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Our View – Bush tries to close gap with minorities

While the Republican Party may seem disinterested in minorities and their needs, the president has recently tried to close the gaping chasm that exists between the right and African Americans by speaking to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in an attempt to generate more discussion[Read More…]

Our View – Canine cruelty abroad immoral, wrong

While many people in the United States enjoy the company of a domestic pet and dote upon them as any other cherished family member, those living in China have recently had to relinquish this pleasure as more than 50,000 dogs have been beaten, hanged or otherwise killed in an attempt[Read More…]

Our View – Outrage over bank leak absurd, inane

The struggle between the press and government is nearly as ancient as the establishment of media itself. What should and shouldn’t get published has always been a source of conflict. But, the recent debate over the New York Times publishing the actions taken by the U.S. Treasury in the pursuit[Read More…]

Our View – Fatigue from struggle in Israel wrong

As the perpetual struggle in Israel rages, many people, worn from the conflict and tired of the bloodied images strewn across their television sets and the front pages of prominent newspapers, are simply shrugging their shoulders with indifference. While this attitude may be a natural response to bombardment of gruesome[Read More…]

Our View – Government slogans demeaning, silly

Driving down the 405 Freeway has never been a pleasant experience. Moving a mile an hour in rush-hour traffic under the blazing California sun is excruciating enough, but this drive has recently become slightly more unpleasant as the state strains to conserve energy and uses the overhead traffic advisory signs[Read More…]

Our View – College more than vocational training

As eager new college students fill our dorms and the campus awakens from its summer slumber, once again teeming with vigor and vitality, some returning students may drag their feet at the prospect of a structured workweek including reading assignments and attending classes that have nothing to do with their[Read More…]

Seasoned dorm dweller advises newcomers

So here’s the real deal about living at the Cal State Long Beach dormitories from a person who for a long three years in the dorms has been there and done that. I’ve seen everything, trust me. So listen up! Let me just say this: The dorms can either be[Read More…]

Long Beach sweeping frustrating, irritating

You wanna know what I think? I think the street sweeping in the city of Long Beach is a scam. For those of you who live in this city like I do, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And I’m sure it disgusts you equally, if not more so,[Read More…]

Heat wave sweeps L.B., the nation and world

So, I guess we just can’t take a hint, can we? The ozone layer is thinning frighteningly fast, thousands of polar bears are dying, the polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate, but no, there’s no such thing as global warming, right? Well, ladies and gentlemen, if none[Read More…]

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