Jim Crow is no longer the law but it still exists in spirit

By LaQuanda McNeil Staff Writer Jim Crow laws stripped blacks of their new freedoms after the Civil War. The laws were created to keep black Americans at a disadvantage economically, educationally and politically after Reconstruction. The laws were named after a blackface act in the early 1800s, but became a popular racial slur by 1890.… Read More Jim Crow is no longer the law but it still exists in spirit

Veteran journalist gives advice to future women of color journalists

By Fernanda M. Tovar and Julissa James Staff Writers We were two of the six Cal State journalism students invited to bid farewell to one of Univision’s longest-standing journalists, who broke through glass ceilings in her prolific career by being one of the first women anchors in Spanish-language media. Maria Elena Salinas is a Mexican-American… Read More Veteran journalist gives advice to future women of color journalists

Recent earthquakes remind Californians to be prepared

By LaQuanda McNeil Staff Writer Hurricanes, flooding, and monsoons are not the only natural disasters to ravage the world in 2017. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the border between Iraq and Iran Sunday Nov. 12, leaving more than 400 dead and at least 7,000 injured, according to the British Broadcast Service. “The earthquake hit around… Read More Recent earthquakes remind Californians to be prepared

U.S. education secretary shows ignorance

By LaQuanda McNeil Staff Writer Betsy DeVos, the U.S. secretary of education, has rescinded 72 memos that give schools guidance on what the disability laws mean and how they should be implemented in certain situations. The rescinded memos are related to two pieces of legislation: the individuals with disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Rehabilitation Act.… Read More U.S. education secretary shows ignorance

Don’t discount the dreams of DACA students/ Traducido en español

By Kenia Cabahug Staff Writer Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, has been a trending topic since President Trump stepped into office. As many of us might know by now, Trump declined to continue President Obama’s executive order on the DACA program, calling instead on Congress to do it. If Congress doesn’t… Read More Don’t discount the dreams of DACA students/ Traducido en español