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Religious-right gains power, unfortunately uses it

Guest Columnist

April 19, 2005

Since long before Election Day 2004, I have been concerned with a growing trend in American politics. However, ever since Election Day, when "moral values" voters swung the vote, this trend seems to be gaining strength by leaps and bounds. In recent news, especially in light of the Schiavo controversy, this ...

Is Schiavo a morally justified loss?

Guest Columnist

April 19, 2005

The issues surrounding Terri Schiavo's death are still complex and controversial. Yet despite the complexity and controversy, beneath the mound of legal and medical matters, there remains an unavoidable moral question: Was Terri's death morally justified? It is my position that it was not. Some argu...

Iraqi women face tougher lives under new regime

Guest Columnist

April 14, 2005

The new generation of Iraqi women under the clash of Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds are more susceptible to inequality than were the previous generations under Saddam's rule. There is no question that Saddam was a brutal dictator. We all know that, and apparently, can't hear enough of it from the Bush admin...

RIAA execs must replace lawsuits with dialogue

Guest Columnist

April 12, 2005

On April 1, the Supreme Court began to hear arguments in an appeal from the Recording Industry Association of America over an August 2004 decision that denied the entertainment industry permission to force Internet service providers to turn over the names of users trading music file online. The decis...

CSU overcrowding fix found in new campuses

Guest Columnist

April 11, 2005

Recent population projections indicate that California will continue to grow by about half a million people a year for the next 30 years. As that growth continues, there will also be an increased number of university students. Given that a large number of the new population will be immigrants from Mexico ...

Who owns the post-colonial pope?

Guest Columnist

April 11, 2005

At the age of nine, I met a Catholic Priest from Poland in a village named Ntwadi-Ilunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I had no idea that one day, I would use the few words he taught me in Polish to greet a Polish pope later in my life in Rome. In 1990 and 1991, while studying theology at ...

Lack of moderate views hurt students, politics

Guest Columnist

April 11, 2005

By now, you've probably heard most of these famous buzzwords of the 21st century, such as like red state, blue state, globalization, liberal, and flip-flop, as well as euphemisms such as "compassionate conservative" or "progressive." These terms are examples of the era we live in. We are in a political parad...

Steroid problem finds its root in MLB’s leniency

Guest Columnist

April 6, 2005

The baseball season has finally begun, and I've been waiting for those two happy words -- "play ball!" -- all spring. But this season is going to be different for one major reason, and that's steroids and the media blitz the drug's use has created. The primary reason steroids are such a huge topic i...

Cohabitation popular, but not always best for marriage

Guest Columnist

April 6, 2005

In the world of relationships, things are never simple. Unlike in math, there is no textbook on relationships, and when problems arise, one can't flip to the back of the book to get the correct solution. It used to be boy meets girl, girl likes boy, and here comes the bride. Although the idea of bein...

One writer says farewell to foray into Catholicism

Guest Columnist

April 6, 2005

The death of the pope has prompted me to turn the Sundial's Opinion section into a confessional booth, asking for forgiveness as I say farewell to Catholicism. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I'm not a Catholic, but I've played one in Church. I was raised Mormon, so we were very strictly inf...

CSUN parking nightmares continue, despite future plans

Guest Columnist

April 6, 2005

Never have I seen such a challenge drain students, leaving them frustrated, angry, extremely annoyed, and even teary-eyed first thing in the morning as during the parking process. However, each of these students, in order to park on campus, has purchased the $126 student parking permit, even though there...

LaRouche members never give straight answers

Guest Columnist

April 5, 2005

You've seen them before. You've heard their dire warnings of impending economic doom. And you've heard their urgent messages regarding the fate of the world. Who is it that possesses this infinite wisdom of which I speak? The LaRouche Youth Movement, of course. Aside from their incoherent claims, the ...

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