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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, At the start of this school year, I feel it is important that we work toward treating all students and staff with respect and dignity. ULV has long stood for equality and peace, and we as a community need to focus our energies on creating a campus where people are treated equally and with dignity, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or any of the... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Support the troops – when will the slogan become a reality? Recently I saw a three-tour Afghanistan veteran with a sign that said “Veteran – help me find a job.” I watched while hundreds of cars, many with “Support the Troops” bumper stickers and American flag decals on their cars went by. Not one person stopped. My girlfriend and I talked to him – he says this... 

Let’s tackle heterosexism

When Michael Sam was drafted to the St. Louis Rams in this year’s NFL Draft, he made history by being the first openly gay player in professional football. When he received the news that he made it, ESPN aired a long, unedited cut of Sam emotionally and repeatedly kissing and hugging his boyfriend­– a move that was pretty bold for the Disney owned company. Reactions mostly ranged from overwhelming... 

Friday-start final schedule is stressful

Friday-start final schedule is stressful
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Students will not be saying the “Thank God it’s Friday” today as they walk into their respective classrooms to take, not their last final, but their first. In an attempt to better utilize classroom space several years ago, the University made class times a little shorter and tacked an extra week onto fall and spring semesters, which means finals week begins... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Recent months of conflicts of interest between numerous levels of representation at this University have created chaos, confusion and mistrust at La Verne. This has been evident through the strife of possible unionization, the legitimacy of the elected associated student body and the outcry of increased tuition that was made to be ‘transparent and clear.’ This is not the mistake of... 

Assignment shows educators’ ignorance

Assignment shows educators’ ignorance
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Schools in the Rialto School District gave eighth graders an 18-page paper assignment to argue whether or not the Holocaust was an actual event. The argument was that the Holocaust could have been a “propaganda tool that was used for political and monetary gain.” School board members stated that they are supposed to encourage critical thinking and encourage... 

Really, let’s #bringbackourgirls

April 15 marked the kidnapping of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by militant Islamic group Boko Haram, but May 1 marked the world’s late attention to the issue. While major media outlets focused on Donald Sterling and the horrifying incident of the South Korean ferry, the missing girls were reportedly being raped, abused and sold for marriage for $12. Boko Haram aims to overthrow the government... 

Commentary: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy

<i>Commentary</i>: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy
Christian Orozco, Web Editor Science is a wonderful tool to determine, question and hypothesize different questions we have about Earth and the universe. This is why we learn about different sciences in grade school all the way up to meeting general education requirements in college. Those who excel in this area of education go on to do wonderful things and discover facts that many of us could not.... 

Net neutrality is more than necessary

Net neutrality is more than necessary
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff In a ruling earlier last week, the Federal Communications Commission abandoned its irresolute commitment to net neutrality. This means that Internet service providers such as Comcast and Time Warner can charge a premium fee to businesses who want faster access to customers. The FCC has officially bequeathed the royal throne that is the Internet over to the corporate... 

White House fights sexual assault

Last week the White House released a video titled “1 is 2 Many,” an anti-rape public service announcement plainly explaining what rape really is and how men need to stop it. The video features President Barrack Obama and Vice President Biden, along with actors Daniel Craig, Benicio del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell. “If she doesn’t consent, or if she can’t consent, it’s... 
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