Prepare for war

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
September 1, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Brace yourself America: the United States is expanding airstrike operations in Iraq and mobilizing for possible military action in Syria. I’m listening closely, and so far, I don’t hear the drums of war beating loudly enough in Washington regarding the meteoric rise of the apocalyptic terrorist organization... Read more »

The 24-hour study center in the USU was a ghost town

The 24-hour study center in the USU was a ghost town

Meghin Hewitt, Contributing Writer
August 27, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

August 25 was not only the first day of the Cal State Long Beach 2014 Fall semester, but it also marked the opening of the 24-hour study room in the University Student Union. I went to watch. When I arrived at the West Wing of the USU at 11:00 p.m., there was not too much going on. There was one gentleman... Read more »

China is guilty of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
August 26, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

North Korea commits crimes against humanity upon its citizens, which simply assault the conscience, and China acts as an accomplice. Despite the deplorable living conditions and human rights abuses in North Korea, China’s longstanding policy has been to deport citizens of the Democratic People’s... Read more »

A disproportion exists in the Gaza-Israel conflict, but it’s not what you think

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
August 25, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

What other country would tolerate an enemy who indiscriminately rains down rockets on civilian population centers? What other country sustains over 2,612 rocket attacks, according to the New York Times,- which are designed to kill, maim and terrorize as many civilians as possible-... Read more »

It’s time to demilitarize the police

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
August 24, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

As America gathers itself from the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, public outrage at the police’s use of force during and after the incident has reached a boiling point, and understandably so. Although many demonstrators have peacefully protested Brown’s heartbreaking... Read more »

Obama’s “Hope” and “Change” never materialized

Obama’s “Hope” and “Change” never materialized

Michael Wood, Opinions Assistant
August 6, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase

The political off-season is over, and it seems that the politics junkies of this nation are preparing to head for the polls. This is obviously premature; we're still two years away from the nearest presidential election, and the midterms are looking to be an absolutely sad and perverse exercise in politicking... Read more »

A disproportion exists in the Gaza-Israel conflict, but it’s not what you think

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
July 30, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

What other country would tolerate an enemy who indiscriminately rains down rockets on civilian population centers? What other country sustains over 2,612 rocket attacks, according to the New York Times, which are designed to kill, maim and terrorize as many civilians as possible- and then is assailed... Read more »

Palestine’s right to defend itself must be acknowledged

Michael Wood, Assistant Opinions Editor
July 30, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

In recent days, some of the bloodiest and most shocking fighting has come out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Over years of uproar and condemnation regarding Israel's settlements, their walls, their segregation and the apartheid that the Palestinian people have been put through, the complaints settle... Read more »