Student Center misses mark with charging lockers

In October, Sonoma State University released a timely warning crime bulletin detailing a theft of a student’s laptop that occurred in the Student Center. 

The theft sparked concerns, and started a conversation among students and Student Center staff. 

Since the theft, a new accessory has be installed in the student center; a sparkly new charging locker to distract students from the real issues. 

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New bill aims to increase police transparency

New bill aims to increase police transparency

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills into law, making records of internal investigations by police officers viewable to the public.
   In the past, many internal investigations of officers were held behind a dark curtain. Things such as misuse of force, negligence, lying on duty and sexual assault  were all kept under wraps in the name of protecting the public.

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Kavanaugh’s past provokes scrutiny

Kavanaugh’s past provokes scrutiny

When curses come home to roost, often they do so long after the one who cast them has left the farm. Such as when an investigation knocks and retrospect answers. No one is learning this firsthand better than Brett Kavanaugh, former White House Staff Secretary and Supreme Court nominee swimming in hot water after the revelation of sexual assault allegations more than 36 years old. 

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New bill strives for higher renewable energy

California has just passed a bill that will require the state to get its energy solely from renewable resources. This means state operations will produce zero emissions by 2045. This futuristic goal is ambitious, but it sets the right tone. In a nation where emission regulations are regularly being thrown out, the onus is on California, with the largest state economy, to provide an example for the rest of the country to combat climate change.

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Distribution of 3D gun plans sparks security concerns

If the recent epidemic of mass shootings is any indication, America is no stranger to the conversation of gun control.
     In fact, just weeks ago, the average citizen likely believed that every last argument having to do with guns had already been exhausted one way or another. Except, the one where the average citizen starts making his own.

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Prison strike calls for reexamination of system

A Nationwide prison strike began on August 21 in response to a prison fight at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina earlier this year that ended with seven inmates losing their lives.
     With prisoners in at least 17 states participating, this strike has the potential to shed light on the vast room for improvement in the criminal justice system. This 19-day strike will go until September 9 and has been said to include labor and hunger strikes.   

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