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Really, let’s #bringbackourgirls

April 15 marked the kidnapping of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by militant Islamic group Boko Haram, but May 1 marked the world’s late attention to the issue. While major media outlets focused on Donald Sterling and the horrifying incident of the South Korean ferry, the missing girls were reportedly being raped, abused and sold for marriage for $12. Boko Haram aims to overthrow the government... 

Net neutrality is more than necessary

Net neutrality is more than necessary
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff In a ruling earlier last week, the Federal Communications Commission abandoned its irresolute commitment to net neutrality. This means that Internet service providers such as Comcast and Time Warner can charge a premium fee to businesses who want faster access to customers. The FCC has officially bequeathed the royal throne that is the Internet over to the corporate... 

White House fights sexual assault

Last week the White House released a video titled “1 is 2 Many,” an anti-rape public service announcement plainly explaining what rape really is and how men need to stop it. The video features President Barrack Obama and Vice President Biden, along with actors Daniel Craig, Benicio del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell. “If she doesn’t consent, or if she can’t consent, it’s... 

Sterling controversy is distraction

Everyone has been focused in on the comments made by the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling from an audio recording obtained by TMZ between Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano. In the recording Sterling made racist comments about photos of Stiviano on Instagram with Magic Johnson and Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Sterling received an appropriate punishment handed down from NBA commissioner... 

Misogyny headlines La Vernapalooza

If the lyrics: “Beating and stabbing it / Speaking of stabbing it where ya bitch she just text me,” don’t tickle your fancy. Then maybe: “She wants to touch me / She wants to love me / She’ll never leave me / Don’t trust a ho / Never trust a ho” or “See the switch when she walk / Give the bitch an applause / My bitch, call her my bitch if I want” will fulfill your need for... 

Stop promoting rape apologists

The Army promoted Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr. as director of program analysis and evaluation for an Army deputy chief of staff while he had been previously suspended and rebuked for mishandling sexual assault accusations against a colonel. The Washington Post broke the story last week after the Army released Harrison’s investigative report six months after The Post requested it. According to... 

Asylum seekers face harassment

The UK Home Office has been accused of interrogating LGBT asylum seekers to prove their sexuality with humiliating questions regarding their sex lives in order to gain entrance to the UK. Despite the Home Office Committee being advised to determine an individual’s sexual orientation as sensitively as possible and are forbidden to ask intrusive or inappropriate questions, the committee continued... 

Stop letting athlete rapists get off easy

Stop letting athlete rapists get off easy
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff On Dec. 7, 2012, a 20-year-old Florida State University student claimed she was raped by Jameis Winston, the school’s football star. When she told the police and school administration, they did nothing. Winston is one of the poster boys for NCAA Division I football. He won the most prestigious collegiate football award, the Heisman Trophy, this year and led his... 

ASULV is finally speaking up

The Associated Students of the University of La Verne took a huge step in promoting the voice of the student body by releasing a resolution stating that the governing body did not agree with the 4.9 percent tuition increase that the University’s Board of Trustees has voted on for the next school year. ASULV proposed a number of possible solutions in the resolution to the problem of student’s... 

Cal Grants cuts will hurt La Verne

Cal Grants cuts will hurt La Verne
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff State budget cuts in recent years have caused California public colleges to deny admission to hundreds of thousands of students. In 2014 students at California’s private colleges and Universities stand to suffer in the face of devastating budget cuts, this time to Cal Grants. Since 1955 the Cal Grant program has provided students who attend private colleges... 
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