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Equal rights take a left in California

Equal rights take a left in California
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Could it be that California is nearing the acceptance of gay marriage? With polls showing a growing support for a repeal of Proposition 8, liberal ideals are expanding with support from our governor. On Oct. 11, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two measures supporting the gay community. The first created a statewide day of recognition for Harvey Milk, an openly... 

Warning: Contents in column may be hot!

Warning: Contents in column may be hot!
Kevin Garrity, Managing Editor You are groggy; walking zombie-like from the warmth of the bed to your kitchen and all you want is that hot cup of coffee to drink while you read your morning newspaper (yes some people still get their news from the trusty print variety.) Seems like a nice mental picture and not a bad way to start off your morning, but before you take that first sip of the steamy “... 

Danger lurks in the alley

It’s hard to image that a small campus like the University of La Verne would have any kind of real dangers lurking around. Many times big accidents come from places where we least expect it. With the current expansion of the campus, it is easy to see that that ULV is looking to expand its appeal and attract more students, but before we achieve any of these big dreams of the future, shouldn’t we... 

The plea of a shoe saleswoman

The plea of a shoe saleswoman
Julissa Cardenas, Web Editor Besides being a University of La Verne student and Web editor for the Campus Times, I am also a part time sales person. Not just any sales person – I sell shoes. Not a great profession I know, but for now it is a job. I was not offered work study, on what basis I do not know, so having this job helps me with the many responsibilities I have. Although it is a job, and... 

Paranoia begins affecting health

Paranoia begins affecting health
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief The paranoia going around this flu season may seem to be higher than most other flu seasons. But for me there has always been a fear of getting a cold or flu. I am constantly washing my hands to the point where my skin gets so dry it begins to crack. I carry hand sanitizers, antibacterial wipes and try avoid touching any surface, which most of the time is impossible.... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I’ve noticed that La Verne had a reception for the new Web site designers and the fact that the site is up (“Celebrating a new look,” Sept. 25 and “La Verne revamps Web site,” Oct. 9). Why would an institution that struggles financially throw such a party? In fact, why would you celebrate the fact that a company ULV hired just did its job (and not particularly well)? Do you throw... 
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Life's simple pleasures

Life's simple pleasures
Samantha Sincock, Editorial Director/Arts Editor Fall has arrived and finally we have reached the right temperature for October. Nothing is better than sitting outside in the crisp air sipping on a warm cup of coffee as the wind blows the leaves around. It is during this time of year that I long to live on the East Coast so I could see the leaves change colors, but then I remember their harsh winters... 

Video games are no substitute for real life

Video games are no substitute for real life
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor Although many parents and critics of video games claim that many of today’s video games are filled with violence and unrealistic virtual realms, they are not any worse than the alternative – creating games that simulate real life experiences and daily activities. I do not believe people realize the absurd video games that are available for consumer purchase. A person... 

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief A junk food tax has caused some uproar and disappointment. Many people who enjoy their high-sweetened sodas, potato chips and other preservative packed foods think it is unfair to impose such a tax, especially since we are taxed enough as it is. Local governments and medical institutions believe taxes should be imposed on people who buy junk food because of the medical... 

Shield journalists' rights to truth

As journalists we aspire to seek truth, expose the wrong and set those within government straight, in fact it is what we spend all of our lives doing. It seems so simple, just speak out and expose the wrong. But if only it were that easy. From time to time, journalists will find information, some fact which targets an individual, a fact which they think the public has every right to hear. With some... 
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