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Alcohol May Be as Bad as Marijuana

Will LaBad

August 18, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

As America continues to reject ideas about the legalization of marijuana, many citizens continue to legally consume a “drug” that has been shown to have far worse side effects. According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, alcohol is one of the most widely abused drug substances in the world, resulting in approximately 75,000...

Republican Plans Fall Short

Jonathan Riley

August 18, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

While some of President Obama’s policies can be reasonably criticized, based on their legislative actions and stated goals, I do not feel congressional Republicans currently present a practical alternative. It is true that Obama has not followed through on all of his campaign promises. For example, he has not closed Guantanamo Bay or ended the wars in Iraq and Af...

College Athletes Will Accept Bribes Until Paid

Charlie Kenneweg

August 11, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Well, it’s happened again. After Ohio State’s debacle this off-season in trading Buckeye memorabilia for tattoos, the University of Alabama is now dealing with a similar situation. For the past two weeks current Alabama football player Trent Richardson has been seen in now deleted Facebook...

Government Should Require Nutrition Education in Schools

Allison Armour

August 11, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Nutrition and a healthy diet has been stressed by many medical professionals as the key to avoiding many diseases, but its teachings are left out of many grade school curriculums. “We know that eating healthy can reduce risk of the most common, deadly medical problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis and several types of canc...

Changing the Way We View Terrorism

Rishi Khalsa

August 4, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Despite the atrociousness of the crime, the attack in Norway committed by Anders Behring Brevik will help highlight misconceptions of terrorism in the United States that are alienating Americans from Americans, bringing new fodder to the debate on terrorism. Since 9/11, many Americans have been subjected...

Tragedy in Norway Shows Best and Worst in Humanity

Gilbert C. Anton

August 4, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

The events that transpired in Norway just a few weeks ago sent reverberating shocks throughout the world as people learned of the tragedy in Oslo. The stark reminder that terrorism and violent extremists exist the world over have signaled the renewal of political and societal discussions over ...

A2E2 iPad Fee Will Not Be Implemented

Susan Opp

July 28, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Dear Editor, In an Op-Ed piece published July 21, staff writer Amandria Banks indicated how unfair it would be to have all students pay a fee to purchase iPads for freshmen. The Administration couldn’t agree more, and that is why this is not the plan. Rather, starting in Winter 2012, there will ...

Act of Terrorism Devistates Norwegians

Adam Zentner

July 28, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

On Saturday July 23, a man in Norway set off a bomb near the prime ministers building in Oslo, killing 7 people, then went to a camp retreat dressed as a police officer and gunned down 86 people, putting the death toll as high as 93 as well as 96 who were injured in the attacks and 4 people who a...

Paying For iPads and Receiving Nothing

Amandria Banks

July 21, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Starting in Fall 2011 an additional fee of $120 will be added to our already hiked tuition in order to broaden the student’s academic experience and further feed into our ever-growing dependence on technology. In short, the new-coming freshman will be required to purchase an iPad, which will automatic...

We are the Ones Who are Broken

Gilbert C. Anton

July 14, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

The Casey Anthony trial did indeed prove that our system is broken. The decision was not what showed us that.  Instead, it was our reaction to it and our failure to understand what the system represents. The truth is that our system has only and will only ever be as broken as we are. The reaction t...

Casey Anthony Verdict: The Jury Got it Wrong

Jessica Davidson

July 14, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Shocked, appalled and disillusioned are the feelings I and many other people felt when the verdict was read at the Casey Anthony trial. Not guilty, how do you figure? As a mother I knew how I would vote had I been on the jury the minute I saw pictures of Casey out clubbing after her daughter died. When I heard she got a new tat...

Things to Do on the Fourth of July

Cheyann Elmore

June 30, 2011


Filed under Features, Opinion

For those of you searching for a decent 4th of July celebration in the area, this may be the perfect article for you. To start, Hayward will be hosting its own 4th of July celebration at Meek Park at 11:00 a.m. The park is located at 17365 Boston Road and will be hosted by the Hayward Area His...

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