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CSUEB Students Feel Islam Is Misinterpreted In the United States

October 14, 2010


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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