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STEM To CLASS: Get LOST

Richard Duboc
February 10, 2011
Filed under Opinion

After attending one of the University’s town hall discussions on becoming a STEM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) centered institution, I feel that the only thing cleared up was the writing on the wall. The question-no-answer format was slightly less than illuminating—however, th...

The U.S. “Kill Switch” Violates Freedoms

Lauren Lola
February 10, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Talk about dumb luck! A day prior to the nationwide Internet shutdown in Egypt, Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced how they want to give President Barack Obama control over the Internet, in the case of a “national cyber emergency.” The legislati...

Think Before You Speak: There’s No Such Thing as a “Gay Lifestyle”

Tina Phillips
February 10, 2011
Filed under Opinion

I have heard the word “lifestyle” used with increased frequency lately. I have heard it used to describe a “healthy” lifestyle, a “bohemian” lifestyle, or a “hip hop” lifestyle. It is difficult for me to understand exactly what that is supposed to mean. I suppose “lifestyle” means a ...

Gentlemen, Step Your Game Up for Valentine’s Day

Cheyann Elmore
February 10, 2011
Filed under Features, Opinion

Valentine’s Day can provide men the perfect opportunity to sweep their woman (or man) off their feet. For those men who don’t have their act together, this could be a day that easily lands them a permanent spot in the doghouse. That being said, let us take this time to go over some things men may want ...

The U.S. Tarries in Responding to Egypt’s Protests

Will Thompson
February 3, 2011
Filed under Opinion

After eight days of demonstrations against three decades of repression and outright humiliation at the hands of President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians—and the world—witnessed the beginning of the end of the regime unfold in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as Mubarak pledged Tuesday not to seek another term in September’s elections. “Tahrir” translates as “liberation” in Arabic—a fitting...

Latinos: A Republican’s New Best Friend

Mark Laluan
February 3, 2011
Filed under Opinion

The Republican wave that washed over the nation in the last midterm elections never quite reached California’s shores. Where Democrats were thrown out of office by the bushel in the rest of the nation, Californians rejected Republican candidates in droves. Demographic shifts have given the Latino...

Reasonable Gun Control Held Up By Gun Lobby

Will Thompson
January 27, 2011
Filed under Opinion

A single empty brown leather chair, notably vacant amidst a sea of members of Congress serving as the audience to President Barack Obama’s second State of the Union address, signified the absence of Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the target of the shooting in Tucson that took six lives an...

Could Better Mental Health Care Prevent More Tragedies?

Will Thompson
January 20, 2011
Filed under Layout, Opinion

It’s hard to say, but it’s worth improving regardless In the aftermath of the Tucson shooting, the adequacy of mental health services in the United States has come into question, especially as knowledge about alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner’s mental state continues to come to light. Loughner’s friends recounted his strange obsession ...

The Tuscon Shooting Has Its Roots in a Violent Society

Will Thompson
January 13, 2011
Filed under Layout, Opinion

The tragic shooting rampage and attempted assassination of a congresswoman in Tucson that claimed the lives of six innocent people has sparked a series of debates regarding mental health issues, the need for gun control legislation, and the hateful, sometimes violent language that has become the patois of contemporary American politic...

Political Statement or Outbreak of Insanity?

Lauren Lola
January 13, 2011
Filed under Layout, Opinion

On Jan. 8th, already a week into the New Year, tragedy struck in Tucson, Arizona when Jared Lee Loughner, 22, shot several times at a crowd outside a local grocery store where Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was speaking. Six people were killed in that massacre, while 14 others were wounde...

The Pioneer Staff’s New Year’s Wishes

Will Thompson
January 8, 2011
Filed under Opinion

As the world rings in the new year, and CSUEB welcomes students back for Winter quarter, we at the Pioneer would like to express a few of our wishes for 2011¬—world peace, speedy economic recovery and lower tuition are included, but need not be elaborated upon for obvious reasons. Two thousand ten came ...

The Discovery Channel Shames The Dead For Profit

Ashley Matuszak
January 8, 2011
Filed under Opinion

The Discovery Channel, who is known for bringing interesting, scientific information to the forefront of entertainment media, has reached an all time low. The channel that brought us “Shark Week” was trying to reel us in to gawk at the loss of human life. The United Kingdom’s Discovery Channel s...

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