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Clarion editor Kaleia Lawrence, left, is joined by staff member Eimy Gonzalez at an event in the fall semester.

Time spent in athletics, newspaper was something special

Kaleia Lawrence, Editor in Chief May 3, 2022

I’ve always been a busy person. I can’t remember a time where I didn’t have at least two jobs, not counting school or sports. There were times when it was overwhelming, but now, as I’m on my way...

Uncomfortable conversations can lead to knowledge

Courtney Nygren , Contributor May 3, 2022

We pulled into the parking lot of our local town hall on that gloomy Tuesday afternoon of Nov. 3. My sister and I walked in with our documents in hand to prove our address and identification. They handed...

Navigating a year of evolving challenges

The Editorial Board May 3, 2022

Now that the academic year is over, we can collectively reflect on what we accomplished and what we survived. This was a long year of many changes. We began the year with many classes taught virtually....

Some policies help create more segregated public spaces

Ebenezer Idowu, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Have you heard the phrase “separate but equal?” Recently, many public spaces are reverting to segregation; this time it has a different face. Progressive institutions are separating people by race...

Volunteers with signs welcome Ukrainian refugees as they arrive at the Tijuana airport to help them on their journey to the United States after fleeing the war in Ukraine on April 8, 2022.

Response to refugee crisis needs to improve

Stuart Pate, News Editor May 3, 2022

Ukrainian refuges are proving themselves to be models of bravery and perseverance. So, why isn’t the United States doing more to help them? Since February, Poland has taken in nearly 3 million refugees....

Cannabis laws vary state-to-state

The legalization of cannabis and why it’s a needed move

Taleise Lawrence , Copy Editor April 20, 2022

April 20 marks the unofficial holiday for cannabis. Laws regarding cannabis in the U.S. are different from state to state. In some states, such as Colorado and Michigan, it is fully legalized. In states...

Some diversity efforts have unintended impact

Ebenezer Idowu , Staff Writer April 20, 2022

How many times have you heard the following words: “diversity,” “equal representation” and “equity?” No doubt you have heard one of those words at least once in the past two months, if not...

Disposable cups

Reducing your environmental impact takes more than new cups

Lillian Coppelman , Staff Writer April 19, 2022

Plastic pollution has been a huge problem since the late 60’s, and since then, it has grown at exponential rates. Multimillion dollar companies are the most to blame for this problem, as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo...

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Voting is already secure from fraud in Wisconsin

Lauren Taillon, Arts Editor April 5, 2022

After the 2020 presidential election, rumors circulated across the country that there was widespread voter fraud in multiple states. One of those states happened to be Wisconsin.   While some politicians...

As the tax deadline draws near, it’s time to consider reforms

T. Horne, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

There is plenty to talk about when it comes to taxes, much the same as it has always been. In many past societies, people felt as though they were being taxed unfairly and to no advantage of the people....

April is Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month

Individuals have been advocating for sexual assault prevention since people have cared about making the world a safer place. Efforts started to gain traction with the civil rights era in the 1940s and...

Movie theaters after COVID-19

Movie theaters after COVID-19

Kelly Feng, Opinion Editor April 5, 2022

When the Clarion gave me a chance to review "King Richard" a few weeks ago, I was looking forward to walking into a movie theater and imagined seeing a dozen or so moviegoers in the seats with me. When...

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