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Watson on track with HeForShe

Over the past few months, Harry Potter actress Emma Watson has positioned herself as an advocate for gender equality. After being appointed as the United Nations Women’s Goodwill Ambassador and presenting a speech launching her HeForShe campaign, Watson received a threat from an unknown 4chan user claiming she would be the next target of the celebrity nude photo leak. The threat was posted to the... 

Commentary: Abuse is abuse and not acceptable

<i>Commentary</i>: Abuse is abuse and not acceptable
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor Athletes are public figures. They should be role models and should not be allowed to play when they have criminal charges pending, whether they are women or men. I think when someone, especially an athlete, is arrested for any violent act, they should be on the sidelines, benched, not allowed to be on the court or field until the situation is sorted out. Hope Solo, the... 

Urban Outfitters offends again

Urban Outfitters’ latest controversy involves a vintage Kent State University sweatshirt with bloodstain-like marks, stirring the outrage of those who remember the Kent State shooting massacre in 1970, resulting in the deaths of four students and nine injuries. The $129 sweatshirt was a one-of-a-kind online exclusive for the company listed under “Vintage Finds.” The company later apologized... 

Water protection is critical

With groundwater sources across the state sinking by more than a foot a year and reports of wells going dry, the Groundwater Protection Act was finally approved, which is good news. Its effective date, however, is not immediate enough to help address our drought, and is somewhat dependent on various municipal legislative bodies. The legislative package requires water basin managers throughout the state... 

Suggestions disrespect diversity

Last week the University celebrated Hispanic Serving Institutions Week, HSI, which was designed to promote discussion of Hispanic culture and heritage. As one of the week’s activities, students were encouraged to contribute to the “Question Board” in the Campus Center and answer the question, “Thinking about your culture, race and heritage, how does ULV support or not support your sense of... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, After reading “La Verne drops five spots in college rankings” by Michael Saakyan in the Campus Times (Sept. 19), I was troubled that comments attributed to me did not accurately reflect the basis of the US News & World Report rankings. I am a believer in and advocate of wide access to higher education, and I am proud of our University’s record in this area. Our University provides... 

Everyone should ‘Think About It’

In compliance with the Campus SaVE Act, the University has implemented the “Think About It” program for all incoming students. The online program, presented by campusclarity.com, provides vital advice and information for incoming students about such serious issues as drinking, drug use, hooking up and assault. With easy-to-understand realistic examples to help students learn about blood-alcohol... 

Domestic violence haunts NFL

The National Football League and Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, need to realize the seriousness of inadequately handling the domestic-violence case against Ray Rice, and all involved need to face the repercussions of their actions. The domestic violence incident involving Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer occurred in February and the NFL became aware of it in June when the first elevator... 

Consumers need net neutrality

Consumers need net neutrality
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff / @Jacob_Bogdanoff Our internet, a remarkable and game-changing platform for media, self-expression and entrepreneurship, teeters at the brink of becoming the play-thing of big business and broadband providers. The Internet can change forever since the FCC approved a proposal to completely restructure the online world. The digital death blow comes in the form of... 

Commentary: We cannot ignore racism anymore

<i>Commentary</i>: We cannot ignore racism anymore
Katie Madden Managing Editor It has been more than a month since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Although the media storm has quieted down and the camera crews have all but left the small St. Louis suburb, this is a story that cannot go away any time soon, despite the fact that some people say we should not talk about it anymore. There... 
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