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Pro: Should educational programs and sports be coed?

By Martha Ramirez

March 10, 2004

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Coed sports and educational programs allow men and women to interact together. The most common scenario is to see men and women playing sports separately. The idea of coed sports and education has its ups and downs. One...

Pro: Should homosexuals be given the right to marry?

By Cynthia Curtis

March 3, 2004

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

"I do" is something said between two people who are committing their lives to one another in marriage. Many people go to weddings to see a couple in love join together in holy matrimony, so it's hard to understand why some...

Con: Should homosexuals be given the right to marry?

By Evan Ortega

March 3, 2004

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Gay marriage should not become legal because of the negative impact it would have on the American society. A recent ruling by the activist Massachusetts Supreme Court found that the law should "apply equally" to everybody...

Pro: Should we get rid of winter sessions for all time?

By Jacqueline Barela and Jacqueline Barela

December 3, 2003

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Santa Claus is out again, bells are ringing and winter session should be in hibernation. Winter session should be canceled. It was really difficult to get classes during this fall semester and the semester before that was...

Pro: Is it better to drop the class than get a bad grade?

By Yanet Martinez

November 19, 2003

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

The last day to drop is Monday making many students debate whether or not to drop a class. Students find themselves faced with taking the challenge of staying in the class or dropping it. A student whose academic record...

Con: Is it better to drop the class than get a bad grade?

By Amy Malone

November 19, 2003

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Perseverance is the key to education. Difficult classes, long study hours and a million exams; maybe a million is an exaggeration, but it definitely feels that way when you have four classes and have to study for midterms...

Pro: Should we get rid of winter sessions for all time?

By Jacqueline Barela

November 19, 2003

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Santa Claus is out again, bells are ringing and winter session should be in hibernation. Winter session should be canceled. It was really difficult to get classes during this fall semester and the semester before that was...

Con:Should we get rid of winter sessions for all time?

By Amy Malone

November 19, 2003

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Completing college within 2 years is the goal of many students, but that goal is being threatened by the removal of winter sessions. In order to graduate within two years you must take 12 units or more every traditional semester...

Pro: Are chivalry, valor and gallantry dead in this society?

By Eva Allen

October 29, 2003

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Without a doubt, chivalry has been long dead. Somewhere between the Women's Liberation Movement and now, the idea of being courteous toward women dwindled and chivalry became a thing of the past. Heck! If you ask most men...

Con: Are chivalry, valor and gallantry dead in this society?

By Jacqueline Barela

October 29, 2003

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

When doors are opened and closed, meals are ordered and dates are paid for, these are the qualities of a man who is chivalrous. Chivalry means courtesy, loyalty, politeness and good manners. Every day, it's being practiced;...

Should we bring our troops home from Iraq? (Pro)

By Cristian Vasquez

October 15, 2003

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

Get our troops out of Iraq. Since the war in Iraq was declared over, 88 U.S soldiers have lost their lives. Up until now, no weapons of mass destruction have been found. Saddam Hussein is nowhere to be found and the Iraqi...

Should we bring our troops home from Iraq? (Con)

By Martha Ramirez

October 15, 2003

Filed under Opinion, Up for Debate

The United States' role in Iraq is that of a big brother. Our mission is to get rid of the evil in that country and establish peace and democracy. According to President Bush, Saddam Hussein poses the greatest threat. His...

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