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CAPA students are Leopards too

CAPA students are Leopards too
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Nearly 40 years ago, the University of La Verne recognized that colleges and universities were ignoring the educational needs of adults. So the Campus Accelerated Program for Adults was created to address the specific needs of students over the age of 25. The University has done a great job of educating CAPA students, giving them the opportunity to take weekend classes,... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, For our students, we as faculty and administrators want to be there for any counseling they need. My students are my children and I would hope they can come to me with anything. After all, I was their age, however long ago! Your article (“Bring peer counseling to ULV,” April 13) saddened me in that it seems to say there are currently not enough places for students to go for help. I... 

La Verne website is not user-friendly

La Verne website is not user-friendly
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox A university’s website is the first thing many potential students go to for information when trying to choose a college. All the information about a school and the application process is placed conveniently in its own section that is clearly labeled and well-organized. This is no different for the University of La Verne’s website. Prospective students have their... 

Child stars deserve extra protection

Child stars Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman, although gone from the public eye for a while, are back in the spotlight. The two former child actors have decided to back a bill that requires talent managers, photographers and everyone whose job involves unsupervised access to child performers to provide fingerprints and submit to criminal background checks. According to a Los Angeles Times article, a... 

Fine journalism should be free

Set the scene: you are sitting at your computer, browsing the Los Angeles Times website and soaking in the various articles when suddenly a box appears asking if you want to have an online membership. Damn, that’s right you hit the allotted limit of articles for that month, which now means you either pay the subscription fee or scrounge around at another news site. In an article on Feb. 24 it was... 

We are on the driver’s side

We are on the driver’s side
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Parking around campus is an all too familiar gripe among University of La Verne students and staff members, but another thing that drivers have to endure is the fact that students, and other pedestrians, do not know how to use a crosswalk. Granted, the law says pedestrians have the right of way. However, the right of way law refers to when two people, or cars, come... 

Bring peer counseling to ULV

Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death among the U.S. population and is the second leading cause of death among college students, according to the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey Initiative. The survey that was conducted by professor of education psychology at the University of Texas at Austin David Drum also found out that more than half of American college students have... 

Without helium, the party’s over

Without helium, the party’s over
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Scientists tell us that, at the current rate of consumption, a natural resource could completely disappear from this planet as soon as the year 2042. That may sound far enough into the future that the average college student need not be bothered, but it could have a significant impact on the lives of everyone on the planet. To put it simply, will you want helium balloons... 

Pageant should include all women

As the Miss Universe Canada competition is narrowed to the top 65 candidates, the contest officials have focused their attention to one of the finalists, because she was once a he. Jenna Talackova is a male to female transgender who has been living as a recognized woman since her gender reassignment surgery in 2008, when she was 19 years old. Talackova entered the pageant meeting all outlined requirements... 

More faculty debates, please

More faculty debates, please
Editorial Cartoon by Jason D. Cox There is nothing students love more than peeling back the layers of a professor and finding out that he or she is more than a talking head at the front of a classroom. Sometimes this happens by discovering what secret hobbies a teacher is involved in or the special talents a teacher possesses. Sometimes it manifests in an unlikely place, such as the Morgan Auditorium... 
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