Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I would like to know who decides which days our University observes. I find it humorous that we only observe one day during the year other than winter break and Thanksgiving. The only day that our wonderful school observes is Martin Luther King’s Birthday. I would like to know what the criteria is for which holidays we will celebrate. Understandably, Martin Luther King, Jr. is a very important man in our society, but so were many other Americans. The reason I am writing this letter is because in my four years of attending this University, we have never viewed Veterans Day as an academic holiday. Are we just trying to be different? Are we trying to make a point? Or are we just too inconsiderate and or oblivious as to why we are here and why this college is still standing? I truly hope that the reason is neither of the first two. If it is, then maybe you should start refunding my entire tuition immediately, because quite frankly, not only are you inconsiderate, but you are also undeserving of your administrative positions. You should move to the beautiful yellow-bellied country of France and take the school with you. On this same subject, why doesn’t ULV honor and celebrate our first President’s birthday ­ or the man who abolished slavery and also happened to be our 16th President? So, call me a racist, call me a war monger, but gosh darn it; when all said and done, call me a proud, red-blooded American!

Todd Farrell
Dear Editor,

This is in regards to the comment David R. Werner wrote in the Campus Times in the Nov. 7 issue (“Letters to the Editor”). I am surprised a department chair would lower himself in critiquing the spelling on the Rock. If there is a misspelling on the Rock, it is because the English Department is failing at their job.

Ruben Gomez
Class of 2001

Journalism operations manager at the University of La Verne. Production manager and business manager of the Campus Times.

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