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Recent orators on campus violated policy

Blake Pinto, contributing writer
March 23, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Long have college campuses nurtured progressive thought and acted as stages for demonstrations. University grounds are a place where young adults, each with their own opinions, begin to express themselves, realizing how empowering free speech can truly be. On Wednesday, as I came across one such illuminating... Read more »

The Student Excellence Fund and the University Student Union are important for continued student success

University President Jane Close Conoley
March 17, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The recent University Student Union referendum vote turned attention to the cost of getting an education at The Beach. This is a good thing. But, some misinformation was shared in the mix of discussions and writing. Informed debate is a cornerstone of an outstanding education, so I’d like to put... Read more »

U.S. consumption of inhumanely slaughtered meat must stop

U.S. consumption of inhumanely slaughtered meat must stop

Ariana Sawyer, Opinions Editor
March 16, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be right without a turkey, Christmas without ham or tamales, Independence day without hotdogs, Cinco de Mayo without tacos or Saint Patrick’s Day without corned beef hash. But how can people enjoy meat when factory farms across the U.S. treat animals so inhumanely? These... Read more »

University classes are boring students, not teaching them

Jordan Robinson, fourth year, journalism major
March 10, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Universities are a breeding ground for interested young minds, eager to acquire a meaningful education with hopes of a promising career. But why does school have to be so boring? As students, we choose to be here. We wake up early, commute, sit in traffic and load up on coffee. We choose to challenge... Read more »

National Nutrition Month and Meatless Monday

Karla Dumas RDN, registered dietitian with The Humane Society of the United States
March 10, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Balancing your schedule between classes, studying, friends, work and maybe even sleep, you may not give much thought to what your next meal will be. But before you grab that cheeseburger or pepperoni pizza, remember: what you put into your body today can set the stage for the rest of your life. With... Read more »

Student medical records can be released based on FERPA clause

Iman Bibi, contributing writer, third year journalism major
March 10, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

When a student goes to a university's health center to discuss private information, it should be kept confidential. Last week, the University of Oregon reportedly released a student’s medical records to its lawyers. The student had sued the university for allowing three basketball players to finish... Read more »

Tenured professors are vital to student education at CSULB

Jacob Yungman, Contributing Writer
March 3, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

  From meeting fellow peers who are passionate about their studies and social lives to gaining lifelong skills in extracurricular activities like the Model United Nations, students’ experiences throughout their years in college often shape them into new people. However, the most influential... Read more »

6 reasons to skip class at CSULB

6 reasons to skip class at CSULB

Madison D’Ornellas, Assistant News Editor
March 3, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase

  Anxiety - Stress can lead to poor work performance. If life is feeling like it’s too much, and your next class feels like your next root canal: skip. Being anxious in class will distract you from lecture or discussion, and thinking about the rest of... Read more »