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Recruitment rules are ridiculous

It is that time of year on campus – that time when men and women are wearing those lovely sweaters and jackets with the sown on letters representing their sorority or fraternity. The sorority and frat talk is even more predominate, with posters and giant letters around campus, trying to draw others in to join. Their goal is simple­ – to get others involved and into their own group so you can never... 

Obsession with breasts takes odd turn

Obsession with breasts takes odd turn
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff We live in a world where giant photos of lingerie clad women adorn storefront windows, where Sports Illustrated swimsuit models don’t even wear swimsuits for the easily accessible annual edition. Porn magazines are not exactly hidden from wandering eyes. But god forbid a mother breastfeed her child in public. Put those boobs away ma’am, unless they are being... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Please allow me to address five audiences on the topic of unionizing adjuncts: Career Adjuncts (like myself): I have a Ph.D., am a good teacher, and contribute significantly to ULV. But as an adjunct without a union, I am forced to teach at four schools, drive hundreds of miles each week, have inadequate health insurance, face the possibility of unemployment at any time, and accept that... 

Troubled stars need compassion

With such high profile deaths, people are often left wondering why talented people with glowing careers fall victim to drug addiction. Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death on Feb. 2. reminded the public about the realities of drug addiction, even for the most successful and acclaimed public figures. River Phoenix, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse and, most recently, Cory Monteith,... 

Registration equality for all

The semester is coming to an end and along with it comes the beginning of the chaotic class registration process. This semester upper classmen and lower classmen alike are feeling the pains of the overcrowded, over populated, small-classroom-space campus. But not everyone is feeling the pain. Honors students, Associated Students of University of La Verne and Campus Activities Board all got to wake... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I received a number of letters from the University about the potential of unionizing adjunct faculty. I am very strongly opposed to this effort. Many years ago I was forced to join the Teamsters Union in order to secure employment. It was a minimum wage, part-time job. During those two years I experienced no benefit whatsoever from membership in the union. The union took my money and delivered... 

Proposed ban affects L.A.’s hungriest

Proposed ban affects L.A.’s hungriest
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff ‘Tis the season to be jolly unless you’re a homeless person living in Los Angeles, as two City Council members have proposed a ban on feeding homeless people in public spaces. If enacted, the law would join a list of more than 30 other cities in the United States, including Philadelphia and Orlando, Fla. The proposal comes after resident complaints argued... 

Commentary: Trolls being taken seriously is seriously dangerous

<i>Commentary</i>: Trolls being taken seriously is seriously dangerous
Kellie Galentine, Staff Writer Most of the time I have faith in humanity, but then I stumble upon websites like returnofkings.com. Return of Kings is a site dedicated to renewing masculinity as defined by the pseudonym contributors, all who “believe men should be masculine and women should be feminine.” The site glorifies sexual assault and domestic violence as central to the “masculine” mindsets,... 

Support women: Give us tampons

With the student population in La Verne growing, so is the need for basic necessities. We are given free shirts on a weekly basis but things we really truly need are held back, like tampons. The University should be in tune with the needs of all of their students and with women students making up well over half the total student population, such feminine products in restrooms should be a no-brainer,... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Regarding merit pay for faculty, I’d like us to slow down and to think carefully about the following points. First, I am not aware of compelling empirical data supporting the assumption that merit increases will serve as an incentive for faculty to be more productive. Second, assuming that a percentage increase in base salary is an incentive, will an increase of any size, 2-4 percent... 
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