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Steer clear of another recession

After thwarting the chance to allow financial reform debate to hit the floor of the Congress, the Republican Party finally obliged to begin talks on how to better prepare the U.S. economy for another collapse like the one in 2008. Although a bipartisan effort by both Democrat Christopher Dodd and Republican Richard Shelby has been going on for months now, it still seems there is disconnect between... 

Use interns, don’t abuse them

There is no question that internships are a great way to get your foot in the door of an admired company or gain experience in your desired field. College students, especially soon-to-be graduating seniors, are always looking for the perfect internship. Searching and applying for an internship can be laborious and difficult, but once a student lands an internship, they hope to learn as much as they... 

More options mean less mischief

More options mean less mischief
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Although the University of La Verne provides an intimate atmosphere and great relationships between students and faculty, student life on campus leaves something to be desired. During the weekend there are limited number of on-campus activities. The Campus Center has pool tables, video game access, and the ability to house movie nights and other events, but... 

Drill out energy alternatives

The issues of the safety of American lives and the environment have been in the headlines a lot recently. In the wake of only a couple months following the coal mine accident in West Virginia, the Gulf of Mexico has fallen victim to a large oil spill. While the spill is still under investigation, the issues of replacing oil wells with new technology has over flown the arguments regarding the blame... 

Arizona bill bashes civil rights

Arizona bill bashes civil rights
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas As a citizen of the United States, one gives up certain rights to gain protection. However, in Arizona citizens are about to give full reign to law enforcement. The Arizona House of Representatives approved a measure, 35-21, to give police officers the right to ask for immigration papers from anyone with “reasonable suspicion” of illegal status. Also, working... 

Lack of leadership is just lazy

Near the end of the Bush Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lost its former director and most likely figured the new president would take the responsibility to fill the position. However, we are nearly 16 months into Barack Obama’s presidency and he has yet to nominate a director to run the ATF, which has the responsibility to police weapons traffic. Instead of... 

No star for Energy Star program

When consumers purchases appliances with the Energy Star label, they often think they are saving the environment and some cash down the road. However, many do not realize the Energy Star program does not verify energy consumption data it receives from manufacturers. This leaves an open window for manufacturers to bluff their data in order to acquire the Energy Star label and sell more products. Consumer... 

Make changes for us, not WASC

Make changes for us, not WASC
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Now that the WASC team has concluded its Capacity and Preparatory Review, the University of La Verne has crucial steps to take to ensure that it gets reaccredited in 2011, when WASC returns. The next visit will be the Educational Effectiveness Review and will determine whether or not La Verne deserves reaccreditation. We do not have any doubt that the University... 

Don't be fooled by fast food

It seems like fat America is becoming increasingly aware of the unhealthy effect junk food has on society. Michelle Obama has taken on Childhood obesity, Jamie Oliver just launched his “Food Revolution” show on ABC and KFC just eliminated bread from one its sandwiches. But there lies a problem in certain attempts at making the world a healthier place: deception. The fast food chains that surround... 

Only you can help save the planet

Only you can help save the planet
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas The phrase going green may be going out of style these days but the meaning behind it is still a hot, important topic. Instead of going green, let’s go efficient, because we are capable of preserving our home planet Earth. Earth Day is next week and everyone needs to do his or her part to make the Earth a more sustainable planet for current and future... 
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