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Letter to the Editor-Campus protest lacked heart and soul

John Azzaretto

May 4, 2009

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Last week's Genocide Awareness Project served to shed some light on the political and social life on this campus. Our campus has historically been an active place for protest, especially during the Vietnam [War] era, but yesterday's protest against the Center for Bioethical Reform was lackluster.While I sympathize both politically and ethically with the protestors, they lacked enthusiasm and the right direction. The stren...

Letter to the editor-Display demeaning to women

Mayraav Zimmerman

April 29, 2009

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I was appalled and disturbed by the display of photos of dead babies on campus [last week] and their comparison to past events in history. To compare abortion to Nazis, lynching and genocide is a fallacy.The anti-abortion protesters are exploiting these serious events in history to further their agenda. If they really want to make a viable argument, perhaps they should use real facts and information rather than methods of shock ...

Letter to the Editor- ASI acts shameful

David Rose

April 14, 2009

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I am a pretty avid reader of the Forty-Niner, but I never saw any articles about the amendments to the ASI bylaws.When I read the proposed changes, "wow" was my only response. I felt like they were trying to pull the wool over our eyes. One of them wanted to amend the bylaws so they do not have to come to us for a vote to amend the bylaws. Shame on them!I think for the next election, they should send everyone an e-mail or som...

Letter to the editor-Peace in the Middle East our responsibility

David Rose

April 5, 2009

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You know, I am really sick and tired of this victim vs. perpetrator game played by the two most prominent cultures on Earth — Jews and Muslims.Yes, I am a Jew, but I am an American and my Americanism comes first because it gravely affects us all here. As an American Jew — whether the rocks are being thrown by me or at me — there is only one solution to our differences my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters: ...

Letters to the Editor-Forty-Niner BLR coverage

Elizabeth McEneaney and Enrique Robles

March 17, 2009

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Report needed more "No" quotesI am writing to compliment you on most of your coverage of the Beach Legacy Referendum this past week or so. This was and will continue to be an important issue for the campus to decide. Particularly essential were the questions your reporting raised about the conduct of the online election. Let's hope that Cal State Long Beach can run a better election than Palm Beach County, Florida!I was, ther...

Letter to the editor

March 15, 2009

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I've come to read hundreds of articles each year about the abuse of foreign teenagers in the United States.Rarely do I come across a writer who writes with such true grit, truth and accuracy as Jean Kim accomplished in her, ‘Foreign students made sex slaves' appearing in the March 3 issue of the Daily Forty-Niner. We intend to share her piece with our international media contacts in more than 65 countries with a speci...

Letters to the editor-BLR failure and ‘Radical Islam’ article

Jo-Ryan Salazar and Rashad Captan

March 14, 2009

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‘Radical Islam' article insultingI am appalled and insulted at the breadth of the presumptions in Becky Yeh's article in the March 9 issue of the Daily Forty-Niner.Yeh claims, "Radical Islamic protesters have rallied in streets, holding signs saying ‘Freedom go to hell' and ‘be prepared for the real Holocaust.'" Nowhere does she cite where or when this took place. These are bold inflammatory words that sho...

Letters to the editor-BLR = Being Literally Ruined!

Nancy Calix

March 10, 2009

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Is the Beach Legacy Referendum really self-explanatory? Who does this referendum benefit? The answer is obvious; it will mainly profit Cal State Long Beach athletes. However, whose pockets will this affect? The BLR will distress everyone currently enrolled or planning to enroll. How many are prepared to pay a fee increase? I doubt that everyone is in outstanding condition at this time to pay for something not everyone will ...