Briceño: Celebrating Workers’ Accomplishments on May Day

Ada Briceño, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11 in Orange County, writes that May Day is a historic day for the labor movement. She notes that much has been accomplished but there is more to do in OC to ensure equal treatment for all workers.

Resnick: Will the RSCCD Trustees Keep the Community in the Dark Again?

Dr. Barry Resnick, a professor of counseling in his 39th year as a faculty member in the Rancho Santiago Community College District, writes that the trustees of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) are about to make a decision that can begin to move the District forward after almost a decade of dysfunction, embarrassment and a lack of direction. Interviews will begin later this week between the four finalists for the RSCCD chancellor position.

Harden: The Challenge of Being Black at Chapman University

Olivia Harden, a student at Chapman and Features Editor of The Panther Newspaper, writes that being Black at Chapman can be traumatic and has only been exacerbated by the refusal of Chapman’s President to remove a racially charged poster of the film Birth of a Nation, at the Dodge School of Film. A vote Monday by the faculty will consider whether to call for a change.

Pauly: ACC-OC EXPOSED Is Your City a Dues Paying Member?

Deborah Pauly, an elected member of the OC Republican Party and former Villa Park Councilwoman, writes about the lobbyists and consultants that are able to influence elected officials, with taxpayer dollars, all facilitated by the Association of California Cities – Orange County.

Mosko: Finally, a Bill in Congress to Fix Climate Crisis

With just a dozen years left to address climate change before impacts become disastrous, Sarah Mosko writes that Orange County faces real flooding and water table threats, noting that residents should support new bipartisan legislation in Congress to address the climate crisis.

Paterno: OC is Ground Zero in the College Bribery Scandal

Susan Paterno, a Professor of English at Chapman University who heads up their journalism program, writes about the recent bribery scandal that has plagued higher education, arguing that media should also focus attention on the challenges facing the majority of kids who are seeking high quality, affordable, publicly funded degrees.