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Freedom to marry is a human right

On March 26 the United State Supreme Court heard an appeal to California’s Proposition 8, and the following day listened to oral arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The issue of same-sex marriage rights is all over the media and the LGBT community is listening. Prop. 8 was approved in November 2008 with 52 percent of voters supporting a ban on same-sex marriage. Now in 2013 Americans... 

NBA needs to rethink homage

The NBA has paid tribute to its Hispanic players and fans since 2006 with Noche Latina, where teams from the largest Hispanic communities participate by hosting Latin themed events, as well as “changing” their team name to a more Spanish sounding one. This year, seven teams participated in Noche Latina, and sported jerseys with Spanish articles, for example, “Los Lakers,” “Los Spurs,” “El... 

Vista parking plan solves nothing

Over spring break the Vista residents got a nasty surprise in the form of an email. Effective next semester, all Vista residents will be required to park in the shuttle lot on A Street rather than in parking lot D behind the residence hall. While this decision may be a Band-Aid to temporarily ease the parking pain, it is not a long-term solution to Campus parking problems and students should not just... 

Facebook study is lazy research

Ever lay in bed and think about life? That’s because you’re probably homosexual. At least, that’s what a new study conducted at the University of Cambridge is saying about Facebook users who like that page. The study, which was released to the public earlier in March through Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, aims to predict traits such as intelligence, religious views, political... 

Singing shows are old news

For more than a decade singing competitions have filled primetime slots on TV. With the promise of lucrative record contracts, fame and millions of adoring fans, year after year people continue to line up for days and audition in front of professionals. “American Idol” was one of the first singing competitions, and TV executives saw the popularity of it and have ran with it ever since. “The Sing... 

New TSA rules are too lenient

New TSA rules are too lenient
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff As if flying was not already stressful, annoying and complicated enough, the Transportation Security Administration’s new regulations set to take effect on April 25 add a whole new layer of worry. People have been baffled since the TSA announced last week that they will begin allowing small knives onto airplanes. The types of small knives that will be permitted... 

Tuition hike means less for more

La Verne is very proud of its new La Verne Experience program, which makes a nice marketing piece, but there is one La Verne Experience not covered an any of the brochures, but is common to every single student here: The La Verne Experience of an annual yearly tuition increase. The Board of Trustees has approved a 4.9 percent tuition increase that will be implemented for the 2013-2014 academic year.... 

Harlem Shake makes for cheesy ad

Harlem Shake makes for cheesy ad
Editorial Cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Only one month since its release and the Harlem Shake meme has gone viral; it wasn’t long before the University of La Verne joined the craze with producing its own version. The Harlem Shake was originally a dance that started in Harlem in 1981 and has evolved into a meme of random flailing confused for dancing. The Campus Activities Board promoted its La Verne... 

Increase gym hours, please

The busy life of the average college student leaves little time for a student to get his or her daily physical workout to stay healthy. Many universities have on-campus gyms accessible for their students and faculty, which is a huge convenience. The University of La Verne is one of those universities that has a gym ostensibly available to students, but in reality, it’s almost never open. Trying to... 

Rape victims are not to blame

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Landen Gambill decided to go to court and report sexual abuse against a former boyfriend and now faces the risk of expulsion for violating the University’s honor code. Meanwhile, her attacker was found not guilty, was temporarily suspended and received a letter of discipline. This case is one among other 64 rape cases that have emerged from... 
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