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Adjunct pay is not sustainable

According to a study released by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education in January 2015, more than half of all welfare recipients rely on government assistance because their job does not pay enough, not because they are unemployed. While most may assume that percentage is made up of fast-food workers and other minimum wage jobs, we do not realize that the people we learn from, the... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing a response to Anthony Reyes’ letter to the editor published last week (April 17), as this is not the first time a reader accuses a Campus Times editorial of being biased. On the record, I want to explain that an editorial is an opinion piece written by the editorial board, hence its anonymity. If an editorial sounds opinionated then it is doing its job. In his letter, Reyes... 

Tickets should be more accessible

Many University of La Verne students waited in line April 15 for a chance to obtain limited tickets to see rapper 2 Chainz in this year’s LaVernapalooza concert. Ticket distribution started at 10 a.m. that day, and the line spanned from Fanascht Court all the way around the Campus Center. Pit tickets were given to students on a first-come, first-served basis, and regular tickets were given after... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The bylaw change the Campus Times reported on actually requires one semester of ASULV experience for an individual running for president – not executive vice president (“Bylaw excludes potential leaders,” April 10). The bylaw was amended following discussion in which the Senate addressed some of the concerns the Times has brought up in the past, including the issue of how elections... 

NFL breaks gender barriers

NFL breaks gender barriers
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Sarah Thomas will soon be on football fields alongside six other referees as the National Football League’s first full-time female official, but some doubt her ability to participate in a historically male-dominated sport simply because she is a woman. Thomas was one of 21 finalists in the NFL officiating development program and was hired as... 

Pedophile deserves more jail time

A 20-year-old man from Orange County who raped a 3-year-old girl last summer will face a punishment that certainly does not fit the crime. Earlier this month, Orange County Superior Court judge M. Marc Kelly reduced Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto’s sentence from 25 years in prison to 10 years. Kelly felt the case was “unconstitutional” and that Rojano-Nieto did not “seek out or stalk the victim.”... 

Bylaw excludes potential leaders

Bylaw excludes potential leaders
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff The Associated Students of University of La Verne has the goal of creating quality experiences for the students and by providing interests suited for the campus community. ASULV says that its goal is to offer all  students development opportunities through leadership, employment and volunteer experiences. Yet, a new ASULV bylaw makes it seem that such opportunities... 

Periods aren’t shameful

In the beginning, a woman menstruated. Today, women still menstruate, yet after thousands of years of documented human existence, periods are still seen as taboo and disgusting in mainstream U.S. culture. Last week, Canadian-based poet Rupi Kaur posted an Instagram photo of her sister sleeping on her side displaying a small circle of blood on her sweatpants—a period leak. Instagram removed the photo... 

Untreated mental illness can kill

The culprit in last month’s plane crash in France that killed 150 people may have been caused by mental illness, or more specifically, our society’s ignorance of mental illess. Andrew Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who was at the helm, had informed Lufthansa German Airlines that he suffered from severe depression in 2009. Email records also found that Lubitz took a leave of absence but was planning... 

Cultures are not mascots

The California state assembly’s education committee unanimously approved legislation that would finally ban schools from using or continuing to use the offensive term Redskins as their mascot last week. Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, initiated the legislation in December 2014 after the legislature criticized Washington for continuing to use the term as a name for its NFL team and four of its... 
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