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Nuclear knowledge still lacking

In the wake of the disaster in Japan it has become evident that many people lack sufficient knowledge about nuclear power. For instance when people hear the word “meltdown” on the news they picture a disaster of Chernobyl proportions instead of what is actually happened at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. The disaster was misconstrued by the public’s complete lack of knowledge about... 

Seniority should be priority for housing

Most colleges and universities allocate their housing options to their students on a priority basis, including the University of La Verne. However this fall ULV is changing from its previously used hierarchy system of prioritizing, which allowed students to choose from multiple housing options for the school year, to allowing all current students to turn in their housing applications, creating a first-come,... 
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There are too many apps for that

There are too many apps for that
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Last year’s release of the iPhone 4 and the iPad brought thousands lining up at Apple stores across the country. On the first day of release the iPhone 4 sold 1.5 million units and the iPad sold 8.25 million units from April 2010 through December 2010, according to Apple. When Apple or any other company releases a new gadget, people feel they have to have it. Even... 

More to ‘Rango’ than smoking

More to ‘Rango’ than smoking
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez “Rango,” the animated children’s film, has been sparking controversy even before it opened due to the amount of smoking in the movie and the effect it may have on children. Critics of the movie say that it influences children to take up smoking because the characters smoke excessively. The National Cancer Institute found that the more smoking children see on-screen,... 
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N.Y. Times: Fire McKinley

From the earliest days on the job, journalists are taught to report honestly and adhere to a specific code of ethics. One would assume that a reporter for the New York Times would be especially well-rehearsed in following these codes. However, New York Times reporter James C. McKinley proved this assumption wrong in his recent article titled “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town.” The article reported... 

Give diversity groups a chance

Give diversity groups a chance
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez When applying to La Verne, students read and hear about how diverse the University of La Verne is. With eight established cultural groups on campus, and still more being suggested and created, you would think it would be easy to live up to this claim. However, the focus once you attend La Verne seems to shift in an odd way. Instead of the integral involvement of... 

BYU has right to uphold rules

Division I athletes usually get away with anything and everything, just as long as they continue to dominate on the court or on the field and bring in revenue for their university. Usually schools have codes of conduct that the athletes have to abide by and if they do not they have to suffer the consequences, unless the athletic director and school president choose to turn the other cheek. Garrett... 

Abortion bill is misogynistic

Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Ga) proposed an anti-abortion bill that would make miscarriages a felony if the mother cannot prove there was no “human involvement.” The legislation excludes those miscarriages that can be proven accidental and due to the woman’s bodily functions. Anyone who cannot prove their miscarriage was an act of nature could face the death penalty or life behind bars. A miscarriage... 

University budget is chaotic

In the fall of 2010, the University of La Verne welcomed approximately 543 freshmen and 228 transfer students, bringing the total undergraduate enrollment to 1,894 students. The projected enrollment for fall 2011 boasts similar numbers and a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,044 students. Theoretically this influx means that the University, whose budget is strongly dependent on tuition, has much... 

ASULV needs presence in campus issues

ASULV needs presence in campus issues
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez While the Associated Students of the University of La Verne represent the student body of the University of La Verne, not many can name exactly what their duties entail. “When faculty, staff and upper administration need feedback on their current or future actions, it is ASULV’s responsibility to speak on behalf of the entire student body,” Executive Vice President... 
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