The Daily 49er staff discusses their plans for Valentine’s Day

The Daily 49er staff discusses their plans for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2016

Valentine’s day is on Sunday, and although the Daily 49er staff will be busy producing Monday’s issue of the paper in its suffocating, air conditioner-less newsroom, some of its editors will make ti... Read more »

Bernie versus Hillary on Gun Control

Scott Schultz, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

College students need to look at the gun policies of Democrat front-runners.

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Comic cons: not for true believers anymore

Lauren Torres, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

As crazy as it sounds, comic conventions used to be about comics. If not comics, then comic-related movies or shows, science fiction and sometimes even board games. Now, thanks to Hollywood, comic conventions come with a red carpet, “E! News” coverage, and a swarm of fans who’ve never picked up a comic in their life.  The first and only time I attended the San Diego Comic-Con was about a decade ago. It was the biggest c... Read more »

How to say goodbye

Micayla Vermeeren, Opinions Editor

February 6, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

  Death hurts. There’s no ifs, ands or buts about it. It hurts when a pet scurries off to the great big park in the sky. It hurts when a sick family member slips away. It hurts when a celebrity’s spotlight turns off after the last bow. But there’s an entirely new sensation to experience when a classmate loses their life. Of course, it hurts. But there’s something far more quieting about losing a ... Read more »

You’re a Barbie girl now, too

Micayla Vermeeren, Opinions Editor

February 2, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

Blonde hair, blue eyes, big smile, little waist — we all know the classic appearance of America’s reigning, albeit plastic, girl next door. For as long as Barbie has been around, there have been criticisms levied against her tiny figure and light-toned features for ostracizing any girl that doesn’t fit her narrow aesthetic mold. Mattel Inc., the multi-billion corporation behind America’s favorite doll, finall... Read more »

Downtown Long Beach closes grocery store doors, while south Long Beach opens even more.

Miranda Andrade-Ceja, Arts & Life Editor

January 31, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

I am afraid of downtown Long Beach becoming a food desert. The fear is hardly unfounded. With a second Target opening across the street from Cal State Long Beach (a grand total of 2.1 miles away from its counterpart on Bellflower Boulevard and Stearns Street) and the closure of multiple low-cost grocery stores in downtown Long Beach such as Fresh and Easy and Wal-Mart, it’s clear that accessible food is becoming scarc... Read more »

Hillary Clinton fights for what matters to college students.

Scott Schultz, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

Americans are fortunate to have another opportunity to elect Hillary Clinton as President of the United States in 2016. The field of democratic candidates is strong this year, but Hillary’s ideas stand out, especially in addressing problems within higher education. While she maintains leads in most national polls, millennials tend to support “Feel-the-Bern” Sanders most vocally on social media campaigns and vot... Read more »

Endorsement: Donald Trump will lead with fear

Endorsement: Donald Trump will lead with fear

January 27, 2016

Look out across the land; see the post-apocalyptic ruins of our once great nation, now in shambles. America, she lies in waste, citizens. We are weak. We are soft. We are on our knees. Threats smolder... Read more »