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Transgenders deserve same acceptance

On May 9 the lead singer of Against Me!, Tom Gabel, has announced that he is beginning the transition from male to female. He has already begun taking estrogen and underwent electrolysis to remove body hair so he could decide if he wants to have gender reassignment surgery. Gabel has gender dysmorphia – a condition in which people feel they have been trapped in the wrong gender. When he came out... 

Tuition increase is unjustified

Tuition increase is unjustified
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Attention students: Prepare to empty your wallets, max out your credit cards and expand your debt as you pursue your education at the University of La Verne. A 6.5 percent increase in tuition has been approved for the 2012-2013 school year, bringing tuition up to $33,350, which is $2,050 more than for the 2011-2012 school year. The class of 2013 will be paying $5,100... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Kudos to President Obama for voicing his approval of gay marriage. It was a courageous act, considering the incredible bigotry and hatred that some people are directing at our LGBT brethren. I hear people use Biblical quotations to justify their positions against gays/lesbians, and it reminds me of the 1960s, when I was a Civil Rights Worker trying to change our treatment of Black people... 

Commentary: Professors are people too

<i>Commentary</i>: Professors are people too
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief College is the start of every student’s professional career. Here we are able to expand our minds with lectures about our field of interest and discussions in the classroom. The “no-no” topics are suddenly a learning experience where students can share their opinion and hear feedback rather than a personal attack from a stranger waving a picket sign in... 

Olympics should share the gold

Disclaimer: This is not an authorized article and we are not authorized writers for the London Olympics 2012. Almost 80 days from now, the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony will begin for viewers around the world. These Games are monumental and receive extreme viewership, bringing all countries together for such a rare moment. Every time the Games are played, there are worldwide Olympic sponsors,... 

Commentary: Minority faiths should be acknowledged

<i>Commentary</i>: Minority faiths should be acknowledged
Amanda Nieto, Arts Editor When Americans hear about religion being taught in schools many shudder in disgust, but when the religion being taught is considered an occult faith they freeze in apprehension. The Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education in England has added paganism as another faith to be taught in Cornish schools. The syllabus states that pagan faiths will be taught alongside Christianity,... 

School debt leaves students cold

School debt leaves students cold
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Republicans in the Senate blocked the Democrats’ bill Tuesday that would prevent the interest rates of the Stafford Loan from doubling July 1. The interest rate that is currently 3.4 percent would double to 6.8 percent, a price that only adds to the thicket of debt students are fighting. Stafford Loans are federal education loans that were borrowed by about 7.4 billion... 

Commentary: Stop it with the festivals

<i>Commentary</i>: Stop it with the festivals
Allison Lavelle, LV Life Editor Now that Coachella and Stagecoach have set beneath the Indio sun, music festival warriors are returning from the desert with tanned skin and stories that make everyone they talk to wish they had gone. Tales of epic performances and dance battles cause imaginations to run wild and music lovers to curse in regret for not going. On the surface, the concept of a music festival... 

Bill is an invasion of privacy

Republican Congressman Lamar S. Smith has rallied his party around a bill that makes the online activity of every American available to police and attorneys upon request. Smith introduced the Stop Online Piracy Act to the U.S. House of Representatives some time in October 2011. If this bill is passed, internet service providers will be forced to retain customer names, addresses, phone numbers, credit... 

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,... 
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