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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... 

Pennies, nickels and dollars too pricey

Pennies, nickels and dollars too pricey
Rarely do we the people come across a policy that makes so much sense and has so many immediately positive effects as the latest Congressional issue of reforming the United States’ monetary system. In 2010 the United States mint determined that the penny, cost 1.79 cents to produce and distribute. Minting the annual average of roughly 3,487 million pennies across the United States that same year... 
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Multilevel parking

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Housing should be need based

Housing should be need based
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez With tuition rising and the state slowly pulling Cal Grants, it is no wonder that many students are scraping to find places to live while they further their education. Several instances of students crashing in friend’s dorms or using their cars as a home away from home have been heard of on the University of La Verne’s campus. Many of these instances can be blamed... 

Women awarded for peace

On Oct. 7 the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the first-ever shared Nobel Peace Prize awarded to three women. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman are this year’s winners. The committee in Oslo said the women were chosen for their nonviolent struggle in obtaining women’s rights and peace in their nations. This award not... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I hope that the La Verne community will join me in mourning the passing of a true American hero, Brother Fred Shuttlesworth. Mr. Shuttlesworth was a dynamic voice of reason, dignity and hope during the civil rights movement. He was one of countless African-American people who stood up for what was right and showed incredible courage in their stand against racism and oppression. As a 46-year... 
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