The Epitaph

ACA 5 to help minority groups

ACA 5 IS NECESSARY: In order to correct racial disparities in UCs and CSUs, it is vital that admissions officers consider an applicant’s race.

By Anika Karody

August 19, 2020

When I heard that the state senate voted to pass the Assembly Constitution Act 5 (ACA 5) on June 25, after it was backed by UC regents and the state assembly, I was relieved, as minority students would finally get a chance at proper representation within state colleges. ACA 5 would repeal Propositi...

Reopening economy doing more harm than good

As seen in the graph above, since reopening, the amount of new COVID-19 cases has increased rapidly.

By Amber Birrell

July 5, 2020

California, along with many other states, has begun to slowly reopen and ease lockdown restrictions.  While this does sound relieving, there has not been a significant decline in the amount of COVID-19 cases to warrant the rapid reopening. Reopening with such a large number of positive cases will o...

The fight against coronavirus not over

Protests like that of Huntington Beach are lobbying for relaxed social distancing restrictions. What they do not realize is that this will only lead to another spike in cases.

By Leila Salam

May 23, 2020

COVID-19 is real. This is more than apparent as the coronavirus has already claimed the lives of 3,054 Californians, according to the LA Times. In order to reduce infection rates and keep people safe, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the shutdown of state beaches. However, some groups believe that this was an unnec...

Quarantine Protests: Ill aimed discontent

 A system like quarantine is heavily reliant on the efforts of its participants. As residents of the country with the highest number of COVID-19 infections, Americans have a heavy responsibility to participate in the quarantine. Protests against the quarantine, which have flared up across the U.S. only help to prolong the virus’s stay in the U.S. and put the lives of many at risk.

By Dexter Tatsukawa

May 16, 2020

With over 1 million Americans infected, the U.S. now has the highest number of COVID-19 cases according to NPR. Even so, these numbers have not stopped some from protesting the measures used to keep them safe. According to The Orange County Register, between 2,500-3,000 people turned up in Huntington...