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Our View – German opera censoring goes too far

Opera is generally associated with stuffy men wearing top hats and monocles, women with deep chortles fanning themselves and an overwhelming sense of the profundity of life – not offending Muslims. But according to an article in the United Kingdom’s The Times online edition Sept. 27, an opera house in[Read More…]

Our View – Oprah Winfrey’s career appreciated

Oh, Oprah. She is literally the walking, talking American dream. Watch her as she steps on stage, her hair and makeup immaculate, sporting that luxurious cashmere sweater and hand-beaded skirt. Her $400 stiletto heels click as she slowly makes her way on stage. The audience explodes in fits of giggles[Read More…]

Our View – Princeton stops early admissions policy

The general consensus last week was, “Well, if Harvard’s doing it, we all probably should,” when Harvard announced that it would abandon the early admissions program. It has been said that this program puts low-income students at a major disadvantage. After Harvard made this major change, Princeton was right behind[Read More…]

Our View – Photographer’s incarceration unjust

Freedom of speech and expression is something that is extremely cherished among Americans. Whether we express our love for it consciously by speaking about it and its need for expansion, or inadvertently honor it by simply using it as a means to speak our minds, Americans love freedom of speech[Read More…]

Our View – New education bill gives mayor control

It seems that our beloved governor has done it again. During a ceremony at the Central Library of Los Angeles, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a new bill that gives Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa greater control over the Los Angeles Unified school district’s affairs and how the city’s 730,000 students[Read More…]

Our View – Corporate responsibility not dead, is alive

When one thinks of a corporation, the words “altruistic” and “generous” usually don’t spring to mind. But Google is showing that corporate responsibility isn’t just something that people learn about in business school, but something companies can still aspire to while meeting the capitalist mantra of “make as much money[Read More…]

Our View – HP controversy escalates to new level

The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), is one of the largest and wealthiest corporations in the world. Perhaps you all aren’t fully aware of all its products you probably use every single day of your life. HP creates everything from printers and laptops to digital cameras. It is by far the company[Read More…]

Our View – Violence contradicts Irwin’s message

The now-infamous death of animal extraordinaire Steve Irwin had a shocking effect on many people. Whether you were dismayed by his death because of his seemingly unfailing expertise, or the irony of the death of a man who spends life in danger dying from a usually benign stingray, most people[Read More…]

Our View – Racial segregation used to boost ratings

Ah, “Survivor.” What have you done? We all know the concept of the show was ingenious when it first blessed us with its presence back in 1993. Take a bunch of average Americans. A desert island. Challenges. Teams. A winner. A million bucks. Romance, backstabbing and drama ensue. What more[Read More…]

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