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Christmas trumps all holidays

Christmas trumps all holidays

Visit any department store and you will be welcomed by white glowing lights, glittery red and green streamers, elegantly dressed up trees, classical festive music and signs that remind you that Christmas is on Dec. 25, lest we all forget and Christmas goes uncelebrated this year.

Acknowledge the peaceful majority

The recent Fort Hood shooting raises the question we as a country face every time an attack, of any magnitude, takes place domestically, what was the motive of the attacker?

Let's paws and think about cats

Let's paws and think about cats

There is an ethical point to be considered – the morality of inflicting pain on cats. We know the practice of onychectomy – declawing cats – is cruel.

Unit increase marks improvement

Unit increase marks improvement

The Faculty Assembly’s recent decision to allow undergraduate students to take a maximum of 18 units effective this spring semester is a great advancement for the University of La Verne.

Being healthy has its benefits

Since the public option seems more and more likely to be included in a healthcare reform bill, an important part that might be overshadoweded is preventative health.

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Don't believe what you hear about H1N1

Don't believe what you hear about H1N1

I was shocked to hear that Consumer Reports found two out of three parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children against the H1N1 virus.

Doing what you love

Doing what you love

Many people ask me why I choose to be in journalism when newspapers are dying and people are not interested in reading the news anymore.

Offseason comes up gold for top NBA teams

Offseason comes up gold for top NBA teams

We are a week and a half into the 2009-2010 NBA season and a few things seem certain, the Celtics look dominant, Pau Gasol is vital to the Lakers and the top echelon teams got a lot better during the off season.

Diversity leading to destruction

Diversity leading to destruction

Last Friday, President Obama lifted a 22-year-old ban that barred persons with the HIV/AIDS virus from traveling to the United States. Since 1981, more than 25 million people have died of HIV/AIDS.

Franken amendment is a no-brainer

The amendment to the FY2010 Defense Appropriations Bill proposed by newly elected Minnesota Sen. Al Franken essentially ensures people employed by defense contractors with the Department of Defense can sue corporations without being forced into private, internal arbitration.

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