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Biggest U.S. problem is at home

The phrase “everything’s bigger in Texas” refers to Texas’ love for things to be bigger, but if that phrase were to pertain to the world the phrase would be “everything’s bigger in America.” The food, the cars, the people and most importantly the income gap between the rich and the poor. Everything is bigger. Americans are losing their jobs, their homes and their money, but how is it... 

Bachelor’s degrees are not enough

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor La Verne will be saying good-bye to the graduating Leopards in a little over a week. These seniors have dedicated four years to gaining knowledge and the needed skills to compete in the job world they will shortly be entering. Erik Bressler, a junior criminology major who plans to graduate in a year and then head to law school. He said that for most people it does not really... 

Tough times impact holiday routines

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The holiday season rings in tradition, food and presents, all of which cost money. With the condition of the economy and scarcity of jobs, many students are finding they need to scale back on the holiday hoopla. In an informal survey, 11 out of 15 University of La Verne students said their holiday traditions have changed due to financial woes. “I used to be able to... 

Job market is tight

Jesse Evans Jennahway Huerta Staff Writers As the year comes to a close many students are looking for a job to either start their post college career or to earn an income during the summer, but the current market is proving to be a battle. According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers, employers report a double-digit increase in their hiring projections. They indicate their plan... 

Students learn to pinch pennies

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer With tuition, rent, gas prices and textbook prices at an all-time high, saving money can be very helpful for a college student. Recent surveys conducted by OnCampus Research have found ways to save money by paying attention to where and how money is spent. With the economy being in poor condition, college students are being conscientious with their spending. In an unscientific... 

LV students feel the strain of unemployment

Carly Hill Arts Editor Students at the University of La Verne often choose to jump start their working careers early by picking up a part-time job during school in order to pay bills or for some extra cash. “It’s good to have money to spend to buy what I want,” Christian Leon, junior chemistry major, said. Leon has been working at a grocery store for four years. He was hired on in the holiday... 

Alumni are successful despite recession

Megan Sebestyen Staff Writer With graduation just months away, many University of La Verne students will be entering the tight job market of this state’s tough economy – where the unemployment rate is 12.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report released last month. An informal survey of La Verne graduates shows that many have found success in their chosen careers,... 

Issam Ghazzawi gives insight into economy

Issam Ghazzawi gives insight into economy
Professor Issam Ghazzawi has been teaching at La Verne for more than 10 years in the College of Business and Public Management. He keeps his schedule full as an adviser for the Muslim Student Association, the Saudi Student Associa­tion and Students in Free Enterprise. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief Born and raised in Lebanon, Issam Ghazzawi, associate professor of management,... 

Recession is the main topic for a senior project

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer A group of graduating journalism students decided to create a website that is based on research and experiences on the complex issues of the current recession and its local effects. All students graduating from the University of La Verne are required to do a senior project in their major based on what they have learned throughout your college career. “Recession Realities:... 

Steer clear of another recession

After thwarting the chance to allow financial reform debate to hit the floor of the Congress, the Republican Party finally obliged to begin talks on how to better prepare the U.S. economy for another collapse like the one in 2008. Although a bipartisan effort by both Democrat Christopher Dodd and Republican Richard Shelby has been going on for months now, it still seems there is disconnect between... 
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