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Region honors San Bernardino shooting victims

Region honors San Bernardino shooting victims
Alexandra De Leon Staff Writer Lauren Harchut Staff Writer Multiple candlelight vigils were held across Southern California Monday, giving citizens the opportunity to pay tribute to the lives lost at the Inland Regional Center during a terror attack Dec. 2. Families and friends attended the vigils lighting up the night by candle light as they sat in silence listening to speeches, songs and memories... 

Strautmanis shares success ideas

Strautmanis shares success ideas
Michael Strautmanis, vice president of strategic programs for corporate citizenship at the Walt Disney Co., speaks Monday in La Fetra Lecture Hall as the keynote speaker for this year’s Career Week, sponsored by career services. Strautmanis shared various ideas he attributes to his success, one of which was to strive to work for others and something bigger than yourself. / photo by Noel Cabrera Christopher... 

United States must help Syrian refugees

Refugees are fleeing Syria’s brutal civil war by the millions, creating one of the world’s biggest refugee crises since World War II. The United States has pledged to help those who have been displaced, but it is not nearly enough. Since the start of the war in 2011, the United States has taken in only 1,500 refugees. Recently, President Barack Obama has committed to accepting 10,000 more over... 

Chavez helps undocumented students find financial aid

Chavez helps undocumented students find financial aid
Senior communications major Diego Chavez presents information on how to improve financial assistance for undocumented students who do not quality for government financial aid April 28 in the West Dining Room. Chavez also talked about ways to create alliances between faculty and students. As part of his senior project, Chavez has compiled a list of scholarship resources and has created a website for... 

ULV journalists win major regional awards

Emily Lau Metro Editor Eight University of La Verne communications students and recent alumnae were recognized as winners and finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards Saturday at the Region 11 spring conference in San Francisco. Senior journalism major Helen Arase’s photographs “Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument” and... 

Commentary: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’

<i>Commentary</i>: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’
Karla Rendon, Editorial Director My uncle was a whiny 8-year-old and my mother was a nervous 10-year-old when they crossed the border from Mexico to the United States alone, without any other family, in hopes of a better life. With the help of fake birth certificates and “coyotes,” or human smugglers, they were able to safely pass border patrol as they waited in a crowded house for several days... 

Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument

Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
President Barack Obama announces the designation a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument Friday at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. The designation of the San Gabriel National Monument is part of Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative and the first step in preserving, resorting and permanently protecting the only large-scale space available for Los Angeles... 

White House fights sexual assault

Last week the White House released a video titled “1 is 2 Many,” an anti-rape public service announcement plainly explaining what rape really is and how men need to stop it. The video features President Barrack Obama and Vice President Biden, along with actors Daniel Craig, Benicio del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell. “If she doesn’t consent, or if she can’t consent, it’s... 

Teams should stop racist names

With our world becoming increasingly progressive, the sports realm is starting to finally get a dose of political correctness, and rightfully so. Recently, the Washington Redskins, D.C.’s NFL team, for those not athletically knowledgeable, has come under a lot of controversy for their admittedly racist name. Although the name has been criticized for a long time, President Obama’s recent remarks... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you for stating your opinion on the gun control issue (“Background checks are needed,” May 3), however I am shocked on your stance of the Second Amendment and would like to provide a different opinion. First of all, the background check bill failed because of the same reason many others fail: it was full of high controversial gun control issues. When Obama states that 90 percent... 
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