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The undemocratic A.S. election

The undemocratic A.S. election

Michelangelo Landgrave

March 18, 2013

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 ...

LA’s hold on the Valley should be severed

LA’s hold on the Valley should be severed

Michelangelo Landgrave

February 25, 2013

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 investin...

Let’s abolish Associated Students

Michelangelo Landgrave

November 13, 2012

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...

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

Michelangelo Landgrave

October 23, 2012

                                            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 Stein, the Green Party candidate, was arrested ou...

More choice in schools means better education

Michelangelo Landgrave

October 1, 2012

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 lib...

Is gay marriage a wedge issue?

Michelangelo Landgrave

September 16, 2012

                                                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 voters. The debate is not simply an issue of semantics. To be certain, the economic factors are impor...

Ron Paul: The only peace candidate

Ron Paul: The only peace candidate

Michelangelo Landgrave

April 10, 2012

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 e...

Cesar Chavez not a hero for immigrants’ success

Michelangelo Landgrave

March 27, 2012

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,...

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

Michelangelo Landgrave

March 4, 2012

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...

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