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A Capitol offense: Undemocratic Jan. 6 break in weakens our security, violates American core ideals and exposes hypocrisy within policing

The events at Capitol Hill on Jan. 7 demonstrated an attack on American democracy, Rida Zar writes.
Rida Zar January 9, 2021

In 1801, on the eve of his last day in office, John Adams -- the second president of the United States -- appointed a total of 58 “midnight” judges to the Federal Circuit courts. He hoped to maintain...

Despite use of the N-word, the accurate portrayal of racial injustice in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ must stay in high school English classes

Harper Lee’s 20th century novel To Kill a Mockingbird still remains relevant today in the racially charged 21st century.
Rida Zar December 13, 2020

A fictional narrative of a young tomboy growing up in Maycomb, Ala., with her single father and older brother -- it's a simple concept for a book without magic, twisted realms or the supernatural.  Harper...

Why I stand with Black Lives Matter

Senior Hanna Oltman uses her iPhone 11 to take an image of protestors in Downtown Fullerton on June 7 chanting for justice after the death of George Floyd.
Hanna Oltman September 2, 2020

I’ve never been pulled over for looking suspicious. I’ve never been called a racial slur.  I’ve never had a discussion with my parents about how to act if stopped by a police officer.  Why? Simply...

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