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Commentary: #Do #not #hashtag #everything

<i>Commentary</i>: #Do #not #hashtag #everything
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I wish the Soviet Union still existed and the communists forced people to ration their hashtags. Hashtags on social media are used to connect people but some people use hashtags all the time. Hashtags work like the index of a book, allowing people to find conversations or comments on some social media by using specific words. A person may enter #NewYork in the search bar... 

First Person Experience: Stranger finds easy access to dorms

Brian Velez LV Life Editor During a one-month period I attempted to enter all dorm buildings on the University of La Verne campus. I was not able to enter the Oaks residence hall, yet entered all other dorms at least five times each on separate occasions. Doors were held open for me and I passed open rooms with valuables unattended. I scared people, made others laugh when I told them what I was doing,... 

Counseling center hurt by rising enrollment

Brian Velez LV Life Editor Students sometimes need a little help coping. But with the University of La Verne’s enrollment glut, the counseling center is among the over-worked and underfunded, programs – with potentially serious consequences. In previous semesters a student could call or walk in to make an appointment at the counseling center and would be given an appointment on the same day. Now... 

Commentary: College life: Nothing compares

<i>Commentary</i>: College life: Nothing compares
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I cherish every moment in college, every joke, every peer homework complaint is cataloged. I have seen the future, a nine to five job. I am a student who will graduate at an age older than most of my peers. While I attended college and worked both part-time and full-time jobs, I have reached an epiphany; I may never find a job that is as fun as being a college student. College... 

Music Review: ‘m.A.A.d city’ does hip-hop justice

Brian Velez LV Life Editor Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” is perfect, one of the best examples of what a hip-hop album should be. Unlike some overly long hip-hop albums that include up to 18 songs, Lamar places all songs in a delicate 12-song package – a package that does not overwhelm listeners but leaves them wanting more. The subject matter ranges from love... 

Group to aid hungry students

Brian Velez Life Editor While undergraduate students who live on campus must purchase a meal plan, other students at times go hungry but a new student-run organization plans on ending the hunger pains of students. Emergency Food for Students is a non-profit group that hopes to help hungry students, beginning with those on the University of La Verne campus. “You get angry when you are hungry,” said... 

Commentary: My car stereo is loud- I’m sorry

<i>Commentary</i>: My car stereo is loud- I'm sorry
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I listen to music loud on my headphones and listen to it even louder while driving past the University of La Verne campus with my windows down. I know it’s annoying. I’m sorry. I routinely turn the car stereo volume up on my way to school and on my way home. On any given morning I will drive to school and have the music so loud that if a fire truck was approaching,... 

Daniels signed to Florida Tarpons

Daniels signed to Florida Tarpons
Senior public administration major, Allen Daniels is moving up from NCAA Division III Football at the University of La Verne to play indoor football for the Florida Tarpons. At La Verne, Daniels played wide receiver and defensive back. After his expected graduation in January, Daniels plans to go to Florida for training camp. If he does well enough during the season, which starts in March, he has a... 

Students seek advice for classes

Brian Velez LV Life Editor All students at the University of La Verne have an academic adviser whose job is to advise them on classes, yet some students are sidetracked by miscommunication and advice from friends. A survey conducted by the University of La Verne last spring on 181 traditional undergraduate students showed that 83 percent of students meet with their counselor more than once a semester... 

Concert Review: 2 Chainz raises the temperature in Pomona

Brian Velez Life Editor 2 Chainz, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi, performed at the Glass House in Pomona on Wednesday night. After opening acts Jimbo Jenkins, Monsta and Cap One warmed up the crowd, an on-stage screen began to show clips of 2 Chainz music videos, interviews – and one of him riding a Segway. Although 2 Chainz appeared on stage 40 minutes past his scheduled time, the audience... 
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