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Commentary: A reflection on lessons learned

<i>Commentary</i>: A reflection on lessons learned
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief 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. Little did I know these days would become the most enlightening part of my summer. I arrived at Sacred Heart Girls’ Camp in Big Bear on July 23 to the smiling faces of college women who would soon become my... 

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. A private university such as the University of La Verne provides larger financial aid packages and more class... 

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. Unfortunately, Newsweek is another publication suffering from that negative domino effect. Newsweek has seen dramatic losses for the... 

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief 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 personal sacrifice is sometimes necessary to help a neighbor... 

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 people look for affordable and good quality products. In my country, India,... 

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. This bill allows Arizona to take yet another step toward ethnic bigotry by taking away students’ rights to learn about their own cultural and linguistic heritage. Every student has the right to learn about his or her heritage and should not... 

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. One of the main concerns is whether the University will be able to comfortably... 

Tuition increase doesn’t add up

Tuition increase doesn’t add up
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas 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. Granted, if they also knew that the Cal State system would be devastated by financial woes, La Verne would probably have still been their best choice. Regardless, the fact... 

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. Although a bipartisan effort by both Democrat Christopher Dodd and Republican Richard Shelby has been going on for months now, it still seems there is disconnect between... 

Use interns, don’t abuse them

There is no question that internships are a great way to get your foot in the door of an admired company or gain experience in your desired field. College students, especially soon-to-be graduating seniors, are always looking for the perfect internship. Searching and applying for an internship can be laborious and difficult, but once a student lands an internship, they hope to learn as much as they... 
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