A CSULB student living in Myanmar shares their experience of violence unfolding in their home country.
Author: Opinions Editor
Baby it’s banned outside
It took 74 years for radio listeners to realize the song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Frank Loesser should have been cut before it ever hit the airwaves. The 1944 Christmas “classic” promotes the idea of date rape, as the lyrics describe a man pressuring a woman to stay while[Read More…]
We ought to say no, no, no, to banning classics
It’s been said that in this day and age it is very difficult to say anything without offending someone, and the more time passes, the more I am starting to agree with this saying. This year, ears have turned away from the classic Christmas song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” written[Read More…]
Border shutdowns hurt people on both sides
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump’s views on immigration policies and border security has stirred some controversy. Ever since he took office two years ago, he has been promising to implement a border wall and insisting that Mexico pays for it. While many proponents of stricter border security are[Read More…]
Construction begins on Long Beach’s tallest structure
One thing that’s nice about Long Beach is it’s full of job opportunities for those who work in construction, as I’m sure you’ve noticed the many development projects that pop up frequently. Part of this is due to Measure A, a historic Long Beach initiative approved in 2016, which created[Read More…]
Letter to the Editor: One drop cap at a time
In design class, we learn that typography is a key element in helping create the identity of any magazine or newspaper. In newspapers, however, it is often left unchecked.
Are we able to say, ‘Thank U, Next’ right after a breakup?
As a hopeless romantic, I’ve had quite a few bumpy relationships and moving on quickly after each partner is normal for me. The speed with which I’d start dating someone else was faster than Speedy Gonzales can run. The high-speed dating life has reflected a huge chunk of my journal[Read More…]
Donald Trump has driven away musical rights from his rallies
It’s no secret that Donald Trump is a hot topic, and not in a good way. In fact, a poll taken by CNN indicates that 45 percent of Americans rate Trump’s job performance as poor, while 20 percent rate his performance as excellent, 20 percent as good, and 13 percent[Read More…]
Inmates unfairly paid $2 an hour while fighting California fires
Statewide catastrophes often wind up revealing severe flaws within a state’s economic system. California’s wildfires which blazed through more than 200,000 acres, all through the Sierra Nevada foothills and Los Angeles shoreline, throughout the month of November, are now 100 percent contained, according to The New York Times. Aside from[Read More…]
Voting is important, but it won’t solve all our problems
Every election season there seems to be a message around every corner, from celebrities on social media to the local canvasser knocking on your door, urging you to vote, telling you it’s the only way we can influence change in our government. While voting is an essential civic duty of[Read More…]