Archive for September, 2014

District letter violates student rights

WILLIAM TANNER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Chabot-Las Positas College District may be guilty of violating the rights of migrant students. A letter sent by the district to students, in the 2013 fall semester, stated they needed to have [...]

Brian Copeland brings his patented stylings to campus

SHELBY ESCOTT STAFF WRITER The theater was filled with the chatter of excited students and staff while in the background, classic rock music hummed from the many speakers. But when the lights went off and the [...]

2014 NFL season already marred by bad officials

KALAMA HINES SPORTS EDITOR There is no denying it – the NFL is experiencing a heaping helping of negativity. Be it players’ violence against women, positive drug tests or a team owner’s DUI. The NFL though [...]

High expectations for Hawks cross country team

Omar Razawi Staff Writer The Las Positas Hawks cross-country team is coming off a very successful 2012-2013 season. The Hawks ranked No. 15 in the state, led by Abe Espinoza who was a key runner for [...]

LPC’s super liberal replies to a reader’s response

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Editor, I had to respond to your editorial on the controversy surrounding the Ferguson, Missouri shooting (08/29/14, Vol. 26, No. 1).  Like many reviewers, you are focused on the troubles that occurred after [...]

SWAT training takes over LPC for second time

William Tanner Editor-in-Chief The Korean National Police team had just settled into their seats. Geared up with pistols and rifles fitted with laser tips, they listened to their interpreter intently. And then it began. Gunshots rang [...]

Catherine Suarez dives into Cuban culture

Kalama Hines SPORTS EDITOR Many universities request that their professors maintain a practicing career in their field. This can be for reasons of advancement in studies or just the added relevance of having those professors remain [...]

Former English instructor Peggy Riley dies at 77

Laura Cameron COPY EDITOR To the grief of those who knew her, former Las Positas College English instructor Peggy Riley died Aug. 22 after a four­year battle with cancer. She was 77 years old. Riley retired [...]

Alameda county celebrates the 2014 Scottish games

Shelby Escott STAFF WRITER Bagpipes, swords and caber tossing. Put those together and what do you get? The 2014 Highland Gathering and Games. For 149 years the Bay Area Scots, and Scottish fans, have gathered to [...]

State rivalries engulf MLB playoffs

Kalama Hines SPORTS EDITOR It first happened in 1906, in Chicago. The most recent occurrence was 2000, in New York. The one on the tip of the Bay Area’s tongue however was in 1989. The “cross-town [...]