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Commentary: Mexico City brings culture, not fear

<i>Commentary</i>: Mexico City brings culture, not fear

When my parents first told me that we were going to take a family vacation to Mexico City, I got a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach.

Commentary: A reflection on lessons learned

<i>Commentary</i>: A reflection on lessons learned

After being asked to apply numerous times, I finally gave in and volunteered 10 days of my cherished summer vacation to be a girls’ camp counselor in July.

Private college not so expensive

Years ago, choosing a state school was financially easier and more rational than attending a small, private university. Recently, however, the “typical” affordable college has shifted from public to private schools since the Cal State and UC systems have been devastated by financial woes.

Give Newsweek another good read

The future of print journalism looks a little less promising everyday as readership declines and more people turn to the Web for news and information. Once-credible magazines and newspapers are now seeing large layoffs, decreases in advertising and circulation revenue.

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

For a group that will graduate at the beginning of a new decade, we the class of 2010 need to be known as the class of decision makers. Decisions by graduating men and women who demand answers before it is too late and reject tepid responses to distressing problems. Decisions by intellectuals who realize that […]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to comment on outsourcing mentioned in the recent interview of Dr. Ispahani (“Ispahani reflects on 40 years,” May 14). Honestly speaking I would prefer buying a U.S. product for $20 over a Chinese product of $10. Customers’ behavior towards a product depends on how they value it. In this economy […]

Arizona takes another step back

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting a school district’s ethnic studies programs on May 11, creating yet another controversy involving immigration.

Brace for tighter space

With the school year wrapping up for the 2009-2010 academic year, it would be appropriate to commend the University of La Verne for its accomplishments, namely the opening of the Campus Center and its major jump in freshmen enrollment. But the latter is also generating a new cause for concern once September comes around.

Tuition increase doesn’t add up

Tuition increase doesn’t add up

If incoming freshmen back in fall 2007 knew that tuition would increase by more than $4,000 once they became seniors, it is likely some would have thought twice before taking the Leo plunge.

Steer clear of another recession

After thwarting the chance to allow financial reform debate to hit the floor of the Congress, the Republican Party finally obliged to begin talks on how to better prepare the U.S. economy for another collapse like the one in 2008.

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