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Commentary: Wonderful cause, terrible approach

<i>Commentary</i>: Wonderful cause, terrible approach
Lauren Creiman, LV Life Editor Men, women and children have taken to the streets of cities all over the world in an event known as the “Slut Walk” to make it clear that women are not responsible for being raped. The event first took place in Toronto on April 3 after a police officer suggested that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Since then, walks have... 

Concert Review: Rise Against continues to rise

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor There is a point during every band’s career where its increasing popularity can quickly become a noose, waiting to tighten at the first sign of a mistake. Chicago-based punk rock band Rise Against surely faced such pressure on April 7 at the Long Beach Arena, but managed to pull off an authentic punk rock performance that proved some things do get better with age. Rise... 

On the Calendar

Cyberbullying Seminar ASULV and the College of Education and Organizational Leadership are hosting an event to discuss cyberbullying. Detective Justin Newman from La Verne Police Department will be presenting. The event will take place at 7 p.m. tonight in Campus Center Ballroom A. International Breakfast The Campus Activities Board and ASULV will host an international breakfast at 7 a.m. on Tuesday... 

Textbook options abound

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Fifteen out of 20 University of La Verne students surveyed informally said that they buy their textbooks from various online sources – instead of the University of La Verne Bookstore. The declaration of bankruptcy by Borders Group Inc., and the closing of more than 200 stores, coupled with the availability of better prices online, indicate a shaky future for chain... 

Sleepless in La Verne: Students skip rest for academics, but with consequences

Sleepless in La Verne: Students skip rest for academics, but with consequences
Illustration by Anthony Juarez Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor A trend among University of La Verne students to skip sleep in favor of studying may be affecting more than their ability to stay awake in class. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 60 percent of adult drivers have driven a vehicle while sleep-deprived and 37 percent have fallen asleep at the wheel. A new study by The... 

On the Calendar

Spring Break The University of La Verne will be on spring break from March 14 to March 18. ‘Tron’ Movie Night The Campus Activities Board will host a free showing of Tron: Legacy in La Fetra Auditorium on March 21 from 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Free drinks and snacks will be provided and all students are welcomed. For more information, please contact CAB at 909-593-3511, ext. 4424. Sock Wars The... 

Debate team continues success

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor The debate team will part ways for the weekend as its members attend debate tournaments in New York and Oregon in order to prepare for the national championships. Coach Josh Martin and team member Ryan Mansell will head to Colgate Univer­sity in New York while the rest of the team heads to the Portland State University Nationals Warm-Up. “These are the only national... 

Commentary: Going Greek: The tale of a nonbeliever

<i>Commentary</i>: Going Greek: The tale of a nonbeliever
Lauren Creiman, LV Life Editor As I stood in front of the doors to Campus Center Ballroom A (with two balloons in hand) and listened to the cheers coming from inside, I felt nervous. A minute later, the doors opened and I walked in to reveal my new allegiance to the room full of waiting women. For most of my life, I have been skeptical of Greek life. My judgment was influenced by popular television... 

New writing major boosts creativity

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor The University of La Verne will provide another creative outlet for its students with the addition of creative writing to its official list of available majors for fall 2011. ULV currently offers creative writing as a minor and offers the courses necessary to major in creative writing, but it was not until last week that the creation of the major was voted on and approved. “The... 

Club fair kicks off spring semester

Lauren Creiman Staff Writer As part of a week of activities planned to kick off the spring semester, the University of La Verne hosted a club fair Feb. 2. The club fair took place in the Campus Center Ballroom from and offered students an opportunity to learn about the various clubs on campus while enjoying free food, gifts and music. “All of the club booths really opened my eyes to the number of... 
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