Good intentions

Amy Patton, Contributing Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Unbeknownst to me, and just about everyone else I have spoken to, Wednesday was national anti-bullying day. The University Student Union Program Council held an anti-bullying event, called Unite Against Bullying, on the Southwest terrace on campus to recognize anti-bullying day. Attendance was... Read more »

The case for raising the minimum wage

Jacob Yungman, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Raising the federal minimum wage is a hotly debated topic in congress. However, a November 2013 Gallup poll indicated that 76 percent of Americans support raising the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25. A popular action like this should be easily implemented; however, detractors of a higher minimum... Read more »

Ebola and the Fear-Mongering Media

Mara Feliciano, Contributing Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinions

Ebola sells. Not the disease, but the fears behind it. The media is making Ebola out to be the next big bad thing that will eliminate the population and turn reality into an episode of The Walking Dead. Ebola is not a population-wiping virus that turns everyone into walking zombies. It’s a virus... Read more »

The case against raising the minimum wage

The case against raising the minimum wage

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The sounds of the political drums in favor of raising the minimum wage are deafening. Although the idea of hiking up the minimum wage enjoys wide support among the populace (a 2013 Gallup showed that 76 percent of Americas support raising the federal minimum wage), it will substantially hinder the very... Read more »

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

On Oct. 16, Daily 49er published the following: “Ever since the Twin Towers fell, there has been a daft proclamation permeating from the media and pseudo-intellectuals like Sam Harris and pundits such as Bill Maher that the Muslim world doesn’t... Read more »

Yes on Prop. 2 for state rainy day fund

Jacob Yungman, Contributing Writer
October 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

When the 2008 recession ravaged the American economy, state budgets tanked, prompting dramatic cuts in vital public services such as education. The state budget was in such disarray at the outset of the recession that in 2009, tuition increased by 32 percent alone in a single year for students within... Read more »

Postseason predictions are almost never what we expect.

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
October 21, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Sports predictions can be brutal. Take the MLB postseason column I wrote a couple weeks ago (that I’m sure you read), for example. I got every prediction wrong. That’s what makes sports great and horrible at the same time, and why we’re better off embracing the unexpected rather than trying to... Read more »

The New Texas ID Law Hurts Voters

Mara Feliciano, Mara is a senior double majoring in political science and criminal justice.
October 20, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

After Texas enacted highly restrictive voter ID laws for the upcoming general elections, civil rights groups, concerned voters and even the Obama administration assailed the crafters of this policy, describing it as deliberately constructing an obstacle course to prevent minorities and indigents from... Read more »