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Letter to the Editor: ‘God given rights apply to everyone’

Nathan Black

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Editor: In his column, In God We Trust? Maybe We Need a New Motto, Gabriel claims "In God We Trust" replaced E Pluribus Unum as our national motto out of fear from communism amidst a cold war. Factually, "IGWT" was used officially long before the 1956 Public Law 140. The motto was authorized by the Act of March 3, 1865 (13 Stat. 518) to be placed on certain coins followed...

is tijuana safe?

Ricky Soltero

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

For years, Tijuana was the destination for college students searching for that legendary nightlife, cheap drinks and the legal drinking age that was and still is 18, unlike in the United States. In recent years Tijuana has no longer been the same tourist attraction it was 10 years ago. In its heyday, El Centro, which is Tijuana's equivalent of downtown, was packed with college...

Skipped classes to save classes

Miguel Castaneda

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

The Student walk-out and march held on March 31st was the result of direct attacks on the working class, and students. We skipped one day of class in an effort to save 500 classes next semester, you do the math. It is clear to us that that organizing, protesting, marching and rallying are all tactics that the working class have used in the past from; farmer workers walking...

Urbanalities

Michele Suthers

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Social Medium: Cuts to education affect welfare recipient

Sandra Galindo

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Budget cuts have hit the most vulnerable families. The dream of academic achievement fades with access to the education we needed to step out of poverty. Thousands of students on welfare and attending the community colleges in San Diego are left out, wondering what to do next. Recently, I visited Public Consulting Group, a private firm that serves state and local health and...

None of your business, UN

City Times Editorial Board

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Ever wonder which of the events in your life your children will look back on and be appalled by? Look around - you are living through one right this minute. On March 19, the United Nations, international peacekeeping organization, bounded over its designed circumference into the Libya's intranational civil war. According to their website, the UN's purpose is "maintaining...

CON: Pedestrians vs Drivers

Cecilia Areta

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Drivers frequently question why pedestrians insist on staggering through crosswalks despite the blinking red hand signal. Everyone on the road wants to get to where they need to be, so why is it okay for pedestrians to skip turns without consequence while drivers are penalized even for the "California roll". According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles driver...

PRO: Pedestrians vs Drivers

Alec Fernandes

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

Picture this: southern California is consumed by smog, yet the sun manages to shine through the dingy atmosphere. The breeze is pleasant and gas is $5 a gallon, so you decide to get some exercise while saving the Earth by walking to work. Then suddenly you've been run over by a crazy driver who's in an excessive hurry. Now, considering you fulfilled the pedestrian duties...

BEYOND BELIEF: New Atheists

Gabriel Spatuzzi

April 25, 2011

Filed under OPINION

"The New Atheists" is a term applied to a collection of contemporary writers, polemicists, scientists and intellectuals who cite the 9/11 terrorist attacks as the catalyst for their fervent public criticism of religion and unreason. Many accuse the New Atheists of being too militant. Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, and prominent atheist, has called them...

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