Sonoma County not a stranger to human trafficking

Sonoma County not a stranger to human trafficking

A girl is heading home from San Diego on a pleasant summer evening, enjoying the breeze from her open windows when an old, beat up car catches up to her. The driver is an older man with sunglasses on and a bandana tied around his neck. The girl speeds up, and so does he. Realizing a dead end is coming up, the girl quickly pulls in, but the man uses his car to block her from getting out.

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Migrant caravn reaches US border . . . now what?

Migrant caravn reaches US border . . . now what?

After months of heated conversation over the Central American caravan traveling North towards the United States border, the mass amount of Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadoran citizens have finally neared the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico.

With what little time Mexico and the U.S. had to effectively handle this dilemma, the migrants who’ve been traveling since October are now occupying space in El Chaparral plaza, waiting for the U.S. to open their borders.

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Fake reviews rise while consumer trust begins to drop

Fake reviews rise while consumer trust begins to drop

With the holiday season nearing, Amazon is reminding everyone why it is one of the largest online retailers worldwide with new product reviews flooding in everyday. 

Many users look at reviews before they decide whether or not to purchase an item online since they themselves may have never used it before. So since customers rely so heavily on reviews while online shopping, they deserve the truth about the product instead of paid lies.

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CNN reporter banned from White House amid “assault”

CNN reporter banned from White House amid “assault”

CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, has been accused of physically assaulting a White House intern during a press conference last week, resulting in the removal of his press pass and banning access to him into the White House. 

After the supposed altercation aired on national television, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that the White House will “never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job.”

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Covergirl’s cruelty-free efforts better late than never

Covergirl’s cruelty-free efforts better late than never

Covergirl recently made the leap to become cruelty-free, meaning everywhere the cosmetics brand is sold will include products of which the ingredients are not tested on animals. 

Covergirl itself posted about its brand new approach to makeup, “at COVERGIRL, we believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between the beauty products you love and the values you believe in. As the biggest makeup brand to achieve Leaping Bunny certification in partnership with Cruelty Free International, we’re committed to getting affordable, ethical makeup into the hands of anyone who wants it.”

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Tinder drives man to change his age

Tinder drives man to change his age

In this day and age, we have been able to get more creative than ever before with identification and labels by claiming certainties are really just fluid constructs. 

Dutch “positivity guru” Emile Ratelband has begun a quest to legally turn back time and change his age (69) to match his physical standing, which Ratelband says doctors claim matches that of a 45-year-old.

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Another shooting, another routine

Another shooting, another routine

As the year begins to come to a close, we get to look back at all the amazing ways the American government has failed its people. Our government has grown so arrogant that it refuses to even nod in the direction of the general well-being of the nation. 

Legislature would rather citizens continue to die en masse then consider reforming gun laws.

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Transgenderism at odds with Trump administration

 Transgenderism at odds with Trump administration

Those who identify as transgender are far from being seen as equal, and the current political climate is making these individuals feel even more in the dark. One issue that many of these people face is the discrimination against them due to the lack of education and understanding on different gender and orientation identities.

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CAPS’ lack of funding costs students the necessary attention

CAPS’ lack of funding costs students the necessary attention

Almost everyone on campus has had or knows someone who has had a negative experience with CAPS. Difficulty getting an appointment, being rescheduled last minute, or maxing out on visitations are common lamentations from those with strong anti-CAPS sentiments. These problems all have a simple solution, which is to reexaimine CAPS funding.

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Race and culture are not excuses for costume ideas

Race and culture are not excuses for costume ideas

The only thing better than devouring leftover candy the day after Halloween, is scrolling through Twitter and looking at pictures of offensive costumes.

Surprisingly, there weren’t many problematic costumes reported this year as opposed to others. However, as a second generation Mexican-American, it is rather offensive to see people dress in Mexican garb.

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