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Why Women Are Pulling Ahead in The Workplace

Cheyann Elmore

May 19, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Remember when the man came to pick up the woman in his car and paid for dinner, all in attempt to sweep her off her feet? It seems that women are doing most of the sweeping nowadays. “Women have this self motivation and determination to succeed that men lack,” said small business owner Chr...

Just Let Teachers Teach

Mark Laluan

May 18, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

REBUTTAL In response to Professors Need Checks and Balances . To say every student has had at least one academic who got under their skin is a broad generalization, but it is a fact. Each human is an individual with ideas and concepts combing together to create a distinct, intellectual framework....

Professors Need Checks and Balances

Tina Phillips

May 18, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Argument Ever noticed how egotistical some professors can be? How they use their power to intimidate you or hold a grade over you to make you bend to their will? How they talk to you (in person, and especially on e-mail) in a degrading way? Well, I have, and it's not right. I have been told bef...

Students are Too Often Used By California Faculty

Nicole Anderson

May 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

After reading one of your recent articles, "Student Protests Should Be Student Run," I wanted to commend you on a much needed, well-written article. As a student at Sacramento State, and Student Trustee of the CSU system, I have seen far too often students being used for the CFA agenda. While sometimes...

Student Learning Conditions are Faculty and Staff Working Conditions

Faculty Members Nicholas Baham, Larry Bensky, Luz Calvo, Jennifer Eagan, Kim Geron, Felix Herndon, Mark Karplus, Rita Liberti, Brian McKenzie, and Gretchen Reevy

May 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

In a confusing Op-Ed in the April 21, 2011 edition of The Pioneer entitled “Student Protests Should Be Student Run,” the author complains that the April 13th People’s University Teach-In and protest was in fact student-run. We are not sure what the complaint is. Is it that faculty controlled the...

Students Are Not the Political Puppets of Their Professors

Students for Quality Education

May 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Campus Debate However much I would like to, I simply do not have enough space to refute Spearman’s numerous fallacious claims [in her article “Student Protests Should Be Student Run” April 21, 2011]. Nor do I wish to spend much time illuminating their total lack of investigation and fact-checkin...

Student Protests Should Be Student Run

Stephanie Spearman

April 21, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Students being used as the voice for faculty members raises ethical concerns. The April 13 “Class Action” protest targeted against Chancellor Reed was promoted as a statewide faculty protest. So why is it that students here at CSU East Bay were the ones standing on the frontline, so to speak, while members of the Califor...

Lake Merritt: A Diamond in the Rough Streets of Oakland

Cheyann Elmore

April 21, 2011


Filed under Features, Opinion

Oakland is the only city in the United States with a man-made lake in a downtown metropolitan area. “Lake Merritt is an icon for Oakland,” said Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. “Located in the heart of the city—near Chinatown, downtown and Grand Avenue/Lakeshore Shopping Districts—it conveys beauty,...

Being Sober In The City

Fauzia Arian / Chicago Tribune

April 14, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I've been happily sober for 10,668 days, which is to say...my entire life. For me, it's a personal choice informed by religion, and also one that surprises many people I meet. Why? Perhaps because I'm a naturally boisterous night owl — some insist, cheesily, that I'm "high on life" — or m...

Alcohol Use Too Socially Acceptable

Tina Phillips

April 14, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Why is drinking so socially acceptable? Alcohol is treated as if it is not a drug and has no negative consequences. Almost every social situation seems to involve alcohol. How many parties are thrown without alcohol being served? How many people go out after work or on a weekend and do not drink?...

California Can Legalize Marijuana By Owning It

Jon Michael

April 8, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I know how California can legalize marijuana—we could have state owned marijuana dispensaries stocked by local growers. Though Prop 19 fell short by 4% of the vote, marijuana has moved from a joke to a serious issue. A survey of voters who voted against Prop 19 found that “31% said they believe...

Fukushima Confirms Danger of Nuclear Power

Will Thompson

March 17, 2011


Filed under Opinion

The twin catastrophes wrought by Mother Nature on the nation of Japan last week—known as the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami—devastated the lives of millions of people in one of the world’s most developed nations. The earthquake that struck off the northeast coast of the island nation registe...

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