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Politics, multiculturalism and corruption considered

Jose Hernandez Staff Writer Military, government, academia high-ranking officials and policymakers united for the common interest of law in post-conflict states – in this instance, Afghanistan. The panel discussion, “Constitutions, Multicultural Democracies and Citizenship,” took place last Friday morning at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, featuring four speakers each touching on different aspects... 

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... 

Protest marks Iraq war's eighth year

Organizers plan to continue the weekly Claremont rallies until the war ends. Debbie Allison Staff Writer Signs bearing messages like “Peace not war,” “War is not pro-life” and “War is not the answer” were held aloft by more than 70 protesters at a war rally in Claremont last Friday. The rally marked eight years since the invasion of Iraq under the Bush Administration. Though last week was... 

Obama puts his name on Afghanistan

Obama puts his name on Afghanistan
Kevin Garrity, Managing Editor Tuesday’s speech given by President Obama to the United States Military Academy marked a politically risky move. His month long deliberation about granting General Stanley McChrystal’s request for 40 thousand more troops in Afghanistan was finalized with the announcement of sending 30,000 men and women into the region as early as December. While it should not be a... 

Festival promotes peace with art

Festival promotes peace with art
Two-year old Levi Latty, who attended the Peace and Justice Festival in Claremont with his father Jahvi, joined other patrons in sidewalk art. Jahvi said that being an activist against the war, his presence was needed at the local event. “It’s a good place to network,” he said. / photo by Jennifer Contreras Jennifer Contreras Staff Writer From an idea between friends to an event that brought... 

War supported with 'U.S. values'

War supported with 'U.S. values'
Linda Bearman, administrative assistant in the Registrar’s Office, has been a part of the ULV community for 12 years. Bearman keeps an active voice at ULV through writing letters to the editor of the Campus Times and also by communicating with students and her fellow staff members. Bearman says that it is her diverse family and her travels that help her gain perspective on other lifestyles and cultures.... 

Gulf War felt through family

Gulf War felt through family
After recently being reunited with a collection of comic books, Juan Garcia thinks about his childhood and all the scheming and saving he and his brother did to get the books. “I remember that one of us had to distract my mother so that one of us could go buy the book,” he said. Garcia, ULV senior international business major, has not seen his brother more than a year. Sgt. Victor Garcia, his... 

Communities divided by war

Communities divided by war
Fifteen year-old Samantha Humphries of Claremont High School says, “I feel that it is important to let the military know that we support them so they feel they have a reason to do this.” She and a group of friends were enthusiastic about their support for U.S. troops abroad and their rallying cheers solicited honks and shouts as they circled the intersection proudly. / photo by Jennifer Contreras Jennifer... 

From a soldier's point of view

From a soldier's point of view
Private Sonny Moya of the United States Army joined the military as a means of supporting his college education. Moya said that he never thought any conflict would occur during his time of service, but his time in Kuwait proved he was wrong. Although Moya was recently released with an honorable discharge, his commitment to the U.S. Army still exists and he says he is ready and willing to go to Iraq... 
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