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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...

FDA ‘cig-nature’ move is late, but welcome

Staff

April 30, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

  Are e-cigarettes, a twenty-first century fad, really healthier than ordinary cigarettes? We find that hard to believe, and that is why we are glad to see policies finally falling into place to protect consumers, and minors, from the health risks popular e-cigarettes may pose. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration announced a plan for regulating e-cigarettes that includes warning labels on e-cigarette packaging,...

Anonymous 911 calls are more confusing than helpful

Anonymous 911 calls are more confusing than helpful

Staff

April 29, 2014

Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

It took only four tries for the author(s) of the Bill of Rights to come up with the idea that individual citizens should be protected from unreasonable search and seizure of private property. After that,...

Our View: CSULB  need to keep the  DREAM alive

Our View: CSULB need to keep the DREAM alive

April 23, 2014

The Cal Sate Long Beach Assembly Bill 540 task force is working with CSULB administration to take the necessary steps in order to turn the Dream Resource Center into a reality, but it’s taking a bit of...

One alleged overdose doesn’t make Coachella the next Woodstock

Staff

April 22, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Uncategorized

Remember the 1969 Woodstock music festival? Yeah, we don’t either. That particular music festival, characterized by overwhelming crowds, sex and drugs, was way before our time. The same sizeable audiences characterize some of today’s bigger music festivals, but drug use is not a free-for-all like it may have once been. The 13th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival finished last weekend, and as with most other...

Our View: News media should stop treating  tragedies like murder mysteries

Our View: News media should stop treating tragedies like murder mysteries

April 21, 2014

Monday marked the sixth day of the rescue operation in recovering bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry “Sewol.” Since the ship sank, the captain has been taken into custody and has been call...