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We’ve grown in LGBT tolerance

Although the University of La Verne may not be exclusively known for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups most people know that we have one. Unlike some university campuses the LGBT community here has an on-campus presence: we have the Rainbow Alliance club. The club itself has more than 30 members and has faculty support. It is great that ULV students feel that they can openly and safely... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a very proud grandparent of a student that attends the University of La Verne, I would like to comment how much I truly enjoy all the articles that are written by the students (editors) in your weekly newspaper and look forward to reading it page by page every week. It is exciting and so refreshing to know that this younger generation is truly interested in their community. From the... 

No blood for oil

On March 28, President Barack Obama addressed the nation to answer the questions surrounding why the United States is taking part in the airstrikes in Libya. In a recent interview with NBC News, Obama defended his decision for the U.S. to intervene in Libya by stating that actions had to be made quickly to save civilian lives. This need for immediate action is the reason why Obama did not seek authorization... 

OMG in the OED? LOL!

OMG in the OED? LOL!
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez At the end of last month, the Oxford English Dictionary released their newest revision filled with word descriptions. But if Noah Webster were to look at the list, it would be enough for him to turn over in his grave. The new list is loaded with acronyms, figures of speech and slang, some of which are not even labeled under a slang category. Words as calligram, ambigram... 

Nuclear knowledge still lacking

In the wake of the disaster in Japan it has become evident that many people lack sufficient knowledge about nuclear power. For instance when people hear the word “meltdown” on the news they picture a disaster of Chernobyl proportions instead of what is actually happened at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. The disaster was misconstrued by the public’s complete lack of knowledge about... 

Seniority should be priority for housing

Most colleges and universities allocate their housing options to their students on a priority basis, including the University of La Verne. However this fall ULV is changing from its previously used hierarchy system of prioritizing, which allowed students to choose from multiple housing options for the school year, to allowing all current students to turn in their housing applications, creating a first-come,... 
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There are too many apps for that

There are too many apps for that
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Last year’s release of the iPhone 4 and the iPad brought thousands lining up at Apple stores across the country. On the first day of release the iPhone 4 sold 1.5 million units and the iPad sold 8.25 million units from April 2010 through December 2010, according to Apple. When Apple or any other company releases a new gadget, people feel they have to have it. Even... 

More to ‘Rango’ than smoking

More to ‘Rango’ than smoking
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez “Rango,” the animated children’s film, has been sparking controversy even before it opened due to the amount of smoking in the movie and the effect it may have on children. Critics of the movie say that it influences children to take up smoking because the characters smoke excessively. The National Cancer Institute found that the more smoking children see on-screen,... 
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N.Y. Times: Fire McKinley

From the earliest days on the job, journalists are taught to report honestly and adhere to a specific code of ethics. One would assume that a reporter for the New York Times would be especially well-rehearsed in following these codes. However, New York Times reporter James C. McKinley proved this assumption wrong in his recent article titled “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town.” The article reported... 

Commentary: Where has the real news gone?

<i>Commentary</i>: Where has the real news gone?
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief Two weeks ago one of my communications professors commented that his news quizzes, which cover the top 10 names in the past week’s news, usually have one recurring name throughout the semester and was hoping Charlie Sheen would be removed very soon. That comment got me thinking about the media’s story priorities. Why does the media have low standards? They are... 
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