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Time to break the handcuffs in Washington

Time to break the handcuffs in Washington
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Hey Washington, now is your time. No longer do you have to be handcuffed by the players on Wall Street and their big bonuses, high-risk lending and investing or deceptive packages sold to millions of people. Signs point to the recession bottoming out and thus no longer do you have to cater to this private sector in order to keep the economy from completely crashing. All... 

Arizona bill bashes civil rights

Arizona bill bashes civil rights
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas As a citizen of the United States, one gives up certain rights to gain protection. However, in Arizona citizens are about to give full reign to law enforcement. The Arizona House of Representatives approved a measure, 35-21, to give police officers the right to ask for immigration papers from anyone with “reasonable suspicion” of illegal status. Also, working... 

Lack of leadership is just lazy

Near the end of the Bush Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lost its former director and most likely figured the new president would take the responsibility to fill the position. However, we are nearly 16 months into Barack Obama’s presidency and he has yet to nominate a director to run the ATF, which has the responsibility to police weapons traffic. Instead of... 

No star for Energy Star program

When consumers purchases appliances with the Energy Star label, they often think they are saving the environment and some cash down the road. However, many do not realize the Energy Star program does not verify energy consumption data it receives from manufacturers. This leaves an open window for manufacturers to bluff their data in order to acquire the Energy Star label and sell more products. Consumer... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to commend the Campus Times for its excellent coverage of the lectures here on campus of Ring Festival La Verne, the University’s participation in the Los Angeles celebration of the arts centered around Los Angeles Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelungen.” You did a fine job in covering a significant series. David Werner Associate Professor... 

Cuts in education cut down the future

Cuts in education cut down the future
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief If there ever was a time to question the priorities of the United States it is now. Massive unemployment, political partisanship and ongoing debate as to why the financial system collapsed have riddled Washington. However a leading indicator of what our country has evolved into can be found in the allocation of how we spend money. It is a hard sell for anybody to claim... 

Make changes for us, not WASC

Make changes for us, not WASC
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Now that the WASC team has concluded its Capacity and Preparatory Review, the University of La Verne has crucial steps to take to ensure that it gets reaccredited in 2011, when WASC returns. The next visit will be the Educational Effectiveness Review and will determine whether or not La Verne deserves reaccreditation. We do not have any doubt that the University... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Though I was not able to attend Donna Bentley’s lecture last week, I am one of many faculty who find her skills in teaching and research to be top notch. Donna Bentley is an example of the best of La Verne. Her dedication, enthusiasm for what she does,and her willingness to help everyone are legend at La Verne. I am fortunate to call her my colleague and applaud the Campus Times for... 

Commentary: I have not stopped believing

Commentary: I have not stopped believing
Kristen Campbell, News Editor Singing, acting, playing piano and, of course, writing are basically my passions in life. Without any one of those, I know I may just go insane with boredom. I have always had two major dreams in life: one, to become a journalist at a newspaper or magazine and two, to pursue acting and singing. When I was in high school, I spent three years in journalism and theater, both... 

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Gun rights activists and the tea party movement took center stage last week to demonstrate how angry they are at the current administration. While both groups are, on the surface, unrelated to one another, they share something more than just being on the right of the political spectrum; they are outraged at the perceived role of government in our lives. First, gun rights... 
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