Letter: E­cigarettes: a tale of two stories

Diona Shelbourne, CSU East Bay

February 6, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

I thought it was my right to smoke. When people would pass by me and cover their mouths and make a face, I would get irritated. There was enough air for everyone, why were people judging me based on my personal choice? I continued this way for 10 long years. Little did I know that my lungs were becoming dangerously fragile. So fragile that one day when I was cleaning, the combination of bleach fumes and a decade of smoking ca... Read more »

Letter to the Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2016

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Dear Mr. Reidy, Rest assured, I do not regard Mr. Trump with cynicism—that would be giving him too much credit. However I do reserve a healthy dose of derision and contempt for the man. The reason being that time after time he has shown a dangerous disregard for the truth that goes beyond the usual puffery and pandering politicians employ. Not knowing better, one would be inclined to call Mr. Trump a pathological liar. H... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today, Uncategorized

Oh, well, you know, I think you really blew it on that rather sophomoric op­ed piece of yours that was printed in last week's edition of Daily 49er. Reading it, what I got from all your tongue­in- cheek irony was that no damage to our prestige over the past eight years has occurred, that our national security is not compromised by a porous border, that neither China nor terrorism are posing any sort of problems... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Serve black students

January 27, 2016

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Regarding Black History Month, and the "campus values that treasure diversity, tolerance, respect, civility, and support and opportunity for all,” I think it’s worth noting that, despite CSULB touting the diversity of the campus, the school appears on its face to be under-serving the local African American community. Over 9 percent of LA county’s population identifies as black, but the percentage of undergraduates wh... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Mona Ahmed, Senior international studies and Japanese language

December 9, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

This Letter to the Editor is in response to a Letter to the Editor by Scott Shultz, printed on Dec. 6. Shultz expressed his support for the CSULB organization 49ers for Israel. “The virtue of any organization is demonstrated in what it advocates,” wrote Scott Shultz. For this very reason, California State University, Long Beach’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine organizes Palestinian Awareness Week and other ... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

December 6, 2015

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>The virtue of any organization is demonstrated in what it advocates. 49ers for Israel at California State University, Long Beach advocates for peace, love and life. Interest in the club has increased dramatically this semester as more events are held and positive word of mouth starts to spread. At weekly Monday meetings members enjoy each other’s company while chowing down on free food and newcomers are greeted... Read more »

The Daily 49er turns sixty-six this week

<em>The Daily 49er turns sixty-six this week</em>

Barbara Kingsley-Wilson, Content Adviser

November 12, 2015

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Sixty-six years ago this week, the Forty-Niner, started printing on a mimeographed sheet that was distributed outside the first Park Estates apartments that became Long Beach State. The newsroom consisted... Read more »

Damned to hell, we look the part

Damned to hell, we look the part

October 19, 2015

I never thought I’d defend a man holding up sign saying “homo no more,” yet here I am, a gay man, and that’s what I’m about to do.   No, I’m not here to defend the words of hate-filled lunatics... Read more »