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Take heed of earthquake cautions

Take heed of earthquake cautions
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Earthquakes have been shaking the Western Hemisphere quite frequently in the past few months. From Haiti to Chile and most recently Mexico, uneasiness about the tectonic plates shifting raises the ever present question of preparedness for when a quake’s epicenter is near your home. Although building codes are strictly enforced by the government in the United... 

First steps may not leave big prints

First steps may not leave big prints
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Is it time to breathe yet? Is the health care debate finally over after months of political posturing? Answers seem to point in the direction of yes after President Obama signed the law a few weeks ago, but after the entire process, it still seems like an initial step to improve the American health care system; a first step in the direction of universal health care, something... 

Punish pedophile priests

CNN reported this week that a former Catholic Bishop in Norway recently confessed to sexually abusing an altar boy 20 years ago. The fact that he could not keep his secret after 20 years is a reminder of how serious a crime sexual abuse is and how it should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately leaders of the Catholic Church do not understand this. John Jay College of Criminal Justice reported that more... 

Commentary: Getting ‘lost’ in the hype?

Commentary: Getting ‘lost’ in the hype?
Michael Escañuelas, Arts Editor Our generation has been both blessed and cursed with major events that have taken place during our lifetime. We were alive to witness an American tragedy, an eight year war, the first African American President, the rise and fall and rise again of health care reform and of course one of the greatest television shows to ever appear. I’m not speaking of “Two and Half... 

Making college loans affordable

Although most political talk in recent weeks has centered around the health care debate, Obama’s other piece of legislation may also have some helpful results, especially for college students. The new bill will eliminate middlemen in the student loan system, putting the responsibility of providing low interest loans on the government. The positives of this shift include an increase in Pell grants,... 

Cannabis could grow funds for state

Cannabis could grow funds for state
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Legalizing marijuana. Some say it’s a bad idea, Many say it’s a great idea. But now that the issue has been transformed into an official proposal to be placed on California ballot in November, people on both sides are likely to make their voices heard loud and clear in the months ahead until the big day. After receiving more than 693,000 valid signatures,... 

Commentary: Haiti still needs attention

Commentary: Haiti still needs attention
Kristen Campbell, News Editor I know what you are all thinking, “The United States is already in Haiti helping the citizens after the earthquake. Why are you writing this article?” After attending the screening of “Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy,” I was writing my article to report on the event and I found myself wanting to put my own opinions into the article, which... 

Putting principle before profit

Nearly two weeks ago, Google Inc. successfully shut down its search engine in China after declaring in January it would not comply with Chinese censorship. China recently tightened its grip on the world of online information by forcing Google, the leader in providing information, to choose between giving in to Chinese censorship and leaving the world’s largest group of Internet users to the rivals. Google... 

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief The Web site minonline.com, a marketing publication that rates successes and failures throughout the media, released their results on which magazine covers were the best and worst sellers in 2009. A year that saw continuing economic disaster, the ongoing battle of fighting two wars and relentless debate on trying to reform a major sector of our social lives, health care,... 

Dorm life needs some attention

The University of La Verne is a private school, and by default charges an arm and a leg, and another arm at that, for tuition, room and board. This is understandable, for the most part. ULV provides intimate class sizes and great accessibility to teachers and faculty. This accounts for the high academic tuition, but not the room and board. Living at ULV costs more than $3,000 a semester, with food.... 
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