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7:40 a.m. classes: just suck it up

With the growing student population, it is getting harder for the registrar’s office to schedule classes. So starting in the fall some classes will begin at 7:40 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. While the groans and complaints of the student body are already being heard, it really is not such a bad thing. Students are continuously complaining that they cannot get the classes they need because they fill up... 

Background checks are needed

It appears that the future of gun control and gun violence in the United States is bound to remain the same for the time being. Despite having overwhelming support from the public, a bill proposing background checks for gun ownership failed to pass in the Senate. The background check bill, created by Senators Democrat Joe Manchin III from Virginia and Republican Patrick Toomey from Pennsylvania, was... 

Keystone pipe will cause XL issues

Keystone pipe will cause XL issues
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff After the damage from the Pegasus pipeline spill in Arkansas last month, it is surprising to hear the government is already considering another pipeline construction proposal for an Keystone XL pipeline to be constructed through the mid-west. The Keystone pipeline would require a budget of approximately $7 billion and would span 1,179 miles. The Keystone pipeline... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you, Jason Collins. The courage and dignity that it took to reveal your true identity is very inspiring. I watch a segment of our society continue to vilify gays and lesbians and I am struck by the fact that same-minded people were vilifying interracial marriage (“It will destroy the institution of marriage”) and equality for African-Americans (“The Bible says they should be... 

Stop trashing the parking lots

Stop trashing the parking lots
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff During the day, all anyone will see in the parking lot is the blank, black pavement as they circle the lot hunting for a spot, little does the driver know that the vehicles are hiding a dirty little secret. At night, when the sea of cars has subsided and only those that live on campus are left in the lot, it is obvious to see that something is wrong. Parking spots... 

Get it right the first time

In times of terror, such as last week when the Boston Marathon bombings erupted into random attacks of violence by two unidentified suspects, citizens drew conclusions from past events to assume the cultural background of criminals and the reason for their attacks. When it was confirmed that the bombings were in fact a terror attack, the automatic reaction from some Americans was to assume that Muslims... 

War on drugs is a waste of space

In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 109 and 117. This legislation has attempted to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of California state prisons. According to the state Department of Corrections, AB 109 and 117 are California’s solution for reducing the number of inmates in California’s 33 prisons to 137.5 percent by June 27, 2013. “For too long, the... 

Commentary: Media perpetuates rape culture

Kristina Bugante, Staff Writer Over a month has passed since Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond of the Steubenville rape case were found guilty for raping a 16-year-old girl while she was unconscious back in August, 2012. Mays and Richmond, both football players of Steubenville High School, were sentenced to juvenile detention until they turn 21. This has opened up discussion between many on numerous... 

Campaigns should address issues

The elections for the Associated Students of University of La Verne were in full swing last week, as the candidates were campaigning and telling the student body their plans on how to improve our campus. Oh wait – That did not happen. Instead of the nominees telling their peers what changes were going to be made if they were elected, students were met with “vote for me” statements with no platforms.... 

Integration, just 60 years late

Integration, just 60 years late
Editorial Cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff History has been made in Wilcox County High School. It was challenge but this landmark has been accomplished, thanks to Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace and Keela Bloodworth—they are all seniors. On April 27, Wilcox County High School will host its first integrated prom. It only took them 59 years to reach modern acceptance. These four students... 
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