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Local products have benefits

There is a problem with the food we consume. A large percentage of it is imported; a lot of our food comes from foreign countries, especially China and various South American countries. It may be cheaper for big companies to produce food on foreign soil, but at what cost to consumers? There is one way we can stop this trend. Buy local. It is no secret that many Americans have suffered because of imported... 

Make an informed decision

For the upcoming election on Tuesday the Campus Times editorial board has some recommendations on a few ballot measures. We recommend “yes” votes on Proposition 20, and “no” votes on propositions 23 and 27. With regard to Proposition 19, we want to be sure voters collect all of the facts before issuing a yes or no vote in a knee-jerk decision. The California State Constitution requires... 

Stop the mudslinging

Mudslinging has always been an interesting side effect of elections. Commercials are broadcast smearing each candidate, exposing the skeletons in their closets. Which happens every time an election is about to occur. Which brings us to the California elections this year. Smear campaigns have taken on a new life in this election. The majority of commercials and advertisements are not advocating the... 

ULV should consider green energy

With the world seeking ways to be more eco-friendly, the University of La Verne has started initiating things to lessen our impact on the environment. For example, the Campus Center for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design earned a rating of silver, and the dining hall has gone tray-less. In addition the Associated Students of the University of La Verne has provided re-usable water bottles... 

Helping our soldiers at home

It is important to learn from mistakes. When a light socket electrocutes you, it would be smart to not touch the socket again. In terms of helping soldiers to adapt to life after war, the United States has latched onto an electrical circuit and is frying. Look back to the Vietnam War. Soldiers came back with mental illnesses that had not even been diagnosed before and were left to fend for themselves... 

Trust us, it gets better

Bullying has become an epidemic in the United States. Recently this has come to the forefront of the media with the large number of suicides in the past few weeks. All of those who took their lives were homosexual youths. Bullying in itself is already a problem but when a homophobic sentiment is added it only makes matters worse. Students need to stop bullying one another. The tragic stories of Tyler... 

Texting worse than drunk driving

It used to be that driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance was the most dangerous thing one could do while driving. But now texting while driving has surpassed DUI as even more dangerous. While it is illegal to text while driving in 30 states nationwide, most people seem to ignore the law. Drivers are now trying to hide their phones from police officers by putting them on their... 

This little piggy has a problem

Recently many faculty members and students arrived to their offices, mailboxes and dorm rooms to discovered clear, plastic piggy banks with a note inside. The note explained the pig was from the University of La Verne Advancement department’s new Spotted Pig Campaign. The Spotted Pig Campaign was designed to encourage students and faculty to get into a habit of giving back to the University. At the... 

LV should pick up the Work-Study slack

Before the beginning of each school year, financial aid packages arrive in the mail for current and upcoming University of La Verne students. These show how much money they have to come up with to continue attending this institution, sometimes forcing them to take out loans. As years have passed, the government has slowly cut college students’ federal financial aid in an attempt to get out of debt. As... 

Water is healthier choice

With healthy alternative diets sweeping the nation, many people are turning to juices and sports drinks as a substitute for water, but many times these sports drinks are as bad for people as sodas. Many people are aware of the health issues surrounding soda such as the elevated caffeine and calorie intake, as well as tooth decay, but few realize the negative affect sports drink may have. Because they... 
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