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Drone strikes: it’s not a game

Drone strikes: it’s not a game

Kevin Kiani

January 22, 2013

The United States is no longer fighting a conventional war on terrorism that involves boots on the ground. Instead, it is fought from thousands of miles away in front of a computer screen with unmanned drones. Consequently, the result is a process devoid of emotion, sympathy and more importantly, human...

Staff Editorial: Turbulent history leads to comment policy change

Staff Editorial: Turbulent history leads to comment policy change

Daily Sundial

January 21, 2013

Readers will now only be able to make online comments on articles that state an opinion; which will include all articles written in the opinion page (including this one), reviews made in the Arts & Entertainment section and Sports columns. This is for a slew of reasons, which we will get to in...

Youth vote flocks to the polls

Alex Curran

November 8, 2012

Defying predictions, the youth vote was a major factor in the presidential election for the second straight year, making up a bigger percentage of the overall electorate in 2012 than in 2008. The youth demographic, the 18-29-year-old range, made up 19 percent of the vote this year, up 1 percent from...

Why we need to eliminate the electoral college for future elections

Nathan McMahon

November 7, 2012

  The presidential election is finally over, as Barack Obama took more than 300 electoral votes. While many voters casted their ballots with excitement Nov. 6, the sad truth is that for a vast swath of the electorate, their votes simply did not count – at least not in the way that they should hav...

U.S. sexual education fails to inform its youth

Mona Adem

October 10, 2012

It’s everywhere. On TV, billboards, phones, Ipods, computers and accessible through any technical device you can think of. We can read about it in newspapers and magazines. We can sometimes even hear it through the walls. Sex. But despite its pervasiveness, we really don’t know much about it...

Black Panther film festival wraps up on third day

Black Panther film festival wraps up on third day

Nathan McMahon

October 5, 2012

The three-day Black Panther film festival wrapped up at the Satellite Student Union on campus Friday afternoon with a second screening of the documentary “41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers.” Former Black Panther party member, Roland Freeman, introduced the film ...

Silence is for victims: why sexual assault survivors need to speak up

Hansook Oh

October 3, 2012

One of the earliest childhood memories I can recall is my experience being sexually assaulted. I was 4 years old. My mom sometimes dropped me off at a neighbor’s house because their teenage son and daughter would babysit me. They were one of the few Korean families in our neighborhood and for that...

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