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Book Review: ‘S-Word’ gives the whole story

<i>Book Review</i>: ‘S-Word’ gives the whole story
Christina Collins Burton Book Editor Imagine waking up, getting ready for class, leaving your home and seeing the letters S-L-U-T written all over your car. In Chelsea Pitcher’s story in “The S-Word,” this is a reality for a 17-year-old girl. The story follows similar coming-of-age stories that take place in high school. The feeling of “tiers” of popularity shares the same kind of structure... 

Book Review: ‘Interestings’ is above average

<i>Book Review</i>: 'Interestings' is above average
Christina Collins Burton Book Editor Picking up Meg Wolitzer’s “The Interestings” and trying to read the book between projects is a mistake. After getting past a plot set-up that takes a while to get off the ground, there is no going back. This book will entertain and completely absorb readers. This story of friendship that is followed from the 1970s to the modern world is like trying to get... 

Book Review: ‘Stung’ leaves a scar on readers

<i>Book Review</i>: ‘Stung’ leaves a scar on readers
Christina Collins Burton Book Editor In Bethany Wiggins’ newest novel “Stung” the bees are disappearing and crops are dying. To help, the government has been breeding bees in labs to help save the population. Unfortunately, children stung by these super bees die. If they get vaccinated against the stings they end up turning to violent, killer beasts. Sounds like a good time right? This book is... 

Book Review: Inhuman situations uncover true humanity

<i>Book Review</i>: Inhuman situations uncover true humanity
Christina Collins Burton Book Editor Lights come on at 8 a.m. and turn off at midnight. The elevator brings food, death or nothing at all. Two months of nothing but going by someone else’s time. For the six characters in Kevin Brooks’ latest book, this is their world. The journal entry style of “The Bunker Diary” puts readers into the mind of Linus, a 16-year-old drifter who was tricked... 

Students get ‘Shot of Reality’ at alcohol event

Students get ‘Shot of Reality’ at alcohol event
Senior international studies and environmental biology major Shaadee Ahmadnia examines the wreckage of a car involved in an alcohol related accident. It was part of an Order of Omega alcohol awareness program Monday in front of the Campus Center. The driver of the car was texting while driving under the influence. The driver and all three passengers survived. / photo by Stephanie Ball Erica Maurice Staff... 

Bon Appétit employees to unionize

Bon Appétit employees to unionize
On Tuesday afternoon, a group of students, professors and supporters marched into Davenport Dining Hall in support of Bon Appétit employees fighting to get what they were promised by management. Bon Appetit employee Jessica Alberts speaks to company accountant Mary Whitten, asking to talk to the manager, who is hiding in a back room. This was the second delegation held for Alberts to support her as... 

Book Review: ‘Accident’ proves sex takes priority over Hitler

<i>Book Review</i>: ‘Accident’ proves sex takes priority over Hitler
Christina Collins Burton Book Editor With a title like “The Teleportation Accident” you expect to hear about the sci-fi adventures of a nerdy, awkward pre-teen. Instead, Ned Beauman’s novel takes readers back to a vague historical reference to the 1930s to follow the misadventures of Egon Loeser in his passionate attempt to get laid during Hitler’s rise to power. Making a reference to people... 

Respect the campus. RESPECT IT.

Respect the campus. RESPECT IT.
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief As a freshman at the University of La Verne, I was absolutely terrified and excited for what would happen in my four years here. I was stuck saying “Yes, sir” and “Yes, ma’am” for about a year and a half before I learned that professors are people too. I have not been the wild and crazy type and parties were foreign to me until my sophomore year.... 

RHA wins at PACURH

The University of La Verne’s Resident Housing Association brought back two first place awards and a second place award from the Pacific Association of Colleges and Universities Residence Halls 2012 regional conference. RHA was awarded “Most Spirited Small School,” “Best Small School Banner” and won second for “Best Roll Call.” This year’s conference took place at the University of San... 

Commentary: Cleanliness without oppression

<i>Commentary</i>: Cleanliness without oppression
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief Let me clarify something before I start in with the issue I have with the definition of cleanliness. I have lived in housing since I started as a freshman at the University of La Verne. Three of those years were spent in the Oaks F and A buildings, and now my senior year is going to be finished off in Vista. I have never once faced any drastic health risks,... 
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