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The Daily 49er’s thoughts on the smoking ban announced by President Conoley

Daily 49er Staff

September 1, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Let’s be clear on one thing; there shouldn't be anyone left that thinks smoking is good for them. We no longer live in an age where we can claim ignorance. But that also means that the people who smoke tobacco are consciously making a choice against healthy habits. Yet next year, California State University, Long Beach will attempt to make that choice for them. President Conoley broke the news at this year’s convocation...

Letter from the editor: the ‘Genocide Awareness Project’

Ariana Sawyer, Opinions Editor

May 4, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

From 1941 to 1945, around six million Jewish people were systematically wiped out in one of the greatest tragedies ever to mar the history of human existence. This is genocide. Earlier, in 1915, the Ottoman and then Turkish governments and their supporters sought to eradicate the Armenian people, managing to destroy some two million innocent lives. This, too, is genocide. In a faux pas of epic proportions, the so-called...

Dear student body of California State University, Long Beach

Daily 49er Staff

February 24, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

$99 million could be raised if students vote “yes” on Wednesday and Thursday during the University Student Union Referendum. Associated Students Inc. is not administering the USU Referendum; technically, it is a special university election that will be facilitated by the university at the request of ASI, Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Jean Caveness said. That in mind, we request that the university put a hold on the...

Physician-Assisted Suicide, Pro or Con?

Daily 49er Staff

February 18, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

If you are a competent adult, as defined, you could have the right to make the informed decision to kill yourself – legally. Although the U.S. rid itself of the criminalization of suicide decades ago, there has been no softening of the stigma associated with the act of taking one’s own life. The general attitude toward the decision to do so is negative, and in many cases, critical. As a group of “competent” “adults,”...

Do we support the presentations that Students for Quality Education has asked to give regarding the upcoming USU fee referendum?

Daily 49er staff

January 27, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Ultimately, yes. However, we would prefer to see SQE find a better time and place for these presentations. In light of the fact that Associated Students, Inc. surveyed our student body last semester and found that 80 percent of students are satisfied with the USU as it is today, we feel that the referendum itself is a waste of time. The same survey also found that students would most likely only use the USU about 9 percent...

Our View: To sell? Or not to sell? That is the least important question

Our View: To sell? Or not to sell? That is the least important question

October 8, 2014

In the absence of any major new business, Associated Student, Inc. has spent the last three weeks discussing the ethics of selling SeaWorld tickets to students at a discounted price in the University Student...

Should Obama Care be allowed to legally require all employers to fund healthcare plans that afford contraceptives, despite personal beliefs of the employers?

July 2, 2014

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SCOTUS says no, but we think that might be the wrong answer. If the root of this debate were not grounded in religious preference, we might feel differently; however, it’s difficult to shy away from the fact that this debate arose as a result of a Christian corporation’s beliefs. The fact of the matter is, even SCOTUS was fairly split on the question. In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the Christian-owned Hobby Lobby Stores,...

Our View: FIFA fans’ safer bet is Mexico

June 25, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

When it comes to the World Cup, the Daily 49er is split almost evenly between the United States and Mexico. Living in the States should give us a natural bias toward our home team, but somehow we just aren’t under the impression that the U.S. team has much of a chance. Everyone likes an under dog, but the United States may be a little too much of a long shot. On the other hand, FIFA fans are on the edge of their seats...