Trump orders attack on Syria

April 20, 2017 2:44 pm0 comments

On Thursday, Apr. 6 President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Navy to fire 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase. The strike was a response to a Sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, that killed scores of Syrian citizens. However, 34 of the 59 missiles launched at the airbase were […]

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April marks Autism Awareness Month

April 10, 2017 1:32 pm0 comments

April is Autism Awareness Month. “One in 45 children, ages three through 17 have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD),” according to Autism Speaks, autismspeaks.org. Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the country. It cannot be cured. Some characteristics of autism are: wanting to be alone, […]

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Censorship taken to new level with Trump

April 7, 2017 11:50 am0 comments
Censorship taken to new level with Trump

If headlines serve as a narrative, President Donald Trump’s early term is illustrating a war being waged against the Fourth Estate. “The Trump Administration’s War on the Press,” “Is Trump Trolling the White House Press Corps?” and “Trump is Damaging Press Freedom in U.S. and Abroad” are among those topics […]

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Nike introduces performance hijab

April 6, 2017 2:00 pm0 comments
COURTESY PHOTO: Rahaf Khatib

Nike recently announced it will release the Nike Pro Hijab in Spring 2018. The retail price will be $35. The Hijab is marketed toward Muslim women, who are specifically looking for something more comfortable than a traditional Hijab while working out. “I go to Planet Fitness,” said Radia Khan, a […]

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Protests escalate after Stockton City Council meeting

March 14, 2017 3:04 pm0 comments
Denise Friday, left, and Deon Smith Downs, right, hold up a sign for Colby Friday at the April 7 Stockton City Council meeting. PHOTO BY MIKAEL HONZELL

Tensions have been high in the Stockton City Council chamber since Feb. 21, when a group of protestors identified with Stockton chapter of Black Lives Matter were removed from leave City Hall for causing a scene by police in riot gear.

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Campus text message survey goes wrong

March 13, 2017 8:18 am0 comments
A photo of one of the texts sent to a student. PHOTO BY KILLIAN BARNHART

On March 6 confusion struck when some Delta College students were texted by an automated system inquiring as to why they were taking less than 12 units this semester. The problem arose from the fact that the automated system confused various phone numbers with different students, including students who are […]

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Delta addresses mental health with new signs

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Delta addresses mental health with new signs

Physical health is noticeable for the most part, but what happens when students are crippled by an invisible force? A simple definition of mental health is a person’s condition regarding their psychological and emotional well-being. Mental health isn’t always taken seriously and those suffering from disorders or mental illness have […]

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Demand for passports on the rise under Trump

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Bay Area communities are reporting an increase in demand for passports, likely stemming from President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown on illegal immigrants. Delta College students say this is an overreaction and that nothing major is going to happen that would force anyone to rush to the nearest passport center. “I […]

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Stockton City Council decides future of medical marijuana

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The Stockton City Council decided the fate of medical cannabis at a recent meeting. PHOTO BY ALIYAH STOECKL

On Feb. 28, the Stockton City Council held a special meeting to discuss how these new policies should be put into action.Stockton residents voted for allowing two new medical cannabis dispensaries, introducing four cultivation sites and an increased business-licensed tax on new and existing establishments.

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A question of basic rights

March 10, 2017 8:20 am0 comments
A question of basic rights

Battle over bathroom preference, privacy continues under Trump administration “Because its equal, you go to the bathroom, I go to the bathroom, everyone we know goes to the bathroom, it is a human decency issue,” said Isiah Merriweather, on the subject of transgender rights. “People should just be able to […]

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Fight for CSU Stockton continues

February 24, 2017 8:33 pm0 comments

Stockton leaders continue advocating for a California State University campus in Stockton after the state press release from the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) on Jan 19. Stockton is one of the largest cities in California without a public four-year university.  An LAO state press release claimed new campuses aren’t warranted at […]

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Extensive rain brings flooding to Manteca area, problems throughout California

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On Manthey Road in Lathrop, water begins to rise and surpass surrounding tree trunks, due to recent rainstorms.

A cluster of storms throughout the region since the beginning of the year has overwhelmed a drought-hardened California.

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SF offers free community college

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San Francisco has become the first city to offer free community college tuition in the United States for its residents. “To California residents who are living in San Francisco, your community college is now free,” said Mayor Ed Lee at the press conference on Feb. 7. Tuition will be funded […]

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Speaker offers perspective for Black History Month

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Dr. Elliot Oborne delivers at speech at Delta College. PHOTO BY AUSTIN NORDYKE

On Feb. 16, Delta College welcomed Dr. Elliott Osborne to speak in celebration of Black History Month. The message he intended to get across through “Black Panthers – Do The Math” can best be summed up with what he said to close his talk: “We are Community. Power to the […]

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Sikh Temple helps evacuees

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Sikh Temple helps evacuees

Stockton opened its doors to America’s first Sikh Temple, also known as a Gurdwara, nearly 105 years ago on October 24, 1912. Not only is the Gurdwara a place of prayer for the Sikh community, it’s also a place people in the community can go to for assistance. The type […]

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Passport program reaches end for students

February 23, 2017 9:53 am0 comments

Passport to College, a program that has paid the tuition of numerous Delta College students since 2014 is coming to an end. The program began in 2006 targeting over 12,000 fifth graders in 17 different school districts. Of those students, nearly 1,200 eventually enrolled at Delta College. “Basically, it was […]

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