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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... 

Don’t hide during shifts, LAPD

Many officers of the Los Angeles Police Department face punishment after tampering with the voice-recording equipment on their vehicles used to monitor what officers say while on duty. According to the Los Angeles Times, dozens of vehicles in the South Los Angeles patrol division were tampered with, most commonly by removing the antennas that transmitted audio recorded in the field. So obviously, the... 

Military hair law is racially biased

Last week the Army published an update to Army Regulation 670-1, rules regulating how women can wear their hair when they are in uniform. While the rule change might simply been seen as a way for women soldiers to look even more professional, it clearly targets a specific group of women – non-white women. Unauthorized hairstyles include twists and dreadlocks, both styles that are often worn by non-white... 

Take dining comments seriously

In the Davenport dining hall during lunch and dinner time you will hear it. The occasionally unhappy student will moan and groan about how the food of Café Bon Appétit does not satisfy his or her hunger or taste buds. “Oh…this is gross, I can’t eat this,” one student said. Other students just bash the food while it sits on their plates untouched. “The chicken is so dry, it is like sandpaper... 

Possible Walmart reveals city’s worst

Possible Walmart reveals city’s worst
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Recent discussions of a possible Walmart Neighbor­hood Market opening in La Verne brought up controversial topics focusing on the type of customers the store would attract. Some in attendance spoke out against the “Pomona-type,” saying La Verne is a classy town that should not have a market that will attract their “lower class” neighboring residents. It... 

Religion can’t cut birth control

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide birth control as part of worker health plans has reached the Supreme Court, marking the second time the High Court has scrutinized the new health care law. Hobby Lobby, a for-profit craft and home decor store, has been fighting for corporations to have the same religious rights as individuals or churches in what has led to the... 

ASULV elections must be stalled

ASULV elections must be stalled
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff ASULV just this week announced the nominees for student body president, executive vice president and senators. The election period goes from Monday to Wednesday next week, which means students have only a week to know the candidates and their platforms, such as they are. A meet-and-greet yesterday was the only somewhat formal opportunity students had to hear about... 
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