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Transgenders deserve same acceptance

On May 9 the lead singer of Against Me!, Tom Gabel, has announced that he is beginning the transition from male to female. He has already begun taking estrogen and underwent electrolysis to remove body hair so he could decide if he wants to have gender reassignment surgery. Gabel has gender dysmorphia – a condition in which people feel they have been trapped in the wrong gender. When he came out... 

Tuition increase is unjustified

Tuition increase is unjustified
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Attention students: Prepare to empty your wallets, max out your credit cards and expand your debt as you pursue your education at the University of La Verne. A 6.5 percent increase in tuition has been approved for the 2012-2013 school year, bringing tuition up to $33,350, which is $2,050 more than for the 2011-2012 school year. The class of 2013 will be paying $5,100... 

Olympics should share the gold

Disclaimer: This is not an authorized article and we are not authorized writers for the London Olympics 2012. Almost 80 days from now, the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony will begin for viewers around the world. These Games are monumental and receive extreme viewership, bringing all countries together for such a rare moment. Every time the Games are played, there are worldwide Olympic sponsors,... 

School debt leaves students cold

School debt leaves students cold
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Republicans in the Senate blocked the Democrats’ bill Tuesday that would prevent the interest rates of the Stafford Loan from doubling July 1. The interest rate that is currently 3.4 percent would double to 6.8 percent, a price that only adds to the thicket of debt students are fighting. Stafford Loans are federal education loans that were borrowed by about 7.4 billion... 

Bill is an invasion of privacy

Republican Congressman Lamar S. Smith has rallied his party around a bill that makes the online activity of every American available to police and attorneys upon request. Smith introduced the Stop Online Piracy Act to the U.S. House of Representatives some time in October 2011. If this bill is passed, internet service providers will be forced to retain customer names, addresses, phone numbers, credit... 

CAPA students are Leopards too

CAPA students are Leopards too
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Nearly 40 years ago, the University of La Verne recognized that colleges and universities were ignoring the educational needs of adults. So the Campus Accelerated Program for Adults was created to address the specific needs of students over the age of 25. The University has done a great job of educating CAPA students, giving them the opportunity to take weekend classes,... 

La Verne website is not user-friendly

La Verne website is not user-friendly
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox A university’s website is the first thing many potential students go to for information when trying to choose a college. All the information about a school and the application process is placed conveniently in its own section that is clearly labeled and well-organized. This is no different for the University of La Verne’s website. Prospective students have their... 

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... 
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