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Debate key to learning

Guest Columnist October 31, 2005

I am always saddened and disappointed when university students, who are now passed the obligatory age of education, get upset about being "forced" to do things in their college classes (i.e. participate...

Amnesty International condems the wrong side

Guest Columnist October 19, 2005

In the wake of the London terrorist bombings on July 7, 2005, the United Kingdom has been working to enact new anti-terrorism laws and policies that would allow suspected terrorists to be detained for...

Send professor to Guantanamo Bay

Guest Columnist October 11, 2005

The fact is, there are many people in the world who will take advantage of something like music or performing and use it for their own sinister purpose. Arts and culture is something that carries with...

PETA’s neglect of Katrina survivors a blight on its image

Guest Columnist October 6, 2005

It is difficult to become part of a group in which you agree with wholly on every issue they stand on. It is a part of being human. Although I have disagreed with some, never have I been disappointed...

Phone line dating: It’s no better than online

Guest Columnist October 5, 2005

One of the reasons I started to consider the alternative to dating known as phone line dating was because I was not successful at meeting women in general places. They gave me many excuses, such as they...

CSUN’s health care system should be an example for the rest of the nation

Guest Columnist September 28, 2005

Sitting in our own backyard is the key to solving the health care issue of our nation. Northridge's student health care is supreme in its execution and lawmakers should look at us to model how to fix...

Pledging Allegiance to the flag or God?

Guest Columnist September 27, 2005

Two weeks ago, on Sept. 14, 2005, a federal district court in Sacramento ruled that public school districts may not require students to recite the words, "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance since...

Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading to kids

Guest Columnist September 26, 2005

Who cares about books anymore? I mean, we have 500-plus cable channels, we can download any music we like, and we can surf the near-infinite Internet. In the sooner-than-later future, all useable and...

When a blackout occurs, there are no longer any lights to guide us

Guest Columnist September 19, 2005

I left school on last Monday to get onto the normally congested 405, only to find the right two lanes almost not moving at all. My cell phone rang, it was my friend calling to let me know that there were...

Will of the people shouldn’t always be priority

Guest Columnist September 13, 2005

On Tuesday, September 6, 2005, the California Legislature barely passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. After being passed in the state Senate, the bill passed in the Assembly by 41 votes....

Kanye West comments spur free speech debate

Guest Columnist September 12, 2005

Many Americans – especially students – are naïve when it comes to issues of race and poverty. Whether by choice or conditioning, non-minorities and the upper middle class cannot understand, or refuse...

The nobility of a war all depends on who says it

Guest Columnist September 6, 2005

In a recent column in the online publication Common Dreams, a colleague of mine chastised the media for not calling attention to the lack of military participation among the families of Iraq hawks. When...

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