Daily 49er

EOP: What it means to me

Tisha Lenon, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

At a community college, I didn’t necessarily have to worry about my finances. I was a student athlete and all of my classes were being paid through the college’s fee waiver. Yet, once I was accepted into Cal State Long Beach, I was worried about how to pay for tuition and other necessities. Luckily, financial aid covered my tuition, but what about every other university essential? That’s where the Educational O...

Born to be free-lance

Born to be free-lance

November 2, 2016

I heard that it’s the collective millennial dream to sit in an office and file repetitive paperwork every day. The kind of white collar job where an employee does the same kind of work day after day...

Islamic State intimidates war correspondents

Islamic State intimidates war correspondents

Chrystina Schwartz, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable decline in international news coverage in  war-filled countries like Iraq and Syria. The rise of the Islamic State and their brutal executions of jou...

Displaced and rejected: the refugee crisis

Displaced and rejected: the refugee crisis

November 1, 2016

The French authorities are attempting to get rid of them and the British government is attempting to keep them out — I’m not referring to an infestation of some sort, I’m referring to displaced li...

El callar de los periodistas mexicanos

El callar de los periodistas mexicanos

October 31, 2016

Elidio Ramos Zárate, 45, fue asesinado en Oaxaca, México el 19 de Junio con un tiro en la cabeza por dos individuos no identificados que se conducían en una motocicleta según la página de internet d...

The silencing of Mexican journalists

The silencing of Mexican journalists

October 31, 2016

Elidio Ramos Zarate, 45, was shot in the head and killed in Oaxaca, Mexico on June 19, according to an article titled “Executed Newspaper ‘El Sur’ reporter in Oaxaca” published in Mexican magazine P...

My culture is not a Halloween costume

Daniela Alvarez, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I spent most of my childhood in Mexico, where Día de los Muertos is one of the most culturally significant days of the year — a time where the entire country would come together to grieve their deceased ancestors and celebrate their departed family members. Halloween and Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, are only a day apart from each other, which may encourage people to dress up in traditional Mexican attire d...

October: the month of my history

October: the month of my history

October 25, 2016

My history matters even though I’m conditioned to believe it doesn’t. Knowing the significance of black and women’s history, I’m left wondering why the LGBT experience isn’t seen as equitable in ma...