Ever since the Federal Bureau of Investigation proposed to change its definition of “rape” in 2011, removing the word “forcible” and making it inclusive to all genders, the number of reported rapes has increased. This change forces us to reevaluate what society, especially victims, define as rape.
When NBA center Jason Collins openly came out as gay in April 2013, it was only a matter of time until more professional athletes would follow his example.
It is that time of year on campus – that time when men and women are wearing those lovely sweaters and jackets with the sown on letters representing their sorority or fraternity. The sorority and frat talk is even more predominate, with posters and giant letters around campus, trying to draw others in to join.
We live in a world where giant photos of lingerie clad women adorn storefront windows, where Sports Illustrated swimsuit models don’t even wear swimsuits for the easily accessible annual edition. Porn magazines are not exactly hidden from wandering eyes. But god forbid a mother breastfeed her child in public.
With such high profile deaths, people are often left wondering why talented people with glowing careers fall victim to drug addiction.
The semester is coming to an end and along with it comes the beginning of the chaotic class registration process. This semester upper classmen and lower classmen alike are feeling the pains of the overcrowded, over populated, small-classroom-space campus. But not everyone is feeling the pain.
‘Tis the season to be jolly unless you’re a homeless person living in Los Angeles, as two City Council members have proposed a ban on feeding homeless people in public spaces.
With the student population in La Verne growing, so is the need for basic necessities. We are given free shirts on a weekly basis but things we really truly need are held back, like tampons.
Americans continue to prove that we are living in a material world. This year, Thanksgiving dinner for many is going to turn into Thanksgiving lunch as stores have decided to start their Black Friday deals on Thursday.
After any natural disaster Americans look to do their part in donating to relief funds. But how much of our money donated goes directly to relief? A sad fact is that research is needed before donating.