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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... 

Don't be fooled by fast food

It seems like fat America is becoming increasingly aware of the unhealthy effect junk food has on society. Michelle Obama has taken on Childhood obesity, Jamie Oliver just launched his “Food Revolution” show on ABC and KFC just eliminated bread from one its sandwiches. But there lies a problem in certain attempts at making the world a healthier place: deception. The fast food chains that surround... 

Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem

Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem
Natalie Veissalov, LV Life Editor Yet again, I was given an eye-opening assignment for my advanced news reporting class. This time though it rattled my nerves a bit. Our professor by night and a Los Angeles Time reporter by day, Ari Bloomekatz, told us to schedule a ride along with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. He told us to choose a city we were not familiar with. At first I was excited.... 
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