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Dear Editor, It was a beautiful sight to see the crowd that attended the Veteran’s Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9. My own war was over 40 years ago, but the young men and women who served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve our support. I’ve been appalled at the level of commitment people have toward our vets; there are lots of people with bumper stickers saying they “Support the Troops,”... 

Student safety should come first

The campus safety website reads, “ The University of La Verne prides itself on having a safe and inviting campus that welcomes visitors for an afternoon or students for years of study.” The University’s main campus has 10 people on the campus safety staff, led by interim director of campus safety Jeff Clark and lead officer Laura Avalos, for the entire student body of nearly 7,000 students. There... 

Food service workers, unite

Food service workers, unite
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Some Bon Appétit employees have complained that they feel pressured to work before and after clocking in. It is illegal and unethical to make an employee work for free. If claims made by Bon Appétit employees are true and they wish to organize a vote to form a union, then we support them. The employees are tired and say they have asked management for the right... 

Commentary: Real change starts with cooperation

<i>Commentary</i>: Real change starts with cooperation
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director The horror: It has been three days since Barack Obama won the election and people are suffering from this event. Houses set on fire, possessions being taken by an authoritative government, to name a few of the many immoral acts that have occurred just before Obama addressed the nation stating how honored he is to hold his position for four more years. Romney and his... 

Commentary: Cleanliness without oppression

<i>Commentary</i>: Cleanliness without oppression
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief Let me clarify something before I start in with the issue I have with the definition of cleanliness. I have lived in housing since I started as a freshman at the University of La Verne. Three of those years were spent in the Oaks F and A buildings, and now my senior year is going to be finished off in Vista. I have never once faced any drastic health risks,... 

Targeted killings miss the mark

In the past four years, 326 reported U.S. drone strikes have occurred within Pakistan with an estimated 1,707 to 3,025 deaths – more than 400 of them reported to be civilian bystanders. All of this within a country that the United States is not at war with. Under President Barack Obama’s administration, the use of unmanned, combat air vehicles, or drones, armed with missiles and surveillance... 

Commentary: College life: Nothing compares

<i>Commentary</i>: College life: Nothing compares
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I cherish every moment in college, every joke, every peer homework complaint is cataloged. I have seen the future, a nine to five job. I am a student who will graduate at an age older than most of my peers. While I attended college and worked both part-time and full-time jobs, I have reached an epiphany; I may never find a job that is as fun as being a college student. College... 

Let’s keep race out of election politics

Let's keep race out of election politics
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Former governor of New Hampshire and top Romney surrogate John Sununu paid a visit to CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” last week. During the interview with Morgan, Sununu suggested that former secretary of state Colin Powell is supporting President Barack Obama because they are of the same race. Looking at the two candidates in the 2012 election, Barack Obama... 

Death penalty wastes resources

On the ballot for next week’s election is Proposition 34, to repeal the death penalty. Perspectives both for and against the death penalty are controversial and can’t help but involve people’s personal moral and religious views. Though one of the best arguments for repealing the death penalty in California is financial. Voting yes on 34 would mean that no offender in California would be able... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I realize that the last thing people want to hear any more about is the parking situation. I do not have an answer to the problem, but I have some minor suggestions that might make things a little easier. As a former student, current employee and local resident, I offer a unique point of view. I absolutely love living in a college town. I love everything about it. I accept that parking... 
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