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Repairing shattered souls

Repairing shattered souls
Depression affects a quarter of students. Most are too embarrassed to seek help. According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is a chronic illness requiring long-term treatment. People who suffer from depression are commonly aged 25-years-old to 44-years-old. Symptoms include fatigue, loss of energy, and crying without reason. Hormones, inherited traits, life events and early childhood trauma are believed... 

When the pain is too much

When the pain is too much
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among the college-aged population. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 24 in 2007, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. An estimated 11 suicide attempts happen for every suicide death. The National Institute for Mental Health states that most suicide attempts are expressions of extreme distress,... 

Freshman struggles with alcohol

Freshman struggles with alcohol
The consequences of excessive drinking affect nearly all college campuses, college communities, and college students, according to the NIAAA. Nearly 80 percent of all college students drink alcohol, including nearly 60 percent of students age 18 to 20 years old. / photo illustration by Christian Uriarte Kristen Campbell Senior Editor Editor’s note: Some names have been changed to protect the privacy... 

Morgan reflects on the last 26 years

Morgan reflects on the last 26 years
University of La Verne President Steve Morgan is retiring after serving the school since 1985. During Morgan’s 26-year tenure, the university’s assets grew from $27 million to more than $100 million and the public administration, legal studies, athletic training and doctor of psychology programs earned national accreditation. Morgan is also a La Verne alumnus, class of 1968, having earned his... 

Psi Chi relieves the stress of finals

Psi Chi, the international psychology honors society at the University of La Verne, held a stress relief event on Wednesday afternoon in the University Mall to help students have fun and forget about the stress of the finals. The event, which attracted approximately 30 students, had an inflatable jumper as well as a variety of vendors there to hand out free items and clubs to offer different forms... 

Mu Phi Epsilon wraps up the year in song

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Mu Phi Epsilon has achieved many great things this year. The fraternity has tripled in size, it was recently awarded “most improved group on campus,” and it was also named “best club” by the student’s choice awards. Last Friday in Morgan Auditorium, members of Mu Phi Epsilon stepped in front of the curtain and showcased their own diverse talents for the students... 

Academic Success Center helps students survive finals

On Tuesday afternoon, director of the Academic Success Center, Corrine Hinton, gave a workshop in the Campus Center on how to survive finals. The presentation emphasized 10 major points to help students perform better on their final exams. Some of which were task management, prioritizing, eating healthy “brain food” and preparing for worst-case scenarios. “My advice to students is not to talk... 

Brazilian students share American experiences

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Three women from Brazil, who are currently students at the University of La Verne, shared their American experience with the La Verne community on Monday. The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and CAPES put on the event, which included Brazilian food and the three students’ interesting takes on American culture. The women involved were Soraia Teodoro... 

Concert celebrates the spring season

Concert celebrates the spring season
Charles Kamm conducts the Chamber Choir of the Claremont Colleges last Friday in the Balch Auditorium. Kamm has served as the Claremont Concert Choir conductor for the Joint Music Program since 2005. A tenor and countertenor, Kamm has performed throughout the United States and recorded with professional choirs such as the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir. / photo by Candice Salazar Brenna Von Den Benken Staff... 

Students learn to pinch pennies

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer With tuition, rent, gas prices and textbook prices at an all-time high, saving money can be very helpful for a college student. Recent surveys conducted by OnCampus Research have found ways to save money by paying attention to where and how money is spent. With the economy being in poor condition, college students are being conscientious with their spending. In an unscientific... 
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