FreeDoomed: Caravan destined for disappointment

A continuously growing group of thousands of Honduran migrants, dubbed the “Caravan”, is making its way towards the United States’ southern border in what one can assume is a search for a better, more free life. Nonetheless, their efforts may be futile as their pursuit for freedom may land them in an uncertain limbo. The plight of the migrants escaping poverty and extreme crime cannot be ignored but neither can the rule of law, which is why it is imperative that both are taken into …

The NFL needs a reality check

In the midst of the 2018 NFL season, the political standpoint of NFL players protesting during the national anthem due to police brutality against African Americans and President Trump’s remarks about players protesting has been a hot topic issue. Players, team owners, celebrities, and activists have all expressed opinions on how the NFL should handle players kneeling during the national anthem, and the NFL has not made the necessary steps for everyone to be satisfied. The NFL needs to act swiftly in order to give …

Defending his honor vs. having a meltdown

When Brett Kavanaugh yelled most of his opening statement it was called defending his honor, but when Serena Williams tried to defend her honor three weeks ago, people said she was throwing a tantrum, a meltdown, was hysterical, and losing her cool. That is the perfect textbook example of the double standard and white male privilege. There is nothing different about how they both reacted. They were both defending their honor and their character but the only thing that makes it different is their sex …

The Second Amendment ‘shall not be infringed’

No country in existence has produced a document so paramount to its citizens’ own autonomy as the United States of America and its framers did with the Constitution when it was ratified in 1787. The Constitution has stood the test of time as the supreme law of the land and with good reason. It gives us Americans, guaranteed, inalienable rights in which we solely own, that protect us against potential government infringement and tyranny.

Editorial: Award winning journalism, pathetic budget

Every semester, the Courier comes away from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) conference with numerous awards for our talents in writing and photography. However, unless our publication is able to acquire the necessary funding from Pasadena City College (PCC), we risk losing vital access to this important conference which allows us to further our skills and journalistic integrity by creating journalists ready to document stories for our campus and beyond.

Journalism in the height of the #MeToo movement

The New Yorker gave Deborah Ramirez a platform to speak. Yes, Ramirez used anonymous sources to backup her claims. No, it doesn’t make the New Yorker or the writers, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, any less credible. And here’s why: this societal and justice system was set up to disenfranchise survivors of sexual, emotional and physical abuse while simultaneously protecting abusers. The New Yorker gave her a platform—a voice.

Tiger Woods is golf

When you think of golf, you think of Tiger Woods. He is one of the greatest golfers of all time. While Woods isn’t the same dominant force as he was over a decade ago, he has definitely faced his share of uphill battles. Many believed he would never win another championship again, but with his incredible playmaking and progression throughout the year, he shockingly won the 2018 Tour Championship, marking the greatest comeback ever seen in golf. Tiger Woods’ name is synonymous with golf, and …