How to say goodbye

Micayla Vermeeren, Opinions Editor

February 6, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

  Death hurts. There’s no ifs, ands or buts about it. It hurts when a pet scurries off to the great big park in the sky. It hurts when a sick family member slips away. It hurts when a celebrity’s spotlight turns off after the last bow. But there’s an entirely new sensation to experience when a classmate loses their life. Of course, it hurts. But there’s something far more quieting about losing a ... Read more »

Letter: E­cigarettes: a tale of two stories

Diona Shelbourne, CSU East Bay

February 6, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

I thought it was my right to smoke. When people would pass by me and cover their mouths and make a face, I would get irritated. There was enough air for everyone, why were people judging me based on my personal choice? I continued this way for 10 long years. Little did I know that my lungs were becoming dangerously fragile. So fragile that one day when I was cleaning, the combination of bleach fumes and a decade of smoking ca... Read more »

Letter to the Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

Dear Mr. Reidy, Rest assured, I do not regard Mr. Trump with cynicism—that would be giving him too much credit. However I do reserve a healthy dose of derision and contempt for the man. The reason being that time after time he has shown a dangerous disregard for the truth that goes beyond the usual puffery and pandering politicians employ. Not knowing better, one would be inclined to call Mr. Trump a pathological liar. H... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today, Uncategorized

Oh, well, you know, I think you really blew it on that rather sophomoric op­ed piece of yours that was printed in last week's edition of Daily 49er. Reading it, what I got from all your tongue­in- cheek irony was that no damage to our prestige over the past eight years has occurred, that our national security is not compromised by a porous border, that neither China nor terrorism are posing any sort of problems... Read more »

Valentine’s Day hacks for singles

Lisa Williston, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Love & Sex, Opinions

As the calendar changes into the second month of the year, we all know just what lies around the corner- Valentine’s Day. While couples across the nation rejoice, those who aren’t in relationships or unable to spend the holiday with their sweetheart can feel the need to shy away from the pink and red. Heart-shaped everything out on display and cheesy exchanges between couples that are barely Facebook official can be na... Read more »

You’re a Barbie girl now, too

Micayla Vermeeren, Opinions Editor

February 2, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

Blonde hair, blue eyes, big smile, little waist — we all know the classic appearance of America’s reigning, albeit plastic, girl next door. For as long as Barbie has been around, there have been criticisms levied against her tiny figure and light-toned features for ostracizing any girl that doesn’t fit her narrow aesthetic mold. Mattel Inc., the multi-billion corporation behind America’s favorite doll, finall... Read more »

Downtown Long Beach closes grocery store doors, while south Long Beach opens even more.

Miranda Andrade-Ceja, Arts & Life Editor

January 31, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

I am afraid of downtown Long Beach becoming a food desert. The fear is hardly unfounded. With a second Target opening across the street from Cal State Long Beach (a grand total of 2.1 miles away from its counterpart on Bellflower Boulevard and Stearns Street) and the closure of multiple low-cost grocery stores in downtown Long Beach such as Fresh and Easy and Wal-Mart, it’s clear that accessible food is becoming scarc... Read more »

Hillary Clinton fights for what matters to college students.

Scott Schultz, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

Americans are fortunate to have another opportunity to elect Hillary Clinton as President of the United States in 2016. The field of democratic candidates is strong this year, but Hillary’s ideas stand out, especially in addressing problems within higher education. While she maintains leads in most national polls, millennials tend to support “Feel-the-Bern” Sanders most vocally on social media campaigns and vot... Read more »