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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Kristine Delgadillo wrote a very nice article about the Hillcrest Good Samaritan Dinner on March 7, a wonderful yearly fundraiser. However, the dinner did not “save Hillcrest” (“Musical fundraiser saves Hillcrest,” March 14). Hillcrest is a remarkable retirement community and one I’m extremely proud to be associated with as a committee member and volunteer. The Good Samaritan... 

Anti-vaxxers pose health risk

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 189 cases of measles in 2013. This year so far, there were at least 53 reported cases in 10 states. But in 2000, the disease had been almost completely eliminated. In addition, mumps had until recently faced a significant decrease, 98 percent, since the introduction of its vaccine in the 1960s. However very recently, there are... 

Racist law cannot be covered up

Unarmed, black teen wearing a hoodie gets shot down for walking through a neighborhood. Unarmed, black man gets shot down for playing his music too loud in his car. Only in Florida could paranoid white men get away with these cowardly crimes and all they have to do is stand behind Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. After a 200 case review done by the Tampa Bay Times, they found an “uneven application.... 

Social media vital for protests

Social media plays a huge role in society today, connecting people with common interests, ideals and the simple desire to share a laugh. However social media has also proven to be a powerful tool that can be used for more important purposes than posting pictures of your daily Starbucks ­– however fun that might be. From 2010 to 2011, the world was able to observe the Arab Spring up close and personal... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, While editorials such as that presented in last week’s Campus Times (“Parking Should Trump Park,” March 7) are opinions, as professional journalists I would have hoped you would have examined some of the facts before launching into your commentary on Leo Park. As a faculty member in the kinesiology department, faculty adviser to ASULV, and faculty member of the Parking Committee,... 

Commentary: Net neutrality may be a thing of the past

<i>Commentary</i>: Net neutrality may be a thing of the past
Des Delgadillo, Copy Chief Netflix and Comcast agreed to a deal last month that will see Netflix pay the U.S. Internet service provider an undisclosed amount in exchange for faster access to customers. For the average user, the deal means “Orange is the New Black” will load quicker, but at a dangerous precedent for how internet and content providers do business in the future. Although the recent... 

Change dumbs down SAT standards

Change dumbs down SAT standards
The College Board announced that starting in 2016, SAT test-takers will no longer be required to write an essay. With that, the now three section, 2400 point maximum test will be condensed to two sections with a 1600 as the possible maximum score. The optional essay will be graded on a separate scale that is still under consideration. Also, the reading and the math portions of the SAT will be revised.... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am absolutely disgusted with the latest GOP vote to restrict benefits to veterans. This is another part of an ongoing attack on veterans by people who claim the “patriotic” high ground and who profess to be concerned for human rights and dignity. It is beyond comprehension that people can vote to send soldiers to war (none of their own family, of course), and then vote to limit benefits... 

FCC regulations threaten liberty

The Federal Communications Commission closed a study on how newsrooms operate after journalists and lawmakers protested saying the FCC was violating First Amendment rights. This was a failed trial run for the Multi Market Study of Critical Information Needs, or CIN, which the FCC planned to conduct every three years for Congress. The study included a survey that asked newsrooms how stories are selected... 

Sallie Mae deserves scrutiny

Defaulting on student loan payments and falling into debt after graduating college is a fear that many students have in common. With the practices of Sallie Mae, a large federal student loan company, working against them, this fear may become more of a reality for some. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) is boldly taking a stand against the student loan giant after stating that she fears that Sallie... 
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