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Military hair law is racially biased

Last week the Army published an update to Army Regulation 670-1, rules regulating how women can wear their hair when they are in uniform. While the rule change might simply been seen as a way for women soldiers to look even more professional, it clearly targets a specific group of women – non-white women.

Veterans Day celebrated in classroom

Veterans Day celebrated in classroom

November 11 marked the day that we, as Americans, honor the ones that have served our country in the U.S. military.

Campus supports women in combat

The Pentagon says women have been barred from roughly 237,000 military positions over our country’s history. Now the tables have turned and they have begun to look to qualified women to fill these roles. Based on 15 separate interviews, students at La Verne feel this is long overdue.

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Targeted killings miss the mark

In the past four years, 326 reported U.S. drone strikes have occurred within Pakistan with an estimated 1,707 to 3,025 deaths – more than 400 of them reported to be civilian bystanders. All of this within a country that the United States is not at war with.

Helping our soldiers at home

It is important to learn from mistakes. When a light socket electrocutes you, it would be smart to not touch the socket again. In terms of helping soldiers to adapt to life after war, the United States has latched onto an electrical circuit and is frying.

Let’s not hound our heros

The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy that prohibits homosexuals in the military from revealing their sexuality is currently being reviewed in the courts, but the process has gone slowly. We believe Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should be repealed immediately.

Concert commemorates military

Concert commemorates military

Saturday afternoon the City of La Verne, the Bonita Unified School District,the Chamber of Commerce and the VFW Post 12034 partnered together to host the First La Verne Armed Forces Day Concert at the Glenn Davis Stadium.

Allow gays to serve openly

Debate about the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has surfaced once again since President Obama announced in his State of the Union address that he plans to repeal the law.

Gulf War felt through family

Gulf War felt through family

The last time Juan Garcia spoke with his brother, he said that it was weird and uncomfortable. It was two days before his brother was scheduled to fly to Iraq to serve as a Military Policeman.

From a soldier's point of view

From a soldier's point of view

Pvt. Sonny Moya talks about his time serving with the U.S. Army in Kuwait and Iraq.

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