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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... 

More options mean less mischief

More options mean less mischief
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Although the University of La Verne provides an intimate atmosphere and great relationships between students and faculty, student life on campus leaves something to be desired. During the weekend there are limited number of on-campus activities. The Campus Center has pool tables, video game access, and the ability to house movie nights and other events, but... 

Drill out energy alternatives

The issues of the safety of American lives and the environment have been in the headlines a lot recently. In the wake of only a couple months following the coal mine accident in West Virginia, the Gulf of Mexico has fallen victim to a large oil spill. While the spill is still under investigation, the issues of replacing oil wells with new technology has over flown the arguments regarding the blame... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, One of the values of the University of La Verne is community and diversity. Living that mission was very much in evidence today when coach Richard Reed and Pui Lok Choi teamed up to bring members of the athletic teams (basketball, football, soccer and perhaps more) to support Autism Month at the Pomona Valley Workshop. They gave up their Saturday to shoot hoops with people suffering from... 

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... 
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