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Let’s keep La Verne beautiful

Let’s keep La Verne beautiful
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez For the inauguration of President Devorah Lieberman the campus was scrubbed until even the trees around La Verne seemed to shine. Alumni were treated like returning champions and students were able to enjoy three days of a truly beautiful campus. Now that the President has been officially ushered in and welcomed by the current students and its alumni, the University... 

Slow start dooms water polo in Hens’ house

Christian Orozco Staff Writer The men’s water polo team fell short of a victory on Wednesday on the road against Pomona-Pitzer with a 17-8 loss. The Sagehens were able to get out to an early start against the Leopards and never looked back. “The beginning is always important,” head coach Alex La said. “If you look at all the games we have won it was because we came out strong.” This was La... 

Scaring costumes out of schools

Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities and universal archetypes such as samurais and princesses. Despite Halloween’s historical background, which is debatable, cultural or religious conflict with the celebration... 

Optional SAT a good first step

The University of California freshman admissions requirements are finally taking baby steps in the right direction by not requiring the SAT subject tests as necessary for admission by many UCs. It is great that the UCs are beginning to recognize that it is not necessary for students to take these tests. However, the confusion that this change has added to the complicated application process prevents... 

Commentary: Empty plots butcher modern horror

<i>Commentary</i>: Empty plots butcher modern horror
Christina Collins Burton, Managing Editor It is Halloween, a time I usually like to celebrate by going to see the latest installment of a horror movie franchise that studios love to beat to death. This year it will be “Paranormal Activity 3,” which I have very little hope for. Last year it was the final “Saw” film, which only confused me and made me very angry with the Jigsaw legacy. I am beginning... 

Vampires drain the market as supernatural themes invade popular culture

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Halloween is a time of ghosts, scares and the paranormal to come to the front of everyone’s mind and surround themselves with the unknown world of the supernatural. The supernatural genre has grown steadily in the limelight over the years, capturing people’s imagination and fascination with the unknown. “I love the suspense,” junior child development... 

Women awarded for peace

On Oct. 7 the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the first-ever shared Nobel Peace Prize awarded to three women. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman are this year’s winners. The committee in Oslo said the women were chosen for their nonviolent struggle in obtaining women’s rights and peace in their nations. This award not... 

Olson analyzes social networking

Brianna Means Staff Writer Facebook has evolved beyond a vehicle for keeping up with friends into a way for people to get ahead in their professions and more. Professionals use Facebook as a way to get their name and face out to the public. This week’s faculty lecture, titled “Social Support, Efficacy and Life Satisfaction: What is the impact of Facebook?” was led by Associate Professor of Management... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I hope that the La Verne community will join me in mourning the passing of a true American hero, Brother Fred Shuttlesworth. Mr. Shuttlesworth was a dynamic voice of reason, dignity and hope during the civil rights movement. He was one of countless African-American people who stood up for what was right and showed incredible courage in their stand against racism and oppression. As a 46-year... 

Dead celebrities kill media credibility

Steve Jobs drove a Mercedes without any license plates and was never ticketed for it. Steve Jobs was a supposed deadbeat dad. Steve Jobs died at such an early age of 56. Steve Jobs. Amy Winehouse. Michael Jackson. Heath Ledger. Anna Nicole Smith. These, among many more, are the names that reigned your television sets 24 hours, eight days a week. While across the nation, police brutally assault protesters... 
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