Daily 49er

Letter to the Editor

Mona Ahmed, Senior international studies and Japanese language

December 9, 2015

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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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

September 16, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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...