Battle to stop global warming not hopeless

The year is 2050. The number of deaths per year has more than doubled within the last 44 years and more than a million species worldwide have been driven to extinction. The ice has completely melted in the Arctic Ocean and the world is engulfed in frequent heat waves, droughts and wildfires.

Why I hate bad grammar the mostest

Let me begin by saying that I have a low tolerance for stupidity, especially when it comes to the English language. This lack of patience with morons can become extremely problematic when I’m anywhere outside the Mustang Daily newsroom.

As a child, I would correct people’s grammar as they were speaking.

Take a stand, report sexual harassment

No matter how far our country has come in equality rights, many “unequal” incidents still prevail on a day-to-day basis. Rapes, murders, hate crimes and sexual harassment seem to be a part of our nightly news and front pages.

Sexual harassment is very prevalent despite its illegality.

Israel must look at the big picture

Israel must look at the big picture

Israel’s current campaign to crush Hezbollah in Lebanon is certainly understandable, but is not crucial when it comes to Israel’s national security and the security of the entire region.

I am not trying to disparage Israel’s efforts to send a strong message to its enemies, but the fact remains that it is Iran, not Hezbollah, that poses the real threat to Israel’s existence on this planet.

Who could agree with Ann Coulter?

Ann Coulter, an infamous political pundit, has been making headlines with her new book: “Godless: The Church of Liberalism.” In the book, Coulter takes it upon herself to “expose” Sept. 11 widows for who they really are: “These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles; reveling in their status as celebrities.I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much.

Zidane not worthy of Golden Ball award

I cannot believe that Zinedine Zidane was awarded the Golden Ball for the best player in the World Cup. Even if he arguably was the best player in the Cup, what he did should have negated him from receiving the award. By giving him this award, he is being glorified while his unjustifiable actions are being overlooked.

Pentagon: College protests are potential terrorist threats

Ever hesitant to have your computer memorize the password to your e-mail account? I mean, you don’t want just anyone reading your personal messages, do you?

Well, apparently the government will read them one way or another because they’ve been monitoring e-mail messages among college students since at least spring 2005, according to a July 6 article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

There is nothing to fear but destructive, unhealthy fear

Have you ever once told someone your greatest fears and, instead of coming to a mutual agreement, the other person simply laughed at you? The things that cripple us with fear – may they be spiders, phantoms, or rejection from a love interest – are often considered as absurd and irrational by others.

SPF: Sunscreen Protects Forever

When I look in the mirror in the morning, I notice the freckles covering my body. To some, they are just marks, but to me, they represent a scary monster: skin cancer.

I used to be naive about skin cancer. I didn’t realize the marks on my body had an unknown secret.

Stop being trashy

San Luis Obispo has turned into a dump within the last month.

Garbage trails away from overflowing dumpsters; disgusting couches are chucked onto the sides of streets; and broken glass bottles in the road make walking more like hop-scotch.

Clean up your trash, Cal Poly!

Instead of tossing your nasty furniture onto the street, take it to the local dump.

Bush unaware of Hungary's political future

President Bush recently returned from his diplomatic trip to Europe, where he spent two days in Budapest, Hungary, helping commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian uprising against Communist tyranny. I followed the president’s trip very closely, as my parents are Hungarian and I have traveled to Hungary many times, and I concluded the president’s ignorance was not exposed with his interpretation of Hungary’s past, but with his interpretation of the country’s future.