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No blood for oil

On March 28, President Barack Obama addressed the nation to answer the questions surrounding why the United States is taking part in the airstrikes in Libya. In a recent interview with NBC News, Obama defended his decision for the U.S. to intervene in Libya by stating that actions had to be made quickly to save civilian lives. This need for immediate action is the reason why Obama did not seek authorization... 

OMG in the OED? LOL!

OMG in the OED? LOL!
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez At the end of last month, the Oxford English Dictionary released their newest revision filled with word descriptions. But if Noah Webster were to look at the list, it would be enough for him to turn over in his grave. The new list is loaded with acronyms, figures of speech and slang, some of which are not even labeled under a slang category. Words as calligram, ambigram... 

Nuclear knowledge still lacking

In the wake of the disaster in Japan it has become evident that many people lack sufficient knowledge about nuclear power. For instance when people hear the word “meltdown” on the news they picture a disaster of Chernobyl proportions instead of what is actually happened at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. The disaster was misconstrued by the public’s complete lack of knowledge about... 

Seniority should be priority for housing

Most colleges and universities allocate their housing options to their students on a priority basis, including the University of La Verne. However this fall ULV is changing from its previously used hierarchy system of prioritizing, which allowed students to choose from multiple housing options for the school year, to allowing all current students to turn in their housing applications, creating a first-come,... 
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There are too many apps for that

There are too many apps for that
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Last year’s release of the iPhone 4 and the iPad brought thousands lining up at Apple stores across the country. On the first day of release the iPhone 4 sold 1.5 million units and the iPad sold 8.25 million units from April 2010 through December 2010, according to Apple. When Apple or any other company releases a new gadget, people feel they have to have it. Even... 

Bill Gates stresses giving in Claremont talk

Bill Gates stresses giving in Claremont talk
A large crowd arrives for “A Conversation With Bill Gates” on March 10 at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. Gates spoke about agriculture, defense spending, health care and more. / photo by Candice Salazar Branden del Rio News Editor Bill Gates led a question-and-answer session on March 10 in Bridges Auditorium in Claremont in front of students from Pomona College and Harvey Mudd College. Gates... 

Students relieve stress with Sock Wars

Students relieve stress with Sock Wars
Sophomore Andrea Arceo enjoyed the Campus Activities Board’s Sock Wars with her friends on Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom B. Arceo, a Santa Ana native and a member of the women’s track and field team, is a child development major. This was the first time Arceo had attended a Sock Wars event. / photo by Allison Lavelle Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer Most people would not have thought... 

Workshop has La Verne Library animated

Genesis Miranda Staff Writer Political cartoonist and artist David G. Brown brought great basic tips to a small audience in the city of La Verne Public Library through a Motion Picture and Animation Work­shop on Saturday. Brown encouraged everyone who showed up for the weekend workshop up to sit at two tables and draw whatever they wanted. “Art is as individual as you are,”  Brown told his audience.... 

Loft Beats shows passion for green

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer For most art venues the paintings are what draw in the people, but for the Loft Beats Art Shows the sound of DJs and local musicians enhances the art experience. Located up a long stairway of squeaky brown steps, down a dimly lighted hallway, in the Pomona Arts Colony, art enthusiast can find a loft full of affordable art by talented artist, and hear the beats of local... 

Showcase kicks off L.A. Fashion Week

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer Looking to breathe new life into Los Angeles Fashion Week, the GAP Project Runway Designer Showcase highlighted seven talented designers based in the Los Angeles area. The host, Emma Zerner, served as a moderater for the course of events throughout the night as well as a buffer in the idle moments of the show. “I have a fashion background as a former model, but I also... 
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