10 reasons to start drinking local coffee in Long Beach

Ariana Sawyer, Opinions Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase

Did you know that dark roasted coffees potentially contribute to the development of cancer? A chemical called acrylamide is produced when the beans are roasted for too long. That is why you see the warning signs at Starbucks and not at your local coffee shop. The darker the coffee... Read more »

Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers fight for better job treatment

Ariana Sawyer, Opinions Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

While out working one night, an Uber driver saw a post on the wall of a Facebook group page called Uber Drivers United announcing a meeting time and a Hollywood address with no explanation. He decided that it would be interesting to plug the address into his GPS and go there, to see what it was all about. When... Read more »

House Republicans try to force women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion

Ariana Sawyer, Opinions Editor
January 27, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

For doctors, the Oath is the most sacred of laws. The Hippocratic Oath states, “I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.” Yet a few House Republicans have sought to undermine... Read more »

CSULB students want the University Bookstore to match prices again

CSULB students want the University Bookstore to match prices again

Ariana Sawyer, Opinions Editor
January 26, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase

Every semester the same desperate search begins again. Where are the cheapest books? Students spend hours looking at prices on their computers and more time trying to think of clever ways to get books for free. If they try to buy their textbooks used or to rent them, they can often look forward to marked-up... Read more »

CSULB student believes recent terrorist attacks in France should be a time of solidarity, not hate

Jacob Yungman, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Two weeks ago, as I was driving to Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, the radio program I typically listen to reported breaking news that a terrorist attack in Paris had occurred. As the information kept coming through, it turned out that they had killed eleven people in the offices... Read more »

Petition Long Beach City Council to enforce dog defecation law

Petition Long Beach City Council to enforce dog defecation law

Ariana Sawyer, Opinions Editor
January 22, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase

It ought to be a beautiful day in the Los Alamitos Beach neighborhood of Long Beach. The sky is cloudless and blue, the temperature is in the high ‘60s in the middle of January and the palm trees sway in the ocean breeze. But what is that sour smell? It definitely isn’t the crisp ocean spray or even... Read more »

CSULB needs to choose one logo

CSULB needs to choose one logo

Amy Patton, News Editor
January 22, 2015
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In a university that is undergoing an identity crisis, logos and branding can be touchy subjects. Starting out as Long Beach State College in 1949, our school’s name has shifted and molted its old name as it grew. Our school identity has evolved as we have, naturally. But there’s nothing natural... Read more »

Warning: details from the CIA torture report

Mara Feliciano, Contributing Writer
December 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

This Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a redacted version of its colossal investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-9/11 interrogation practices on suspected terrorists, the findings of which simply shock the conscience. As a nation, we are coming clean, but our hands... Read more »