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Restaurant Review: Dillon’s taste of the south

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor The first thing I noticed walking into Dillon’s Pit Bar-B-Q was the warmth of the people working there. As they stood behind the counter, chatting as they waited for the customers of the day, you could tell that it was more of a family atmosphere than straight business. “The great thing is the owners had us meet each other before we started working,” cashier... 

Commentary: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: Act lets DREAMs become a reality

<i>Commentary</i>: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: Act lets DREAMs become a reality
Julian Burrell, Assistant Editor California Gov. Jerry Brown recently passed the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which offers minors who have entered the United States illegally at age 15 or younger a chance at citizenship and federal grant scholarships provided they have shown interest in entering the country as students and are not felons. I stand in full favor of the DREAM... 

Open Mic shares student voice

Open Mic shares student voice
Cory Cofer, who goes by the stage name Besskepp, is a special education algebra teacher and adviser for the Poetry Club at Nogales High School in Rowland Heights. Cofer shared several poems for Open Mic in the Cabaret Theatre on Sept. 29. He has been hosting “A Mic and Dim Lights” events at the Cal Poly Downtown Arts Theater at the Pomona Arts Colony every Thursday for 11 years. / photo by Candice... 

Athletes’ travel should be on ULV

Many of La Verne’s athletic teams fundraise so that they can travel to far away places and stay overnight. This is extra work that the student athletes do not need to deal with. La Verne is a private university, meaning the expenses to attend are quite steep compared with the state’s publicly funded California State or University of California systems. With such high tuition, one would think that... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In the article “Housing tightens alcohol, smoking policies” (Sept. 9), one of the things that was mentioned was medicinal marijuana usage on campus. To state clearly, I do not condone those who smoke without legal documentation. However, it was stated that even those with legal documentation are not allowed to smoke on campus, which infringes on student rights. As Californians, we... 

Bank of America bites the hands that feed

The banking industry has proven once again that it is a capitalist machine that will work toward increasing revenue and disregard those it is meant to work for. Last week Bank of America announced that it would begin charging a $5 monthly fee to customers using their debit cards. This new fee is scheduled to begin at the beginning of next year and will be implemented in certain states before charging... 

Leos sweep Bulldogs off the court

Leos sweep Bulldogs off the court
La Verne junior middle blocker Rachel Bailey and junior middle blocker Kayla Cribbs (No. 4) defend the net against Bulldog sophomore outside hitter Dorothy Catanese (No. 6) in the second game of Saturday night’s match at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards swept Redlands, 25-23, 25-16 and 25-17. The team is currently 10-7 overall and 4-2 in SCIAC play. / photo by Cameron Barr Alyssa Cole Staff Writer As... 

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal is a start

On Sept. 20 the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which was introduced in 1993 by President Clinton and allowed homosexual members of the military to serve only if their sexuality remained secret or unreported, was finally repealed. In the 18 years that DADT was in place, more than 13,000 gay military members were discharged for either being open about their sexuality or reported by a comrade,... 

Troy Davis deserved justice

On Sept. 21, Troy Davis, 42, was executed for the murder of officer Mark MacPhail after being on death row for 20 years. Over the course of those 20 years, Davis embarked on a legal odyssey to prove his innocence. Davis collected evidence throughout his imprisonment, enough that reasonable doubt for his conviction was pertinent: his sentence was not based on DNA evidence; the supposed murder weapon... 

Public administration could aid lagging economy

John Bottala Staff Writer Matthew Witt, associate professor of public administration, demonstrated the usefulness of the study of public administration by sharing his lecture “Integrity in Public Admini­stration: Toward New Vistas” on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Witt wanted to share his research with his fellow colleagues and students and demonstrated some key points like the “shock... 
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