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Not voting is not cool

Not voting is not cool
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Election season is over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop caring about elections. This year’s midterm election turnout was the lowest it has ever been in 72 years, with only 36.4 percent of eligible voters voting. The last time a voter turnout was that low was in 1942, when Hitler was still in power and the United States was in the midst... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I disagree that voter ID laws are discriminatory (“Voter ID law is discrimination,” Oct. 31) You cite figures of only two cases of voter fraud . I would like to see your sources on that. I can name two right off the top of my head: Wendy Rosen from Maryland and Al Franken from Minnesota. While running for office in her home state of Maryland, Ms. Rosen not only voted for herself but... 

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies
Professor of Political Science Richard Gelm talks to an audience of students and faculty about the differences between political conservatives and liberals, took questions and talked about his next book during his Monday lecture, “Making American Politics Work: Coping with Fear and Anger, AKA: A Political Self-Help Guide.” Gelm’s talk was part of the La Verne Academy’s weekly faculty lecture... 

Sheriff’s Roundup helps inform L.A. voters

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer As the election for the next Los Angeles sheriff draws closer, Keeping the Good in Our Neighborhood organized the Sheriff’s Roundup Candidates Forum Monday evening in San Dimas. The event introduced voters to the candidates while allowing them to see where each candidate stood on issues affecting the department and their area. “At other forums, I see the same people... 

ASULV announces election victors

David Asbra and Selyna Ybarra were elected president and executive vice president of the Associated Students of the University of La Verne, respectively Wednesday. “I was hopeful about winning, but there was no guaranteed victory,” Asbra said. “I knew going into it that it was going to be a challenge nonetheless. It feels good to know that the students thought we were the best candidates, and... 

ASULV elections must be stalled

ASULV elections must be stalled
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff ASULV just this week announced the nominees for student body president, executive vice president and senators. The election period goes from Monday to Wednesday next week, which means students have only a week to know the candidates and their platforms, such as they are. A meet-and-greet yesterday was the only somewhat formal opportunity students had to hear about... 
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New ASULV leaders outline agenda

New ASULV leaders outline agenda
Bethie Ross, junior biology major, and David Asbra, freshman political science major, have been elected president and vice president of Associated Students of University of La Verne for 2013-2014. Ross has been involved with ASULV since her freshman year and has served as a senator every year. She will succeed Ava Jahanvash. This year is Asbra’s first year being involved with ASULV. He served as... 

Campaigns should address issues

The elections for the Associated Students of University of La Verne were in full swing last week, as the candidates were campaigning and telling the student body their plans on how to improve our campus. Oh wait – That did not happen. Instead of the nominees telling their peers what changes were going to be made if they were elected, students were met with “vote for me” statements with no platforms.... 

ASULV announces new president, vice president

ASULV announces new president, vice president
Sophomore broadcasting major Pablo Macias helps senior international business and language major Ilsa Castillo and junior political science major Jezze Tu cast their votes in the ASULV election Monday. The election for president, vice president, senators-at-large, senator for the College of Arts and Sciences and senator for the College of Business and Public Management ran from Monday through Wednesday... 

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... 
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