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Consumers need net neutrality

Consumers need net neutrality
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff / @Jacob_Bogdanoff Our internet, a remarkable and game-changing platform for media, self-expression and entrepreneurship, teeters at the brink of becoming the play-thing of big business and broadband providers. The Internet can change forever since the FCC approved a proposal to completely restructure the online world. The digital death blow comes in the form of... 

Blue Lights illuminate safety

Blue Lights illuminate safety
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff / @Jacob_Bogdanoff   The University of La Verne prides itself on the safety of its campus, but after a Blue Light tower was removed from in front of Miller Hall, it was questionable what we are more proud of, the safety of students or the aesthetics of the art and sculptures that were donated. After a few months of the tower sitting in storage, it has finally... 

CA rape bill to shake status quo

Sexual assault is a horrifying and heinous act that happens far too often. On college campuses it’s epidemic, with one in five predominantly female students becoming victims, according to the Justice Department. Last month the California State Senate said “enough” by unanimously approving a bill to require California’s colleges and universities to establish an “affirmative consent” standard... 

Support women, not hackers

More than 100 female celebrities had their privacy invaded over the Labor Day weekend when a few hackers exposed nude photographs of said celebrities without their consent. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were targets of the massive cyber attack among others of your favorite silver screen starlets and singers. What few have speculated to have started as a quick way to get... 

Unionization still needed

After a long, difficult and tension-filled year between University of La Verne adjuncts and administrators over the possibility of unionization, the Service Employees International Union withdrew its petition to represent the adjuncts on July 31. In doing so SEIU cannot file for unionization with ULV adjuncts again until January 2015. Although the adjuncts’ future with SEIU or another union is still... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, At the start of this school year, I feel it is important that we work toward treating all students and staff with respect and dignity. ULV has long stood for equality and peace, and we as a community need to focus our energies on creating a campus where people are treated equally and with dignity, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or any of the... 

Give Newsweek another good read

The future of print journalism looks a little less promising everyday as readership declines and more people turn to the Web for news and information. Once-credible magazines and newspapers are now seeing large layoffs, decreases in advertising and circulation revenue. Unfortunately, Newsweek is another publication suffering from that negative domino effect. Newsweek has seen dramatic losses for the... 

Arizona takes another step back

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting a school district’s ethnic studies programs on May 11, creating yet another controversy involving immigration. This bill allows Arizona to take yet another step toward ethnic bigotry by taking away students’ rights to learn about their own cultural and linguistic heritage. Every student has the right to learn about his or her heritage and should not... 

Brace for tighter space

With the school year wrapping up for the 2009-2010 academic year, it would be appropriate to commend the University of La Verne for its accomplishments, namely the opening of the Campus Center and its major jump in freshmen enrollment. But the latter is also generating a new cause for concern once September comes around. One of the main concerns is whether the University will be able to comfortably... 

Tuition increase doesn’t add up

Tuition increase doesn’t add up
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas If incoming freshmen back in fall 2007 knew that tuition would increase by more than $4,000 once they became seniors, it is likely some would have thought twice before taking the Leo plunge. Granted, if they also knew that the Cal State system would be devastated by financial woes, La Verne would probably have still been their best choice. Regardless, the fact... 
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