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Chapel welcomes Holocaust survivor

April 17, 2013

On April 11, a Holocaust survivor spoke about her mission to spread awareness during the Yom HaShoah memorial service at CLU’s Samuelson Chapel. Each year, California Lutheran University’s Office of Campus Ministry hosts...

T.O. bus offers students options

April 17, 2013

On Nov. 5, the City of Thousand Oaks expanded bus services on Green Route 2 at the request of riders in order to reduce transit times. These changes included adding a new bus stop on Campus Drive, giving CLU students easier access...

Bill proposed to increase Cal Grants

April 10, 2013

A bill to increase the maximum Cal Grant award for students attending private universities was up for discussion at the State Assembly’s Higher Education Committee this week. Assembly Bill 1085, proposed by Assemblymembers...

Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation is the first since 1415

February 27, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, will step down at the end of this month. It’s been nearly 600 years since the last time a pope resigned. “In a sign of just how rare an event this is, church...

Ventura County Jail allows emails to inmates

February 27, 2013

On Feb. 11, the Detention Services Division of Ventura County Jail began to allow email access to inmates through a program known as “Email an Inmate.” This is not the first time a jail has introduced such a program. San...

Drone strike ethics should be thoroughly reviewed

February 27, 2013

A leaked memo from the United States Justice Department revealed that President Barack Obama has  allowed drone strikes on U.S. citizens overseas who have been proven to be terrorist threats. Drones are unmanned aircrafts...

Vehicle registration gets smart

February 6, 2013

Smart phones now make it easier for drivers to display proof of insurance when they are stopped by a police officer. A new California law, Assembly Bill 1708, was passed by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2012. “It went...

Students should make healthier choices

November 14, 2012

College students tend to get so caught up in classes, homework and parties, that they completely forget about staying healthy. Being healthy should be a priority. Students often do not prioritize productively. I am sure no...

Profiting from national disasters is unethical

November 14, 2012

The ferocious winds of Superstorm Sandy destroyed cities in New York and New Jersey, claiming electricity, homes and even lives. While relief funds and disaster aid have helped communities begin to rebuild, some individuals and...

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