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La Verne website is not user-friendly

La Verne website is not user-friendly

A university’s website is the first thing many potential students go to for information when trying to choose a college. All the information about a school and the application process is placed conveniently in its own section that is clearly labeled and well-organized. This is no different for the University of La Verne’s website.

Child stars deserve extra protection

Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman have decided to back a bill that requires talent managers, photographers and everyone whose job involves unsupervised access to child performers to provide fingerprints and submit to criminal background checks.

Fine journalism should be free

Set the scene: you are sitting at your computer, browsing the Los Angeles Times website and soaking in the various articles when suddenly a box appears asking if you want to have an online membership.

We are on the driver’s side

We are on the driver’s side

Parking around campus is an all too familiar gripe among University of La Verne students and staff members, but another thing that drivers have to endure is the fact that students, and other pedestrians, do not know how to use a crosswalk.

Bring peer counseling to ULV

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. That is one of the reasons why the University of La Verne should have peer counseling on campus for students who might be having major emotional problems or if they just need someone to talk to.

Without helium, the party’s over

Without helium, the party’s over

Scientists tell us that, at the current rate of consumption, a natural resource could completely disappear from this planet as soon as the year 2042.

Pageant should include all women

As the Miss Universe Canada competition is narrowed to the top 65 candidates, the contest officials have focused their attention to one of the finalists, because she was once a he.

Jenna Talackova is a male to female transgender who has been living as a recognized woman since her gender reassignment surgery in 2008, when she was 19 years old. Talackova entered the pageant meeting all outlined requirements for contestants. In the entry form there is no mention of sex changes or cosmetic surgery being against the rules for entry.

More faculty debates, please

More faculty debates, please

There is nothing students love more than peeling back the layers of a professor and finding out that he or she is more than a talking head at the front of a classroom. Sometimes it manifests in an unlikely place, such as the Morgan Auditorium on a recent Friday evening.

Inequity is not just a women’s issue

Inequity is not just a women’s issue

States across the nation are battling issues that directly affect more than half of the American population; the thread connecting these issues is women.

Bill threatens food safety

Less than three weeks apart, Iowa and Utah governors signed a bill, named by New York Times food writer Mark Bittman, the “Ag-Gag” bill, that stops undercover animal abuse investigations.

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