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Politicians need to think before acting

On Feb. 9 Rep. Chris Lee (R-New York) resigned his position in the House of Representatives because he was caught interacting on Craigslist in an unbecoming way. In March of 2008 Eliot Spitzer resigned his position as governor of New York for paying for sex. In 2007 Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana resigned after he was linked to a prostitution ring. All of these politicians had to resign because they... 

Commentary: Be ready for me, journalism industry

<i>Commentary</i>: Be ready for me, journalism industry
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief I obviously have chosen to attend the University of La Verne to receive a degree in journalism. I went into this knowing the industry is known to be dying. However, if a writer has the will or the way to get into it, they will thrive and work doing something they love to do. Thriving in the industry as a writer with a strong mind is something I have always dreamed... 

A wish list for our new governor

The governor’s race is finally over and Jerry Brown is now our governor elect. But as the dust settles, the truth of the state of California remains.We are in a deep recession, with more than 12 percent unemployment and serious state budget deficits that have caused cuts in just about every social service. Which is why we are offering Brown our short wish-list to help him order his priorities: First,... 

Stop the mudslinging

Mudslinging has always been an interesting side effect of elections. Commercials are broadcast smearing each candidate, exposing the skeletons in their closets. Which happens every time an election is about to occur. Which brings us to the California elections this year. Smear campaigns have taken on a new life in this election. The majority of commercials and advertisements are not advocating the... 

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief For a group that will graduate at the beginning of a new decade, we the class of 2010 need to be known as the class of decision makers. Decisions by graduating men and women who demand answers before it is too late and reject tepid responses to distressing problems. Decisions by intellectuals who realize that personal sacrifice is sometimes necessary to help a neighbor... 

LV alum to run for state Assembly

Kristen Campbell News Editor University of La Verne alumnus and West Covina city council member Roger Hernandez is running for the 57th District California Assembly seat this November. The Democrat would replace Ed Hernandez, who is running for state Senate. The 57th District of California includes nine complete cities and portions of others all within the east San Gabriel Valley, and represents roughly... 

Time to break the handcuffs in Washington

Time to break the handcuffs in Washington
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Hey Washington, now is your time. No longer do you have to be handcuffed by the players on Wall Street and their big bonuses, high-risk lending and investing or deceptive packages sold to millions of people. Signs point to the recession bottoming out and thus no longer do you have to cater to this private sector in order to keep the economy from completely crashing. All... 

Lack of leadership is just lazy

Near the end of the Bush Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lost its former director and most likely figured the new president would take the responsibility to fill the position. However, we are nearly 16 months into Barack Obama’s presidency and he has yet to nominate a director to run the ATF, which has the responsibility to police weapons traffic. Instead of... 

Cook shines light on Palestinians

Cook shines light on Palestinians
A proponent of social justice, William A. Cook, professor of English (in the University of La Verne’s Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography) regularly contributes to political media outlets such as Counterpoint and Countercurrent. When Cook isn’t in the classroom, he spends his time writing and cartooning on social justice issues./photo by Rafael Anguiano Kevin Garrity Editor in Chief Professor... 

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Gun rights activists and the tea party movement took center stage last week to demonstrate how angry they are at the current administration. While both groups are, on the surface, unrelated to one another, they share something more than just being on the right of the political spectrum; they are outraged at the perceived role of government in our lives. First, gun rights... 
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