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Laziness is not root cause of homelessness

by Staff

November 21, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Stacey Oparnica, Staff Columnist People love to complain. Think about it. How often do you hear your friends grumbling about fairly trivial events? All you have to do is linger on Facebook for about 20 minutes and the gloomy, theatrical statuses will ...

Strong families will save black community

by Staff

November 16, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Patrick Walsh, Senior Staff Columnist For all the apparent advances the black community has made, it still faces grinding levels of poverty and imprisonment. This group in particular suffers from rampant drug use, crime and viol...

Cooks Source preys on online articles

by Staff

November 14, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Paige Nordeen, Senior Staff Columnist We live in a fast-paced, technologically savvy, digital age; apparently, some people just can’t keep up with the rules. It baffles me when I hear of people missing the memo regarding copyright infringement, while fi...

Baby Boomer generation should help protect higher education

by Staff

November 14, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Randy Wilde, Staff Columnist Your pocketbook is about to take another hit. Yes, your student fees are making yet another painful jump. Last Tuesday, the California State University Board of Trustees voted to increase fees...

California’s sick beauty addiction

by Staff

November 14, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Alyssa Clark, Staff Columnist Ask anyone to describe California, and three things will come to mind: beautiful beaches, beautiful weather and beautiful women. Songs are written about it, television shows portray it and the media depicts us as individuals who pride...

Civic work could empower student potential

by Staff

November 14, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Patrick Glendening, Staff Columnist Here in the U.S. we are told that ambition is the key to success. Our capitalist economy relies on competition to drive it forward beneath the claim that only the most hardworking and...

Wikileaks unveils US abuses in Iraq War

by Staff

November 9, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Chris Pocock, Staff Columnist At first glance, Julian Assange doesn’t look like your average journalistic freedom fighter. If anything, Assange’s style — his charcoal gray suit, penetrating black eyes and the white-blond hair he keeps gelled behind his ears...

New drug could prevent the emotion of fear

by Staff

November 8, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Paige Nordeen, Staff Columnist Fear. You can identify the feeling whenever you come close to hitting the car ahead of you, when you know you forgot to turn off the oven in your apartment or when you sense a stranger follo...

Mission Bay dredging project trashes coastline

by Staff

November 8, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Randy Wilde, Staff Columnist If you’ve taken advantage of the freak November heat by heading to the beach, you may have noticed something new. A physical barrier stands between you and the water: a pipeline stretching across the beach. That huge pipe lying along Mis...

Universal access to contraceptives protects women

by Staff

November 8, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Stacey Oparnica, Staff Columnist Sex. It doesn’t just happen in movies. Regardless of personal morals or religious beliefs, we can’t argue with the fact that sex is a ubiquitous aspect of our culture. Studies prove th...

Study reveals alcohol is more destructive than heroin

by Staff

November 8, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Patrick Glendening, Staff Columnist The creation of alcohol can be traced back to approximately 6,000 BCE in the form of wine and mead. Since then, alcohol has played a powerful role in developing cultures worldwide, making its consumption a popular social current in most societies today. W...

ELECTION: Government is not a business

by Staff

November 1, 2010

Filed under Opinion

By Randy Wilde, Staff Columnist Imagine a world where the government is run like a business. This well-oiled corporate machine has a mind only for profit maximization. There’s no room for the homeless, disabled and dis...