By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| After the election, twelve of the seventeen propositions were approved by voters; the other five that failed to do so will have an impact on Californians. Prop. 51 allows California to borrow $9 billion to improve overall education. "I think it's great because money has been taken away from school over the years and it's obvious it has had an affect on this generation," said student Breanne Downey. Prop. 52 guarantees funding for Medi-Cal to help low-income families. "It's great that this prop passed because it helps pay for health care services for children, low income families and seniors who pay for their medical expenses," said student … [Read more...] about California Props; Did we get them right?
By Alejandro Cardenas |Staff Writer| Across the United States, protesters have been supporting open carry laws that protect people who walk around with unconcealed weapons. I am against the policies that the protesters are advocating because guns can lead to the deaths of innocent people. Currently, there are six states including California that completely ban people from visibly carrying weapons in public. Alternatively, there are twelve states that allow people to openly carry their weapons without a permit or license. The rest of the states have varying degrees of rules for carrying an unconcealed weapon. People have been forming protest groups, such as the “Ohio Open … [Read more...] about Open carry policy deadly
By Lynn Post |Staff Writer| Many colleges across the United States, including campuses in Utah and Texas have allowed students to carry concealed weapons on campus so long as they have a permit. But why not CSUSB? Students should be allowed to carry their guns on campus if they own what is called a concealed carry permit (CCP). Students with a CCP are not allowed to carry their gun at CSUSB, but with the amount of theft and recent crimes on campus carrying a weapon for safety is not a bad idea. In fact it may be a matter of life or death when faced with a dangerous scenario. If it is late at night a student is walking to their car alone and a suspicious person approaches them … [Read more...] about Allowing guns on campus could make it safer for students
By Marysol Guzman |Staff Writer| President Barack Obama spoke in front of House members and civilians to discuss the future of America for the next four years of his presidency last Tuesday Feb. 12. The President opened his State of the Union address with a quote from President John F. Kennedy: “The Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress.” Immigration reform, investments in energy, investments in education, gun control, higher minimum wage, health benefits, job creation and home manufactured goods were just a few of his topics discussed in his speech. Obama also thanked troops and civilians who sacrificed their lives for the safety of … [Read more...] about Obama discusses next four years
Image courtesy of CagleCartoons By Julia Matulionis |Staff Writer| Gun control has been a hot topic lately, with President Obama addressing the nation regarding recent disasters and the attempt to implement new policies. Main concerns include law enforcement, availability of firearms and ammunition, school safety, and mental health. Mental health being the most vague and disconcerting topic due to the fact that deciding what constitutes mental health is subjective. … [Read more...] about Weekly Chuckle
By Brenda Acuna |Staff Writer| Now more than ever, the issue of gun control has become a controversial topic of national conversation. In the aftermath of the tragedy that struck Newtown, Connecticut claiming the lives of 20 children and six elementary school employees and the Aurora Colorado massacre, it’s not hard to see that the issue of gun control can no longer be ignored. There needs to be a common ground between public safety and gun control. Personally, the belief that increasing gun control is the solution to gun violence is just as short-sighted as believing that there is one universal cure for cancer; death has always been natural to human beings. Keeping Americans … [Read more...] about Background checks, mental health need to be at the center of gun control debate
By Marysol Guzman |Staff Writer| President Barack Obama presented 23 executive actions on Jan. 15 that would reduce future gun violence in America. He called for required universal background checks before the purchase of a gun along with banning military styled guns. “You should at least have to show you are not a felon, or somebody who is not illegally prohibited from buying one. This is common sense,” said Obama. The president’s main focus is to remove guns from the market whose purpose is to do extreme damage. The military style AR-15 rifle was used for both the Aurora, CO. and Newtown, CT. shootings. Obama stressed the limitation on a 10-round limit from magazines to restrict … [Read more...] about Students fire back
By Steven Avila |Staff Writer| Last week, the San Bernardino Sun reported the ban of “open carry” of unloaded guns was passed in Assembly Appropriations, and thank God. The bill, authored by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, would ban openly carrying guns and make doing so punishable by up to a $1,000 fine or even a year in jail, as reported by the Pasadena-Star News. In the already chaotic time we live in this is exactly what we need right now. Guns are so widespread in this country, what is the need to add fuel to the fire by carrying them to a ball game or run errands, unloaded or not? The opponents of this ban, such as South Bay Open Carry, an organization originating in Los … [Read more...] about Keep your guns, ban open carry