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Stop trashing the parking lots

Stop trashing the parking lots
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff During the day, all anyone will see in the parking lot is the blank, black pavement as they circle the lot hunting for a spot, little does the driver know that the vehicles are hiding a dirty little secret. At night, when the sea of cars has subsided and only those that live on campus are left in the lot, it is obvious to see that something is wrong. Parking spots... 

Get it right the first time

In times of terror, such as last week when the Boston Marathon bombings erupted into random attacks of violence by two unidentified suspects, citizens drew conclusions from past events to assume the cultural background of criminals and the reason for their attacks. When it was confirmed that the bombings were in fact a terror attack, the automatic reaction from some Americans was to assume that Muslims... 

War on drugs is a waste of space

In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 109 and 117. This legislation has attempted to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of California state prisons. According to the state Department of Corrections, AB 109 and 117 are California’s solution for reducing the number of inmates in California’s 33 prisons to 137.5 percent by June 27, 2013. “For too long, the... 

Integration, just 60 years late

Integration, just 60 years late
Editorial Cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff History has been made in Wilcox County High School. It was challenge but this landmark has been accomplished, thanks to Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace and Keela Bloodworth—they are all seniors. On April 27, Wilcox County High School will host its first integrated prom. It only took them 59 years to reach modern acceptance. These four students... 

Exxon needs transparency

Following a March 29 Pegasus pipeline spill that spewed an initial estimate of nearly 157,000 gallons of oil in Mayflower, Ark., Exxon Mobil seems to be doing a fair job in picking up its own mess, having collected more than 19,000 barrels of oil and water. Yet the company seems to be doing an even better job at keeping any news related to the spill, the cleanup or Exxon Mobil itself to a bare minimum,... 

Do not foul Griner for progress

Women have made great advances over the years. However, one of the areas that is lacking in progress for women ­­is professional sports. Female athletes continue to have difficulty gaining the same level of respect, adoration and consideration their male counterparts receive. Now, with the NBA draft approaching and the media’s spotlight in focus, all eyes have turned to 22-year-old Baylor Lady... 

Private concert is a treat: appreciate it

Private concert is a treat: appreciate it
Editorial Cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff The fourth annual LaVernapalooza concert has finally been decided and B.o.B. will be performing for the Leos. However, not everyone is happy about the decision of this year’s performer. Bobby Ray, better known by his stage name B.o.B., is a six-time grammy nominated rapper and songwriter. Best known for his collaboration on his song “Airplanes” with Hayley... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read your Op-Ed piece “Student voices are not being heard” (April 5) and if it’s any consolation, the faculty often finds itself in the same position. But I know it’s not and I do commend you for speaking up. To effect change, however, students will have to be not only vocal, but also persistent, and be willing to take action. The food service workers’ decision to unionize... 

Student voices are not being heard

Student voices are not being heard
Editorial Cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff New students, new buildings, new programs, new rules; with all these new things going on, administration is apparently too busy to get the students’ opinions first before implementing new policies. Perhaps it all happened when they chose to accept more students than they could accommodate. It appears University administrators have acknowledge there are problems;... 

Freedom to marry is a human right

On March 26 the United State Supreme Court heard an appeal to California’s Proposition 8, and the following day listened to oral arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The issue of same-sex marriage rights is all over the media and the LGBT community is listening. Prop. 8 was approved in November 2008 with 52 percent of voters supporting a ban on same-sex marriage. Now in 2013 Americans... 
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