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Hayward Needs to Invest In Local Youth Sports

The Editors
October 18
Filed under Op-ed

Youth sports in the city of Hayward are currently lacking as they continue to be placed on the bottom of the priority list for the city. With seemingly never-ending budget cuts, many schools across the state have either been forced to cut from the athletics budget, which puts a damper on each team,...

El sistema de servicio selectivo debe permitir el registro de mujeres

Los Editores
October 11
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

El sistema de Servicio Selectivo de los Estados Unidos (SSS), por sus siglas en inglés, es en la actualidad obsoleto e inequitativo. El mencionado sistema requiere únicamente que los hombres entre 18 y 25 años de edad se registren para el sorteo del servicio militar, lo cual excluye a las mujeres. Cuanto...

Students Must Voice Opinion on Campus Smoking

Mohamed Sirker
Contributor

October 11
Filed under Op-ed

The current smoking policy on our campus is not working. Most people don’t know what the policy is; meanwhile, police and security are not enforcing it. This results in a campus where second-hand smoke is prominent, despite the fact that a school wide survey by the Student Health Advisory Committee...

Selective Service System Must Allow for Women Registrants

The Editors
October 11
Filed under Op-ed

America’s Selective Service System is completely outdated and inequitable. The system, which requires men from the age of 18 to 25 to register for a military draft, does not require women to register. The longer it stands as our country’s “insurance policy,” the longer women will face another...

After Years Of Mediocrity, Hope Returns to East Bay Sports Fans

Todd Washburn
Assistant Sports Editor

October 4
Filed under Op-ed

There has been nothing but despair for East Bay sports fans in recent times.  From the announcement that Oakland Athletic’s owner Lew Wolff has interests to relocate the A’s after being a part of the East Bay since 1968, to the announcement this year that the Golden State Warriors would be moving back to San Francisco. The Warriors announced they woul...

Change to The Three-Strikes Law is Long Overdue

Natalia Aldana
Editor-in-Chief

October 4
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

This November, voters will see a host of different issues on their ballots, from taxes and education, to even tougher issues like human trafficking and the death penalty. Like every election season, California residents have the opportunity to affect the future and direction of our state, a state...

Hayward Residents Must Unite under CSUEB Title

The Editors
October 4
Filed under Op-ed

In 2005, CSU Hayward became CSU East Bay, a name change which, seven years later, still divides our city and community. The concerns, complaints and reasons have not changed: administration and supporters believe the name change signifies “the university’s expanded vision and its role as a regional...

Recent California Legislation Pioneers for LGBT Rights

Natalia Aldana
Editor-in-Chief

October 4
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Members of the BDSM – those who participate in sadomasochism – leather, fetish and LGBT communities gathered in the hundreds of thousands for the annual street fair on September 23, a powerful reminder that sexual expression is a freedom. The Folsom Street Fair is a shocking, unorthodox, outrageous,...

Alcohol Poisoning Can Ruin Halloween Celebrations

Martha Ordaz
Copy Editor

October 4
Filed under Op-ed

Costumes and candy are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Halloween, but for most college students it means an opportunity to get drunk. Incoming freshmen should be aware of the dangers of drinking on this holiday. Most people who are new to drinking go overboard and are in danger...

Truth is the Victim in Presidential Campaign

Ana Veciana Suarez
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

September 27
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Summer has slipped into memory, school buses are rolling down our streets, and the presidential campaign is in full swing. Time for someone to save us from the god-awful mudslinging. I can’t remember political ads ever being so negative or deceptive. Even for me — someone who grew up in the rough...

Following Your Dreams: An Experience on “The Voice”

Karishma Singh
Contributor

September 27
Filed under Op-ed

The reality show “The Voice” held auditions for their upcoming season at the Convention Center in Los Angeles Sunday August 12, where thousands of people auditioned. I was one of the thousand hopefuls and the experience taught me a lot about the dreams of stardom and the courage and resilience of aspiring artis...

CSU Letter to Applicants for Prop 30 is the Right Choice

The Editors
September 27
Filed under Op-ed

With hundreds of thousands of new applicants to the CSU system clamoring for their spot amongst the campuses, the CSU will be sending out an e-mail to its latent students beginning in October detailing what will happen to its funding if California Proposition 30 is to die at the polls. If voters pass...

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