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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... 

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... 
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