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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The purpose of the La Verne Academy’s Monday noon lecture series is to offer the opportunity for faculty to present findings of their scholarly research and promote a thoughtful critical review and discussion of those findings from those present. It appears that some of the remarks and inferences made to Dr. Cook’s presentation (“‘Palestine’ lecture sparks debate,” April 17)... 

Sports rebuild national morale

The effects of police brutality once again cracked front pages across the country last week, when Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the protests in Baltimore, sparked by the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore Police Department custody. In a nationwide display of solidarity, dozens of demonstrations were organized, but the most powerful show of solidarity came... 

Commentary: Public figures must remain professional

<i>Commentary</i>: Public figures must remain professional
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor On April 20, ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for a week, after a video of her angrily criticizing a towing company surfaced online. McHenry’s car was towed from a parking lot in Washington, D.C., by Advanced Towing Company and she decided to take the route of anger. In the released video, McHenry said a few things such as “That’s why I have a degree and you... 

Jenner’s courage is admirable

After months of speculation and scrutiny by the public, Bruce Jenner officially came out and announced his intent to transition into a woman last week in an ABC “20/20” interview with Diane Sawyer. In the two-hour interview, the 65-year-old former Olympian and now reality television star talked about his decades-long struggle with gender identity. The interview shed light on the world that an estimated... 

Support our LGBTQ youth

The White House and other organizations, as well as state governments, have condemned the practice of LGBTQ conversion treatments April 8. The proposed law, titled Leelah’s Law, came after Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender youth from Ohio, committed suicide after being forced into conversion therapy by her parents. Alcorn wrote a suicide note on her Tumblr blog which explained that her parents... 

Struggles aren’t social experiments

Struggles aren’t social experiments
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Gwyneth Paltrow recently took a food stamp challenge and although she aimed to raise awareness about the $29 weekly food stamp budget, she unintentionally minimized the challenge 47 million Americans face every week. Mario Batali, Paltrow’s friend and Food Bank activist, encouraged Paltrow to abide by the Food Bank’s regulations and write... 

Adjunct pay is not sustainable

According to a study released by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education in January 2015, more than half of all welfare recipients rely on government assistance because their job does not pay enough, not because they are unemployed. While most may assume that percentage is made up of fast-food workers and other minimum wage jobs, we do not realize that the people we learn from, the... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing a response to Anthony Reyes’ letter to the editor published last week (April 17), as this is not the first time a reader accuses a Campus Times editorial of being biased. On the record, I want to explain that an editorial is an opinion piece written by the editorial board, hence its anonymity. If an editorial sounds opinionated then it is doing its job. In his letter, Reyes... 

Tickets should be more accessible

Many University of La Verne students waited in line April 15 for a chance to obtain limited tickets to see rapper 2 Chainz in this year’s LaVernapalooza concert. Ticket distribution started at 10 a.m. that day, and the line spanned from Fanascht Court all the way around the Campus Center. Pit tickets were given to students on a first-come, first-served basis, and regular tickets were given after... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The bylaw change the Campus Times reported on actually requires one semester of ASULV experience for an individual running for president – not executive vice president (“Bylaw excludes potential leaders,” April 10). The bylaw was amended following discussion in which the Senate addressed some of the concerns the Times has brought up in the past, including the issue of how elections... 
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