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<em>Letter to the Editor: The strike, straight on</em>

Letter to the Editor: The strike, straight on

March 14, 2016

You’ve certainly heard by now that California State University faculty may strike across the entire CSU system on April 13-15 and April 18 and 19, unless the chancellor’s office agrees to a 5 percent pa...

To the Guy who wrote about the Guy with a Knife

Miranda Andrade-Ceja, Arts & Life Editor

March 13, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

On Feb. 25, a male student displayed a knife during a race and gender studies class. Reports circulated that the incident was racially charged and students vocalized disappointment in the amount of time it took campus officials to release a statement. A moderated forum was held last Thursday to give further opportunity for students to speak on the topic.    Dear ‘Dear Knife Guy’ Guy, Okay, I get it....

To the Guy with the Knife…

Cameron Christner, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

On Feb. 25, a male student displayed a knife during a race and gender studies class. Reports circulated that the incident was racially charged and students vocalized disappointment in the amount of time it took campus officials to release a statement. A moderated forum was held last Thursday to give further opportunity for students to speak on the topic.  Dear Knife Guy, I don’t know who you are, what your beliefs are o...

Letter from the News Editor’s mother

Tammy Sawyer, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

Basic math says U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders should be ahead in the delegate count, except he is not. According to Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton won the Iowa primary by .3 percent, with 52 delegates at stake.  Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary by 22.4 percent, with 32 delegates at stake.   Each state has superdelegates that are allowed to vote for any candidate they wish. That’s right, they do not have to ...

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...

Letter to the Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

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...

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...

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...