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Write-Off: The symptom not the sickness

Last week’s fiery events at Berkeley ignited a new debate over the drawbacks and downfalls of protesting. Armchair activists, safe behind their keyboards, stick their nose up and declare protests to be a nuisance...

Write-Off: If Bob Dylan can win a Nobel prize, so can Taylor Swift

So Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature last Thursday and I’m thinking, if a musician can win a Nobel prize, can Jack Black get inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of...

Write-Off: Bob Dylan does not need to be a poet to deserve the Nobel...

In 2012, the permanent secretary of the Nobel Committee, Horace Engdahl, made a controversial statement that “American literature is too isolated, too insular,” prompting fears that the Swedish Academy had ruled out American writers...

Write-Off: High school CPR training is a good idea, but should not be mandatory

Effective at the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, most high school students in California will be required to complete CPR training in order to graduate. While usually involving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the new requirement...

Write-Off: Give CPR training a chance before assuming it will do no good

Governor Jerry Brown signed a law on September 24th that will mandate all high schools to teach their students how to conduct CPR and become familiar with medical tools like defibrillators. This is amazing....

Write-Off: Self-driving cars are the future we deserve

We’ve entered a new phase in transportation technology. With companies such as Tesla and Google at the front, the way we get around is being revolutionized by the ongoing development of self-driving cars. The...

Write-Off: Self-driving cars take the fun out of driving

With 90 percent of car crashes being attributed to human error, car developers are looking toward self-driving cars as the remedy for vehicular accidents. Even the government supports their development and distribution because, perhaps...

Write-Off: Aliens – truth or real? or The Highlander Files – the truth is...

Sci-fi writer Arthur Clarke once said, “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.” We are not. There’s so much evidence out there pointing to the fact that we...

Write Off: “Aliens? Ha! Don’t make me laugh”

Do aliens exist? Quite the philosophical question. Such a question merits deep reflection and contemplation and … No. The answer is no. Aliens do not exist. That’s it. No more explanation. If you want more,...

Write off: Don’t build a wall around your heart

Donald Trump is a garbage person. I don’t mean he is one of the hardworking Americans that collect refuse from various households; I mean that he is a person, only made of garbage. He...