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Barb’s connects communities

Bon Appétit has been offering baked artisan bread and other bakery items brought by Homeboy Industries at Barbara’s Place and Davenport Dining Hall. Homeboy Industries is a youth program that offers high-risk adults and former gang members several programs to benefit their well-being, such as mental health counseling, education classes, tattoo removal and employment. This partnership accurately... 

MLK tower offers new outlook

Georgia’s Stone Mountain used to be the meeting site of white supremacy group the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1900s, but if a new proposal passes, a tower that includes a bell with the line, “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia,” from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech will be erected at the peak. Installing a monument for King in an area where the Confederate legacy... 

Texas gun law endangers students

Texas gun law endangers students
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff The University of La Verne is a small campus with not much going on in regards to protests and school-wide political activism, but at the University of Texas at Austin, students are planning a provocative protest against a new gun law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott June 1. The “campus carry” law, which will go into effect Aug. 1, 2016, allows licensed gun owners... 

Kesha deserves justice

The entertainment industry is often glamorized by television as a life of fame and happiness, but it is not uncommon to hear about incidents of physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Though some of those accused of such crimes are brought to justice, others seemingly suffer no consequences while those bringing the claims are victim-blamed and receive a backlash that affects both their personal lives... 

AB953 necessary for change

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed AB953, a law that requires law enforcement officers to document every stop with an individual regardless of whether or not that person was arrested. This would essentially improve the definition of racial profiling and amend the prohibition against peace officers engaging in such practices. AB953, also called the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015, will help... 

Construction wrecks quiet hours

Construction wrecks quiet hours
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff When students came back to school at the end of August, it was clear this year would not be the same. Many Vista La Verne residents have been jolted awake at 7 a.m. by the demolition for the parking structure starting this past week, only to be kept awake by the dawning realization that it is only going to get worse. From the moment the emails started pouring into... 

Hunger challenge mocks poverty

Hunger challenge mocks poverty
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Buzzfeed writer Matthew Guiver recently took on a hunger challenge, in which he lived off food stamps for five days and wrote about his experiences. He is just the latest in a long line of journalists, politicians and celebrities who have done the same to raise awareness about poverty and hunger in the United States. While they have had good intentions, Guiver and... 

Muslim model breaks norm

Muslims are the second largest religious group in the world, so it only seems smart for companies to market to them, but that is certainly not the case, as 23-year-old London-based actress Mariah Idrissi is currently the talk of the fashion industry for being the first Muslim headscarf-wearing model for H&M. Idrissi modeled in print and video advertisements wearing a hijab, a Muslim headscarf,... 

Student leaders deserve votes

Homecoming weekend highlights the student leaders who are involved on campus and represent the University of La Verne’s values. They are well-known by their peers for being highly involved, and the shallow approach of voting entirely on popularity does not carry over into college, especially not here at ULV. In order to be nominated, the student must be selected by their club or organization, forcing... 

Students need more food options

Barbara’s Place has been the alternative to Davenport Dining Hall for many students, especially commuters. Currently, students are upset over the lack of options since Barb’s has eliminated its daily specials. Say goodbye to all of your favorites and embrace the taqueria every day except Wednesdays, which are now strictly for Mongolian food. Although there are more refrigerated options available... 
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