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Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief I turn into a giddy child whenever I get the chance to visit downtown Los Angeles. Even being sick as a dog I was buzzing with excitement, but my last visit was a completely different experience. On Nov. 23 I ventured into the city with a few friends. As I walked down Spring Street we noticed the now infamous Occupy L.A. camp on the south side of City Hall and decided... 

Commentary: La Verne students must be proactive

<i>Commentary</i>: La Verne students must be proactive
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with President Devorah Lieberman, Vice Provost Homa Shabahang and ASULV President Nick Sloot to discuss the 6.5 percent tuition increase. During our meeting President Lieberman said something that struck a chord with me and our news editor, Lauren Creiman, and I sat on the sofa in her office in Founders Hall. “I wish we could... 

Commentary: Cutting loan program would hurt, not help

<i>Commentary</i>: Cutting loan program would hurt, not help
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul promised that he would cut the federal budget by $1 trillion if he is elected president. He has promised to cut his own salary to approximately $40,000, a commendable effort on his part that sends a serious message about cutting back on government spending. Paul’s libertarian roots and strict adhesion to the Constitution... 

Commentary: Music industry is hitting a sour note

<i>Commentary</i>: Music industry is hitting a sour note
Branden del Rio, News Editor Anybody who knows me personally knows that I take my music very seriously. I keep my collection of almost 2,600 songs on my iPod, which is constantly in my pocket or sitting right in front of me. I also take pride in knowing that of those 2,600 songs I have acquired about 95 percent of them by legal means. I have either bought them on iTunes, bought tangible CDs as soon... 

Commentary: Smokers have rights too

<i>Commentary</i>: Smokers have rights too
Branden del Rio, News Editor Not too long ago the University of La Verne adopted a policy which would further restrict where smokers could smoke. The policy, which will be enforced on Jan. 1, will restrict smokers to lighting up in parking lots. As long as smokers are acting within the law they should not face poor treatment. Under California Law AB 846 smoking is prohibited 20 feet away from the entrance... 

Commentary: Gays have the civil right to marry

<i>Commentary</i>: Gays have the civil right to marry
Branden del Rio, News Editor Although there was nothing close to it on the Nov. 2 ballot, gay marriage is still an issue that must be dealt with. And by that I mean it should be legalized. The fact of the matter is there is no real argument against legalizing gay marriage. First, there is no point in “protecting marriage.” That is not to be taken negatively, but the truth is that the institution... 
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