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Featured Opinion: Death Penalty

Graphic by: Emma Blackburn

By Maddie Wall and Maddie Wall

November 10, 2016

In 1972, the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional, only for it to be reinstated 6 years later. In 2012, Prop 32 would have repealed the death penalty in California, but was defeated. Although there hasn’t been an execution in California since 2006, California has the ...

Hawk Talk: Affirmative Action

Hawk Talk: Affirmative Action

By Bella Levaggi

November 8, 2013

In 2006, the state of Michigan passed a public referendum that barred the preferential treatment of college applicants based on gender or race. This move against a practice commonly referred to as “affirmative action” was later contested in court, and has now come before the Supreme Court of the...