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ASULV elections must be stalled

ASULV elections must be stalled
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff ASULV just this week announced the nominees for student body president, executive vice president and senators. The election period goes from Monday to Wednesday next week, which means students have only a week to know the candidates and their platforms, such as they are. A meet-and-greet yesterday was the only somewhat formal opportunity students had to hear about... 
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License readers are Orwellian

License readers are Orwellian
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff 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. The Electronic Frontier Foundation... 

Dining hall should remain open

Dining hall should remain open
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Over spring break, many students who live on campus stayed in housing for the break for different reasons. Many athletes involved in spring sports stay as do other students who live far away and cannot afford to fly home. 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,... 

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. In addition, mumps had until recently faced a significant decrease, 98 percent, since the introduction of its vaccine in the 1960s. However very recently, there are... 

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. After a 200 case review done by the Tampa Bay Times, they found an “uneven application.... 

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. From 2010 to 2011, the world was able to observe the Arab Spring up close and personal... 

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. With that, the now three section, 2400 point maximum test will be condensed to two sections with a 1600 as the possible maximum score. The optional essay will be graded on a separate scale that is still under consideration. Also, the reading and the math portions of the SAT will be revised.... 

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. The study included a survey that asked newsrooms how stories are selected... 

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. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) is boldly taking a stand against the student loan giant after stating that she fears that Sallie... 

Parking should trump park

Parking should trump park
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff 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. The area, called Leo Park, will include a basketball court, exercise equipment and free space for other “impromptu recreational activities.” While the idea of a nice little park is nice, the site on the corner... 
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