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Women’s history visibility is essential

The month of March is Women’s History Month — however many people would not know that due to the lack of exposure and acknowledgement of it throughout the country. We cannot stress this enough: gender inequality is still a problem — not only in the United States, but throughout the world. Women today have to deal with misogyny, wage inequality, lack of representation in positions of power, economic... 

Facebook tool needs work

A suicide prevention interface tool will soon be appearing on your Facebook newsfeed, and many are wondering how effective this new feature will be at recognizing and potentially stopping a suicide attempt. Facebook announced Feb. 25 that it would be implementing a process that would allow users to directly report their friends’ posts that may be seen as troubling. After a user reports a post, Facebook’s... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, While I am sure it is well intended, a mandatory helmet law is not the answer to bicycle safety (“Liu urges reform for helmet law,” March 6). This will only discourage riders from participating in a safe activity that has been getting safer over the years. Cycling accidents in California are down 42 percent since 2000. “The evidence shows that mandatory helmet laws make the streets... 

Foolish news overshadows real issues

Foolish news overshadows real issues
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo What began as a slow news day quickly became an internet free for all a few weeks ago, after some llamas got loose and a dress left people baffled. But as much as the headlines proclaimed the “Alpacalypse” or “What color is this dress?” the real takeaway from the most recent media frenzy sees too much focus on the absurd and too little... 

Resolution pushes student agenda

The Associated Students of the University of La Verne unanimously passed a resolution Monday that condemned the projected tuition increase for the 2015-2016 school year. Last April ASULV passed a resolution calling for student input in administrative decisions. This year the administration went ahead and passed the tuition increase without input from ASULV. It is refreshing to see that students are... 

Equal pay is seriously long overdue

In 2013 women working full time in California made about 84 cents for every dollar earned by a man, according to Equal Rights Advocates. The pay gap is even larger for women of color — African American women get paid 64 cents and Latina women 44 cents for every white man’s dollar. That could change — and really should. Last Tuesday, female lawmakers proposed a law aimed to help get females and... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, What the writer of “#LeoMarketingScheme” (Feb. 27) fails to realize is that many departments around campus – and many offices in the general marketplace – observe ‘Casual Fridays’ (a day when attire that is more relaxed is allowed, a morale-booster). The idea of Leo Pride Fridays was most likely originally geared towards La Verne staff, since many were dressing more casually... 

Carl’s Jr.’s sexist ads are tiresome

Carl’s Jr.’s sexist ads are tiresome
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Model Charlotte McKinney walks through an outdoor supermarket in the beginning of Carl’s Jr.’s latest commercial, however there is something missing—her shirt. The overtly sexual commercial follows McKinney through the market as men’s heads turn, as it appears that she does not have on any clothes. She is going “all-natural” just like... 

#LeoMarketingScheme

#LeoMarketingScheme
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo President Devorah Lieberman announced via email recently that Fridays at the University of La Verne will now be Leo Pride Fridays. And it seems this is another one of the University’s questionable marketing schemes. Leo Pride Fridays is a new tradition for which faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear University apparel on Fridays. Lieberman... 

‘Fifty Shades’ is abuse, not romance

The highly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie was a financial success with masses of mommy bloggers and impressionable teenage girls flocking to see the controversial and taboo movie Valentine’s Day weekend. However, having high commercial success doesn’t make up for the fact that “Fifty Shades” is a dangerous film. In “Fifty Shades,” naive college student Anastasia Steele gets... 
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