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Raise endowment, not tuition

On Nov. 4 the Board of Trustees approved a 6.5 percent undergraduate tuition increase for the 2012-2013 academic year. Reasons for this increase range from a need to sustain education programs to improve the image of the University. For the 2011-2012 school year, tuition at the University of La Verne approximates $31,300. This is compared to Chapman at about $40,234, Pepperdine at about $40,752 and... 

Debate on torture drowns credibility

Debate on torture drowns credibility
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Republican candidates at the foreign policy debate on Saturday were asked to share their views on torture. This question segued into their views on waterboarding. Both Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain said that if elected, they would return to the practice of waterboarding as an interrogation technique. Cain insisted the practice was an “enhanced... 

ULV campus needs a break

ULV campus needs a break
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Thanksgiving is inching closer and teasing students with the dream of vacation. The long weekend gives the campus two extra days of relaxing before dumping them back into the workload leading up to finals. The University of La Verne, unlike some other universities, does not grant students and faculty a fall break for recovery from the beginning of the year. After... 

Victims of eugenics speak out

North Carolina and 30 other states hosted a government-run eugenics program that resulted in involuntary sterilization of thousands of Americans by the 1960s. It was not until 2003 that North Carolina officially repealed the law allowing involuntary sterilization. It is appalling that this program, which targeted women, young girls and African-Americans, continued and was socially acceptable for such... 

Teachers: don’t cheat to succeed

According to a Los Angeles Times report, about three dozen educators from 23 schools and 21 school districts in California have been accused this year of cheating. In some cases, teachers are accused of changing incorrect responses or filling in missing ones after students returned answer booklets. Cheating has spread across the entire country as more states and school districts have made test results... 

Protests escalate to a breaking point

Protests escalate to a breaking point
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Scott Olsen, 24, is a United States veteran who served and survived two tours of Iraq. Olsen had his skull fractured after he was hit at pointblank range in the head by a tear gas canister fired by a police officer, an act which police policy expressly forbids, during an Occupy Oakland protest. Following his Oct. 26 injury, Olsen was rushed from the scene by his... 

Housing should be need based

Housing should be need based
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez With tuition rising and the state slowly pulling Cal Grants, it is no wonder that many students are scraping to find places to live while they further their education. Several instances of students crashing in friend’s dorms or using their cars as a home away from home have been heard of on the University of La Verne’s campus. Many of these instances can be blamed... 

Hearing from the other 99

The leaderless protest group “Occupy Wall Street” has entered its third week of demonstrations. The protests, which began on Sept. 17, have for the most part been peaceful, drawing in crowds of thousands to New York City’s Zuccotti Park. The group assembled to protest the injustices the top one percent had made against the “other 99 percent.” According to the group’s website their demands... 

Cell service vs. the government

Since the announcement of AT&Ts $39 million plan to takeover T-Mobile, the U.S. Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the company to stop a takeover that would spell trouble for future customers. “Cuts in wages, benefits and jobs have become the new normal in America, so that when a company like AT&T takes action to bring back quality jobs, it’s big news,”... 

Some buildings need ADA upgrade

Some buildings need ADA upgrade
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Handicapped-friendly buildings on campus have incorporated ramps or elevators in and around the structure to allow easy access for handicapped students, but most buildings are still not up to par. The campus is currently undergoing major renovations that aim to improve the aesthetics, functions and feel of the campus itself. One of the more dramatic changes made... 
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