Daily 49er

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...

Letter from a former editor

Bradley Zint, Contributing Writer

December 10, 2014

Filed under Columns, Letters to the Editor, Opinions

After some four decades tucked away in a subterranean corner of Cal State Long Beach, the Daily 49er is finally heading to higher ground. In the coming weeks, the campus newspaper of record will be leaving its longtime home in the Social Sciences/Public Administration Building basement and moving to another spot in the Language Arts buildings on Upper Campus, closer to the library and closer to more throngs of CSULB life. To...

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for portraying an accurate image of Islam and Muslims

Ojaala Ahmad, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor, I write in response to the article, “Bill Maher’s comments grossly misrepresent the nature of religion,” dated Oct. 16, 2014. I whole-heartedly would like to thank you for your courage to publish an honest and powerful piece in an effort to portray an accurate image of Islam and Muslims. It is very troubling for mainstream American Muslims, who are disgusted with the un-Islamic actions of groups...

Letter to the Editor: In response to Hunter Paul’s take on the Ukraine crisis

Artur Varjapetian, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

As a person with both Russian and American education, I have a deep concern about the lack of objective information that Hunter Paul is using in his article about the Ukraine crisis. The true conflict in Ukraine is not between its people but between the corporate businesses. If Hunter Paul made his research, he would have known that American oil company Shell has a huge interest in natural resources found in the eastern part...

Letter to the Editor: Beach Fund deserves more media attention

David Urbina

August 12, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Along with other media outlets, the Daily 49er has not given Beach Fund enough attention in the past, which is why I would like to explain exactly how crucial of a program Beach Fund is for the continued success of Cal State Long Beach. The Beach Fund program is dedicated to support the general needs of the university.  Student resources that the Beach Fund program supports include: tutoring services, the career development...