THE ROADRUNNER

Butte College's Editorially Independent Student Voice

THE ROADRUNNER

Butte College's Editorially Independent Student Voice

THE ROADRUNNER

A newspaper by students, for students.
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The Green Screen Effect

How Film and television play a part in the environmental movement
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief January 21, 2024
Lights, Camera, Conservation! Join me as we explore how movies and television shows play a part in the environmentalist movement. In this article, we will examine six movies and series and the impact they had in educating and bringing attention to pressing environmental issues.
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The Animal Liberation Front

A Voice For the Voiceless
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief January 15, 2024
Governmental agencies and multinational corporations prioritize profit and progress over ethics and the ALF emerges not as terrorists or vandals but as the counterbalance. Every action has a reaction and they are just that. They challenge us to confront the uncomfortable, they force us to examine the truths about our treatment of animals, and push us to question the ethics of industries built on exploitation and suffering.
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Against the tide : The heroic story of the sea Shepard

Paul Watson and his notorious organization the Sea Shepard are real-life vigilantes on the frontline of marine environmentalism. This is their story—a saga of bravery, controversy, and commitment to protecting Earth's aquatic life.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief January 6, 2024

Hollywood makes millions every year with stories of superheroes who leap from comic book pages onto towering skyscrapers, but I’m here to tell you about the real-life heros who are hard at work on the...

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Poaching Poachers

The story of how India's Kaziranga National Park curbed poaching with one simple trick
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief January 4, 2024
Conservation is not a black-and-white issue; it's a spectrum of grey, filled with moral and ethical dilemmas. Kaziranga's story challenges us to think deeply about our values and the lengths we are willing to go to protect our natural world. It forces us to confront uncomfortable truths about conservation and the sacrifices it entails.
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the explosive ideas of Ted Kaczynski

A rewriting of the article "The incendiary ideas of Ted Kaczynski"
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief January 1, 2024
Beneath the destruction and atrocities, there is a man who embarked on a radical war against society. While his methods were despicable, the eerie resonance between Kaczynski's prophecies and the world we live in today cannot be ignored. Ted fervently criticized our growing technological dependence and the catastrophic environmental consequences of our relentless pursuit of “progress”.
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Deep-sea mining

humanity's latest assult on the natural world
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief December 30, 2023

Deep beneath the ocean's surface lies a pristine untouched world brimming with life. Now picture an invasion of this tranquil abyss by gigantic machines. They tear into the seabed, turning serenity into...

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The Willow Project Sucks

The new assault on Alaska's wilderness.
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief November 14, 2023
The Willow Project is more than an environmental issue; it's a moral crisis. It's a tale of how our last untouched bit of wilderness is being compromised, not for the greater good, but for fleeting economic interests. As we stand at this pivotal moment, it's crucial to remember: that our actions today will define tomorrow, and those responsible for the destruction of our planet need to be held accountable.
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Anthropocentrism

The Reason Environmental Change is So Hard
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief October 22, 2023
The reluctance to tackle environmental issues often perplexes those who understand just how serious the environmental crisis is. Who would consciously endorse the destruction of the very planet that sustains us? But the complexities surrounding this reluctance run deep, making it imperative that we uncover the root of the issue.
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The Emissions Epidemic

Shifting Focus and Shifting Blame
Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief October 20, 2023

Let’s face it; individual actions alone cannot save our planet from the looming environmental catastrophe. We often find ourselves pointing fingers at each other and blaming ourselves because of our...

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The Myth of Eco-terrorism

Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief October 19, 2023

The Myth of Eco-terrorism  The word "terrorize" is defined as creating and maintaining a state of extreme fear and distress. Applied to the context of our environment, the term "eco-terrorism" might...

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The Incendiary Ideas of Ted Kaczynski

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Nathan Azevedo Espindula, Editor and Chief October 17, 2023

Few names in the history of American criminal history occupy as prominent a place as that of Theodore John Kaczynski, infamously known as the Unabomber. Operating between 1978 and 1995, Ted Kaczynski...

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