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Nuclear knowledge still lacking

In the wake of the disaster in Japan it has become evident that many people lack sufficient knowledge about nuclear power. For instance when people hear the word “meltdown” on the news they picture a disaster of Chernobyl proportions instead of what is actually happened at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.

Seniority should be priority for housing

Most colleges and universities allocate their housing options to their students on a priority basis, including the University of La Verne.

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There are too many apps for that

There are too many apps for that

Last year’s release of the iPhone 4 and the iPad brought thousands lining up at Apple stores across the country.

More to ‘Rango’ than smoking

More to ‘Rango’ than smoking

“Rango,” the animated children’s film, has been sparking controversy even before it opened due to the amount of smoking in the movie and the effect it may have on children. Critics of the movie say that it influences children to take up smoking because the characters smoke excessively.

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N.Y. Times: Fire McKinley

From the earliest days on the job, journalists are taught to report honestly and adhere to a specific code of ethics. One would assume that a reporter for the New York Times would be especially well-rehearsed in following these codes. However, New York Times reporter James C. McKinley proved this assumption wrong in his recent article titled “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town.”

Give diversity groups a chance

Give diversity groups a chance

The focus once you attend La Verne seems to shift in an odd way. Instead of the integral involvement of diversity groups on the campus, all you hear about is the Greek system. If it were not for the occasional flier or the students devoted to their cause, many diversity programs would go unnoticed to the student body.

BYU has right to uphold rules

BYU sophomore center Brandon Davies did not get the luxury of having school officials ignore his offense. Davies did not get caught with drugs, did not get a DUI, nor did he get caught accepting money from sports agents but he willingly admitted to having consensual sex with his girlfriend.

Abortion bill is misogynistic

Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Ga) proposed an anti-abortion bill that would make miscarriages a felony if the mother cannot prove there was no “human involvement.” The legislation excludes those miscarriages that can be proven accidental and due to the woman’s bodily functions. Anyone who cannot prove their miscarriage was an act of nature could face the death penalty or life behind bars.

University budget is chaotic

In the fall of 2010, the University of La Verne welcomed approximately 543 freshmen and 228 transfer students, bringing the total undergraduate enrollment to 1,894 students.

ASULV needs presence in campus issues

ASULV needs presence in campus issues

While the Associated Students of the University of La Verne represent the student body of the University of La Verne, not many can name exactly what their duties entail.

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