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Shutdown ends, problems persist

After 16 days, the government shutdown has finally ended with Congress giving final approval to a budget compromise. Yet it seems that just as effects were beginning to trickle down, citizens were barely starting to take notice. The issue is one that all citizens need to pay attention to, not just government employees and politicians. Talks to craft a deal that would end the government shutdown came... 

Revenge porn bill is limp

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill into law on Oct. 1 that would criminalize “revenge porn” – the distribution of online sexual images of an ex-lover or spouse to harass and humiliate them. Although this is a good step in protecting victims of revenge porn, the law doesn’t go far enough. SB 255 states that those caught distributing revenge porn can face up to six months in jail or a $1,000... 

Shuttle lot should be a choice

Vista residents are awaiting the dreaded email to let them know what day they have to begin parking in the off-campus shuttle lot, anticipated for some time this month after all of the renovations are done to that lot, thus beginning another chapter in the ULV parking rigmarole Before the off-campus shuttle lot existed, students were in an uproar over parking and it did not help that the University... 

Overzealous fans take game too far

Overzealous fans take game too far
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Sports fans are some of the most passionate people. However, some take it too far. It has come to the point in which teams fight until the final buzzer and fans fight to the death. Take the Dodgers-Giants rivalry for example. In March 2011, Bryan Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan and a married father of two, was taunted, beaten and kicked in the parking lot of Dodger... 

New policy spills on dry campus

New policy spills on dry campus
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff When people hear the word tailgate, two things comes to mind, food and alcohol. La Verne, a dry campus, has adopted the idea of tailgating after “months of hard work and intensive research,” according to a student email sent out by the University on Sept. 18. This pilot tailgating policy specifically sets out what they are trying to do, “provide an additional... 

iPads do not advance learning

In a $1 billion plan to improve education and give students equal opportunity in the classroom, the Los Angeles Unified School District gave 47,000 iPads to students in 13 schools. Unfortunately, the education plan has not been successful. There are currently 71 iPads missing, 69 of them being from one campus, Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills. In an article on the Los Angeles Times,... 

Say au revoir to kiddie pageants

It appears that the likelihood of a French Honey Boo Boo emerging in the near future is zero. Recently, the French Parliament decided in a 196 to 146 vote to ban beauty pageants for children under 16. It will become law if it passes the National Assembly in November. French Kiddie pageant organizers could face up to two years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros ($40,000), according to the Washington... 

USDA move is stomach-turning

The Department of Agriculture is planning to do a nationwide meat inspection program that will allow pork plants to use their own meat inspectors. The USDA has been running pilot programs for 16 years at five plants; these five plants were allowed to hire their own private employees to inspect their pork. At three of the five plants at which this pilot program was conducted produced serious lapses... 

Miss America represents diversity

Miss America represents diversity
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Following the crowning of a new Miss America on Sept. 15, an immediate racial backlash surged throughout the nation, with some of the most hateful responses being posted online. “We’re making history right here,” said 24-year-old Nina Davuluri, the first contestant of Indian heritage to win the competition. Yet the newly crowned Miss America’s celebration... 

Biggest U.S. problem is at home

The phrase “everything’s bigger in Texas” refers to Texas’ love for things to be bigger, but if that phrase were to pertain to the world the phrase would be “everything’s bigger in America.” The food, the cars, the people and most importantly the income gap between the rich and the poor. Everything is bigger. Americans are losing their jobs, their homes and their money, but how is it... 
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