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Commentary: The hot and cold of cellular phones

<i>Commentary</i>: The hot and cold of cellular phones
Michael Phillips, LV Life Editor When I think about how many cell phones I have had in my life I am reminded of the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” minus the porridge. So instead of being almost eaten I ended up with 12 cellular phones, some of which were not even worth the upgrade. As human beings we have come a long way with our cellular devices. From the 16-ounce brick phones, to the... 

Bloggers strive to attract potential students

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor The University of La Verne is launching a new project to help prospective and current students share the college experience; student blogging. The admissions department at La Verne reached out to students on Twitter, MySpace, Facebook and other resources on campus to find six students willing to blog about their experiences this semester. “Another counselor. . .and... 

First Person Experience: Getting fit for the summer

First Person Experience: Getting fit for the summer
Grant Woods, graduate business major and assistant strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates an abdominal workout routine in Ortmayer Stadium. The routine includes a Hindu push-up, squat jumps and high intensity sprinting. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael Phillips Staff Writer In less than 10 minutes, beads of sweat were running down my forehead after trying one of Fitness Center and Strength... 

Movie Review: Robin Hood sheds historic baggage

Michael Phillips Staff Writer We have all heard the classic, childhood story of Robin Hood. He is noble man from 12th century England who wore bright tights, had a bow and arrow and a love for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Last week, director Ridley Scott’s version of “Robin Hood” opened worldwide, however the Robin Hood we know from our childhood is not the one portrayed in... 

Movie Review: ‘Nightmare’ does not supply scares

Michael Phillips Staff Writer The long awaited remake of Wes Craven’s horror film “Nightmare on Elm Street” was released to theatres around the country last Friday April 30. The original was released in 1984 and was a groundbreaking and creative film that changed the face of the horror genre. However the remake is not as creative as Wes Craven’s original, but it manages to mimic a few of its... 

Concert Review: Heartstop brings pop sound to ULV

Michael Phillips Staff Writer If you thought your heart could only stop when you sneeze or die, you’ve never heard Heartstop. About 40 students gathered in the Campus Center Wednesday night to watch the local band perform songs from its EP “Moments.” Heartstop is an unsigned Los Angeles-based rock band; the members include guitarist Matt Sellers , guitarist / keyboardist / vocalist Jake Hawkes,... 

Panel addresses Afghan rebuilding

Michael Phillips Staff Writer More than 70 people, of whom many were lawyers, gathered in the Campus Center to examine the reconstruction of Afghanistan and the United States’ role in the rebuilding process. The second half of the Afghanistan symposium was a panel discussion titled “Phase and Priorities of Reconstruc­tion.” The subjects discussed were law, economics and humanitarianism. “What... 

Coming out builds effective leaders

Coming out builds effective leaders
Guests pack the President’s Dining Room on Monday to listen to Kathy Duncan’s lecture on issues of homosexuality in pastoral leadership. The lecture, “In and Out of the Closet: Gay and Lesbian Pastoral Leadership,” was focused on how homosexual leaders in religious communities cope with discrimination and manage to keep their private lives a secret./ photo by Christopher Guzman Michael... 

Werner takes on ‘The Ring’ festival

Werner takes on ‘The Ring’ festival
After delivering his presentation on ”Rings of Power in Wagner and Tolkien,” David Werner, associate professor of English, speaks with his Myth in Literature class about the write-up required for his presentation. Megan Torok and her classmates share a laugh as Werner decides on the length of the assignment for their next class session. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael Phillips Staff Writer Similar... 

Spring Boutique supports locals

Michael Phillips Staff Writer The Johnson Family Plaza was covered in tents, chairs and tables for the Spring Boutique last weekend. At 8 a.m., March 26, there were about nine booths participating, selling everything from homemade creations, crafts, jewelry, magnets, purses, bags and various other knickknacks. Director of Purchasing Debbie Deacy ran the booth closest to the Campus Center. The table... 
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