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For and Against: Gun Right and Privilege

For and Against: Gun Right and Privilege

April Pfrogner and James Rudolph

May 2, 2018

Opinions editor James Rudolph and staff writer April Pfrogner discuss gun rights in our latest "For and Against" piece. April: Lock and Load The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads, "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the peop...

An Offer of Peace makes History

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 10, 2016.  REUTERS/KCNA

James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2018

The world watched as unprecedented moments of history occurred these past few weeks. We have witnessed an extremely hostile and volatile man in charge of a nation, who presented themselves as a threat to global security, undergo a change of heart. The Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, has a...

A bittersweet goodbye: Thank you, Cal Times

Congratulations to our two seniors, Rachael McKriger (left) and Mari Boyle (right) on graduating!

Rachael McKriger and Mari Boyle

May 2, 2018

With their upcoming graduation, the California Times is losing two members of our editorial staff. Rachael McKriger, editor-in-chief, and Mari Boyle, news editor, will be leaving the Cal Times. Before they leave, the two wrote separate goodbye letters, which will be published in the May 4 Cal Times...

Five Fortnite tips for new players

Five Fortnite tips for new players

Colin Kirkwood, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

It’s no secret that Fortnite is one of the hottest video game titles in the world currently. But what exactly is this game? The game comes with two modes, the first being a player versus enemy mode where a team works together to outlive a horde of monsters by any means possible. But its popular mode...

Is this the beginning of the end for DACA?

Carlos Esteban, 31, of Woodbridge, Virginia, a nursing student and recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, rallies with others in support of DACA outside of the White House Tuesday. Photo by Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press.

James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

April 11, 2018

The past week has shown the impending doom that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program faces. On Twitter President Donald Trump went on a tirade on immigration, specifically calling for an end to the DACA program, while blaming Democrats for delaying a new plan to be made. Despit...

Sorry, Mark: Lying gets you nowhere up the ladder

Photo of Mark Zuckerberg during his questioning of the Cambridge Analyticia-Facebook data leak at Capitol Hill on April 10, 2018, courtesy of Zach Gibson/Getty Images.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

April 10, 2018

"I believe deeply in what we're doing." Mark Zuckerberg took the stand in a long-awaited grilling from members of Congress on April 12. At Capitol Hill, Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of Facebook, answered questions and provided a statement in front of numerous senators. Zuckerberg, as Opinions...

Zlatan Ibrahimović: Another piece of football royalty lands in MLS

Photo of Zlatan Ibrahimović courtesy of the LA Galaxy.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

April 9, 2018

After playing in some of the greatest leagues in the world, for some of the best clubs throughout Europe, Zlatan Ibrahimović has arrived to the United States. The flashy forward, who has featured for big name clubs like Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, signed with the...

Student voices heard during March for Our Lives protests

Photo from Washington D.C. during the March for Our Lives protes courtesy of Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press.

Sam Paar, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

A generation can only be pushed so far until something snaps, until the group makes a decision to revolt against injustice, violence and corruption. Unfortunately for the young students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the tip over the edge was the loss of 17 lives. Amongst grief, brave students...

Betrayed by social media: Zuckerberg testifies

Photo of Mark Zuckerberg by the Associated Press.

James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2018

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica controversy, Facebook indicated that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Three congressional committees, including the Senate Judiciary Committee, invited Zuckerberg to testify on April 12. After weeks of pressure, he finally agreed to testify about...

Twitter war and a logical fallacy: Trump v. Mueller

Photo of Robert Mueller courtesy of J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press.

James Rudolph, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2018

While under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller III., President Donald Trump never referred to Mueller by name in his Twitter outbursts. Under advice from his lawyers, Trump refrained from directly mentioning Mueller and stuck with terms like “Fake News” and “Witch Hunt.” On March ...

Christen Press-Houston Dash drama a bad look for NWSL

Photo of Christen Press courtesy of the Associated Press.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2018

After three years in the National Women’s Soccer League, Christen Press is going back to Europe to play professional soccer for IFK Göteborg. The conclusion to go back abroad – Press formerly featured for the Swedish club in 2012 – came after weeks of holding out of preseason for the Houston...

VAR: Is it good for soccer or does it delay?

Image courtesy of Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 26, 2018

Soccer is a sport of fast-paced action. It is two separate halves of 45 minutes of non-stop action. In many cases, it goes longer than 45 minutes with the addition of stoppage time. However, the continuous game is getting slowed down with the introduction to modern technology. Soccer has implemented...

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