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LGBT characters finally 3-D

A recent GLAAD study found that there are more gay, lesbian and bisexual characters portrayed on television today than ever before, meaning eyes are finally opening in TV land. As a society, our entertainment has always been seen as a reflection of ourselves: accentuating our deepest dreams and biggest fears all in the name of relatability. It made little sense, then, that over the last few years gay... 

Walmart rolls back benefits

Walmart recently announced it would stop providing health benefits to part-time employees and increase health insurance premiums starting in January of next year. Approximately 30,000 part-time employees will be affected and the health insurance increase is on bi-weekly premiums for the most popular insurance plan for Walmart employees. Walmart currently has more than 4,000 Walmart stores and 600 Sam’s... 

Yik Yak takes La Verne by the horns

Yik Yak takes La Verne by the horns
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Yik Yak has hit the La Verne campus and brought with it a lot of anonymous drama. Any digital outlet where anonymous statements can be made is always a recipe for disaster, and the new Yik Yak app is no exception. Yik Yak is an app where anyone can anonymously post whatever they wish so long as it is within the 200 character limit. Logging on... 

CA plastic bag ban good for planet

CA plastic bag ban good for planet
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo California took the first step to prevent plastic from continuing to compromise the environment after Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB270, which bans the use of single-use plastic bags at convenience and grocery stores as well as pharmacies. “This bill is a step in the right direction – it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches,... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Dr. Janis Deitz’s letter to the editor (Oct. 3), in which she takes the position that the United States had to drop two atomic bombs on innocent civilian populations, including children, killing over 200,000 immediately and many, many more in subsequent years and decades as a consequence of the massive amount of radiation released. How does a country that... 

Miley mocks Mexico

Miley Cyrus insulted the Mexican community when her latest stage stunt involved the singer wearing large, fake buttocks while being whipped by a backup dancer using the Mexican flag during her Bangerz tour in Monterrey, Mexico. Adding fuel to the fire, Cyrus performed the offensive stunt on Sept. 16, Mexican Independence Day. Mexican law is strict when it comes to respecting its flag, meaning the consequence... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I support Gloria Montebruno Saller’s opposition to the atomic bomb in that we should not need to use weapons like this (“Effects of atomic bomb still felt.” Sept. 19). However, as the daughter of a Navy officer who was on an aircraft carrier headed to Japan in August of 1945, I also know the far greater toll in life if the war has not ended when it did. This decision was the... 

Fair meal plans are not on the menu

Fair meal plans are not on the menu
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Students are fed up with what and how they are being fed. Purchasing a meal plan is mandatory for students who live on campus, which is nothing radical, but students at the University of La Verne are sick of being forced to pay large amounts of money for meals they do not use and do not always want. At the beginning of this school year, students... 

Watson on track with HeForShe

Over the past few months, Harry Potter actress Emma Watson has positioned herself as an advocate for gender equality. After being appointed as the United Nations Women’s Goodwill Ambassador and presenting a speech launching her HeForShe campaign, Watson received a threat from an unknown 4chan user claiming she would be the next target of the celebrity nude photo leak. The threat was posted to the... 

Urban Outfitters offends again

Urban Outfitters’ latest controversy involves a vintage Kent State University sweatshirt with bloodstain-like marks, stirring the outrage of those who remember the Kent State shooting massacre in 1970, resulting in the deaths of four students and nine injuries. The $129 sweatshirt was a one-of-a-kind online exclusive for the company listed under “Vintage Finds.” The company later apologized... 
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