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Child stars deserve extra protection

Child stars Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman, although gone from the public eye for a while, are back in the spotlight. The two former child actors have decided to back a bill that requires talent managers, photographers and everyone whose job involves unsupervised access to child performers to provide fingerprints and submit to criminal background checks. According to a Los Angeles Times article, a... 

Fine journalism should be free

Set the scene: you are sitting at your computer, browsing the Los Angeles Times website and soaking in the various articles when suddenly a box appears asking if you want to have an online membership. Damn, that’s right you hit the allotted limit of articles for that month, which now means you either pay the subscription fee or scrounge around at another news site. In an article on Feb. 24 it was... 

We are on the driver’s side

We are on the driver’s side
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Parking around campus is an all too familiar gripe among University of La Verne students and staff members, but another thing that drivers have to endure is the fact that students, and other pedestrians, do not know how to use a crosswalk. Granted, the law says pedestrians have the right of way. However, the right of way law refers to when two people, or cars, come... 

Bring peer counseling to ULV

Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death among the U.S. population and is the second leading cause of death among college students, according to the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey Initiative. The survey that was conducted by professor of education psychology at the University of Texas at Austin David Drum also found out that more than half of American college students have... 

Without helium, the party’s over

Without helium, the party’s over
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Scientists tell us that, at the current rate of consumption, a natural resource could completely disappear from this planet as soon as the year 2042. That may sound far enough into the future that the average college student need not be bothered, but it could have a significant impact on the lives of everyone on the planet. To put it simply, will you want helium balloons... 

Pageant should include all women

As the Miss Universe Canada competition is narrowed to the top 65 candidates, the contest officials have focused their attention to one of the finalists, because she was once a he. Jenna Talackova is a male to female transgender who has been living as a recognized woman since her gender reassignment surgery in 2008, when she was 19 years old. Talackova entered the pageant meeting all outlined requirements... 

More faculty debates, please

More faculty debates, please
Editorial Cartoon by Jason D. Cox There is nothing students love more than peeling back the layers of a professor and finding out that he or she is more than a talking head at the front of a classroom. Sometimes this happens by discovering what secret hobbies a teacher is involved in or the special talents a teacher possesses. Sometimes it manifests in an unlikely place, such as the Morgan Auditorium... 

Inequity is not just a women’s issue

Inequity is not just a women’s issue
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox States across the nation are battling issues that directly affect more than half of the American population; the thread connecting these issues is women. In Congress the Republicans proposed a bill that would allow hospitals to let a woman die rather than perform an abortion that could potentially save her life. A bill that was originally proposed in Virginia, and... 

Bill threatens food safety

Less than three weeks apart, Iowa and Utah governors signed a bill, named by New York Times food writer Mark Bittman, the “Ag-Gag” bill, that stops undercover animal abuse investigations. Recent undercover investigations of animal abuse on factory farms have relied on video footage provided by activists and reporters who have taken undercover jobs on these farms. This bill makes it a crime for... 

Research before you donate

Research before you donate
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Every year, countless walks, raffles and events collect money for causes people are passionate about. Millions of dollars are poured into these causes, with donors hoping that the collected money will find a cure or end a war. However, after the “donate” button is clicked or the check is sent off a majority of people don’t bother to check to see where their money... 
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