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Lida Ojo
December 16
Filed under Letter to editor, Opinion

Editor— Around final time, the Vallejo Center campus extends its library hours until midnight as they have in recent semesters but only now do I mention it aloud. Because of the  safe atmosphere, helpful librarian and quiet respect students have for each other, I find it a phenomenal, we...

Refugees are looking for a better future

Refugees are looking for a better future

Zuriel Sanders, Staff Writer
December 7
Filed under Opinion, Politics

Lately conflict has rocked the nation of Syria and has left 12 million Syrians displaced, according to the humanitarian organization World Vison. This has led to the worst refugee crisis since World War II according to media reports. Of these 12 million, 4 million  have become refugees, with...

Letter to the Editor

Melanie Lutz
December 2
Filed under Finance, Letter to editor, Opinion

In 2002, the taxpayers of Solano County passed $124.5 million Bond Measure G, to improve the facilities at Solano Community College. $5 million of that money was used to remodel Building 300, the main science and engineering building on campus. The remodeling was only completed in 2011, and these bonds...

Letter to the Editor

Timothy L Moore Jr
December 2
Filed under Letter to editor, Opinion

As the holiday season approaches, it is not only a time of joy and happiness, but one of the coldest and inopportune times of year for the impoverished. In the United State of America, in the richest and most powerful country in the world, over 30 percent of our population live in Poverty (www.BLS.gov). T...

Here’s why you should take a serious look at Bernie Sanders

Jace Barrera, Staff Writer
November 4
Filed under Opinion, Politics

When Martin Shkreli, co-founder of MSMB Capital Management, raised the price of Darapim, a prescription drug used by HIV positive patients and others to treat a life-threatening parasite infection, from $13.50 to $750, the world was furious. CNN reported that as a 5,000 percent markup. According to media reports, Shkreli donated $2,700 ...

Know what you owe

Know what you owe

Judith Perez, staff writer
November 4
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Three years ago, Solano Community College had a student loan cohort default rate (CDR) of 31.5 percent. Cohort default rates measure the college’s share of their federal student loan borrowers who default within a specified period of time after entering repayment.  A direct loan that is 360 day...

It’s gone far enough

It’s gone far enough

October 14
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Editorials are the opinion of the Tempest editorial board, which consists of Tempest staff and editors. In light of recent events, The Tempest staff would like to express our sorrow and despair over the recent shootings on college campuses: Sacramento City College and Umpqua Community College (Oregon)...

Plenty to celebrate for LGBTQ community

Jace Barrera, Staff Writer
October 14
Filed under Briefs, Opinion

October 11th was a very important day in the LGTBQ+ community as it marked the 27th anniversary of the National March on Washington for lesbian and gay rights. On this day, people celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, queer. This year, the LGTBQ+ community celebrated many s...

Wake up people!

Wake up people!

Nelson Rodriguez, staff writer
October 14
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As we all know, California has been going through a water drought for several years now. 2015 has hit an all-time low, resulting in even lower quantities of water in the state’s lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams. The drought has been in effect since 2011, constantly leading to lower water shortages....

Compliments… or harassment?

Compliments… or harassment?

Catalina Donnell, Staff Writer
September 2
Filed under Cartoons, Opinion, Top Stories

Street Harassment: we all have seen it, either walking down the street or at your local mall. Some of us have even experienced the harassment first hand. A recent video that went viral on the internet showed a young woman walking down the streets of New York City for 10 hours while capturing catcalls...

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