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We all deserve a break

Now is about the time when many students are beginning to feel burned out. Some are feeling stressed out from school, work and extracurricular activities. Before it gets to this stress point, we feel that the University should grant students a break during the fall semester. We acknowledge that students are given a two-day break in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. However two days is not very... 
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Students take their safety for granted

This semester the University of La Verne’s residence halls have experienced a series of attempted robberies, harassment and unwanted visitors, that has shaken many of the students who live on campus. Students generally believe that since the University is in the city of La Verne, a city known to be safe, and quiet that they do not have to worry as much about leaving their doors open, walking alone... 

A wish list for our new governor

The governor’s race is finally over and Jerry Brown is now our governor elect. But as the dust settles, the truth of the state of California remains.We are in a deep recession, with more than 12 percent unemployment and serious state budget deficits that have caused cuts in just about every social service. Which is why we are offering Brown our short wish-list to help him order his priorities: First,... 

Please remember it is just reality

The stars of Fox’s hit show “Glee” recently did a photo spread for GQ magazine, in what could be said to be a risque manner. Inside the magazine there are pictures of two of the actresses sucking lollipops and sitting on a bench with their legs open. All of the pictures were taken inside of a high school, to go along with the “Glee” theme, and one of the actresses wore Hollywood’s version... 

SAT minimum should be raised

The University of La Verne’s College of Arts and Sciences has recently recommended that the University create a minimum SAT requirement. The proposal is for an SAT requirement of 850 with no single score lower than 400. The University currently lacks a minimum requirement. A minimum SAT requirement for admission is something the University should have, not just to be more selective in the student... 

More healthy dining options needed

If any University of La Verne student or faculty goes to Barbara’s Place or Davenport Dining Hall, they are presented with many hot food options. But if anyone was searching for a healthy option as to not gain the “freshman 15” or because they were on a diet, they would be out of luck. The University needs to request that our catering company, Sodexo, offers us a healthier array of food choices. In... 

Local products have benefits

There is a problem with the food we consume. A large percentage of it is imported; a lot of our food comes from foreign countries, especially China and various South American countries. It may be cheaper for big companies to produce food on foreign soil, but at what cost to consumers? There is one way we can stop this trend. Buy local. It is no secret that many Americans have suffered because of imported... 

Make an informed decision

For the upcoming election on Tuesday the Campus Times editorial board has some recommendations on a few ballot measures. We recommend “yes” votes on Proposition 20, and “no” votes on propositions 23 and 27. With regard to Proposition 19, we want to be sure voters collect all of the facts before issuing a yes or no vote in a knee-jerk decision. The California State Constitution requires... 

Stop the mudslinging

Mudslinging has always been an interesting side effect of elections. Commercials are broadcast smearing each candidate, exposing the skeletons in their closets. Which happens every time an election is about to occur. Which brings us to the California elections this year. Smear campaigns have taken on a new life in this election. The majority of commercials and advertisements are not advocating the... 

ULV should consider green energy

With the world seeking ways to be more eco-friendly, the University of La Verne has started initiating things to lessen our impact on the environment. For example, the Campus Center for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design earned a rating of silver, and the dining hall has gone tray-less. In addition the Associated Students of the University of La Verne has provided re-usable water bottles... 
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