Warning: details from the CIA torture report

Mara Feliciano, Contributing Writer
December 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

This Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a redacted version of its colossal investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-9/11 interrogation practices on suspected terrorists, the findings of which simply shock the conscience. As a nation, we are coming clean, but our hands... Read more »

Letter from a former editor

Bradley Zint, Contributing Writer
December 9, 2014
Filed under Columns, Letters to the Editor, Opinions

After some four decades tucked away in a subterranean corner of Cal State Long Beach, the Daily 49er is finally heading to higher ground. In the coming weeks, the campus newspaper of record will be leaving its longtime home in the Social Sciences/Public Administration Building basement and moving... Read more »

Prisoners with mental diseases unfairly languish on death row

Prisoners with mental diseases unfairly languish on death row

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
December 8, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase

Scott Panetti, a Texas inmate currently housed on death row, believes that Selena Gomez is his daughter and that the State of Texas, in coordination with the devil, orchestrated his previously scheduled execution in order to prevent him from teaching gospel. During his trial, he fired his lawyers... Read more »

Breast cancer: But isn’t that just for women?

Justin Sander , Contributing Writer
December 8, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

For most people, consciousness of breast cancer awareness and prevention only lasts for a month. Although October has ended, breast cancer isn’t going anywhere. Fortunately, there are organizations solely dedicated to this issue that do a phenomenal job raising awareness year-round, educating the masses... Read more »

The Syrian Crisis is Obama’s Rwanda

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
December 8, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Twenty years after hundreds of thousands of people were mercilessly slaughtered in the Rwandan genocide, world leaders are still lamenting over the fact that so little was done to intervene and stop the ethnic bloodletting. In just 100 days, over 800,000 people died as Hutu extremists used machetes to... Read more »

The rise of cyber-warfare: an imminent threat

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
December 3, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Two journalists obtain an exclusive interview with North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Un, but their mission radically changes when the Central Intelligence Agency sees an opportunity to assassinate the “Glorious Leader” of the Hermit Kingdom. The CIA then enlists the journalists to travel... Read more »

Animal testing is cruel, unreliable and unnecessary

Janelle Mora , Contributing Writer
December 3, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Is eye shadow on a loved one’s Christmas list this year? Do you plan on surprising a friend with a cream that they have wanted for some time? Before you purchase that gift, you should double check the company that you are buying from. “Each year, more than 100 million animals-including mice, rats,... Read more »

Alone, together: Let us stop fleeing from conversation

Nadine Santos , Contributing Writer
December 2, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

We live in the most interconnected period in the history of civilization, a time in which we can communicate across vast oceans and mountain ranges at the touch of a button. We are more together than ever before; yet, we are still terribly alone — trapped within the jealous bubble of our tiny touch- Technology... Read more »