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The undemocratic A.S. election

The undemocratic A.S. election

Did you know that we are having elections for our student government? Probably not considering that in the past few years turnout has been around 5 percent. For the 2012 election, there was a 7 percent turnout. Needless to say, Associated Student’s election procedures need to be reformed before it calls itself democratic. One big […]

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LA’s hold on the Valley should be severed

LA’s hold on the Valley should be severed

It is time that the San Fernando Valley secedes from the city of Los Angeles. This isn’t about making a statement against the Obama administration. This is about improving the San Fernando Valley. By decreasing the size of our city government to cover only the San Fernando Valley, we will be investing in the benefits […]

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Let’s abolish Associated Students

It is time we abolish Associated Students, our student government. Every semester we pay $84 dollars into its coffers, but it’s unclear if we receive anything of benefit from it. Ideally A.S. is meant to represent students when dealing with professors, faculty, administrators, and the public at large. However this is an impossible task when […]

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Don’t think about a third party, we don’t need any more talking heads

                                            Earlier this year, Libertarian party presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson filed suit against the Commission on Presidential Debates for excluding him and other third-party candidates from the debates. Jill […]

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More choice in schools means better education

Libertarianism advocates respecting the liberty of people to pursue their own happiness to the extent that they do not infringe on the liberty of others. In the case of children, libertarians advocate strongly in returning to parents the freedom in choosing how to raise their children. Most moderate libertarians are willing to accept state funding […]

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Is gay marriage a wedge issue?

                                                With the economy undergoing the worst downturn since the Great Depression, there are those who question whether to fully recognize same-sex marriage is a serious matter or a wedge issue among […]

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Ron Paul: The only peace candidate

Ron Paul: The only peace candidate

There are many good reasons why one should vote for Ron Paul. He’s a Christian that believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, but, unlike Rick Santorum, he doesn’t believe that the government should have any say in marriage or other social issues. He was one of Ronald Reagan’s early supporters for […]

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Cesar Chavez not a hero for immigrants’ success

Michelangelo Landgrave Contributor With Cesar Chavez’s birthday fast approaching, you are sure to read more about how great he was. One can admire his nonviolent approach to pressing for his cause, and he can be considered great in this sense. Whether the ideas he promoted were great, however, is another matter. Chavez sought to unionize […]

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Don’t infringe on our freedom: A libertarian critique of the SRC fee

Michelangelo Landgrave Contributor The Student Recreation Center has been open for several weeks now, so surely everything that could be said about it has been said, no? To the contrary, little criticism about the recreational center has been made. This semester, tuition went up by several hundred dollars, but how many students realize that a […]