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Ice walls are not a solution, Japan

Since March 2011, toxic nuclear waste has been spreading to the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant when it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami. Earlier this month, Japan finally announced a $320 million plan to create an underwater “ice wall” to prevent toxic water from spreading. Two years too late. In an interview with PBS Newshour, Arjun Makhijanie, president... 

Lance Armstrong: just another liar in sports

Lance Armstrong: just another liar in sports
Lance Armstrong is undoubtedly a known name in the current athletic world after winning seven Tour de France races. However recently, Armstrong is not known for his success as a cyclist, but rather the cheating behind it. Armstrong was not only a stand-out in the cycling industry, he was an inspiration to millions of people as a cancer survivor. That was before he was caught doping in several of his... 

Please excuse my dear ant problem

The hot days in La Verne means it is ant season. Apparently it is ant season in the Vista La Verne Residence Halls as well. Ant infestations have been a problem for Vista La Verne residents since the school year started. There are numerous accounts of ants raiding students’ bathrooms, closets and beds. Just go check the Vista La Verne Residence Halls’ front desk, they keep an ant log. Senior housing... 

There’s no place like Claremont

The newest component of University of La Verne pride is in the form of a $2.5 million Claremont mansion, which was previously owned by L. Frank Baum, the author of “The Wizard of Oz,” and was occupied by his second son, Robert Baum. This grand estate, which is adjacent to the Claremont Colleges, will be used for entertaining, meeting space, fundraising and anything and anybody associated with the... 

Broken oven raises tempers

Broken oven raises tempers
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff A typical functioning kitchen for any restaurant consists of a counter, an oven, a food station and a refrigerator. The types of food available at the establishment usually revolve around what type of equipment they have to work with, but at Barbara’s Place this is not the case. Although improvements have been made and amenities have been added such as the... 

Big brother heads to Glendale

Students posting about their dreadful return to school on social networking sites beware: the Glendale Unified School district announced last week that it would begin monitoring their online activity. Geo Listening, a Hermosa Beach company, will collect information from students’ posts on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and deliver a daily report to Glendale school... 

New schedule still needs tweaking

New schedule still needs tweaking
Students have always dreaded finals week and at the University of La Verne it is no different. Everywhere you turn students are stressing, cramming and procrastinating. The Wilson Library has opened its doors for 24/7 once again and it is finally being used as students wedge themselves in every nook and cranny they can find in order to concentrate on an assignment or contemplate their doomed fate. This... 

Personalized maps are creepy

The latest technological expansion of Google Earth has a new layer of complexity added to its program that caters to the individual. This program has also pushed Google forward in an almost creepy way. The updated mapping of the satellites responsible for the three-dimensional rendering on the Google Earth map now allows Google users to create their own personalized maps that focus on their preferences... 

Black neighbor joke is nearing insult

On the Internet nothing seems to go better together than a charismatic, black neighbor and a meme. The most recent black neighbor to fall victim to this trend is Charles Ramsey. Ramsey made the news when he helped rescue three missing women in Cleveland, but when his newscast interview went viral, he turned into an Internet celebrity. Ramsey was eating his McDonald’s when he saw Amanda Berry, a woman... 

Tailoring to skinny kids isn’t cool

Abercrombie and Fitch’s CEO, Mike Jeffries’ opinions about heavier women and his “exclusive” brand have come back to haunt him in the book “The New Rules of Retail,” by Robin Lewis. In it Lewis brings back to light a 2006 interview in which Jeffries is quoted saying, “That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract... 
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