Daily 49er

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...

Our View: The Affirtmative Consent bill is confusing, impractical

Our View: The Affirtmative Consent bill is confusing, impractical

June 18, 2014

You never know until you try, and when it comes to reducing sexual assault numbers on college campuses, we are willing to try anything — even if we are confused. Senate Bill 967 is one of the latest...

Obama was right, we should negotiate with the Taliban

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor

June 12, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Following President Barack Obama’s recent decision to swap Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay, critics have assailed his administration for violating the timeless U.S. policy of never negotiating with terrorists. However, this case highlights the need to discard the ludicrous axiom, which is so often repeated by hypocritical public officials and readily accepted by the American public. The...

Our View: CSULB graduate’s breastfeeding photo should not be criticized

Our View: CSULB graduate’s breastfeeding photo should not be criticized

June 12, 2014

No, and no. Karlesha Thurman, a recent graduate of Cal State Long Beach, posted a photo of herself breastfeeding in cap and gown at commencement on a Facebook page called Black Women do Breastfeed. Apparently,...

Our View: Israel is an apartheid state

Our View: Israel is an apartheid state

June 5, 2014

Yes, it is. It's important that the international community recognize and acknowledge the situation of separation that presently characterizes Israel. Back in April, The Guardian, and many others, repo...

Our View: Russia’s ban on swearing is a power move

Our View: Russia’s ban on swearing is a power move

May 11, 2014

This just in: the U.S. is not Russia. Shocked? Don’t be, and the two countries shouldn’t be compared as if their social and political standards are the same. At least, that’s how we feel about ...

ASI executives’ sizeable salary increase raises questions

ASI executives’ sizeable salary increase raises questions

May 7, 2014

Two months ago, Cal State Long Beach students voted to approve a $16 Associated Students Inc. fee increase, and last week, the ASI Senate approved a 2014-15 consolidated operating budget that includes increasi...

Our View:  Death penalty can never be executed humanely

Our View: Death penalty can never be executed humanely

May 4, 2014

To hang, or not to hang? That is the question that revolves around the morality of capital punishment in the U.S. Efforts have been made to “humanize” the death penalty, but the alarming execution...