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Commentary: We cannot ignore racism anymore

<i>Commentary</i>: We cannot ignore racism anymore
Katie Madden Managing Editor It has been more than a month since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Although the media storm has quieted down and the camera crews have all but left the small St. Louis suburb, this is a story that cannot go away any time soon, despite the fact that some people say we should not talk about it anymore. There... 

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... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Support the troops – when will the slogan become a reality? Recently I saw a three-tour Afghanistan veteran with a sign that said “Veteran – help me find a job.” I watched while hundreds of cars, many with “Support the Troops” bumper stickers and American flag decals on their cars went by. Not one person stopped. My girlfriend and I talked to him – he says this... 

Let’s tackle heterosexism

When Michael Sam was drafted to the St. Louis Rams in this year’s NFL Draft, he made history by being the first openly gay player in professional football. When he received the news that he made it, ESPN aired a long, unedited cut of Sam emotionally and repeatedly kissing and hugging his boyfriend­– a move that was pretty bold for the Disney owned company. Reactions mostly ranged from overwhelming... 

Friday-start final schedule is stressful

Friday-start final schedule is stressful
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Students will not be saying the “Thank God it’s Friday” today as they walk into their respective classrooms to take, not their last final, but their first. In an attempt to better utilize classroom space several years ago, the University made class times a little shorter and tacked an extra week onto fall and spring semesters, which means finals week begins... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Recent months of conflicts of interest between numerous levels of representation at this University have created chaos, confusion and mistrust at La Verne. This has been evident through the strife of possible unionization, the legitimacy of the elected associated student body and the outcry of increased tuition that was made to be ‘transparent and clear.’ This is not the mistake of... 
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