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News Flash: California is Not as Progressive as We Thought

Dusty Cayssials
Contributor

December 13
Filed under Op-ed

California is known as being a liberal state setting the stage for social progression. After the results from the 2012 election, it appears that maybe California may no longer be a leader in the social reform frontier. People associate California as being a state for the rights of the gay and lesbian...

International Love Has its Dangers, and Advantages

Karishma Singh
Contributor

December 13
Filed under Op-ed

The opportunity to date while in America may prove daunting for some, but the international student’s love life takes a more direct approach to dating than others. It seems that international students have “no strings attached relationships” all figured out. It’s that time of the quarter...

Veterans and Universities Need to Strengthen Their Ties

The Editors
December 6
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

It is not a new idea that the state should assist those who have taken on the burden of sacrifice to serve this great nation in its darkest hours. Soldiers have stood their posts to defend our way of life for centuries, and at home we try to do the right things to support them. But sometimes we fall...

Local School Districts Need to Place a High Priority on Nutrition

The Editors
November 29
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Our children’s health must be as important as their education. As obesity rates continue to rise and poverty levels have reached new heights each year since the recession, this issue needs to be pushed to the forefront of every agenda, especially in our schools. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

CSUEB Commuter Students Should Be Accomodated

Karishma Singh
Contributor

November 29
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Finals are fast approaching and once again commuters are using the campus as a second home for cramming, eating and sleeping when and where they can. Some commuter students resort to sleeping in their cars, or finding empty classrooms, as it does not make sense for them to drive home just to sleep...

CSUEB Needs To Create A Home Atmosphere for Campus Athletics Events

Lamonte Dewindt
Sports Editor

November 15
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

On Tuesday night, two college basketball giants played in Atlanta, Duke vs Kentucky, and the atmosphere was electric due to the rabid fan bases of these universities, which travel no matter where the location and pack their respective home games whenever given the opportunity. As I sit back and realize how exciting it is to attend these athletic event...

Bay Area Drivers Need to Respect Emergency Vehicles

Lamonte Dewindt
Sports Editor

November 8
Filed under Op-ed

Last Sunday evening while I was out eating in downtown Hayward I saw something not too out of the ordinary. Sirens were blaring as a fire truck was driving by, and as usual drivers in the city of Hayward did not pull over or stop for the vehicle, they basically treated it like any other car. As...

UPD Needs to be Decisive in Campus Enforcement Policies

Lamonte Dewindt
Sports Editor

November 8
Filed under Op-ed

A tragic incident occurred Friday night outside the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAW) on our campus. A CSUEB student was riding his skateboard down the hill beginning at the science building, which leads to the RAW, and as he reached the bottom of the hill he attempted to slow himself before c...

Beyond Partisanship: We Must Address Environmental Issues

The Editors
November 8
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

As this election season comes to an end, whether we are happy with its outcome or not, it does place the issue of climate change in the spotlight. Americans re-elected President Barack Obama. In the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Sandy, which affected 13 states and two long-fought campaigns,...

Come Together, Right Now, For the President

The Editors
November 1
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Over the last several months, Americans have been bombarded by an onslaught of negative propaganda from candidates, political parties, and the media, all with the intention of swaying our vote in the Nov. 6 general election. We have become our own worst enemies. We hyperfocus on issues that are sensationalized...

An Open Letter to the Faculty of CSU East Bay:
Limiting Student Representation on Academic Senate is Ill Conceived

Nicholas L. Baham III, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies

October 25
Filed under Op-ed

As the former Vice-Chair for the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate I want to voice opposition to Article XII of the Fall 2012 University-wide Election Ballot that proposes limiting student representation on the Academic Senate from 7 to 3 representatives through an amendment to Article V of...

Ross Mirkarimi – Sex Offender For Life?
Under Prop. 35, SF Sheriff Qualifies As “Human Trafficker”

Starchild
At-Large Representative, Libertarian National Committtee

October 25
Filed under Op-ed, Uncategorized

Proposition 35 on this November’s statewide ballot has gotten a free pass in many quarters because it purports to go after “human traffickers.” Yet if the implications of this measure were more widely known, many people might see it in a different light. An opportunity to consider these implications...

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