Opinions

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Our View – Roe v. Wade in danger of overturning

The right for a woman to be able to decide what happens to her body has been a hotly contested issue since the Supreme Court first made its decision to legalize abortion in the Roe v. Wade case of 1973. Now, South Dakota is taking a “full frontal attack” against[Read More…]

Our View – Neocons ruining university principles

Grade school, for most of us, was the place we learned the basic facts about our government, nature and the world we live in. Now, as college students, we have the opportunity to broaden our scope of knowledge and discuss our understanding of certain facts with people who have specialized[Read More…]

Our View – Venice beach may be turning kosher

So it seems Venice-area Orthodox Jews are in quite a conundrum. According to an Oct. 25 article in the Los Angeles Times, an Orthodox synagogue wants to enclose much of Santa Monica, Venice and Marina del Rey within a religious boundary known as an eruv. This barrier will consist of[Read More…]

Our View – Legislation generates money for Bush

While the ineptitude and inadequacies inherent in the “No Child Left Behind” act are readily obvious, the reasons behind the insistence of the Bush administration to continuously pursue such inane legislation were baffling – until recently. An article in the Oct. 22 issue of the Los Angeles Times revealed that[Read More…]

Our View – Starbucks selling more than just coffee

We’ve all heard the phrase “non-fat, no whip grande caramel macchiato” in our lifetime, haven’t we? Even if we don’t exactly know what it means we know where this person is: he or she is at Starbucks, of course, ordering a pretentious sounding, ridiculously expensive coffee, on the way to[Read More…]

Our View – L.A.: Land of fruits and nuts, literally

While getting your groceries is usually a bore, a band of Los Angeles-based artists decided to make getting your fruits and veggies a fun experience. Best of all, it’s free. The Fallen Fruit project is a work in progress for a group of Angelenos tired of seeing decorative shrubbery adorn[Read More…]

Our View – Religion-based tax break unfair, wrong

Rick Warren is one of the most successful reverends in America. He is the founder of the 22,000-member Saddleback church in Lake Forest, Calif., and is the author of the blockbuster spiritual guide, “The Purpose Driven Life,” which has sold more than 25 million copies to date. He is a[Read More…]

CSULB students fast to feed the hungry

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosted the annual Fast-a-Thon in the University Student Union Ballroom Thursday to raise money for the homeless on Skid Row. Lina Nasry, the public relations and marketing chair for MSA, said they raised more than $400, and all of the proceeds will go to “Humanitarian[Read More…]

Our View – TV monitoring embarrassing for students

College students are notorious for their excessive television watching. While our parents are often too busy with housework and errands to watch television and our little siblings are restricted from watching too much television, we appear to be not only the generation with the most free time on our hands,[Read More…]

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