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Parking structure levels academics

A multi-million dollar investment will soon become a reality this fall on the University of La Verne campus — an investment that supporters say will present a concrete solution to a longtime problem that faces not only our institution but the city of La Verne as well. The thing is, the solution is literally concrete. A five-level parking structure is set to break ground this October. This parking... 

It’s about time for #WomenOn20s

It’s about time for #WomenOn20s
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Harriet Tubman’s face could soon replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill thanks to a nonprofit, grassroots campaign that went viral, striking up a dialogue about the abolitionist’s legacy among young people. The “Women on 20s” movement continues to gain momentum, and it is becoming clear that Tubman deserves the honor, especially compared... 

Abstinence-only education ineffective

Abstinence-only education ineffective
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo A chlamydia outbreak at a Texas high school has raised concerns about whether abstinence-only sex education programs are actually effective in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers. The Crane Independent School District sent a letter to parents in early May notifying them that students at Crane High School in Crane,... 

Sustainable efforts reflect values

Sustainable efforts reflect values
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Soakfest is a signature event that the Campus Activities Board puts on each spring. Giant blow up water slides and activities are erected on the South Quad, powered by hoses that provide slippery fun for students. Running around across the grass in bathing suits splashing each other with water, students always have a good time at Soakfest. Only... 

Sports rebuild national morale

The effects of police brutality once again cracked front pages across the country last week, when Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the protests in Baltimore, sparked by the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore Police Department custody. In a nationwide display of solidarity, dozens of demonstrations were organized, but the most powerful show of solidarity came... 

Jenner’s courage is admirable

After months of speculation and scrutiny by the public, Bruce Jenner officially came out and announced his intent to transition into a woman last week in an ABC “20/20” interview with Diane Sawyer. In the two-hour interview, the 65-year-old former Olympian and now reality television star talked about his decades-long struggle with gender identity. The interview shed light on the world that an estimated... 

Support our LGBTQ youth

The White House and other organizations, as well as state governments, have condemned the practice of LGBTQ conversion treatments April 8. The proposed law, titled Leelah’s Law, came after Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender youth from Ohio, committed suicide after being forced into conversion therapy by her parents. Alcorn wrote a suicide note on her Tumblr blog which explained that her parents... 

Struggles aren’t social experiments

Struggles aren’t social experiments
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Gwyneth Paltrow recently took a food stamp challenge and although she aimed to raise awareness about the $29 weekly food stamp budget, she unintentionally minimized the challenge 47 million Americans face every week. Mario Batali, Paltrow’s friend and Food Bank activist, encouraged Paltrow to abide by the Food Bank’s regulations and write... 

Adjunct pay is not sustainable

According to a study released by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education in January 2015, more than half of all welfare recipients rely on government assistance because their job does not pay enough, not because they are unemployed. While most may assume that percentage is made up of fast-food workers and other minimum wage jobs, we do not realize that the people we learn from, the... 

Tickets should be more accessible

Many University of La Verne students waited in line April 15 for a chance to obtain limited tickets to see rapper 2 Chainz in this year’s LaVernapalooza concert. Ticket distribution started at 10 a.m. that day, and the line spanned from Fanascht Court all the way around the Campus Center. Pit tickets were given to students on a first-come, first-served basis, and regular tickets were given after... 
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