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Background checks are needed

It appears that the future of gun control and gun violence in the United States is bound to remain the same for the time being. Despite having overwhelming support from the public, a bill proposing background checks for gun ownership failed to pass in the Senate. The background check bill, created by Senators Democrat Joe Manchin III from Virginia and Republican Patrick Toomey from Pennsylvania, was... 

Keystone pipe will cause XL issues

Keystone pipe will cause XL issues
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff After the damage from the Pegasus pipeline spill in Arkansas last month, it is surprising to hear the government is already considering another pipeline construction proposal for an Keystone XL pipeline to be constructed through the mid-west. The Keystone pipeline would require a budget of approximately $7 billion and would span 1,179 miles. The Keystone pipeline... 

Integration, just 60 years late

Integration, just 60 years late
Editorial Cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff History has been made in Wilcox County High School. It was challenge but this landmark has been accomplished, thanks to Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace and Keela Bloodworth—they are all seniors. On April 27, Wilcox County High School will host its first integrated prom. It only took them 59 years to reach modern acceptance. These four students... 

Seceding: The action of sore losers

Seceding: The action of sore losers
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff President Obama has not even been sworn in for a second term and already the people of the United States are throwing a temper tantrum. While most people take to the internet to bash and complain, a couple of our fellow “Americans” have taken to the site petitions.whitehouse.gov in an attempt to say “I quit” and secede from the United States. When the website... 

Students seek change in Obama’s second term

Robert Penalber News Editor Upon President Barack Obama’s re-election on Nov. 6, several students at the University of La Verne have shared their approval of the results and have begun to focus on what they hope the next four years will bring for the country. Twelve students participated in the informal survey that asked what issues they hope the president would concentrate on as well as which candidate... 

Commentary: Real change starts with cooperation

<i>Commentary</i>: Real change starts with cooperation
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director The horror: It has been three days since Barack Obama won the election and people are suffering from this event. Houses set on fire, possessions being taken by an authoritative government, to name a few of the many immoral acts that have occurred just before Obama addressed the nation stating how honored he is to hold his position for four more years. Romney and his... 

Targeted killings miss the mark

In the past four years, 326 reported U.S. drone strikes have occurred within Pakistan with an estimated 1,707 to 3,025 deaths – more than 400 of them reported to be civilian bystanders. All of this within a country that the United States is not at war with. Under President Barack Obama’s administration, the use of unmanned, combat air vehicles, or drones, armed with missiles and surveillance... 

Let’s keep race out of election politics

Let's keep race out of election politics
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Former governor of New Hampshire and top Romney surrogate John Sununu paid a visit to CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” last week. During the interview with Morgan, Sununu suggested that former secretary of state Colin Powell is supporting President Barack Obama because they are of the same race. Looking at the two candidates in the 2012 election, Barack Obama... 

Put issues above appearance

As the presidential election is almost upon us, the people of the United States have been subjected to the petty slap attacks between our two major candidates over the course of the debates. Audiences have watched as the candidates have bounced insults and ideas off each other and reacted on-the-spot to criticism. But the question has to be asked: What about the reactions of the undecided voters who... 
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