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Letter to the Editor: A message from Agatha Gucyski

Agatha Gucyski

April 17, 2013

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A message from Agatha Gucyski I cannot express enough how eager I am to begin my term as the Associated Students Inc. treasurer for 2013-14. I am so happy that the students and Daily 49er have conveyed their support and faith in me. However, not only am I excited to be the next treasurer, but also I am excited to work alongside with ASI President John Haberstroh and Vice President Jonathon Bolin. Though we did not run together o...

Letter to the Editor: California social work laws need reform

Larry Montes, Marleny Rosales, Miriam Adesina, Lauren Bachman and Cynthia Iniguez

April 15, 2013

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California social work laws need reform Social workers are heading to Sacramento on April 21 to lobby for the Social Work Title Protection bill. Assembly Bill 252 will prohibit an individual from representing himself or herself as a social worker without possessing a social work degree accredited by the commission of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). As social work students, we believe this bill is important as we have taken the courses and comp...

Letter to the Editor: Prop. 30 money should be used to fund education

Bob Huff & Jaivon Grant

April 14, 2013

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Prop. 30 money should be used to fund education While campaigning for Proposition 30, California university students were enthusiastically reminded by Gov. Jerry Brown that the new tax hikes would "send a message to the rest of the country that we as a people can invest together in our schools..." and that "education has to be number one." Cal State University students were promised money from Prop. 30 would be used to fund educa...

Letter to the Editor: Students can prevent sexual assault cases

Liz Chalme, Vanessa Gonsalez, Karina Quintero, Angela Ruiz and Miriam Vitela

April 7, 2013

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Students can prevent sexual assault cases To think that in 2013, survivors of sexual assault must grapple with either reporting the horrific incidents and face public scrutiny or living in silence. This is disgusting. These survivors often feel shocked and disheartened when they soon realize that their own decisions and actions will be examined, judged and often blamed for the assault. Similar sentiments are recalled by a current gra...

Letter to the Editor: US fathers deserve paternity leave

Miriam Adesina, Cynthia Iniguez, Larry Montes, Lauren Bachman and Marleny Rosales

March 27, 2013

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US fathers deserve paternity leave The first step in encouraging fatherhood in a child's development is to expand longer paternity leave for fathers. Current policies such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) limit the bonding time a father has with his child. Bonding between a child and parents begins with birth. Fathers, just like mothers, have the desire to nurture and bond with their children; however, time is not a...

Letter to the Editor: A message from Jonathon Bolin

Jonathon Bolin

March 27, 2013

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A message from Jonathon Bolin   Win or lose in this election, John Haberstroh and I have stayed true to our message: real student representation. We have not lowered ourselves to giving out "free" compliments, hotdogs, showing ourselves with squirrels, using puppies to win votes, etc. However effective these tactics may prove, they have nothing to do with forwarding a message of student representation or portraying a model...

Letter to the Editor: Women should have the right to choose

Vanessa Gonzales, Miriam Vitela, Karina Quintero, Elizabeth Chalme and Angela Ruiz

March 27, 2013

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Women should have the right to choose Abortion continues to be a controversial topic among politicians and the nation as a whole. Recently, Arkansas became the eighth state in the nation to ban abortions past the twelfth week of pregnancy. Today, in North Dakota women are not allowed abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected; this may happen as early as six weeks after conception. These types of abortion policies are th...

Letter to the Editor: The CalWORKS requirements are unfair

Christine Le, Julie Le, Ashley Pipes, Joyce Witcher and Lisa Vu

February 17, 2013

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The CalWORKS requirements are unfair California's welfare program known as CalWORKs stigmatizes and stereotypes poor unwed women, especially minority women, keeping them at a disadvantage within our society. The legislation, federally known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was a welfare reform created in 1996 based on the conservative belief that welfare causes unemployment and ...