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Students support hike in texting fines

Michael Phillips Copy Editor Though many believe that young adults do not truly understand the dangers of driving while texting, La Verne students understand the dangers and accept the laws and fines placed on the activity. “I feel that it is appropriate because many people text while driving and cheaper fines are not stopping people from doing it,” said freshman accounting major Umair Amjad. Conducting... 

OMG in the OED? LOL!

OMG in the OED? LOL!
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez At the end of last month, the Oxford English Dictionary released their newest revision filled with word descriptions. But if Noah Webster were to look at the list, it would be enough for him to turn over in his grave. The new list is loaded with acronyms, figures of speech and slang, some of which are not even labeled under a slang category. Words as calligram, ambigram... 

Students just say ‘no’ to texting and driving

Genesis Miranda Staff Writer The Campus Activities Board held a No Cell Phone Zone event on Tuesday in front of the Campus Center. The goal of the event was to raise awareness about texting and driving. “I think a lot of people don’t realize … you are affecting others as well as yourself (when you text and drive),” said Nicole Wood, a CAB officer. Student volunteers wereblindfolded and... 

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... 

Texting worse than drunk driving

It used to be that driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance was the most dangerous thing one could do while driving. But now texting while driving has surpassed DUI as even more dangerous. While it is illegal to text while driving in 30 states nationwide, most people seem to ignore the law. Drivers are now trying to hide their phones from police officers by putting them on their... 

Texting while driving is still bad

Texting while driving is still bad
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas You know it’s wrong. You know it’s illegal. And yet you still probably do it. Texting while driving has become an American ritual in recent years, one that many feel guilty about but refuse to discontinue. For many the connection between texting while driving and causing a car accident is not very clear or not very important. On a rainy day in January, a... 
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