War on Drugs declares war on people

Erik Örhström, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

Few politicians dare to acknowledge how the global war on drugs never truly has been carried out against controlled substances, but against a huge part of Earth’s population.     Being a drug user has become very stigmatized in today’s society because a criminal culture has been created. Those who become particularly affected by this criminalization are the addicts, which are estimated by the U.N. Office on Drugs and C... Read more »

Goff to a great start

Will Hernandez, Staff Writer

May 1, 2016

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When the Rams finally got the go-ahead from the NFL to move to Los Angeles, there was a buzz of excitement and exhilaration for the city that waited 23 years for a team to return. Although the city’s first professional sports team came back, it came with a caveat. While the team features a Top-10 defense, the reigning offensive rookie of the year in Todd Gurley and a compact offensive line, the Rams had an a void at the q... Read more »

The ‘Ghost’ of ethnic diversity

Lauren Torres, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016

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Hollywood; the place where silver-screen dreams come true and you can be anything you want – that is, unless you’re Asian, Native American, African American or anything but white.   During a summer spent interning for a talent manager, I witnessed countless Caucasian actors being submitted for roles with descriptions like “ethnic” or “Hispanic/African American.” Hundreds of ethnically diverse actors... Read more »

Forget the tea, I’m drinking ‘Lemonade’

Jordan Daniels, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2016

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If you don’t know who Beyoncé is by now, you probably aren’t living. I mean that both pop culturally and literally. Beyoncé dropped her latest album, “Lemonade,” on Saturday and premiered a visual special on the HBO network. In three words: It. Was. Everything. Visually stunning, lyrically groundbreaking and poetically mesmerizing from start to finish, the compilation of continuous videos was layers-upon-lay... Read more »

CSULB student body: care to recycle

Emily Senninger, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

Cal State Long Beach is made up of a diverse and intelligent student body, with many driven young people who will surely go on to make incredible impacts in the world. Notable alumni consist of professional athletes, influential actors and the mayor of Long Beach. It comes as a surprise, then, when so many students fail to make use of the many recycle bins available to them on campus. Is the general population at CSULB lacking i... Read more »

<em>Editorial: CSULB administration’s lack of transparency continues<em>

Editorial: CSULB administration’s lack of transparency continues

April 17, 2016

Students and faculty alike have criticized Cal State Long Beach administration and police for a lack of transparency after various controversial incidents this semester. In the last month, the Daily 49... Read more »

<em>Addicts may get legal place to use</em>

Addicts may get legal place to use

April 13, 2016

California should be one of the first states to host harm reduction centers — otherwise known as drug-injection sites or drug consumption rooms — that would specifically allow addicts to use illegal dr... Read more »

Push the pride aside

<em>Push the pride aside</em>

Micayla Vermeeren, Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

Let’s go ahead and get one thing out in the open: America has done some horrible things to other countries. And by some, I mean a lot. Our founders set the tone, committing genocide against our natio... Read more »