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Commentary: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: DREAM act should go back to sleep

<i>Commentary</i>: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: DREAM act should go back to sleep
Lauren Creiman, News Editor The California DREAM Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last weekend, will allow illegal immigrants who graduate from high schools in California to apply to the state’s public universities as residents. It will also consider undocumented students eligible for a reduced tuition rate as long as they prove to be on the path to legalization by applying for... 

Dead celebrities kill media credibility

Steve Jobs drove a Mercedes without any license plates and was never ticketed for it. Steve Jobs was a supposed deadbeat dad. Steve Jobs died at such an early age of 56. Steve Jobs. Amy Winehouse. Michael Jackson. Heath Ledger. Anna Nicole Smith. These, among many more, are the names that reigned your television sets 24 hours, eight days a week. While across the nation, police brutally assault protesters... 

Commentary: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: Act lets DREAMs become a reality

<i>Commentary</i>: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: Act lets DREAMs become a reality
Julian Burrell, Assistant Editor California Gov. Jerry Brown recently passed the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which offers minors who have entered the United States illegally at age 15 or younger a chance at citizenship and federal grant scholarships provided they have shown interest in entering the country as students and are not felons. I stand in full favor of the DREAM... 

Athletes’ travel should be on ULV

Many of La Verne’s athletic teams fundraise so that they can travel to far away places and stay overnight. This is extra work that the student athletes do not need to deal with. La Verne is a private university, meaning the expenses to attend are quite steep compared with the state’s publicly funded California State or University of California systems. With such high tuition, one would think that... 

Hearing from the other 99

The leaderless protest group “Occupy Wall Street” has entered its third week of demonstrations. The protests, which began on Sept. 17, have for the most part been peaceful, drawing in crowds of thousands to New York City’s Zuccotti Park. The group assembled to protest the injustices the top one percent had made against the “other 99 percent.” According to the group’s website their demands... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In the article “Housing tightens alcohol, smoking policies” (Sept. 9), one of the things that was mentioned was medicinal marijuana usage on campus. To state clearly, I do not condone those who smoke without legal documentation. However, it was stated that even those with legal documentation are not allowed to smoke on campus, which infringes on student rights. As Californians, we... 

Bank of America bites the hands that feed

The banking industry has proven once again that it is a capitalist machine that will work toward increasing revenue and disregard those it is meant to work for. Last week Bank of America announced that it would begin charging a $5 monthly fee to customers using their debit cards. This new fee is scheduled to begin at the beginning of next year and will be implemented in certain states before charging... 

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal is a start

On Sept. 20 the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which was introduced in 1993 by President Clinton and allowed homosexual members of the military to serve only if their sexuality remained secret or unreported, was finally repealed. In the 18 years that DADT was in place, more than 13,000 gay military members were discharged for either being open about their sexuality or reported by a comrade,... 

Troy Davis deserved justice

On Sept. 21, Troy Davis, 42, was executed for the murder of officer Mark MacPhail after being on death row for 20 years. Over the course of those 20 years, Davis embarked on a legal odyssey to prove his innocence. Davis collected evidence throughout his imprisonment, enough that reasonable doubt for his conviction was pertinent: his sentence was not based on DNA evidence; the supposed murder weapon... 

Commentary: Leagues need to act to stop violence

<i>Commentary</i>: Leagues need to act to stop violence
Daniel Hargis, Sports Editor Teams taunt one another during games, often through controversial extracurricular activities that result in more resentment between the teams and an act of retaliation that the governing body of the sport must address. No self-respecting team will go down without having the last laugh, taking action so that the opponent knows they will not get pushed around. The most recent... 
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