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Rape victims are not to blame

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Landen Gambill decided to go to court and report sexual abuse against a former boyfriend and now faces the risk of expulsion for violating the University’s honor code. Meanwhile, her attacker was found not guilty, was temporarily suspended and received a letter of discipline.

Commentary: Food freedoms in jeopardy

<i>Commentary</i>: Food freedoms in jeopardy

We love to eat; let us not deny this. Everything we do gives us an excuse to eat and drink what we crave most. However, with diet-related health issues increasing, some health advocates have taken their concerns too far.

Zipcars may ease parking chaos

In recent weeks students may have noticed the signs that read, “Zipcars live here,” covering several parking spots on C Street and Second Street.

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Cyber warfare is a real issue

With the advancement in technological warfare, it seems that countries that primarily use human soldiers are now going to have a difficult task of combating enemies, especially ones they cannot see.

Women are leaving a mark on sports

It was a big weekend in the sports world: Debuts were made, poles were won and records were broken. This may seem like any other day or any other highlight reel on ESPN, but it was not George St. Pierre, Jeff Gordon or LeBron James who did these things.

Commentary: Black history deserves more than a month

<i>Commentary</i>: Black history deserves more than a month

The 28 days of Black History Month are over. Now students can turn the page in their American history books and spend months learning about the industrial revolution and the cold war.

Muslims defend their jihad

Since the World Trade Center towers fell in 2001, almost anything having to do with Islam or the Muslim culture has become an automatic “go-to” for blame. Nervous Americans have turned terms used by Muslims into synonyms for “terrorism.” The question that has to be asked is how is the Muslim community reacting to these anti-Islamic extremists?

Pope search is a chance for change

The Pope has figured out what he’s giving up for Lent. Last week Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his resignation from the papacy due to what he described as “advanced age.” Cardinals are now tasked with the duty of electing a new pope, so what better time than now to make dramatic change within one of the Western world’s oldest institutions?

Letter to the Editor

Regarding the latest in an extremely long list of shootings in this country, I would like to make some observations.

Crowding diminishes quality

La Verne has bitten off more than it can chew with students who have transferred to the University from other institutions this semester. The problems of unusually large class sizes — combined with a lack of physical space to house classes, cars, etc. — went from bad in fall 2012 to worse this spring.

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