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Prop. 25 won’t solve California’s budget problems, but it’s a step in the right direction

William Thompson
October 22, 2010
Filed under Opinion

California legislators recently passed the state’s 2010-2011 budget—101 days past the June 15 deadline, when lawmakers are supposed to present the governor with a working model for the coming fiscal year. If this sounds outrageous, take into account the fact that since 1980, the legislature has...

Caring For Someone With Dementia

Phillip Davis
October 22, 2010
Filed under Features, Opinion

When I moved in with my 86 year-old grandmother 5 years ago, it was to primarily keep her company since my grandfather had just passed away. Mildred Stradford, or Mrs. Strad, as she is called by to those that know her, has lived in the same home in Richmond, CA since 1968. After receiving a degree fr...

Hallowed Hue

Ellen Warren
October 22, 2010
Filed under Features, Opinion

Orange you glad we can treat you with expert advice on this tricky color? Maybe it’s the miles of aisles of Halloween decorations in stores everywhere. Or those bountiful bins of pumpkins at grocery stores, farm stands and green markets. Whatever the reason, around this time of year, a lot of u...

CSUEB Students Feel Islam Is Misinterpreted In the United States

October 14, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Since September 11, 2001, Islam has been defined as violent and the face behind terrorist acts for many Americans, but Muslims at CSUEB hope to change that. Mohamed Algahtani, a CSUEB student from Saudi Arabia, can sense the hostile atmosphere when it comes to Islam in the United States. “I have...

The First Amendment and the Right Of Hate Speech

Will Thompson
October 14, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Albert Snyder, father of fallen Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, became “violently ill” after reading and seeing coverage of the Westboro Baptist Church’s protest of his son’s March 2006 funeral, where members of the WBC’s congregation picketed with signs reading “God Loves Dead Soldiers”...

Peruvian Paradise

Stephanie Spearmen
October 7, 2010
Filed under Opinion

After a brief conversation about how I wish I could travel more, fellow CSUEB student Ylva Sandberg and I booked a trip to Peru and hoped it would fit into our college student budgets. Olyn Riega-Diaz, a CSUEB business major who was born in LIma, agreed to coordinate her annual summer trip home wi...

The Pioneer Supports Judge Walker’s Decision

August 12, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Much has been said about same-sex marriage on cable news, in magazines and on talk radio. For the average person, the debate appears reduced to personal moral preference – either a liberal preference for pluralism, or a conservative preference for tradition. Unfortunately, it is frequently forgotten in the p...

Fun Activities For Summer Time

Codey Hazen
August 11, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Nobody finishes their summer and thinks, “Boy, I really wish I had spent more time on the couch.” That being said, it’s time to get out there and try something new. Here are a few things guaranteed to bring unforgettable memories and cross off some items off your bucket list, all without having...

Head: The Price of Convenience Subhead: Are Smart Phones Really Making Our Lives Better?

Casey Scheld
July 26, 2010
Filed under Opinion

The Internet has changed the way we live our lives, and having that same Internet in the palm of our hand via a smart phone has taken that life-changing experience even further. However, these devices come at a cost, one that may make buyers thinking twice before taking the plunge. There is no denying...

Is it Ethical to Market Fast Food To Children?

Mark Luluan
July 26, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Children in our society are exposed to increasing amounts of advertising through television. As the demands of supporting a family increase, more and more American children now spend more time glued to the tube than with their parents. Recently McDonald’s has come under fire for its advertising practices....

Graduation & Life

June 10, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Class of 2010, I'd like to bring something to your attention: death. I know, I know; some of you are probably confused about it while others are well aware of its consequences. We all know it is part of life and I have even heard some say that we are simply “terminally ill.” However, one truth r...

Celebrity Tattoo Craze “Stupid”

May 21, 2010
Filed under Opinion

By Kimbra McCaul Staff Writer You may not be a pirate or a Polynesian tribesman, but with today’s changing times and more open mind-set, the chance that you or some non-pirate you know has a tattoo is more likely than ever before. Tattoos have been around for at least 5,000 years, with the first tat...

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