THE ROADRUNNER

Butte College's Editorially Independent Student Voice

THE ROADRUNNER

THE ROADRUNNER

A newspaper by students, for students.
Fluminese vs Vasco at the historic Matacana stadium 
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Beyond the Top Five: A Journey into the Heart of Brazilian Football

from passionate fans to questionable on-field antics, discover what makes the Brasileirão a must-watch for any soccer enthusiast
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief April 17, 2024

Football, or soccer as some may call it, is without a doubt the biggest sport in the world. Not only is it by far the most watched sport, but many would argue it is the most entertaining as well.  From...

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Dramatic seventh-inning comeback denies Lady Roadrunner win in tournament opener

Butte College softball bottles at home and sees a 4-2 win become a 9-4 loss in a heartbreaking game.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Eston Conley April 16, 2024

April 12 marked a significant day for the Lady Roadrunners' softball team as they faced off against the College of the Siskiyous. The match, held last Friday, was part of a two-day tournament at Butte...

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Early Look At The 2024 BUFF

The Butte Film Festival is back for round two and has it's sights on being bigger than ever.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2024

You know the Butte Film Club. You know how phenomenal the 2023 Butte Film Festival was, and now it’s time for you to get hyped for the even more awesome 2024 Butte Film Festival!  Still under the...

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Are Women More Emotional Than Men?

A closer look at gender, emotions, and societal expectations.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief April 4, 2024

 It doesn’t take too much scrolling on social media until you find some red pill alpha talking about how women are more emotional than men, but is that really the case?  When you start to peel back...

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The Roadrunner UC Davis Experience

Notes from a day of dialogue at one of California's most iconic universities.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2024

On Friday, March 15 I made my way to UC Davis in search of nothing more than conversation. Positioned in one of California’s biggest universities, I saw an unmatched opportunity to meet new people and...

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Cuca on the sideline while coaching Palmeiras 
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“Cuca” the Pedophile Coach

Athletico Paranaense announce Alexi Stival " Cuca" as their new coach--only problem is that he is a convicted rapist.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2024

March 4 marked a disgusting day for Brazilian soccer as Athletico Paranaense announced the signing of Cuca as their new head coach. The reason Cuca having a job is a shame for the whole country is because...

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Dash Adventures: The Sequel

Dash Adventures: The Sequel

The epic of Oakey Doaks and his misguided attack on The Commons.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2024

Ever since the day of the cookie heist debacle at the Campus Center, life for Dash, Butte College’s beloved mascot, the iconic roadrunner, has taken a turn for the better. His time spent in a closet...

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Botafogo’s Road To Redemption

From a historical heartbreak to a hopeful horizon
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief February 29, 2024

From the depths of despair to the heights of ecstasy, Botafogo's journey over the last year reads like the script of an Oscar-winning drama.  The pain of Botafogo’s 2023 is still a shadow that looms...

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Stealing Bread

the morality of hoarding resources and the problems with our approach to ethical dilemmas
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2024

We live in a time where everyone is so obsessed with judging individual choices that we end up putting all our energy into hating each other that we forget to hate those truly responsible for our problems.  A...

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Roots Of Sin

Every living U.S. president, except for Donald Trump, is directly descended from slave owners.  
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2024
Only by facing the truths of the past can America fulfill its promise of liberty and justice for all
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John Brown.
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Emancipation at the Edge of a Sword

John Brown's War: One man's terrorism is another man's fight for freedom
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2024

John Brown is as polarizing as he is folkloric. The man from Torrington is both one of the most notorious terrorists in American history and a radical hero in the fight for emancipation.  Driven by...

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Taylor Swift Announces New Album

During her acceptance speech at the Grammys, the Pennsylvania-born superstar revealed that she will be releasing a new album.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2024

February 4 marked the the 66th edition of the Grammys and Taylor Swift made a big announcement.  During her acceptance speech for winning Best Pop Vocal Album for her album "Midnights," the Pennsylvania-born...

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