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Muslim model breaks norm

Muslims are the second largest religious group in the world, so it only seems smart for companies to market to them, but that is certainly not the case, as 23-year-old London-based actress Mariah Idrissi is currently the talk of the fashion industry for being the first Muslim headscarf-wearing model for H&M. Idrissi modeled in print and video advertisements wearing a hijab, a Muslim headscarf,... 

Commentary: There is room for women in sports, too

<i>Commentary</i>: There is room for women in sports, too
Jolene Nacapuy, Editor in Chief Women are not acknowledged enough or shown much respect in the sports world. This has gone on long enough. Women are starting to break the barriers, but it seems they remain in a man’s world, and that needs to change. Women are constantly treated as second-class citizens in the sports world. They have a limited role in professional sports and to me, that is not OK. The... 

Student leaders deserve votes

Homecoming weekend highlights the student leaders who are involved on campus and represent the University of La Verne’s values. They are well-known by their peers for being highly involved, and the shallow approach of voting entirely on popularity does not carry over into college, especially not here at ULV. In order to be nominated, the student must be selected by their club or organization, forcing... 

Students need more food options

Barbara’s Place has been the alternative to Davenport Dining Hall for many students, especially commuters. Currently, students are upset over the lack of options since Barb’s has eliminated its daily specials. Say goodbye to all of your favorites and embrace the taqueria every day except Wednesdays, which are now strictly for Mongolian food. Although there are more refrigerated options available... 

Commentary: Annual tuition spikes harm more than help

<i>Commentary</i>: Annual tuition spikes harm more than help
Karla Rendon, News Editor Three years ago during my first Convocation at La Verne I was given something that was very dear to me – a tassel with a 2016 gem attached to it to symbolize the goal of my graduating “on time.” I made sure to keep the tassel hanging from the rear view mirror of my car as a constant reminder of my goal. Everyday I would see the tassel swing side to side and everyday... 

Hollywood lacks diversity

Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her performance in “How To Get Away With Murder” this past Sunday, but it should not have taken this long for a woman of color to have won this prestigious award. The Emmys premiered in 1949, and in 67 years, only four black women have been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama. “The... 

Islamophobia still prevalent

Islamophobia still prevalent
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Americans like to boast about the United States being a land of opportunity, freedom and justice, but it clearly does not apply to everyone, especially people of Muslim origins. Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas, took a clock he made to school Sept. 14, and was subsequently suspended and arrested for having what policed had believed to be a hoax bomb,... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Many of you may have noticed the reserved parking spaces in our crowded parking lots. For $1,500 a year, employees are able to reserve a personal parking spot of their choice. This is a new policy the University has introduced this fall. At a time when parking is already a huge problem here at La Verne, I wonder if this policy is helping to solve that problem. University employees currently... 

AC is essential for residents’ safety

editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Brandt Hall and Stu-Han are notorious for being the only dorms on campus still without any air conditioning. This puts residents at risk for heat-related illnesses. The National Weather Service issued a severe heat warning for Southern California Sept. 8 to 11. A warning is issued if temperatures reach at least 105 degrees for more than a three hour period for two... 

United States must help Syrian refugees

Refugees are fleeing Syria’s brutal civil war by the millions, creating one of the world’s biggest refugee crises since World War II. The United States has pledged to help those who have been displaced, but it is not nearly enough. Since the start of the war in 2011, the United States has taken in only 1,500 refugees. Recently, President Barack Obama has committed to accepting 10,000 more over... 
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