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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,... 

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... 
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