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Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief I turn into a giddy child whenever I get the chance to visit downtown Los Angeles. Even being sick as a dog I was buzzing with excitement, but my last visit was a completely different experience. On Nov. 23 I ventured into the city with a few friends. As I walked down Spring Street we noticed the now infamous Occupy L.A. camp on the south side of City Hall and decided... 

Consumer values trump family values

Consumer values trump family values
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Record-breaking sales on Black Friday were marred by pepper spray attacks, attempted robberies and shootings, displaying the ultimate contradiction that defines the day after Thanksgiving. A woman at the Porter Ranch Wal-Mart pepper sprayed 20 customers, including children, in an attempt to get more door buster merchandise. At a Wal-Mart in South Carolina, police... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Two comments: First, in regard to the Nov. 11 post “Lecture challenges New Testament legitimacy,” please note that “Distinguished Professor” is part of Dr. Ehrman’s title; it is not a description of him. Second, as a followup to the letter from Joey Torres in the Nov. 18 Campus Times, readers may wish to do some research of their own at the site created by some of... 

Raise endowment, not tuition

On Nov. 4 the Board of Trustees approved a 6.5 percent undergraduate tuition increase for the 2012-2013 academic year. Reasons for this increase range from a need to sustain education programs to improve the image of the University. For the 2011-2012 school year, tuition at the University of La Verne approximates $31,300. This is compared to Chapman at about $40,234, Pepperdine at about $40,752 and... 

Debate on torture drowns credibility

Debate on torture drowns credibility
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Republican candidates at the foreign policy debate on Saturday were asked to share their views on torture. This question segued into their views on waterboarding. Both Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain said that if elected, they would return to the practice of waterboarding as an interrogation technique. Cain insisted the practice was an “enhanced... 

Commentary: La Verne students must be proactive

<i>Commentary</i>: La Verne students must be proactive
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with President Devorah Lieberman, Vice Provost Homa Shabahang and ASULV President Nick Sloot to discuss the 6.5 percent tuition increase. During our meeting President Lieberman said something that struck a chord with me and our news editor, Lauren Creiman, and I sat on the sofa in her office in Founders Hall. “I wish we could... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am so proud to be at a school that takes the time to recognize our veterans, without whom many of us would not be here. Thank you, thank you to CAB, ASULV, Barbara Mulligan, Paul Alvarez, Mike Nunez and all others who were a part of honoring our very worthy veterans. Janis Dietz Professor of Business Administration   Dear Editor, While I applaud the recent lecture by New Testament... 

Commentary: Book banning stains pages

<i> Commentary</i>: Book banning stains pages
Julian Burrell, Associate Editor The debate over book banning is a long-lasting one. The movement of overly concerned parents and other conservative-minded individuals has focused much of its efforts on ridding school libraries of a variety of works from classics like “Catcher in the Rye” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” to more modern favorites like the “Harry Potter” series. However,... 

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... 
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