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License readers are Orwellian

License readers are Orwellian

The Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department have installed and are currently using Automatic License Plate Readers, or cameras mounted to poles and patrol cars, which have the ability to record every passing vehicle’s license plate, along with the time, date and location they passed by.

Dining hall should remain open

Dining hall should remain open

Our spring break is only one week long, so why do the people left on campus have nowhere to eat? Both Barbs and Davenport are closed for the week, leaving the students to buy food off campus.

Anti-vaxxers pose health risk

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 189 cases of measles in 2013. This year so far, there were at least 53 reported cases in 10 states. But in 2000, the disease had been almost completely eliminated.

Racist law cannot be covered up

Unarmed, black teen wearing a hoodie gets shot down for walking through a neighborhood. Unarmed, black man gets shot down for playing his music too loud in his car. Only in Florida could paranoid white men get away with these cowardly crimes and all they have to do is stand behind Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

Social media vital for protests

Social media plays a huge role in society today, connecting people with common interests, ideals and the simple desire to share a laugh. However social media has also proven to be a powerful tool that can be used for more important purposes than posting pictures of your daily Starbucks ­– however fun that might be.

Change dumbs down SAT standards

Change dumbs down SAT standards

The College Board announced that starting in 2016, SAT test-takers will no longer be required to write an essay.

FCC regulations threaten liberty

The Federal Communications Commission closed a study on how newsrooms operate after journalists and lawmakers protested saying the FCC was violating First Amendment rights. This was a failed trial run for the Multi Market Study of Critical Information Needs, or CIN, which the FCC planned to conduct every three years for Congress.

Sallie Mae deserves scrutiny

Defaulting on student loan payments and falling into debt after graduating college is a fear that many students have in common. With the practices of Sallie Mae, a large federal student loan company, working against them, this fear may become more of a reality for some.

Parking should trump park

Parking should trump park

The University’s student government has elected to turn the currently vacant area south of the Vista La Verne residence hall into a recreational space.

Another racist case in Florida

In a trial that echoed George Zimmerman’s killing of Trayvon Martin two years ago, another white man has killed a black teenager in Florida without being convicted of a murder charge.

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