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Miss Japan faces racism

Ariana Miyamoto is the first-ever mixed-race Miss Universe Japan that will represent Japan in the 2015 Miss Universe pageant in January. Miyamoto is half Japanese and half African American, born and raised in Nagasaki and speaks fluent Japanese. However when she entered Japan’s Miss Universe qualification pageant, she was scared that her multiracial looks would disqualify her from the competition. Instead... 

Human trafficking prevalent locally

Human trafficking prevalent locally
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Human trafficking is an international issue with a $32 billion industry worldwide. Sex trafficking in part, is often presented as a problem in countries outside the United States. However, the issue of sex trafficking has crossed borders and takes place in our very own surrounding cities, and citizens need to be aware of the local problem that plagues their own... 

Clinton’s scandal is extraneous

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has put her under the public’s scrutiny even more so than usual. It was revealed earlier this month that Clinton, during her stint as Secretary of State, used her private email address as opposed to her work-related one to conduct government business. In a press conference, Clinton said that she used her personal email, which is not forbidden by the State Department,... 

Women’s history visibility is essential

The month of March is Women’s History Month — however many people would not know that due to the lack of exposure and acknowledgement of it throughout the country. We cannot stress this enough: gender inequality is still a problem — not only in the United States, but throughout the world. Women today have to deal with misogyny, wage inequality, lack of representation in positions of power, economic... 

Facebook tool needs work

A suicide prevention interface tool will soon be appearing on your Facebook newsfeed, and many are wondering how effective this new feature will be at recognizing and potentially stopping a suicide attempt. Facebook announced Feb. 25 that it would be implementing a process that would allow users to directly report their friends’ posts that may be seen as troubling. After a user reports a post, Facebook’s... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, While I am sure it is well intended, a mandatory helmet law is not the answer to bicycle safety (“Liu urges reform for helmet law,” March 6). This will only discourage riders from participating in a safe activity that has been getting safer over the years. Cycling accidents in California are down 42 percent since 2000. “The evidence shows that mandatory helmet laws make the streets... 

Foolish news overshadows real issues

Foolish news overshadows real issues
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo What began as a slow news day quickly became an internet free for all a few weeks ago, after some llamas got loose and a dress left people baffled. But as much as the headlines proclaimed the “Alpacalypse” or “What color is this dress?” the real takeaway from the most recent media frenzy sees too much focus on the absurd and too little... 

Resolution pushes student agenda

The Associated Students of the University of La Verne unanimously passed a resolution Monday that condemned the projected tuition increase for the 2015-2016 school year. Last April ASULV passed a resolution calling for student input in administrative decisions. This year the administration went ahead and passed the tuition increase without input from ASULV. It is refreshing to see that students are... 

Equal pay is seriously long overdue

In 2013 women working full time in California made about 84 cents for every dollar earned by a man, according to Equal Rights Advocates. The pay gap is even larger for women of color — African American women get paid 64 cents and Latina women 44 cents for every white man’s dollar. That could change — and really should. Last Tuesday, female lawmakers proposed a law aimed to help get females and... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, What the writer of “#LeoMarketingScheme” (Feb. 27) fails to realize is that many departments around campus – and many offices in the general marketplace – observe ‘Casual Fridays’ (a day when attire that is more relaxed is allowed, a morale-booster). The idea of Leo Pride Fridays was most likely originally geared towards La Verne staff, since many were dressing more casually... 
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