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Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About: Laws aim to reform mental health care

<i>Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About</i>: Laws aim to reform mental health care
Helen Arase, senior photojournalism major, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 18. After graduation, Arase plans to work for a daily news publication or as a freelance photojournalist. Bipolar disorder affects more than 5.7 million American adults. / photo by Celine Dehban Elizabeth Ortiz Health Editor During her spring break as a college freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, Helen... 

Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About: Students hesitate to seek treatment

<i>Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About</i>: Students hesitate to seek treatment
Elizabeth Ortiz Health Editor Five years ago 17-year-old Katie Madden sat with her parents and told them she needed to talk to them about a serious matter. Her parents were concerned and anxiously stared at her, waiting for her to begin speaking. Her voice was shaky as she confessed she had been having suicidal thoughts, and she began crying when she said she felt there was something emotionally wrong... 

Black Friday deals do not entice the majority

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Americans and university students may have finally had enough of the Black Friday chaos this year. Twelve out of 16 University of La Verne students said they did not plan on Black Friday shopping, according to an informal survey. The National Retail Federation reports Black Friday sales dropped 11 percent to $50.9 billion from $57.4 billion. The federation’s survey also said... 

Panelists discuss Ferguson

Panelists discuss Ferguson
Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at improving policing, discusses the mistakes the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, made after the death of Michael Brown. Buerrmann said the police department should have apologized to the community. The panel, which included Adrienna Wong, staff attorney of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Katrina Parker,... 

Maker Con encourages innovation

Maker Con encourages innovation
University of La Verne students Yifong Ai and Aimee Zhao observe a 3D octopus being made Saturday at the SoCal Maker Convention at the Fairplex. J6 Events hosted the inaugural convention. Various inventors, Makerspace companies and 3D printing companies provided activities for attendees to make 3D objects, ride solar powered bikes and enter their robots to fight in a competition. / photo by Sonora... 

LVTV brings ‘spooktacular’ fun

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Mayor Don Kendrick, City Council Member Charlie Rosales, University President Devorah Lieberman and children dressed in their Halloween best appeared on LVTV’s live broadcast of the sixth annual Halloween Spooktacular Friday. Seniors Tanya Velazquez and Tyler Harrison hosted the broadcast, entertained the audience with Halloween-themed jokes and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters. “My... 

Book Review: Dunham bares all in pretentious tales

<i>Book Review</i>: Dunham bares all in pretentious tales
Michael Saakyan Book Editor Those who are familiar with the HBO series “Girls” would know that Lena Dunham has shown viewers every side of herself. On the show she fights with friends, experiences disapproval from her parents and literally bares all. She now shares her life with the world in a new book called “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’.” Dunham... 

Majority feels too mature for Halloween treats

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Halloween is traditionally thought of as a holiday where only children go door-to-door trick-or-treating, but adults participate in the tradition, which has sparked some controversy. In an informal survey of students, 10 out of the 15 agreed Halloween is a time for children to dress up and trick-or-treat. Halloween began as a Christian and pagan holiday. It has since shed its... 

Students toast Homecoming royalty

Students toast Homecoming royalty
Junior Teresa Crum and sophomore Bianca Rivera wait with the rest of the crowd for the announcement of the Homecoming Court, Monday at Mainiero Square. Celebratory snacks of apple cider and cake pops were offered to those who showed their support to the princes and princesses. Homecoming king and queen 2014 will be announced during Saturday’s Homecoming football game. / photo By Emily Bieker Liz... 

Carter promotes unity at Roynon

Carter promotes unity at Roynon
La Verne’s J. Marion Roynon Elementary School announced the new assistant principal Tomeika Carter in October. Carter hopes to improve the school’s academic success. Carter shows support for her favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a bobblehead of outfielder Yasiel Puig. “I’m also a big Lakers fan, but it’s been tough to be one recently,” Carter said. / photo by Michael... 
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