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CA rape bill to shake status quo

Sexual assault is a horrifying and heinous act that happens far too often. On college campuses it’s epidemic, with one in five predominantly female students becoming victims, according to the Justice Department. Last month the California State Senate said “enough” by unanimously approving a bill to require California’s colleges and universities to establish an “affirmative consent” standard... 

Wage increase gets low mark

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer In an informal survey of 15 students at the University of La Verne, 14 said they were not happy to hear that a new law to increase the state’s minimum wage would soon be in effect. Phase one of Assembly Bill 10, raising California’s minimum wage to $9 an hour, takes effect July 1. Phase two will take the state minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016. “I would like to... 

Cal Grant cuts are pending

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The state legislature has not yet cut funding from the Cal Grants program, but with the legislature looking to trim public schools, California State Universities and other institutions in the state, it is certainly in danger. “We’re hoping that, as far as the governor is concerned, that education is a priority,” Director of Financial Aid Leatha Webster said. Last year... 

Students support hike in texting fines

Michael Phillips Copy Editor Though many believe that young adults do not truly understand the dangers of driving while texting, La Verne students understand the dangers and accept the laws and fines placed on the activity. “I feel that it is appropriate because many people text while driving and cheaper fines are not stopping people from doing it,” said freshman accounting major Umair Amjad. Conducting... 

State education budget cuts may not hurt La Verne

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer A recent budget proposal by California Gov. Jerry Brown includes a drastic $12 billion state spending cut. While virtually all state programs would be affected, things could be much worse for higher education. “From the University of La Verne’s standpoint, Gov. Brown is looking to leave the Cal Grants intact,” University President Steve Morgan said. “That piece... 

A wish list for our new governor

The governor’s race is finally over and Jerry Brown is now our governor elect. But as the dust settles, the truth of the state of California remains.We are in a deep recession, with more than 12 percent unemployment and serious state budget deficits that have caused cuts in just about every social service. Which is why we are offering Brown our short wish-list to help him order his priorities: First,... 

Cuts in education cut down the future

Cuts in education cut down the future
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief If there ever was a time to question the priorities of the United States it is now. Massive unemployment, political partisanship and ongoing debate as to why the financial system collapsed have riddled Washington. However a leading indicator of what our country has evolved into can be found in the allocation of how we spend money. It is a hard sell for anybody to claim... 

Wanted: One good candidate

Wanted: One good candidate
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief California must be in really bad shape. Every day I read something that highlights that point, but the Golden State’s deep problems might be indicative of the group of politicians running for governor this year. And if you don’t know the cast of characters then you haven’t been watching much TV, because Meg Whitman’s ads are on almost more than “Friends” reruns.... 

Don't cut back on Cal Grants

When attending college there are two major headaches that plague the enjoyable experience – passing classes and paying for them. For more than half a century Cal Grants have successfully funded students through college within our state, making it one of the best programs that aid students in pursuing higher education. With tough times hurting many Americans, there is no better time for this program... 

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... 
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