictable schedules, he’...

Up for Debate: Think realistically, 5 percent per year is too much

By Russell Lewis

May 12

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

In the battle of negotiation, possibilities are endless, although rarely realistic. This isn’t an argument of whether teachers deserve a 5 percent raise, as most would agree that compared to professional athletes and Hollywood st...

Up for Debate: Summer session will be beneficial

By Jean-Paul Udeh

May 11

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Who take classes during winter sessions anyway? Good riddance if you ask me. I for one was never a fan of rushing back to school right after the holiday season. Students still trying to get that extra time in with the family...

Up for Debate: Stick with the crowd

By Thomas Schmit

May 5

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

There's something to be respected in most trendsetters. Those who are brave enough to break away from the established pack, and try to do things their own way. Of course, trendsetting comes with an inherent risk; sometimes, the...

Up for Debate: Going vegan is not the answer

By Celine West

May 5

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Human beings are primates and primates have their eyes in the front of their heads, which in biology means that we are predators by nature. In contrast, animals that are prey have their eyes on the sides of their heads, like rabbits,...

Up for Debate: Vegan nation

By Trayvis Peters

May 5

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

There are three good reasons to have a vegan diet rather than an animal-based diet. First, vegans make less of a negative impact on the Earth. Second, vegans have better health. And third, vegans do not kill or cause pain to animals....

Up for Debate: The media is giving this story the sensitivity it deserves

April 22

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

239 people were on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and now friends and families of the people are waiting to reconfirm the harsh reality that the plane has no survivors. The media wouldn't withhold information about this tragic...

Up for Debate: Denial sensationalized (eh…)

By Rachel Oatridge

April 22

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

International tragedies like the March 8th disappearance of flight MH370 deserve a solemn pause in our affairs. However, instead of a silent respite for MH370 our frenzied media and its throngs of disciples rushed to consum...

Up for Debate: The media is all for show and little for support

By Russell Lewis

March 9

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

While press is always better than no press, the media is simply spotlighting the LGBT community to benefit certain individuals. Most recently Jason Collins made history becoming the first openly gay NBA player. When considering which athlet...

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