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Last year’s release of the iPhone 4 and the iPad brought thousands lining up at Apple stores across the country.
“Rango,” the animated children’s film, has been sparking controversy even before it opened due to the amount of smoking in the movie and the effect it may have on children. Critics of the movie say that it influences children to take up smoking because the characters smoke excessively.
From the earliest days on the job, journalists are taught to report honestly and adhere to a specific code of ethics. One would assume that a reporter for the New York Times would be especially well-rehearsed in following these codes. However, New York Times reporter James C. McKinley proved this assumption wrong in his recent article titled “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town.”
Two weeks ago one of my communications professors commented that his news quizzes, which cover the top 10 names in the past week’s news, usually have one recurring name throughout the semester and was hoping Charlie Sheen would be removed very soon. That comment got me thinking about the media’s story priorities.
I actually liked the article “Give diversity groups a chance” (March 11). To me, the article spoke truth.
The focus once you attend La Verne seems to shift in an odd way. Instead of the integral involvement of diversity groups on the campus, all you hear about is the Greek system. If it were not for the occasional flier or the students devoted to their cause, many diversity programs would go unnoticed to the student body.
Letters to the editor for the week of March 11, 2011.
BYU sophomore center Brandon Davies did not get the luxury of having school officials ignore his offense. Davies did not get caught with drugs, did not get a DUI, nor did he get caught accepting money from sports agents but he willingly admitted to having consensual sex with his girlfriend.
Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Ga) proposed an anti-abortion bill that would make miscarriages a felony if the mother cannot prove there was no “human involvement.” The legislation excludes those miscarriages that can be proven accidental and due to the woman’s bodily functions. Anyone who cannot prove their miscarriage was an act of nature could face the death penalty or life behind bars.
For the last four seasons the football programs has been at the bottom of the La Verne sports totem pole.