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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... 

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 Instead, Ned Beauman’s novel takes readers back to a vague historical reference to the 1930s to follow the misadventures of Egon Loeser in his passionate attempt to get laid during Hitler’s rise to power.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... 

Commentary: Respect the campus. RESPECT IT.

<i>Commentary</i>: 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,... 

ULV spins a tale for Homecoming

ULV spins a tale for Homecoming
Tamlyn Turrango and Katie Hall pull the Sigma Kappa float, which won first place for overall decoration. There were 12 floats in the parade, followed by alumni, administrators and the Homecoming Court. Each club also decorated a booth to correspond with their fairytale theme. The booths and floats were judged with a cash award as the grand prize. Sigma Kappa won $1,200 combined for a well-decorated... 

Movie Review: ‘Paranormal 4’ spooks up laughter

Christina Collins Burton Editor in Chief The clever silhouette placements and high-pitched ringing sounds were about the only redeemable qualities of the fourth installment of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. Unlike the past films which left audiences shivering after the mention of the demonic storyline, this latest plot development left many people laughing rather than screaming. The story... 
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