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Singing shows are old news

For more than a decade singing competitions have filled primetime slots on TV. With the promise of lucrative record contracts, fame and millions of adoring fans, year after year people continue to line up for days and audition in front of professionals. “American Idol” was one of the first singing competitions, and TV executives saw the popularity of it and have ran with it ever since. “The Sing... 

New TSA rules are too lenient

New TSA rules are too lenient
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff As if flying was not already stressful, annoying and complicated enough, the Transportation Security Administration’s new regulations set to take effect on April 25 add a whole new layer of worry. People have been baffled since the TSA announced last week that they will begin allowing small knives onto airplanes. The types of small knives that will be permitted... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Strike down parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act? This idea, unfortunately, is not amazing to me. With the unbelievably racist bile spewed by some members of our political right over the past four years, it’s all too predictable. In the past two years 41 states have passed 180 laws to restrict voter registration; the president of the “land of the free” has been called an “ape,”... 

Tuition hike means less for more

La Verne is very proud of its new La Verne Experience program, which makes a nice marketing piece, but there is one La Verne Experience not covered an any of the brochures, but is common to every single student here: The La Verne Experience of an annual yearly tuition increase. The Board of Trustees has approved a 4.9 percent tuition increase that will be implemented for the 2013-2014 academic year.... 

Harlem Shake makes for cheesy ad

Harlem Shake makes for cheesy ad
Editorial Cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Only one month since its release and the Harlem Shake meme has gone viral; it wasn’t long before the University of La Verne joined the craze with producing its own version. The Harlem Shake was originally a dance that started in Harlem in 1981 and has evolved into a meme of random flailing confused for dancing. The Campus Activities Board promoted its La Verne... 

Commentary: Confessions page strays from original purpose

<i>Commentary</i>: Confessions page strays from original purpose
Katie Madden, Arts Editor By now most students have seen, or at least heard of, the ULV Confessions page on Facebook. After being banned twice, it looks like the third installment of the confessionals will be alive for a bit longer due to stricter regulations set by the anonymous administrator. It has been disheartening to see just how cruel, intolerant, misogynistic, and downright illiterate students... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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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