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Census is crucial for America

Last week every household in the United States recieved their large white Census envelope to complete and return to the government in order to calculate how many people are living within our borders. And while the task of indicating how many individuals live in your house, as well as their ages, is seemingly innocent, it has garnered some unwarranted criticism from big government foes. However, this... 
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FDA regulations smell fishy

FDA regulations smell fishy
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Less than two weeks ago a suit was filed in California Superior Court charging several makers of fish oil pills with marketing products containing PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) levels beyond the safe limits for human consumption, and illegally failing to reveal the level to consumers. PCBs in high enough doses are known to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity.... 

End of the road for Hummer

Once they could be seen treading on ridged mountain slopes and broken desert roads before coming to height in the 2000s. Then suddenly they were seen as the official vehicle for mothers of suburbia to drive to the grocery store. It is safe to say that Hummer’s legacy will be a symbol of American might and vanity after General Motors announced that their Chinese buyout deal with Sichuan Tengzhong... 

Let's prioritize diversity

UC San Diego was recently attacked with media coverage due to racist activities over the past few weeks. Among these was the “Compton Cookout,” in which students were encouraged to dress “ghetto” and speak loudly, and a KKK hood was placed on the Dr. Seuss statue outside of the library. This event is a horrible affront to the African-American community at UCSD, which accounts for 2 percent... 

New president, hear our calls

In his 26 years of faithful service to the University of La Verne, President Stephen Morgan has provided dedicated leadership and has accomplished many things. As we look to new leadership, here are a few things we’d like to see atop the new president’s agenda. 1. Fundraising: The University should fundraise more instead of relying so heavily on tuition to bring in revenue and support programs.... 

Don't cut back on Cal Grants

When attending college there are two major headaches that plague the enjoyable experience – passing classes and paying for them. For more than half a century Cal Grants have successfully funded students through college within our state, making it one of the best programs that aid students in pursuing higher education. With tough times hurting many Americans, there is no better time for this program... 

Be skeptical of new credit laws

Be skeptical of new credit laws
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas You see what happens when you let the free market dictate how it treats its consumers? Not only are people taken advantage of, they know they are and yet they usually can’t do much about it. However on Feb. 22, the Obama administration finally took steps to rein in predatory practices by banks and credit card companies. Did they go far enough? Probably not,... 

Don't let local banks tank

The economic woes of our country seep into the most curious of trends. Like many Americans, we understand that the protection of our finances protects the American Dream. Keeping this precaution in mind, it’s easy to see how many citizens might want to avoid the idea of community banks. But the taboo of small, inconvenient and unknown local banks and credit unions will soon disappear with the rising... 
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Texting while driving is still bad

Texting while driving is still bad
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas You know it’s wrong. You know it’s illegal. And yet you still probably do it. Texting while driving has become an American ritual in recent years, one that many feel guilty about but refuse to discontinue. For many the connection between texting while driving and causing a car accident is not very clear or not very important. On a rainy day in January, a... 

Employees deserve a raise

In an attempt to increase salary wages for classified and administrative professionals at the University of La Verne, the classified and administrative professional committees proposed a 4.8 percent increase to the Budget Advisory Task Force. The presentation outlined steps that would give classified employees a $3,000 raise annually and administrative/professional employees a $2,400 raise annually. Although... 
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