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Targeted killings miss the mark

In the past four years, 326 reported U.S. drone strikes have occurred within Pakistan with an estimated 1,707 to 3,025 deaths – more than 400 of them reported to be civilian bystanders. All of this within a country that the United States is not at war with. Under President Barack Obama’s administration, the use of unmanned, combat air vehicles, or drones, armed with missiles and surveillance... 

Let’s keep race out of election politics

Let's keep race out of election politics
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Former governor of New Hampshire and top Romney surrogate John Sununu paid a visit to CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” last week. During the interview with Morgan, Sununu suggested that former secretary of state Colin Powell is supporting President Barack Obama because they are of the same race. Looking at the two candidates in the 2012 election, Barack Obama... 

Death penalty wastes resources

On the ballot for next week’s election is Proposition 34, to repeal the death penalty. Perspectives both for and against the death penalty are controversial and can’t help but involve people’s personal moral and religious views. Though one of the best arguments for repealing the death penalty in California is financial. Voting yes on 34 would mean that no offender in California would be able... 

Vote ‘yes’ on 30: Fund public schools

The educational system has been under financial assault from the state year after year. Proposition 30 would provide a brief shield to our public education system from K-12 to community colleges, while indirectly allowing the University of California and California State University systems to have a brief sigh of relief from what could be another cut of $250 million to their budget. Prop. 30 would... 

Put issues above appearance

As the presidential election is almost upon us, the people of the United States have been subjected to the petty slap attacks between our two major candidates over the course of the debates. Audiences have watched as the candidates have bounced insults and ideas off each other and reacted on-the-spot to criticism. But the question has to be asked: What about the reactions of the undecided voters who... 

Proposition 32 would hurt unions

Proposition 32 would hurt unions
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Supporters of Proposition 32 claim that the measure will reform local and state elections that are heavily dominated by special-interest money. But Proposition 32 is just another one-sided measure worded carefully by the wealthy trying to maintain their power. The measure, if enacted, calls for several provisions: prohibiting corporations and labor unions from contributing... 

Let’s keep Rock tradition

Clubs, sororities, fraternities: every one of these groups participates painting the Rock, nestled in front of Founders Hall. Each are given an opportunity to not only use this Rock to show their creativity but it also stands out as a billboard, advertising numerous events that happen within the University. Sometimes these groups just paint the Rock to paint something unique that represents who they... 

Know what’s in your food

Know what’s in your food
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff People are starting to become more cautious about what they eat. Counting calories, reading nutrition facts and choosing healthier alternatives over a McDouble cheeseburger: they are taking every step to ensure a healthy diet and know what exactly is in the food they consume. The Department of Health makes sure that providers inform their customers about this information,... 

Free parking: Come and get it, ULV

Free parking: Come and get it, ULV
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Every day parking lots are filled to capacity at the University of La Verne. Students complain and park in neighborhoods wherever they can squeeze in without a city of La Verne parking permit. With so many new students at La Verne, parking is hell. Students pay $95 for a parking permit for the whole year but there is never any parking. ULV has given students an... 
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