The New Texas ID Law Hurts Voters

Mara Feliciano, Mara is a senior double majoring in political science and criminal justice.
October 20, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

After Texas enacted highly restrictive voter ID laws for the upcoming general elections, civil rights groups, concerned voters and even the Obama administration assailed the crafters of this policy, describing it as deliberately constructing an obstacle course to prevent minorities and indigents from... Read more »

Bill Maher’s comments grossly misrepresent the nature of religion

Hunter Paul and Deric Mendes
October 16, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Ever since the Twin Towers fell, there has been a daft proclamation permeating from the media and pseudo-intellectuals like Sam Harris and pundits such as Bill Maher that the Muslim world doesn’t... Read more »

God is great, deer is good, and PETA is crazy

Jonathan Murrietta, Contributing Writer
October 15, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

“Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel (Proverbs 12:10).” Animal rights activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) should take heed of this proverb from the Bible. A righteous man cares about his animal, but... Read more »

Voting “Yes” on Prop 1 is Necessary to deal with Future Droughts in California

Jacob Yungman , Junior majoring in political science
October 13, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Voting; it's a contentious topic. College students are urged every two years by passionate political science professors to participate in the electoral process. Yet still, less than half of 18-25 year olds do not vote. While there are many explanations for this, one common complaint among citizens within... Read more »

Christopher Columbus Controversy Uncovered

Ronna White, Junior majoring in journalism
October 13, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Growing up, we were taught that Christopher Columbus was a courageous explorer who fundamentally changed the trajectory of civilization for the better by discovering the New World. But is this the whole truth? Columbus Day is a recognized federal holiday in the United States, for which several retailers... Read more »

Kobani: How a small Syrian border town is defining the war so far

Dillon Melet, Contributing Writer
October 12, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Prior to this week, Kobani was a relatively unimportant and unheard of town to the rest of the world, resting between the Syrian-Turkish border and serving as home to around 50,000 Syrian Kurds. Yet it gained new significance to the rest of the world as a symbolic representation of the U.S. led coalition’s... Read more »

Civil asset forfeiture equates to highway robbery

Civil asset forfeiture equates to highway robbery

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
October 12, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Here’s a bright idea for combating crime: how about we allow law enforcement and prosecutors to seize cars, boats, houses, cash and other property from individuals without convicting, let alone charging, them with any crime. We’ll place the burden of proof on the private citizens whose assets were... Read more »

Healthy mind, healthy life

Laura Slingo, Junior foreign exchange student majoring in English.
October 7, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Taking care of your body is obviously extremely important in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. Every day, we are reminded of the obesity epidemic and how we must eat right and exercise regularly. However, in recent years, the importance of treating mental health is being acknowledged more and more,... Read more »