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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read your Op-Ed piece “Student voices are not being heard” (April 5) and if it’s any consolation, the faculty often finds itself in the same position. But I know it’s not and I do commend you for speaking up. To effect change, however, students will have to be not only vocal, but also persistent, and be willing to take action. The food service workers’ decision to unionize... 

Student voices are not being heard

Student voices are not being heard
Editorial Cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff New students, new buildings, new programs, new rules; with all these new things going on, administration is apparently too busy to get the students’ opinions first before implementing new policies. Perhaps it all happened when they chose to accept more students than they could accommodate. It appears University administrators have acknowledge there are problems;... 

Freedom to marry is a human right

On March 26 the United State Supreme Court heard an appeal to California’s Proposition 8, and the following day listened to oral arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The issue of same-sex marriage rights is all over the media and the LGBT community is listening. Prop. 8 was approved in November 2008 with 52 percent of voters supporting a ban on same-sex marriage. Now in 2013 Americans... 

NBA needs to rethink homage

The NBA has paid tribute to its Hispanic players and fans since 2006 with Noche Latina, where teams from the largest Hispanic communities participate by hosting Latin themed events, as well as “changing” their team name to a more Spanish sounding one. This year, seven teams participated in Noche Latina, and sported jerseys with Spanish articles, for example, “Los Lakers,” “Los Spurs,” “El... 

Commentary: No such thing as ‘American’ food

Alex Forbess, Food Editor There is so much fighting occurring in the United States. The biggest struggle is how to secure our borders and maintain a fair procedure of obtaining citizenship. Lawmakers, lobbyists and activists are sharing their views to figure out how these potential citizens can experience the American Dream, even in food. Yes, some people may take advantage of indulging in too much... 

Vista parking plan solves nothing

Over spring break the Vista residents got a nasty surprise in the form of an email. Effective next semester, all Vista residents will be required to park in the shuttle lot on A Street rather than in parking lot D behind the residence hall. While this decision may be a Band-Aid to temporarily ease the parking pain, it is not a long-term solution to Campus parking problems and students should not just... 

Facebook study is lazy research

Ever lay in bed and think about life? That’s because you’re probably homosexual. At least, that’s what a new study conducted at the University of Cambridge is saying about Facebook users who like that page. The study, which was released to the public earlier in March through Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, aims to predict traits such as intelligence, religious views, political... 

Commentary: Media outlets: Stop objectifying women

<i>Commentary</i>: Media outlets: Stop objectifying women
Mariela Patron, News Editor Compared to past decades, women are now reaching new levels professionally as well as being further acknowledged for their capabilities and accomplishments. By becoming important figures in industries generally led by men, the impact women are making in America is undeniable. However, media outlets have been limiting the way women are represented intellectually by focusing... 

Singing shows are old news

For more than a decade singing competitions have filled primetime slots on TV. With the promise of lucrative record contracts, fame and millions of adoring fans, year after year people continue to line up for days and audition in front of professionals. “American Idol” was one of the first singing competitions, and TV executives saw the popularity of it and have ran with it ever since. “The Sing... 

New TSA rules are too lenient

New TSA rules are too lenient
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff As if flying was not already stressful, annoying and complicated enough, the Transportation Security Administration’s new regulations set to take effect on April 25 add a whole new layer of worry. People have been baffled since the TSA announced last week that they will begin allowing small knives onto airplanes. The types of small knives that will be permitted... 
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