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Vacation Down Under

Vacation Down Under
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief I have never been able to travel anywhere exciting for spring break; it was always sports, school or lack of funds that kept me from exploring different lands. But this spring break led me on my most memorable one yet, to the land down under, Australia. While I have traveled to Europe before, this was my first time being in the southern hemisphere and I have a 14-hour... 

Wanted: One good candidate

Wanted: One good candidate
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief California must be in really bad shape. Every day I read something that highlights that point, but the Golden State’s deep problems might be indicative of the group of politicians running for governor this year. And if you don’t know the cast of characters then you haven’t been watching much TV, because Meg Whitman’s ads are on almost more than “Friends” reruns.... 

Commentary: A whale of a problem

<i>Commentary</i>: A whale of a problem
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief It was terribly sad to hear the news about Dawn Brancheau, the SeaWorld whale trainer who was drowned by one of the show’s orcas last week. It’s hard to imagine what her family is going through at this moment. But how surprising did the news come for people? The irregularity of such events might be astonishing given that these whales are habitually wild who don’t... 

Classified, administrative staff push for equity salary increase

Classified, administrative staff push for equity salary increase
The three-year plan aims to close ULV’s pay gap. Kevin Garrity Editor in Chief The Budget Advisory Task Force is considering a proposal to increase the annual salary of classified employees and administrative/professional employees by $3,000 and $2,400 per year, respectively. In a meeting last week that was well attended by members of both groups of employees, Jim Irwin, financial operations... 

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay
When Associate Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman isn’t teaching he’s taking his daughter to preschool five minutes away from his house. At La Verne Neidleman teachs courses on political and legal theory, public law, state and local politics, and Middle Eastern politics and history. He is also the pre-law adviser at the University and the faculty adviser for the Pre-Law Society. /... 

CPAC auditions as a comedy show

CPAC auditions as a comedy show
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief No “30 Rock”? No “Office”? The Winter Olympics might have prevented your usual NBC laughs last week (and this week) but there was something on C-SPAN that could have just as easily filled your comedic void. C-SPAN isn’t usually synonymous with laugh out loud comedy, despite what Jon Stewart is able to do with it, but the annual Conservative Political Action... 

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture
Politics take a back seat at the former speaker’s Scripps appearance. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addressed a welcoming crowd of about 600 at the Garrison Theater at Scripps College on Wednesday. Gingrich delivered a humor-filled speech on the basic steps to effective leadership. Politics were only addressed during the question-and-answer portion and he then participated in a... 

Let 'em filibuster

Let 'em filibuster
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief In President Obama’s first State of the Union address he resembled the candidate who was swept into office last November. Unfortunately we have only seen glimpses of this president however through no fault of his own he has acquired one messy situation after another that understandably juxtaposes what was necessary and what his loyal base wanted. But in an effort to... 

News Briefs

President’s Day The University of La Verne will be closed Monday to observe the President’s Day holiday. Classes will resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Ring Series Lecture Al Clark, associate vice president for academic affairs, will present the lecture “German Nationalism and the Rise of the Ring” at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event is part of the Ring Festival L.A., a celebration of the Los Angeles... 

ULV falls at home to Whitman, 66-57

ULV falls at home to Whitman, 66-57
Amanda Copas leads the team with 14 points in losing effort. La Verne guard Mayra Duenas drives past Whitman forward Michelle Krall in the second half Saturday on the Frantz Athletic Court. The Missionaries defeated the Leopards, 66-57. ULV’s next game is Friday against UC Santa Cruz. / photo by Cindy Harder Kevin Garrity Managing Editor La Verne’s first home loss of the season came at the hands... 
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