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Letter to the editor: Get rid of concealed weapons on campus

September 16, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

I was disconcerted to read that concealed weapons are permitted in schools, and more so reading Lt. Richard Goodwin’s comment that based on his observation, he did not view “concealed weapons carriers as potential shooters.”  Everyone was surprised at the massacres that occurred at schools and on campuses around the country. One can’t help but ask why a person would need to conceal a weapon and bring it onto ...

Letter to the editor: Bring on the smoking ban

September 14, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

In the article “Our View: CSULB should ban the smoking ban” the Daily 49er staff argued that the ban on tobacco that the university plans to implement next academic year tramples the rights of college smokers.   Access to a healthy living environment is a fundamental human right, according to the United Nations. Smoking infringes upon that right because it creates secondhand smoke, which causes serious heal...

Letter to the editor: Ban the Abortion Fort

Dyanne Roper

May 4, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I am writing in response to the opinion article in Monday’s copy of the Daily 49er called, “Ban the abortion fort.”  I have just one question: If the pictures are scarring and viewers are uncomfortable, wouldn’t your next thought be “why?”  Why the negative reactions? There must be something disturbing about what is being photographed.  A picture is nothing but a neutral, unbiased portrayal of what is...

Letter to the editor: In Support of the Genocide Awareness Project

Meredith Amon

May 4, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Uncategorized

Last week, the Daily 49er printed an article about the Genocide Awareness Project. Contrary to what some believe, the pictures GAP uses are authentic and depict the reality of abortion. If abortion is designed to terminate that life by vacuuming or tearing up the child, what does it look like? GAP encourages students to see the evidence in these pictures and to challenge them to do their own research. Just by seeing the...

Long Beach renters need more rights

Leon Ly, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The story, “Long Beach renters want more protection” by Branden Raulston printed on Feb. 3 highlighted the fact that tenants often have to deal with slow response times and out-of-pocket expenses for repairs with landlords who do not fix things on time. Many renters such as Alex Giaque wish they had the right to take care of issues without written consent and put the rent money into an escrow account until the landlord...

Students have an ethical responsibility to vote

Dale Lendrum, contributing writer, and senior communication studies major

February 23, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor

The decision to increase the USU fee is not only our decision to make, but it is also our responsibility to make as well. It was entrusted upon us by every student who came before us and was willing to pay the price so that we could enjoy and benefit from the USU we have today. We, the students of California State University, Long Beach, have inherited the USU for as long as we are here. As such, we have inherited the res...

Letters to the Editor

Matthew Black, CSULB systems analyst, employee since 1983

February 23, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor

What if an election were held and nobody turned out? That's essentially what happened back in 2007, when the Student Recreation and Wellness Center was approved by just 6 percent of students. 94 percent of students didn't vote at all. On Feb. 25 and 26, students will be asked to approve a $99 million blank check to renovate the University Student Union. Yet, Associated Students Inc. fails to explain how they calculated...

Letter to the editor: parking on campus

Harold Schefski

February 18, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear 49er Editor, Greg Diaz's recent article "Free the Parking Lots" alludes to the parking problem on campus, which has not had a credible solution in the twenty-nine years I have been teaching at CSULB.  The brainpower of five university presidents in that time has only made minimal and superficial progress.  Indeed, there is nothing more pitiful than to watch, not just students, but also faculty — who also pay for t...