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Diversity is more than color

The Supreme Court announced on Feb. 21 that it would hear an appeal from a white student who claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas based on racial discrimination.

Let us do our job

A reporter for The Economist was temporarily handcuffed outside a room where Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was giving a victory speech.

Please silence your cell phones

Please silence your cell phones

There is nothing more annoying than being in a theater with a person who lights up the darkness with the blue glow of their smart phone. Or even worse, when they answer a call and hold an entire conversation during the most serious part of the story.

News is more than celebrity

News is more than celebrity

ULV students are not in tune with what is going on in the world, but they have an opinion about anything that is thrown at them.

More fitness classes needed

La Verne offers about 10 fitness classes for students to take and students have taken full advantage of these classes. Many of these classes are filled to capacity and some of them have more students than the listed capacity on the registration website.

Postnatal rehabilitation is a good idea

Postnatal rehabilitation is a good idea

French Social Security has been generous enough to offer “perineal re-education” to post-natal patients. This physical therapy is meant to help strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor using two methods.

Online voices should not be silenced

Online voices should not be silenced

After the blackout of dozens of popular sites around the United States, Congress decided to put aside the SOPA and PIPA bills that threatened the freedom of the Internet. While this might not be the last we see of them, many Americans feel they can breathe easier now that the government knows the uproar that awaits if this type of bill is suggested again. However, while the good fight will continue on our soil, other countries already have censorship bills put into place.

Racism in sports is unacceptable

Good-natured teasing and ribbing is expected between sports teams as they compete, but when racism is used to attack or belittle an opponent it is socially and morally unacceptable.

Digital textbooks are the way to go

In a 21st century age of tablets, smartphones, smart cars and digital readers, the world of higher education still insists on using 500-page, printed textbooks for every course, each usually costing a pretty penny. It is time for college textbooks to catch up with the rest of the technology world.

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