The U.S. War on Drugs is harming innocent Mexican civilians

Jacob Yungman , Contributing Writer
November 19, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Thousands of protestors have poured into the streets of Mexico, expressing their grief and outrage after 43 college students went missing. While the incident itself is shocking, it merely exemplifies the widespread corruption and violence that has plagued Mexico as a consequence of the United States’... Read more »

Politicians in robes, or guardians of the rule of law?

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
November 19, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the latest challenge to Obamacare, placing President Obama’s signature health-care reform law once again in legal peril. With each controversial decision released by this increasingly partisan Supreme Court (the cases of Citizens United and... Read more »

Long-term contracts for professional athletes are high-risk, no-reward deals

Carlos Mariscal, Contributing Writer
November 19, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

As we see long-term contracts signed by athletes on a yearly basis, there comes a point where long-term contracts need to be restricted by major league sports. We’ve seen Major League Baseball (MLB) players such as Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and Robinson Cano all sign 10-year deals; they are... Read more »

6 ways ISIS can go green

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
November 18, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

With ISIS capturing more and more territory in Iraq and Syria, it is imperative that the organization thinks about its impact on the surrounding environment. The future of the Islamic State depends on its ability to conserve resources, reduce its carbon footprint and find alternative sources of energy.... Read more »

Obama should block the construction of the Keystone Pipeline

Jacob Yungman , Contributing Writer
November 17, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

With Republicans gaining control of both the Senate and the House, the debate surrounding the Keystone Pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska, has been reignited. Originally proposed by the TransCanada Corporation in 2005, the current series of pipelines already standing brings crude... Read more »

It’s time to build the Keystone Pipeline

Hunter Paul, Opinions Editor
November 17, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Environmental activists have fought tooth and nail to block the construction of the Keystone Pipeline, which would carry approximately 830,000 barrels of oil per day from the oil sands in Alberta, Canada south to refineries in the U.S. Opponents argue that its construction may exacerbate global warming,... Read more »

What’s really happening at SeaWorld

What’s really happening at SeaWorld

Jonathan Murrietta, Contributing Writer
November 17, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase

Political documentaries like “Blackfish” and special interest groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and student groups like Cease Animal Torture mislead the innocent and uninformed into thinking SeaWorld is actually the enemy. And now, the University Student Union at Cal State... Read more »

Campus needs education on recycling

Juan Carcamo , Contributing Writer
November 16, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinions

One student throwing a Coke bottle inside a recycle bin won’t make much of a difference; however, having over 35,000 students put their recyclable beverages in a blue bin would bring forth a much-needed change on campus. Cal State University Long Beach placed recycling bins throughout the campus... Read more »