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Unionization still needed

After a long, difficult and tension-filled year between University of La Verne adjuncts and administrators over the possibility of unionization, the Service Employees International Union withdrew its petition to represent the adjuncts on July 31. In doing so SEIU cannot file for unionization with ULV adjuncts again until January 2015. Although the adjuncts’ future with SEIU or another union is still... 

Let’s tackle heterosexism

When Michael Sam was drafted to the St. Louis Rams in this year’s NFL Draft, he made history by being the first openly gay player in professional football. When he received the news that he made it, ESPN aired a long, unedited cut of Sam emotionally and repeatedly kissing and hugging his boyfriend­– a move that was pretty bold for the Disney owned company. Reactions mostly ranged from overwhelming... 

Friday-start final schedule is stressful

Friday-start final schedule is stressful
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Students will not be saying the “Thank God it’s Friday” today as they walk into their respective classrooms to take, not their last final, but their first. In an attempt to better utilize classroom space several years ago, the University made class times a little shorter and tacked an extra week onto fall and spring semesters, which means finals week begins... 

Assignment shows educators’ ignorance

Assignment shows educators’ ignorance
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Schools in the Rialto School District gave eighth graders an 18-page paper assignment to argue whether or not the Holocaust was an actual event. The argument was that the Holocaust could have been a “propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain.” School board members stated that they are supposed to encourage critical thinking and encourage... 

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... 
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