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Comentary: Being Greek involves more than letters

<i>Comentary</i>: Being Greek involves more than letters
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief As Greeks on the University of La Verne campus, we hold a very special spot as leaders. Due to the size of the campus and how social all of the students are, nothing is sacred. Larger campuses have the luxury of size blotting out gossip among students and keeping problems within the Greek grapevine. This presents a problem as far as our image on campus. In... 

Inequity is not just a women’s issue

Inequity is not just a women’s issue
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox States across the nation are battling issues that directly affect more than half of the American population; the thread connecting these issues is women. In Congress the Republicans proposed a bill that would allow hospitals to let a woman die rather than perform an abortion that could potentially save her life. A bill that was originally proposed in Virginia, and... 

Bill threatens food safety

Less than three weeks apart, Iowa and Utah governors signed a bill, named by New York Times food writer Mark Bittman, the “Ag-Gag” bill, that stops undercover animal abuse investigations. Recent undercover investigations of animal abuse on factory farms have relied on video footage provided by activists and reporters who have taken undercover jobs on these farms. This bill makes it a crime for... 

Research before you donate

Research before you donate
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Every year, countless walks, raffles and events collect money for causes people are passionate about. Millions of dollars are poured into these causes, with donors hoping that the collected money will find a cure or end a war. However, after the “donate” button is clicked or the check is sent off a majority of people don’t bother to check to see where their money... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was so pleased to read your article and the fact that “Students generally feel safe and accepted at La Verne.” (“Graduate study focuses on LGBT students,” March 9). This is part of who we are as Leos and we must all stand up for the needs of all of our students. As an alumnus of the University of Rhode Island, which has a much larger student body, I have been saddened to read... 

Diversity is more than color

The Supreme Court announced on Feb. 21 that it would hear an appeal from a white student who claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas based on racial discrimination. The Supreme Court first approved affirmative action in 1978, giving colleges and universities limited racial preference to achieve a more racially diverse campus. Considering the racial injustices that the United States... 

Let us do our job

A reporter for The Economist was temporarily handcuffed outside a room where Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was giving a victory speech. Natasha Loder had been assigned to cover the speech in Novi, Mich., but she and several other reporters had been corralled into a nearby room to watch the speech on television. When Loder realized that the video feed she and the other reporters were watching... 

Please silence your cell phones

Please silence your cell phones
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox There is nothing more annoying than being in a theater with a person who lights up the darkness with the blue glow of their smart phone. Or even worse, when they answer a call and hold an entire conversation during the most serious part of the story. In every theater there are signs and announcements asking audiences to put cell phones on silent and refrain from using... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I support student journalists here at La Verne and I support the Campus Times, so I hate to have to voice my complaint, but after reading the March 2 issue I have to say something. Can you please hire a copy editor? A copy editor used to be a necessary staff position at any publication committed to accurate reporting, fact-checking, and the English language – why doesn’t Campus... 

Commentary: A psychonaut’s adventures in videoland

<i>Commentary</i>: A psychonaut's adventures in videoland
Amanda Nieto, Arts Editor Journalists are driven by curiosity. Their job is centered on asking questions, finding answers and relaying their findings to an audience. Hamilton Morris, a 24-year-old writer and filmmaker, is one such curious seeker who has taken his work to other-worldly dimensions through his quest to bring firsthand accounts on psychedelic drugs. In his series for Vice.com titled “Hamilton’s... 
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