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Increase gym hours, please

The busy life of the average college student leaves little time for a student to get his or her daily physical workout to stay healthy. Many universities have on-campus gyms accessible for their students and faculty, which is a huge convenience. The University of La Verne is one of those universities that has a gym ostensibly available to students, but in reality, it’s almost never open. Trying to... 

Commentary: Food freedoms in jeopardy

<i>Commentary</i>: Food freedoms in jeopardy
Alex Forbess, Food Editor We love to eat; let us not deny this. Everything we do gives us an excuse to eat and drink what we crave most. One person will work out for extensive hours so his metabolism will burn anything, while another is thinking since he earned a 4.0 GPA, a strawberry doughnut from the Donut Man should compensate him for the hours he put in studying. However, with diet-related health... 

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. This case is one among other 64 rape cases that have emerged from... 

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. Though some students may have been livid at the loss of a few precious parking spots, the signs are actually good, as it seems the University has come up with an additional solution to the parking situation that continues to plague the campus. The University... 
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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. This new threat does not make its appearance obvious as it works through the barriers, getting closer to a country’s main organs, which are its economic infrastructures, power grids and corporations.... 

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. It was Ronda Rousey, Danica Patrick and Brittney Griner. Rousey was not only the first woman ever to fight in the UFC octagon, but she and the challenger... 

Commentary: Black history deserves more than a month

<i>Commentary</i>: Black history deserves more than a month
Christian Orozco, Editor in Chief 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. Every four years black history month gets lucky and has 29 days instead of the hasty 28. But black is just as American as apple pie, and I want to hear about it every month. The names... 

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? Last year a campaign known as MyJihad was launched... 

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? Breaking tradition is certainly... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Regarding the latest in an extremely long list of shootings in this country, I would like to make some observations: we glamorize war and invade countries that didn’t attack us, we promote further violence by having a death penalty, we have two-and-a-half times the per capita gun ownership of any other country in the world (and two-and-a-half times the murder rate), it’s harder... 
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