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Commentary: Marriage is meant to be religious

<i>Commentary</i>: Marriage is meant to be religious
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief During one of our weekly editorial board meetings, we were discussing what we would like to put into our “New Governor Wish List.” All of the editors present, excluding me, said to ask our new Gov. Jerry Brown to support gay marriage. I used my veto and said I would not risk my conservative beliefs and did not agree to place the wish on our list. After much unappreciated... 

Commentary: Gays have the civil right to marry

<i>Commentary</i>: Gays have the civil right to marry
Branden del Rio, News Editor Although there was nothing close to it on the Nov. 2 ballot, gay marriage is still an issue that must be dealt with. And by that I mean it should be legalized. The fact of the matter is there is no real argument against legalizing gay marriage. First, there is no point in “protecting marriage.” That is not to be taken negatively, but the truth is that the institution... 

A wish list for our new governor

The governor’s race is finally over and Jerry Brown is now our governor elect. But as the dust settles, the truth of the state of California remains.We are in a deep recession, with more than 12 percent unemployment and serious state budget deficits that have caused cuts in just about every social service. Which is why we are offering Brown our short wish-list to help him order his priorities: First,... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In the Nov. 5 issue of the Campus Times, the editors recommended a minimum SAT score higher than the 850 combined score apparently proposed by the College of Arts and Sciences (“SAT minimum should be raised”). If the proposal is to not accept applications from students with a score below 850, we think such a policy would be ill-advised. The National Association for College Admission... 

Please remember it is just reality

The stars of Fox’s hit show “Glee” recently did a photo spread for GQ magazine, in what could be said to be a risque manner. Inside the magazine there are pictures of two of the actresses sucking lollipops and sitting on a bench with their legs open. All of the pictures were taken inside of a high school, to go along with the “Glee” theme, and one of the actresses wore Hollywood’s version... 

SAT minimum should be raised

The University of La Verne’s College of Arts and Sciences has recently recommended that the University create a minimum SAT requirement. The proposal is for an SAT requirement of 850 with no single score lower than 400. The University currently lacks a minimum requirement. A minimum SAT requirement for admission is something the University should have, not just to be more selective in the student... 

There’s more to life than your cell phone

There's more to life than your cell phone
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief As of July, I finally entered the 21st century of technology; I got my first cell phone. Yes, be shocked. I constantly heard throughout high school and my freshman year of college comments of astonishment whenever I would say I did not have a cell phone. My friends and classmates were obsessed with their phones and would be near a heart attack if they misplaced it... 

More healthy dining options needed

If any University of La Verne student or faculty goes to Barbara’s Place or Davenport Dining Hall, they are presented with many hot food options. But if anyone was searching for a healthy option as to not gain the “freshman 15” or because they were on a diet, they would be out of luck. The University needs to request that our catering company, Sodexo, offers us a healthier array of food choices. In... 

Local products have benefits

There is a problem with the food we consume. A large percentage of it is imported; a lot of our food comes from foreign countries, especially China and various South American countries. It may be cheaper for big companies to produce food on foreign soil, but at what cost to consumers? There is one way we can stop this trend. Buy local. It is no secret that many Americans have suffered because of imported... 

Make an informed decision

For the upcoming election on Tuesday the Campus Times editorial board has some recommendations on a few ballot measures. We recommend “yes” votes on Proposition 20, and “no” votes on propositions 23 and 27. With regard to Proposition 19, we want to be sure voters collect all of the facts before issuing a yes or no vote in a knee-jerk decision. The California State Constitution requires... 
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