Banning books: An undemocratic travesty

Share: Back in 380 BCE, Plato gave us the Allegory of the Cave, in which he discusses the effect of education, or lack thereof, on our nature. A better parallel could not be drawn regarding the impulse to burn and ban books than that of Socrates, Plato’s mentor, who was sentenced to die for ‘tainting’ the youth with education. In the Allegory of the Cave, Socrates illustrates the benefits of an illuminated mind through the parallel of a cave. In the cave there are men, …

PCC swimming team placed third at the South Coast Conference

Share: The last swimming competition at Mount San Antonio College on Thursday was quite a success for the swim teams at PCC. Carmen Ung, the fastest swimmer on the women’s team, won three awards in all three events she participated in at the South Coast Conference (SCC) Championships, taking gold in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, and although the men’s team didn’t win any events, they placed third. Follow:

Trump to blame for New Zealand attack

Share: Note: Although the alleged shooter has been identified, he will not be named or pictured in this article. The New York Times published an article regarding this issue. You can read it here. On Friday, March 15, a gunman entered the Al Noor mosque — and later the Linwood Islamic Center — in Christchurch, New Zealand and opened fire on innocent worshipers inside the two locations. The shooter killed at least 50 individuals, and injured at least 49 others. Follow:

Press will find no peace if Georgia law passes

Share: For as long as the medium existed, yellow journalism and propaganda have been peddled to the unsuspecting masses. Unethical journalism is not a new phenomenon. Thankfully, the court of public opinion used to dictate whether or not these publications succeeded and survived; news outlets who crossed the line – no matter how powerful – eventually met their demise. In the post-truth age we now find ourselves in, some Republican lawmakers are steadily getting better at attacking the press and the First Amendment, often with …