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Sterling controversy is distraction

Everyone has been focused in on the comments made by the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling from an audio recording obtained by TMZ between Sterling and his girlfriend V. Stiviano. In the recording Sterling made racist comments about photos of Stiviano on Instagram with Magic Johnson and Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Sterling received an appropriate punishment handed down from NBA commissioner... 

Misogyny headlines La Vernapalooza

If the lyrics: “Beating and stabbing it / Speaking of stabbing it where ya bitch she just text me,” don’t tickle your fancy. Then maybe: “She wants to touch me / She wants to love me / She’ll never leave me / Don’t trust a ho / Never trust a ho” or “See the switch when she walk / Give the bitch an applause / My bitch, call her my bitch if I want” will fulfill your need for... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Tokowitz Sterling has had a remarkable amount of media coverage lately, but for all the wrong reasons. On April 25, TMZ Sports, a subsidiary of our favorite celebrity gossip website TMZ (not so much this writer, but you get the idea) released what was reportedly a racist comment made by Sterling earlier this month. Sources say that Sterling had essentially... 

Stop promoting rape apologists

The Army promoted Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr. as director of program analysis and evaluation for an Army deputy chief of staff while he had been previously suspended and rebuked for mishandling sexual assault accusations against a colonel. The Washington Post broke the story last week after the Army released Harrison’s investigative report six months after The Post requested it. According to... 

Asylum seekers face harassment

The UK Home Office has been accused of interrogating LGBT asylum seekers to prove their sexuality with humiliating questions regarding their sex lives in order to gain entrance to the UK. Despite the Home Office Committee being advised to determine an individual’s sexual orientation as sensitively as possible and are forbidden to ask intrusive or inappropriate questions, the committee continued... 

Stop letting athlete rapists get off easy

Stop letting athlete rapists get off easy
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff On Dec. 7, 2012, a 20-year-old Florida State University student claimed she was raped by Jameis Winston, the school’s football star. When she told the police and school administration, they did nothing. Winston is one of the poster boys for NCAA Division I football. He won the most prestigious collegiate football award, the Heisman Trophy, this year and led his... 

ASULV is finally speaking up

The Associated Students of the University of La Verne took a huge step in promoting the voice of the student body by releasing a resolution stating that the governing body did not agree with the 4.9 percent tuition increase that the University’s Board of Trustees has voted on for the next school year. ASULV proposed a number of possible solutions in the resolution to the problem of student’s... 

Cal Grants cuts will hurt La Verne

Cal Grants cuts will hurt La Verne
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff State budget cuts in recent years have caused California public colleges to deny admission to hundreds of thousands of students. In 2014 students at California’s private colleges and Universities stand to suffer in the face of devastating budget cuts, this time to Cal Grants. Since 1955 the Cal Grant program has provided students who attend private colleges... 

Paycheck Fairness Act necessary

Last week Republicans failed to push forward the Paycheck Fairness Act for the third time, possibly extending the gender pay gap and further hurting women in the workforce. The Paycheck Fairness Act, approved by the House of Representatives in 2009 and supported by the Obama administration, aims to close the pay gap by many measures, including encouraging employers to comply when workers have grievances... 

Commentary: NBA gives new meaning to the student athlete

<i>Commentary</i>: NBA gives new meaning to the student athlete
Julian Mininsohn, Sports Editor Now that the college basketball season has ended it is time for decisions. The top college basketball prospects around the nation decide if they want to take their talents to the NBA. Many have already declared and many more will. This year’s draft will be full of freshmen, including Kansas guard Andrew Wiggens and center Joel Embiid, as well as Duke forward Jabari... 
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