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Painting for a change

Painting for a change
To celebrate students’ participation in the recent elections, Greek life came together to host a lunch in Sneaky Park. There was a hamburger lunch, a live band named Third Degree Blues, free ice cream trucks, voting-themed stickers and pins, and a painting station. The painting station included canvases available to be painted by students in order to be hung for display on Veterans Day. Spencer Contreras,... 

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... 

Death penalty wastes resources

On the ballot for next week’s election is Proposition 34, to repeal the death penalty. Perspectives both for and against the death penalty are controversial and can’t help but involve people’s personal moral and religious views. Though one of the best arguments for repealing the death penalty in California is financial. Voting yes on 34 would mean that no offender in California would be able... 

Commentary: Shame on our candidates

<i>Commentary</i>: Shame on our candidates
Illustration by Jacob Bogdanoff Alex Forbess, Editorial Director I was selfish; forgive me for being so blind last week. Sometimes politics puts me in a bad mood. Last week’s column was used as a way to vent about the endless, repetitive acts I have seen from President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Even though it still irritates that it is sometimes difficult to pay attention to... 

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... 

Celebrity alum hosts debate party

Celebrity alum hosts debate party
The second Presidential debate, Tuesday, brought excitement to La Verne in the form of Ross Mathews, television personality from E! News. Students sat in the Nancy & Jerry Laird Lounge with cameras rolling as they watched the debate and answered questions brought up by Mathews. / photo by Zachary Horton Veronica Orozco News Editor La Verne alumnus and E! News talent Ross Mathews returned to the... 

Students still support Obama for president

Katie Madden Staff Writer Several students at University of La Verne plan to lend their voice and give their vote this year at the upcoming presidential election. Although students categorize themselves within several different political parties, a majority of students polled plan on voting for Barrack Obama this November. In the wake of the first presidential and vice presidential debates, the race... 

Commentary: Debate proves to be a school yard brawl

<i>Commentary</i>: Debate proves to be a school yard brawl
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director So here is the storyline of the presidential debates the United States have seen so far. First, it was anarchy with Republican nominee Mitt Romney throwing more misinterpreted facts, yet President Barack Obama was too zoned out to counter-attack, which led some political junkies to his work. Then there was the Vice-Presidential Debate on Oct. 11, where it was a “release... 

Still time to register to vote

For those wondering about voter registration for the upcoming general election on Nov. 6, there is still time to do so. Traditional voter registration forms are available at all county elections offices, libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles, and post offices. Students on campus can pick up voter registration forms in the foyer of Woody Hall. Forms must be completely filled out and post-marked or... 

Holden shares Democratic beliefs

Mariela Patron Staff Writer Democratic candidate for State Assembly Chris Holden of Pasadena discussed his political platform and talked about the importance of voting in an intimate meet and greet with about six students last week in the Campus Center. Holden expressed his interest in getting to know voters on a personal level, which is why he thought it was important to come to the University and... 
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