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Student lives with diabetes

Student lives with diabetes
Freshmen biology major Sariah Abid was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010 and wears a Medtronic pump that provides her with insulin so that her body can process carbohydrates as energy. Her passion is cheering and she recently made the University of La Verne cheer team. Abid has hopes of going into the medical field, specializing in surgery or anesthesiology. / photo by Bailey Maguire Kellie Galentine Online... 

Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues: Act seeks awareness for eating disorders

<i>Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues</i>: Act seeks awareness for eating disorders
Anna Westin Prevention, Training and Education Act to be introduced to Congress May 13 Kellie Galentine Online Editor Anna Westin was 20 years old when the relapse of her anorexia nervosa began. She arrived home to Chaska, Minnesota, between her sophomore and junior years at the University of Oregon in 1999 and became much sicker than she was when her struggle began at age 16. “She fit the profile... 

Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues:Her Story: Hall survives anorexia

<i>Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues</i>:Her Story: Hall survives anorexia
Corenne Hall’s anorexia nervosa dominated her life between ages 13 and 16. As a dancer, Hall had a constant drive for thinness. She now focuses on fitness and keeps her body healthy through exercise and proper nutrition habits. / photo by Celine Dehban Kellie Galentine Online Editor Five years ago, Corenne Hall sat during her lunch break as a freshman at Charter Oak High School in Covina. As the... 

Asbra lobbies for Greek life in Washington

Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief Kellie Galentine Online Editor Junior political science major David Asbra traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby for the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act with approximately 105 students from various universities across the nation with the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition. The advocates from various Greek organizations came together to advocate for... 

Fraternity starts sexual assault conversation

Kellie Galentine Online Editor Kellie Galentine Online Editor Sexual assault became a conversation among students at Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s “Project Title IX: Where the Odds Become Even,” April 9 in the Campus Center Ballroom. More than 70 students, faculty and staff members filled the room and listened to a panel discussion hosted by the fraternity, which is known nationwide by the nickname... 

Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues: ‘Thinspiration’ perpetuates unrealistic body ideals

<i>Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues</i>: ‘Thinspiration’ perpetuates unrealistic body ideals
Sexualization of women leads to eating disorders, depression and low self-esteem Elizabeth Ortiz, senior journalism major, has her waist trimmed, arms slimmed, eyebrows raised, thighs reduced and boobs lifted using Photoshop. Edits made to the photo are similar to those made to models in magazines and advertisements. The Truth in Advertising Act of 2014, which will be reintroduced to Congress this... 

Bernard pens vivid characters

Bernard pens vivid characters
Sean Bernard, associate professor of creative writing and director of Honors Program, reads an excerpt from his first published book of fiction, “Desert Sonorous” at the release of his book at the Last Bookstore in Los Angeles Friday. Author Richard Lange, who read from “Sweet Nothing: Stories,” joined him in the event. Bernard’s book won the 2014 Juniper Literary Prize for Fiction. Among... 

Speaker presents ‘Drink Think’

Kellie Galentine Online Editor Rick Barnes introduced himself to an audience of more than 200 students at “Drink Think” Monday by mentioning that he spoke at La Verne three years ago. “Apparently we are still drinking,” Barnes said, as the audience erupted in laughter. “My message on alcohol is very simple – if you want to drink, drink. I would ask you to do this: slow down a little bit.” Barnes,... 

Movie Review: ‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes campus sexual assault

Kellie Galentine Online Editor “The Hunting Ground,” directed by Kirby Dick, is a documentary that opens with videos of high school seniors excitedly opening their acceptance letters to universities. Screams and shouts of joy are soon paired with videos of move-in days and administrative speeches at convocation ceremonies. The irony of listening to administrators discuss their institution’s... 

Tuition to rise 4.9 percent

Kellie Galentine Online Editor Associated Students of the University of La Verne Senator Cameron Mendez stood, microphone in hand, asking students to approach an ASULV information booth Feb. 5 urging them to learn more about the 4.9 percent increase in tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. “This is a 98 percent tuition-funded school, which means we pay a lot of money to come here, and we pay a lot... 
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