$99 million could be raised if students vote “yes” on Wednesday and Thursday during the University Student Union Referendum. Associated Students Inc. is not administering the USU Referendum; technically, it is a special university election that will be facilitated by the university at the request... Read more »
If you are a competent adult, as defined, you could have the right to make the informed decision to kill yourself – legally. Although the U.S. rid itself of the criminalization of suicide decades ago, there has been no softening of the stigma associated with the act of taking one’s own life. The... Read more »
Do we support the presentations that Students for Quality Education has asked to give regarding the upcoming USU fee referendum?
Ultimately, yes. However, we would prefer to see SQE find a better time and place for these presentations. In light of the fact that Associated Students, Inc. surveyed our student body last semester and found that 80 percent of students are satisfied with the USU as it is today, we feel that the referendum... Read more »
In the absence of any major new business, Associated Student, Inc. has spent the last three weeks discussing the ethics of selling SeaWorld tickets to students at a discounted price in the University Student Union. Truth be told, ASI doesn’t get to make the final call on this decision, no matter how... Read more »
Should Obama Care be allowed to legally require all employers to fund healthcare plans that afford contraceptives, despite personal beliefs of the employers?
SCOTUS says no, but we think that might be the wrong answer. If the root of this debate were not grounded in religious preference, we might feel differently; however, it’s difficult to shy away from the fact that this debate arose as a result of a Christian corporation’s beliefs. The fact of the... Read more »
When it comes to the World Cup, the Daily 49er is split almost evenly between the United States and Mexico. Living in the States should give us a natural bias toward our home team, but somehow we just aren’t under the impression that the U.S. team has much of a chance. Everyone likes an under dog,... Read more »
You never know until you try, and when it comes to reducing sexual assault numbers on college campuses, we are willing to try anything — even if we are confused. Senate Bill 967 is one of the latest attempts in California to reduce sexual assault numbers on state-run college campuses. The bill is... Read more »
Following President Barack Obama’s recent decision to swap Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay, critics have assailed his administration for violating the timeless U.S. policy of never negotiating with terrorists. However, this case highlights the need to discard... Read more »