Why I have no travel plans

Paige Pelonis, Assistant Opinions Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Summer is approaching, will you be traveling? Or will you let recent events scare you into staying home for three long months? I find myself leaning more towards the latter, and my stance has been swayed by tragic examples from around the world and close to home. Tuesday night, my smartphone’s CNN... Read more »

Response to ‘Mind The Gap’

Johnny Oskam & Christopher Page, Catholic Newman Club members
April 14, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

On March 25 and 26, we, the Catholic Newman Club hosted the Genocide Awareness Project or G.A.P. Our purpose was to start a conversation with students about human life and how abortion treats it. We had a lot of great conversations, and we want to share some of our comments. Many students questioned... Read more »

Obama administration new hire is a good move

Nick Chavez, Assistant Opinions Editor
April 13, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Following the many problems with the healthcare.gov website, such as the numerous crashes and technological set backs, the Obama administration is trying it’s best to fix the website and save the Affordable Care Act, which depends heavily on the effectiveness of the website. But one of the biggest... Read more »

Hazing sheds negative light on ‘greek life’

Paige Pelonis, Assistant Opinions Editor
April 13, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Ever heard the phrase, ‘It’s all Greek to me?’ Basically, it means that something doesn’t make sense, and no phrase could better depict my sentiment toward university campus Greek communities, especially as of late. Although I recognize that many Greek organizations have devoted much of their... Read more »

Graphic pro-life images on campus cross the line

Elizabeth Juarez, Choice USA CSULB member
April 9, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The week before Spring Break, giant canvas signs displayed on campus by the Genocide Awareness Project were unavoidable. There were warnings about the images, but these alerts did not accurately describe the visual assault GAP perpetrated. GAP was invited to campus by the CSULB Catholic Newman Club... Read more »

Complaining about Campaigning

Nick Chavez, Assistant Opinions Editor
April 7, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The Supreme Court made a controversial ruling on April 2 that determined that an individual can make campaign contributions to  more than one candidate running for a federal office. The court ruled 5-4 that people can donate money to multiple candidates based on a citizen’s right to free speech,... Read more »

A little bit of restraint is necessary

Paige Pelonis, Assistant Opinions Editor
April 7, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Weed and the like tend to fill the pockets of a myriad of high school students. But it’s not everyday that a teacher asks a student to hand over his or her illegal substance of choice in the middle of a classroom. This did happen, however, last Friday at Santa Monica High School and a video of the... Read more »

Not the target market

Nicolette Norris, Staff Writer
April 6, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The infamous “thigh gap” has served as an unhealthy obsession for teenage girls, who diet and exercise excessively in hopes of achieving a space between their inner thighs when they stand with their knees together. Target has fueled this aspiration by Photo-shopping a thigh gap onto the legs of... Read more »