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Prop 8 dealt obsolete left-handed jab to same-sex marriage rights

Christopher Herrin

November 23, 2008

Filed under Opinions

As you've probably heard by now, Proposition 8 was passed by California voters on Nov. 4. If it survives legal challenges, it will amend the California Constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman.In 2000, California voters passed Proposition 22, which had likewise limited marriage to one man and one woman. In May, the California Supreme Court ruled that Proposition 22 was unconstitutional. The Court held...

This Week in Cartoons-Not getting HIV tested should be our greatest fear

This Week in Cartoons-Not getting HIV tested should be our greatest fear

November 18, 2008

When was the last time you got an HIV test? Last week? Last month? Couple of years ago? Never!? According to the YouthAIDS website, a person aged 15-24 contracts HIV every 15 seconds worldwide. In the Un...

Our View-Barack Obama’s kitchen Cabinet won’t remain bare

Our View-Barack Obama’s kitchen Cabinet won’t remain bare

November 18, 2008

Now that the 2008 presidential election is over, it doesn't take a genius to notice that the "Politics" category has disappeared from the Google news tab. You don't have to take our word for it, even th...

Jean and Chema-Pho

Jean and Chema-Pho

Julio Salgado

November 17, 2008

Filed under Opinions

Prop 8 passed because of ‘No’ campaign gaffes

Lydia Kroll and Lydia Kroll

November 17, 2008

Filed under Opinions

In the wake of the recent elections, many issues are still being discussed with vigor and it is clear that not all debates can end with the mere selection of a new president. Throughout the United States, a rancor was raised over the always controversial political discourse on the rights of same-sex couples and the extent of the law's protections. It is hardly surprising that issues directly pertinent to gay and lesbian ri...

Abortion constitutes murder regardless of pregnancy circumstances

Becky Yeh

November 17, 2008

Filed under Opinions

Californians recently voted on Proposition 4, a measure that would have required minors to receive parental consent before seeking an abortion. Though the measure did not pass, and sparked heated debates between activists and protestors alike, millions of unborn babies were aborted and the silent genocide continued to advance. According to The Center for Bioethical Reform, approximately 42 million abortions are committed ...

Our View-Campus shows valuable ways of ‘Practicing Peace’

Our View-Campus shows valuable ways of ‘Practicing Peace’

November 17, 2008

Peace arrived at Cal State Long Beach, yesterday. "Practicing Peace" included free yoga sessions, music, art, many discussions, a human peace symbol and a candlelight vigil for victims of violence, al...

America’s evangelist view blocked by shortsighted past philosophy

Christopher Herrin

November 16, 2008

Filed under Opinions

I was watching Joe Scarborough on MSNBC the day after the elections and he said some things about election media coverage that got me thinking. Specifically, he said that he was offended at the notion that this was the first time that Americans had "gotten excited and engaged" about a presidential election.Scarborough implored viewers to attempt to understand the excitement that those with opposing viewpoints feel when thei...