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Our View – Starbucks selling more than just coffee

October 25, 2006

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We've all heard the phrase "non-fat, no whip grande caramel macchiato" in our lifetime, haven't we? Even if we don't exactly know what it means we know where this person is: he or she is at Starbucks, of course, ordering a pretentious sounding, ridiculously expensive coffee, on the way to some oh-so-important meeting. Since Starbucks' ingenious creation in 1971, it has become a household name, not to mention the world's l...

Our View – L.A.: Land of fruits and nuts, literally

October 17, 2006

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While getting your groceries is usually a bore, a band of Los Angeles-based artists decided to make getting your fruits and veggies a fun experience. Best of all, it's free. The Fallen Fruit project is a work in progress for a group of Angelenos tired of seeing decorative shrubbery adorn the streets of L.A. without a purpose. Instead, they are encouraging people to petition their city governments to plant trees that "pro...

Our View – Religion-based tax break unfair, wrong

October 16, 2006

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Rick Warren is one of the most successful reverends in America. He is the founder of the 22,000-member Saddleback church in Lake Forest, Calif., and is the author of the blockbuster spiritual guide, "The Purpose Driven Life," which has sold more than 25 million copies to date. He is a philanthropist at heart, and many would call Warren the Oprah of Christianity. But for tens of thousands of ministers, Warren will be rememb...

CSULB students fast to feed the hungry

Adam Meyn

October 15, 2006

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The Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosted the annual Fast-a-Thon in the University Student Union Ballroom Thursday to raise money for the homeless on Skid Row. Lina Nasry, the public relations and marketing chair for MSA, said they raised more than $400, and all of the proceeds will go to "Humanitarian Day," a non-profit organization that feeds people on Skid Row. "Go Hungry For One Day So That Someone Else in the World Won...

Our View – TV monitoring embarrassing for students

October 12, 2006

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College students are notorious for their excessive television watching. While our parents are often too busy with housework and errands to watch television and our little siblings are restricted from watching too much television, we appear to be not only the generation with the most free time on our hands, but the most eager ones to abuse this newfound freedom and totally escape responsibility. For many of us, this is the fi...

Our View – Nothing’s safe, E. coli spreading to lettuce

October 11, 2006

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So it's been two weeks since the fatal E. coli spinach outbreak and unfortunately, things are not looking up as we'd hoped. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its warning against eating spinach, we now have a new leafy problem to deal with: lettuce. Yes, a popular brand of lettuce grown in the Salinas Valley of central California has voluntarily recalled 8,500 cartons of it after tests found E. co...

Our View – U.S. not to blame for Darfur apathy

October 10, 2006

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The ongoing atrocities in Sudan are undoubtedly tragic and, according to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, they're only going to get worse. According to an article in the Oct. 6 issue of the Los Angeles Times, Sudan has warned the global community that sending United Nations peacekeeping troops to quell the problem would be seen as a hostile act. Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir went so far as to liken a peace...

Our View – Cause for celebration, population grows

October 9, 2006

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So have any of you seen the adorable Gerber ads on TV? The ones with the interracial babies, the soft lullaby breezing through the background, an ad created to make even the most emotionally void weep a little inside. These ads aren't for babies or baby food. No, they are for us, Americans. It's our birthday! According to an Oct. 3 article in the Los Angeles Times, sometime around the middle of this month the 300 milliont...