Abolish child sex trafficking in southern California

Megan Gilbreath, Design Director

April 15, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Imagine watching a young girl seductively strutting the streets of downtown Long Beach. Her ruby red stilettos are half a size too big, making her sway and wobble with every step. She finger-waves and smirks at the men driving... Read more »

California is running out of water, but the agriculture industry still uses more

Michael Mendoza, contributing writer, junior journalism major

April 15, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions

When it comes to California’s water resources, the state is dirt poor; but some of the state’s farmers are getting rich. The demand for alfalfa, a type of hay used to feed cows for dairy products, has greatly increased... Read more »

CSULB’s approach to a smoking ban is slow and steady

Amy Patton, News Editor

April 15, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions

When a smoker inhales a plume of relief from a cigarette, it is not with blissful ignorance. No. They’re well aware each drag cuts x-amount of days off their lives. The California State University system is on an unnecessary... Read more »

Abuse and defeminization need to come to a hault in U.S. prisons.

Morgan Maitoza, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Today

While it seems like the whole world is obsessed with the Netflix series, “Orange Is the New Black,” Ashley Diamond is living it. Diamond is a transgender woman from the conservative town of Rome, Georgia, who has been deliberately... Read more »

Dying with dignity or for profit? New bill in California causes controversy

Michael Mendoza, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions

The End of Life Option Act introduced into California has given people the impression that dying with dignity is the noble thing to do. However, lawmakers should not pass this Death with Dignity bill unless they get rid of... Read more »

Monthly subscriptions to music sites like Spotify and Tidal devalue the musical experience

Madison D’Ornellas, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Hardly anyone touches a CD or a record anymore. Music is no longer tangible. Now, a song is a file downloaded or streamed from a website online. Unfortunately, streaming music online has become the most popular way of grabbing... Read more »