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Hearing from the other 99

The leaderless protest group “Occupy Wall Street” has entered its third week of demonstrations. The protests, which began on Sept. 17, have for the most part been peaceful, drawing in crowds of thousands to New York City’s Zuccotti Park. The group assembled to protest the injustices the top one percent had made against the “other 99 percent.” According to the group’s website their demands... 

Bank of America bites the hands that feed

The banking industry has proven once again that it is a capitalist machine that will work toward increasing revenue and disregard those it is meant to work for. Last week Bank of America announced that it would begin charging a $5 monthly fee to customers using their debit cards. This new fee is scheduled to begin at the beginning of next year and will be implemented in certain states before charging... 

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal is a start

On Sept. 20 the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which was introduced in 1993 by President Clinton and allowed homosexual members of the military to serve only if their sexuality remained secret or unreported, was finally repealed. In the 18 years that DADT was in place, more than 13,000 gay military members were discharged for either being open about their sexuality or reported by a comrade,... 

Troy Davis deserved justice

On Sept. 21, Troy Davis, 42, was executed for the murder of officer Mark MacPhail after being on death row for 20 years. Over the course of those 20 years, Davis embarked on a legal odyssey to prove his innocence. Davis collected evidence throughout his imprisonment, enough that reasonable doubt for his conviction was pertinent: his sentence was not based on DNA evidence; the supposed murder weapon... 

ULV needs to grow smarter

As progress on the new dorms continues and the successful opening of the long-awaited parking lot earlier this week, it looks as if the University of La Verne is growing at a steady pace. However, the appearance of growth through construction is not the only thing we have to be concerned with. Even though admissions enrolled the same number of students this year as last, we still have an over-crowded... 

Netflix service split is unnecessary

Netflix service split is unnecessary
Editorial Cartoon by Anthony Juarez Netflix had a business model that worked. With more than 25 million subscribers in just the Western Hemisphere, the movie rental titan seemed unstoppable. The company has experienced growth for four consecutive years and was poised to continue the trend. With the decline of companies such as Hollywood Video and Blockbuster, Netflix was at the top of the movie rental... 

9/11 cemented in history books

A decade later, 9/11 has begun to evolve from a current event to part of American history. Right now only 21 states mention the terror attacks of Sept. 11 in their educational standards, some provide lesson plans, but their teachers are not legally required to follow them or even teach it at all. Only select, dedicated teachers spend their own time and money researching the facts and preparing their... 

Cell service vs. the government

Since the announcement of AT&Ts $39 million plan to takeover T-Mobile, the U.S. Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the company to stop a takeover that would spell trouble for future customers. “Cuts in wages, benefits and jobs have become the new normal in America, so that when a company like AT&T takes action to bring back quality jobs, it’s big news,”... 

Boomers, spend as you please

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times stated that many of the nation’s 77 million baby boomers have decided not to leave their children an inheritance. To our generation, this sounds incredibly selfish, but the factors involved in this decision make it clear that it is not an easy choice. Many boomers, who range in age from roughly 47 to 65, are torn between the desire to enjoy their long-awaited... 

Some buildings need ADA upgrade

Some buildings need ADA upgrade
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Handicapped-friendly buildings on campus have incorporated ramps or elevators in and around the structure to allow easy access for handicapped students, but most buildings are still not up to par. The campus is currently undergoing major renovations that aim to improve the aesthetics, functions and feel of the campus itself. One of the more dramatic changes made... 
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