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Consumer values trump family values

Consumer values trump family values
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Record-breaking sales on Black Friday were marred by pepper spray attacks, attempted robberies and shootings, displaying the ultimate contradiction that defines the day after Thanksgiving. A woman at the Porter Ranch Wal-Mart pepper sprayed 20 customers, including children, in an attempt to get more door buster merchandise. At a Wal-Mart in South Carolina, police... 

Raise endowment, not tuition

On Nov. 4 the Board of Trustees approved a 6.5 percent undergraduate tuition increase for the 2012-2013 academic year. Reasons for this increase range from a need to sustain education programs to improve the image of the University. For the 2011-2012 school year, tuition at the University of La Verne approximates $31,300. This is compared to Chapman at about $40,234, Pepperdine at about $40,752 and... 

Debate on torture drowns credibility

Debate on torture drowns credibility
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Republican candidates at the foreign policy debate on Saturday were asked to share their views on torture. This question segued into their views on waterboarding. Both Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain said that if elected, they would return to the practice of waterboarding as an interrogation technique. Cain insisted the practice was an “enhanced... 

ULV campus needs a break

ULV campus needs a break
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Thanksgiving is inching closer and teasing students with the dream of vacation. The long weekend gives the campus two extra days of relaxing before dumping them back into the workload leading up to finals. The University of La Verne, unlike some other universities, does not grant students and faculty a fall break for recovery from the beginning of the year. After... 

Victims of eugenics speak out

North Carolina and 30 other states hosted a government-run eugenics program that resulted in involuntary sterilization of thousands of Americans by the 1960s. It was not until 2003 that North Carolina officially repealed the law allowing involuntary sterilization. It is appalling that this program, which targeted women, young girls and African-Americans, continued and was socially acceptable for such... 

Teachers: don’t cheat to succeed

According to a Los Angeles Times report, about three dozen educators from 23 schools and 21 school districts in California have been accused this year of cheating. In some cases, teachers are accused of changing incorrect responses or filling in missing ones after students returned answer booklets. Cheating has spread across the entire country as more states and school districts have made test results... 

Musical integrity dies with artists

Even from beyond the grave, musicians are being sound-checked and compiled into posthumous albums. Amy Winehouse has been dead for a little over three months, and her record company is already looking to garner in money with a new record. Set to release on Dec. 5 the new album, “Lioness: Hidden Treasures,” contains a collection of unreleased tracks that span Winehouse’s career. Winehouse is one... 

Protests escalate to a breaking point

Protests escalate to a breaking point
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Scott Olsen, 24, is a United States veteran who served and survived two tours of Iraq. Olsen had his skull fractured after he was hit at pointblank range in the head by a tear gas canister fired by a police officer, an act which police policy expressly forbids, during an Occupy Oakland protest. Following his Oct. 26 injury, Olsen was rushed from the scene by his... 

Let’s keep La Verne beautiful

Let’s keep La Verne beautiful
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez For the inauguration of President Devorah Lieberman the campus was scrubbed until even the trees around La Verne seemed to shine. Alumni were treated like returning champions and students were able to enjoy three days of a truly beautiful campus. Now that the President has been officially ushered in and welcomed by the current students and its alumni, the University... 

Scaring costumes out of schools

Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities and universal archetypes such as samurais and princesses. Despite Halloween’s historical background, which is debatable, cultural or religious conflict with the celebration... 
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