Saturday, November 29, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
By Heather Moore
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (MCT)
The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 20, but I think it should be observed every day of the year. Not only is smoking harmful to humans, it also hurts animals. The next time you're dying for a cigarette, remember that your friends, your relatives, your animal companions and animals in laboratories all suffer when you smoke. That will help deaden your desire for nicotine.
By now, we all know the health risks associated with smoking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men who smoke are 22 times more likely to die of lung cancer than those who don't. Female smokers are 12 times more likely to die of lung cancer than female nonsmokers. Smokers also have a higher risk of getting at least eight other cancers, two to four times the risk of developing coronary heart disease and twice the likelihood of having a stroke. About 90 percent of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung diseases are attributed to smoking.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Have you ever felt that Black America has tread so many miles to break the bonds of segregation and be free, to be known not as negroes, but as African-Americans?
Yet, still our people are held back because of the use of the “N-Word.”
Saturday, November 08, 2008
By Sequoia Sinclair, Courier Staff Writer
On Tuesday, California voters gave chickens rights and took away rights of human beings.
Never before in history has a California constitutional amendment taken away rights from the people, because it is supposed to restore rights to them.
During a discussion with me, a teacher said that having gay marriages be legal somehow lead to other wholesale social changes that we might end up with slavery, again.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
As a first time voter, I had mixed feelings about this election.
I declared myself as an independent and never thought I would get involved with politics, since I see and experience the economic crisis that truly is affecting everyone, I have started to pay more attention to the daily news and tried to find out how we got into this situation.