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ULV campus needs a break

ULV campus needs a break
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Thanksgiving is inching closer and teasing students with the dream of vacation. The long weekend gives the campus two extra days of relaxing before dumping them back into the workload leading up to finals. The University of La Verne, unlike some other universities, does not grant students and faculty a fall break for recovery from the beginning of the year. After... 

Victims of eugenics speak out

North Carolina and 30 other states hosted a government-run eugenics program that resulted in involuntary sterilization of thousands of Americans by the 1960s. It was not until 2003 that North Carolina officially repealed the law allowing involuntary sterilization. It is appalling that this program, which targeted women, young girls and African-Americans, continued and was socially acceptable for such... 

Teachers: don’t cheat to succeed

According to a Los Angeles Times report, about three dozen educators from 23 schools and 21 school districts in California have been accused this year of cheating. In some cases, teachers are accused of changing incorrect responses or filling in missing ones after students returned answer booklets. Cheating has spread across the entire country as more states and school districts have made test results... 

Musical integrity dies with artists

Even from beyond the grave, musicians are being sound-checked and compiled into posthumous albums. Amy Winehouse has been dead for a little over three months, and her record company is already looking to garner in money with a new record. Set to release on Dec. 5 the new album, “Lioness: Hidden Treasures,” contains a collection of unreleased tracks that span Winehouse’s career. Winehouse is one... 

Protests escalate to a breaking point

Protests escalate to a breaking point
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Scott Olsen, 24, is a United States veteran who served and survived two tours of Iraq. Olsen had his skull fractured after he was hit at pointblank range in the head by a tear gas canister fired by a police officer, an act which police policy expressly forbids, during an Occupy Oakland protest. Following his Oct. 26 injury, Olsen was rushed from the scene by his... 

Let’s keep La Verne beautiful

Let’s keep La Verne beautiful
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez For the inauguration of President Devorah Lieberman the campus was scrubbed until even the trees around La Verne seemed to shine. Alumni were treated like returning champions and students were able to enjoy three days of a truly beautiful campus. Now that the President has been officially ushered in and welcomed by the current students and its alumni, the University... 

Scaring costumes out of schools

Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities and universal archetypes such as samurais and princesses. Despite Halloween’s historical background, which is debatable, cultural or religious conflict with the celebration... 

Optional SAT a good first step

The University of California freshman admissions requirements are finally taking baby steps in the right direction by not requiring the SAT subject tests as necessary for admission by many UCs. It is great that the UCs are beginning to recognize that it is not necessary for students to take these tests. However, the confusion that this change has added to the complicated application process prevents... 

CMA says legalize weed

The California Medical Association on Oct. 14 became the first medical organization to openly recommend the full legalization of marijuana. Immediately after the CMA released its position on the issue, the association received criticism from the California Police Chiefs Association as well as doctors who deemed the statement as irresponsible. The issue has been hotly debated among doctors in California. “CMA... 

Commentary: Empty plots butcher modern horror

<i>Commentary</i>: Empty plots butcher modern horror
Christina Collins Burton, Managing Editor It is Halloween, a time I usually like to celebrate by going to see the latest installment of a horror movie franchise that studios love to beat to death. This year it will be “Paranormal Activity 3,” which I have very little hope for. Last year it was the final “Saw” film, which only confused me and made me very angry with the Jigsaw legacy. I am beginning... 
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