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Islamophobia must stop

After three Muslim students were killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Feb. 10, the controversial issue of Islamophobia in the United States began to resurface, with some people outraged that this incident not being addressed as an act of terrorism. Craig Hicks was indicted for shooting and killing Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha at their condominium complex. Police... 

Williams deserved suspension

Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, has been suspended for six months without pay due to his fabrication of his personal experience during the Iraq War. Williams admitted to fabricating a story in which he said he was in a helicopter that was hit in 2003 while reporting on the Iraq War. However, he was actually in a separate helicopter one hour later and a war veteran revealed... 

Anti-vaxx ignorance still rampant

Since the measles outbreak at Disneyland in December, there have been 121 cases of measles reported in the United States between Jan. 1 and Feb. 6. The question that comes to mind is why would a disease that has previously been eradicated by successful vaccinations make a comeback in 2015? The answer: the ignorance of anti-vaxxers. According to the CDC, measles is a highly contagious airborne disease... 

Commentary: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’

<i>Commentary</i>: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’
Karla Rendon, Editorial Director My uncle was a whiny 8-year-old and my mother was a nervous 10-year-old when they crossed the border from Mexico to the United States alone, without any other family, in hopes of a better life. With the help of fake birth certificates and “coyotes,” or human smugglers, they were able to safely pass border patrol as they waited in a crowded house for several days... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I find it necessary to express my extreme displeasure with the La Verne’s current policy that requires the University be in session on Veteran’s Day. The fact that you hold a parade and other festivities is irrelevant; I find it hypocritical at best and at worst, insulting. The entire country recognizes Veteran’s Day to honor those individuals who have put their lives in harm’s... 

Dear Provost Reed…

Dear Provost Reed...
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Bylaw changes undermine faculty

“Secrecy breeds suspicion,” a phrase used while discussing the release of the Board of Trustee’s bylaws this fall. The bylaws allow the University’s president to veto faculty decisions with minimal time for them to gather and vote to overturn his or her decision. While faculty are working with the Board to revise this component of the Bylaws, the lack of transparency about the bylaws and the... 

Some performances too vile to be art

There is no justification for using racism, sexism or other offensive language, symbols and behavior in music, comedy or other “art” – for the sake of getting people talking. (We’re looking at you, Nicki Minaj.) For her newest single, “Only,” Minaj settles for a cartoon music video and embellishes the Young Money logo to eerily parallel swastikas and places them on flags, billboards and... 

Cosby allegations no revelation

Sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby have suddenly come to the forefront of public discussion. However, the allegations against him are nothing new. In the past several years, five women have come forward publicly to share their stories of how Bill Cosby raped or molested them, while another six victims have accused the beloved comic anonymously. According to The Atlantic, all the way back... 

Parking is city’s priority

The University’s recent Master Plan has come under much scrutiny, deservedly so. It is a plan that will rely heavily on essential resources and should not be taken lightly. But critics of the plan should realize that the idea of a new five to six story parking structure is not an example of the University going astray, but the city prioritizing parking over the University’s academic plans — a... 
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