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Only you can help save the planet

Only you can help save the planet
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas The phrase going green may be going out of style these days but the meaning behind it is still a hot, important topic. Instead of going green, let’s go efficient, because we are capable of preserving our home planet Earth. Earth Day is next week and everyone needs to do his or her part to make the Earth a more sustainable planet for current and future... 

Watch where you put your butts

Many smokers call it an attack on their ever-dwindling freedoms, but if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signs Senate Bill 4, public health and the environment will be much better off. The bill would ban smoking at state beaches and parks throughout California – an unprecedented feat for pushers of a smoke-free environment. Violators would have to pay a $100 citation if caught. While we typically frown... 

Commentary:Opera is no longer intimidating

Commentary:Opera is no longer intimidating
Kristen Campbell, News Editor Five and a half hours of opera in pure German is not how I usually spend my Wednesday afternoons, but I made an exception on March 31. Being on the Campus Times staff, I hear about everything that is happening on campus, including “The Ring” lecture series. When I found out “The Ring” is a series about four extremely long operas, I was completely turned off to... 

Bookstore voices say no to the Kindle

Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Last weekend I found myself browsing the book shelves of Barnes & Noble, something I do fairly routinely. I wasn’t sure what kind of book I wanted to get, or if I was even going to purchase one that day because there are three other books on my shelf that I haven’t had a chance to dive into yet. And it wasn’t until I walked from section to section, grabbing,... 

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating
Carly Hill, News Editor Now I am not the most fit of individuals. I like to refer to myself as big boned, or voluptuous. But when I am feeling bloated, I want to eat healthy. And on a college budget, and the only food option being the school-dining program, I feel that the University of La Verne is trying to keep me overweight. During the week is OK, with salad bar available at every meal, but... 

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,... 
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