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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... 

Commentary: Democracy in the 21st century: What a joke

<i>Commentary</i>: Democracy in the 21st century: What a joke
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director It was chaos; disgusting glorious chaos. That is pretty much what I can say about Wednesday’s general debate. Overall, I fooled myself. Despite all the negative, sometimes irrelevant, garbage that both parties have been throwing at each other, I believed that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would take those 90 minutes to present... 

Club fosters political discussions

Christian Gastelum, Jenni Peterson, Anthony Reyes and Vanessa Marroquin gather for the first Democratic Student Alliance executive board meeting in the Learning Enhancement Center on Friday. The alliance was formed to support the Democratic Party and its candidates. The club hopes to sponsor a booth at the La Verne Farmer’s Market on Thursdays. / photo by Erica Castellanos Alex Forbess Editorial... 

Panel discusses Islamic politics

Panel discusses Islamic politics
President of the Saudi Students Association Sami Aldejwi, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Hussam Ayloush, and Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman, speak at the Muslim Student Association’s “Political Islam” event May 3 on the past, present and future of the political and religious aspects of the Middle East. / photo by Cassandra Egan Alex Forbess Staff... 

Commentary: Professors are people too

<i>Commentary</i>: Professors are people too
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief College is the start of every student’s professional career. Here we are able to expand our minds with lectures about our field of interest and discussions in the classroom. The “no-no” topics are suddenly a learning experience where students can share their opinion and hear feedback rather than a personal attack from a stranger waving a picket sign in... 

Commentary: Hey, America, change takes time

<i>Commentary</i>: Hey, America, change takes time
Alex Forbess, Staff Writer It is all right, America; these four years have been frustrating, but you will rejoice once you witness President Barack Obama being kicked out of office during the inauguration. Republicans can pat themselves on the back as they revealed that Obama’s mission for change was a lie, stating it would lead to numerous failures and excessive government control. So relax, because... 

Inequity is not just a women’s issue

Inequity is not just a women’s issue
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox States across the nation are battling issues that directly affect more than half of the American population; the thread connecting these issues is women. In Congress the Republicans proposed a bill that would allow hospitals to let a woman die rather than perform an abortion that could potentially save her life. A bill that was originally proposed in Virginia, and... 

Bill threatens Internet freedom

Blogging has become a lifestyle for many people. Some devote all their time, effort and credentials into running these blogging outlets. Used for an assortment of purposes on the Internet; Be it a personal interest, educational or professional outlet, blogging is very existent, and widely-used. Now with the introduction of a new act, the freedom that bloggers feel might be ripped away from them as... 

Military power goes too far

As United States citizens, we are often told about the horrors of the police state. Soldiers patrolling throughout cities, rifles at the ready to arrest and detain anyone engaging in suspicious behavior, with no one to answer to except for themselves. Most of us would like to believe that this type of atrocious action could never occur on home soil. However, thanks to the recent passing of the National... 

Debate on torture drowns credibility

Debate on torture drowns credibility
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Republican candidates at the foreign policy debate on Saturday were asked to share their views on torture. This question segued into their views on waterboarding. Both Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain said that if elected, they would return to the practice of waterboarding as an interrogation technique. Cain insisted the practice was an “enhanced... 
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