Daily 49er

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...

Our view: Mozilla CEO’s forced resignation  is not ‘OK’

Our view: Mozilla CEO’s forced resignation is not ‘OK’

April 16, 2014

America is a very special place to live; in this country we are free from persecution of religious beliefs and discrimination based on personal opinions. That’s the idea, anyway. In reality, people are...

Our View: Google ‘Glass-holes’ see problems outside of privacy

Our View: Google ‘Glass-holes’ see problems outside of privacy

April 14, 2014

If you’ve ever seen a futuristic sci-fi film, then you may have been anticipating a world in which mere humans could view the world through the eyes of robots. If this is something you have longed for...

16-year-old Alex Hribal should be held responsible

16-year-old Alex Hribal should be held responsible

April 13, 2014

On Wednesday, 16-year-old Alex Hribal went on a stabbing spree shortly after 7 a.m. at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Penn. The sophomore brought two 8-to-10 inch straight, kitchen knives...