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Urban Outfitters offends again

Urban Outfitters’ latest controversy involves a vintage Kent State University sweatshirt with bloodstain-like marks, stirring the outrage of those who remember the Kent State shooting massacre in 1970, resulting in the deaths of four students and nine injuries. The $129 sweatshirt was a one-of-a-kind online exclusive for the company listed under “Vintage Finds.” The company later apologized... 

Water protection is critical

With groundwater sources across the state sinking by more than a foot a year and reports of wells going dry, the Groundwater Protection Act was finally approved, which is good news. Its effective date, however, is not immediate enough to help address our drought, and is somewhat dependent on various municipal legislative bodies. The legislative package requires water basin managers throughout the state... 

Suggestions disrespect diversity

Last week the University celebrated Hispanic Serving Institutions Week, HSI, which was designed to promote discussion of Hispanic culture and heritage. As one of the week’s activities, students were encouraged to contribute to the “Question Board” in the Campus Center and answer the question, “Thinking about your culture, race and heritage, how does ULV support or not support your sense of... 

Everyone should ‘Think About It’

In compliance with the Campus SaVE Act, the University has implemented the “Think About It” program for all incoming students. The online program, presented by campusclarity.com, provides vital advice and information for incoming students about such serious issues as drinking, drug use, hooking up and assault. With easy-to-understand realistic examples to help students learn about blood-alcohol... 

Domestic violence haunts NFL

The National Football League and Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, need to realize the seriousness of inadequately handling the domestic-violence case against Ray Rice, and all involved need to face the repercussions of their actions. The domestic violence incident involving Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer occurred in February and the NFL became aware of it in June when the first elevator... 

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... 
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