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Gilbert C. Anton
Technology Editor

November 17, 2011


Filed under Opinion

At just 34 years old, Jdimytai Damour tragically lost his life to an act of senseless violence in 2008. That senseless violence wasn’t due to a mugging or intentionally violent crime directed at him. He lost his life to a crowd of over-eager shoppers at a Wal-Mart who trampled him to death. He lost his life because he happened to be the worker at th...

Use Today’s Strike to Push Forward Student Views

The Editors and The Editors

November 17, 2011


Filed under Opinion

The California Faculty Association (CFA) is striking today at CSU East Bay, meaning many students’ classes have been canceled. Some students may take advantage of the time to catch up on assignments or study. Other students may use it as a day off to relax or find some way to recharge their batteries...

CON: Divorce Rates Prove Marriage is No Fairy Tale

Amy Brewster
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November 10, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Oct. 31 saw the announcement of Kim Kardashian’s split from spouse Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage. Their divorce, which comes as no surprise, raises the question of the promise of marriage and whether it is really necessary in today’s society to walk down the aisle and receive a cert...

PRO: Marriage Remains Vital Social Institution

Will Maldonado
Staff Writer

November 10, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Uncategorized

My life has not shed the best light on the institution of marriage. I was raised by my mom, who is twice divorced, with my brother who is openly gay and thus restricted from ever marrying in certain states. For these reasons it would be very simple for me to jump on the bandwagon bashing the institution...

Just Embrace Books, Digital or Print

Gilbert C. Anton
Technology Editor

November 10, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Uncategorized

Devices like the Nook, Kindle, iPad, smart phones and computers continue to push forward new forms of technology into consumer’s hands. They have also pushed other media forms forward in new ways, namely in a digital format. Among those media forms is one of mankind’s longest enduring: the book. Since the introduction of the Kindle e-reader by Amazon in 2007, the total re...

CSUEB Should Adopt LED Lighting Campus-Wide

The Editors

November 10, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

Ensuring a tranquil learning environment is one of the foremost priorities of any college campus. At CSU East Bay, students can take heart that they attend a campus with a low percentage of crimes. According to statistics gathered from the University Police Department website, the number of reported...

Birth Control Should Be Free

Amy Brewster
Staff Writer

November 3, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Could the cost of birth control be the reason behind the high pregnancy and abortion rate in the U.S.? It makes sense. In the United States, birth control pills can cost between $20–$50 a month, according to Planned Parenthood. If we are being realistic, teenagers these days can start having...

Cain Plays Reverse-Robin Hood

Will Maldonado
Staff Writer

November 3, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Once again, we have a case of “it sounds too good to be true emanating from the political sphere” on our hands with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan. Former restaurateur and lobbyist turned politician, Cain has been making headlines for the last month after his p...

Always Sign Petitions for the Right Reasons

Gilbert C. Anton
Technology Editor

November 3, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Walking around campus or around the local community a person may find themselves approached by a myriad of individuals asking for them to sign petitions. While many will simply choose to ignore these individuals or politely indicate they are not interested, others will choose to stop and may even choose to sign the...

Administration Must Connect With City of Hayward

The Editors

November 3, 2011


Filed under Opinion

As students prepare to adjust to the recent changes to off-campus parking in the form of residential parking permits now being required by the City of Hayward, it is difficult to imagine how the parking situation for students could get any worse. Proposals involving parking structures on campus to...

Dream Act Unfair to College Students

By Amy Brewster
Staff Writer

October 27, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill giving students who are illegal immigrants access to public financial aid. Around 2,500 students will qualify for California grants as a result of the new bill at a cost of $14.5 million, according to the California Department of Finance. Judging by California’s current financial pos...

Gay Rights Curriculum is a Move in the Right Direction

Amy Watkins
Staff Writer

October 27, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

A new chapter in the life of academics here in California will be ushered in during 2013 with Senate Bill (SB) 48. SB 48 insists all California public schools incorporate the sexual orientation of historical figures in social studies as well as prohibiting any discriminatory material according to members...

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