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Amanda Leslie

Amanda Leslie
Amanda is a senior and the opinions editor for the MCSun. (Obviously the best section.) Her hobbies are sleeping and listening to music. She likes to pretend that she could be an FBI agent when she grows up.

Pro: Obama’s immigration plan

America prides itself on being a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, but what use is that pride if 11 million of the people living here are hiding in the shadows? On Nov. 20, President Barack Obama announced his intentions to fix facets of America’s immigration system. The four principles …

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The girl with the mattress

Emma Sulkowicz is a senior at Columbia University this year, and she is carrying her mattress everywhere she goes. Why? It’s where she was raped sophomore year, and the rapist still remains on campus. Sulkowicz later reported the incident to Columbia, along with three other girls who had been sexually …

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Ray Rice domestic abuse outrage

In February, Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, was arrested and charged with assault, with his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer. The pair got in a fight at a casino in Atlantic City, evidenced by footage showing that they exchanged blows. Additionally, there was a video of Rice dragging Palmer’s unconscious body …

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New counselor: Jennifer Smith

MC welcomes a new counselor to the school this year: Jennifer Smith, who is taking on the U through Z’s. Before coming to MC she was at King-Chavez Community High school, a charter school in downtown San Diego, as a school counselor and P.E. teacher. Smith was inspired to choose …

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Emmys 2014 recap

The 2014 Emmys were held on a Monday night in August, preceded by the VMAs. Hosted by Seth Myers, he made an affable and reliable host. The show began amid a few jokes about HBO and Netflix, who received 99 nominations and won 18 Emmys that night, and the latter …

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Male entitlement kills

In the past few months there has been a series of events involving men or boys who killed because they didn’t get something they wanted. That “something” would be a woman’s attention. With that said, it’s time to discuss a major factor: the somewhat touchy subject of male entitlement. Now, …

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Blood Moon Wows Astronomers

  On April 15, people all around North America pointed their cameras, cell phones, and telescopes toward the skies in order to witness a phenomenon know as a total lunar eclipse. That night, however, as the moon passed through the Earth’s shadow, it took on strong red and orange hues, …

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