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Give us a break

It seems like no big deal to add on a week for the semester in fall – and spring, which is what the administration has done effective this September. But it is a big deal to us. Students have lost two weeks in summer to potentially earn that much more toward tuition. And hard-working faculty have lost precious research, vacation and family time. OK we accept that for whatever reason, the University... 

Bringing the holidays to the poor

Bringing the holidays to the poor
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief I cannot believe how fast the holidays are approaching. It feels like we just rang in the New Year. With our busy schedules and hectic life, it seems like everything is passing us by so much and without any room to take it all in. As we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we must stop and think what is really important and meaningful to us, including appreciating... 

Let's all do our part to fight hunger

The United States received some pretty sobering news Monday: There are more hungry people in this country now then at any other time since the government has tracked the statistic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report indicates that nearly 50 million people had difficulty getting enough food to eat in the last year. More devastating still, the total number includes almost one in four children... 

Commentary: Xbox 360 mod ban taking a toll on gamers

Commentary: Xbox 360 mod ban taking a toll on gamers
Michael Escañuelas, Editorial Cartoonist The season of giving is upon us. Of course, that would imply that many video game-related gifts will be the highlight of most college students’ holiday. But not all gifts are full of jolly cheer this holiday season. Over the past month, Microsoft has been giving the gift unforgivable punishment by banning over 1 million Xbox live members from using the service.... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, After reading the Nov. 6 edition of the Campus Times, a few members of our student body became extremely concerned about a certain opinion piece entitled, “Diversity leading to destruction.” First of all, I would respectfully like to question the use of this title in a University that means to promote diversity among its student population. At first glance it would seem that the author... 

Commentary: 'Modern Warfare 2' leads to missing student

Commentary: 'Modern Warfare 2' leads to missing student
Michael Escañuelas, Editorial Cartoonist Close those curtains, tell your family you are dead, and let your girlfriend know that it is over, it is that time of the year again. Yes, my friends “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2″ has finally been released, and I am happy to say that it delivers on its social life reducing promise of being one of the most addictive games of the year. For about... 

Legalize 'natural' resources

Legalize 'natural' resources
Michael Escañuelas, Editorial Cartoonist When I was in fifth grade, my elementary school spent a good two weeks participating in the D.A.R.E. program. From what I can remember, this program consisted of a cop or something coming into our classroom and conducting exercises that could help us fight against drugs and stay clean. Of course this completely makes sense, because being the impressionable... 

The law applies to everyone

The law applies to everyone
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief When Maria Shriver made headlines a few weeks ago regarding pictures taken of her on her cell phone while driving, it made me upset. She was caught three times on her cell phone while driving. It made me especially upset because there are so many aggressive police officers ticketing regular citizens for driving and talking on their cell phones, when the First Lady... 

Christmas trumps all holidays

Christmas trumps all holidays
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor 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. Although Thanksgiving is still over one week away, the Christmas season has already arrived... 

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? Instant analysis spews out of every cable news network about the alleged shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, and almost always his religious beliefs were and still are inextricably linked to his motives. Some commentators spoke out about... 
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