It's inevitable. As every year wraps up, political pundits take to the airwaves to declare that there's a "war on Christmas." Daily 49er looked to its own editors to see if they prefer the phrase "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays."
Electronic cigarette and vaporizer users in Long Beach may soon be subjected to the same regulations as tobacco smokers. According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Long Beach City Council unanimously voted last week to have City Attorney Charles Parkin draft legislation that will require e-cigarette... Read more »
The debate over private and public healthcare is constantly ongoing and evolving with recent demands for reforms. As an international student from the U.K., I’ve been left with many concerns about healthcare since traveling to America. Before even arriving in the U.S., I spent more money than I... Read more »
One of the world’s most influential leaders has died: Nelson Mandela. It is extremely sad that a majority of young people in the U.S. know little about the extraordinary things that Mandela did in his long life. Mandela helped to free and liberate South Africa from apartheid. Apartheid, also... Read more »
It’s time to bring more bicycles to Long Beach. With well-known locations like Second Street, Shoreline Village and Downtown Long Beach, it’s necessary to introduce an expansive bike-sharing system that would encompass the university as well. New York City recently introduced the “Citi Bike”... Read more »
More than a dozen students at universities such as University of California, Santa Barbara and Princeton have recently been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, according to the Washington Post. The recent spike in meningitis diagnoses has sparked causes for concern at several college campuses. According... Read more »
In the wake of massive government leaks published by the Guardian, a war on press freedoms has erupted. Guardian Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger testified Tuesday before a U.K. parliamentary committee on the nature of controversial articles that his newspaper had published, according to Russia Today. The... Read more »
The normally mundane world of logistics just got a whole lot more interesting. On Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his company’s intention to have drones ship packages. “I know this looks like science fiction — it’s not,” Bezos said on... Read more »