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Parking should be a priority

With the construction starting on the University of La Verne’s new dorms, students eagerly await the new housing that will be available to them. However, now that the Master Plan is progressing with another parking lot out of commission, the commuters of the University of La Verne have been left to suffer once again. It is true that the construction of the dorms and renovations are much needed to... 

Commentary: Policies need to be enforced

<i>Commentary</i>: Policies need to be enforced
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief Laws, policies and rules are made everywhere to make those involved safe. They are at companies, in countries and even at the University of La Verne. However ULV seems to make some policies just to up their reputation, not to actually abide by them. On the Campus Safety website, it says, “The University of La Verne is a ‘dry’ campus … prohibiting possession... 

Beautiful comes in all shapes

Beautiful comes in all shapes
Editorial Cartoon by Anthony Juarez At New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, new trends were not the only debut, as Pepsi launched its new “skinny can” campaign. The tall, slim can will hold the company’s diet product. This also comes a week before National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, a disease that affects millions of men and women. According to their press release, Pepsi said, “Our... 

Politicians need to think before acting

On Feb. 9 Rep. Chris Lee (R-New York) resigned his position in the House of Representatives because he was caught interacting on Craigslist in an unbecoming way. In March of 2008 Eliot Spitzer resigned his position as governor of New York for paying for sex. In 2007 Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana resigned after he was linked to a prostitution ring. All of these politicians had to resign because they... 

Feeling the squeeze

University of La Verne students returning for the spring semester have been met with more than 120 fewer parking stalls and overfilled classes. The combination of new dorm construction removing parking lots and a sharp increase in spring 2011 new enrollments has compounded our growing pains, straining advisers and leaving some newbies feeling lost. This spring ULV opened its doors to 106 new students,... 

ULV gives holiday housing option

For many students at the University of La Verne, winter break is essentially a vacation from school. Moving home for two months allows students to visit with family, see old friends and relax after a hard semester filled with research projects, group assignments and classes that never seem to let up. But what about the students who cannot go home to visit for the holidays? For these students, ULV is... 

Condom use saves lives

As many know, Pope Benedict XVI recently spoke out in Peter Seewald’s book, “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” condoning the use of condoms. The use of any form of contraceptive is judged by the Catholic Church to be evil because it prevents conception. “There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom,... 

Commentary: Philanthropy goes beyond sororities

<i>Commentary</i>: Philanthropy goes beyond sororities
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief I have never been a fan of Greek life. I went into college not wanting to rush or pledge for any sort of sorority. I wanted to make my own way on campus and make my own friends. I understand that you do not get friends but rather brothers and sisters that you get to hang out with during college and afterward. But I have a sister and I do not need any more. Girls can... 

Media should slow down

Since the invention of the Internet, the rate at which the media churns out news has been increasing at an extremely rapid pace. In the early years people could get news briefs on their home page when they logged into their AOL or Yahoo! account. That pace increased exponentially when Twitter made its way into our lives in 2006. Media outlets ranging from the highly respected CNN and Fox News to celebrity... 

Commentary: Smokers have rights too

<i>Commentary</i>: Smokers have rights too
Branden del Rio, News Editor Not too long ago the University of La Verne adopted a policy which would further restrict where smokers could smoke. The policy, which will be enforced on Jan. 1, will restrict smokers to lighting up in parking lots. As long as smokers are acting within the law they should not face poor treatment. Under California Law AB 846 smoking is prohibited 20 feet away from the entrance... 
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