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Commentary: Scientology survivors retell stories of hell

Commentary: Scientology survivors retell stories of hell
Natalie Veissalov, LV Life Editor A couple of weeks ago, I was assigned to attend a news conference and create a story out of it for my Advanced News Reporting class. But in no way did I think my first news conference would be so dramatic. The news conference I covered was a talk given by six ex-Scientologists telling their horrifying stories full of claims that the Church of Scientology physically... 

Campus Center gets mixed reviews

Campus Center gets mixed reviews
Built in 2009, the Sara and Michael Abraham Campus Center serves as a hub for student activities at the University of La Verne. Designed by the institutional architecture firm Gonzales Goodale Architects, the 40,000 square foot building houses a café, several student lounges, banquet areas and classrooms as well as offices for student groups and clubs. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael Phillips Staff... 

President Stephen Morgan to retire in 2011

President Stephen Morgan to retire in 2011
University President Steve Morgan stands in front of Founders Hall in this file photo from September 2008. Founders auditorium will be renamed the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, after the president and his wife. Morgan announced his retirement, effective Spring 2011, from the University of La Verne on Thursday after serving as president for 25 years. / file photo by Stephanie Arellanes Natalie... 

Students travel over Atlantic for interterm trips

Natalie Veissalov LV Life Editor While some students were taking strenuous classes on campus this January, others were walking through the streets of ancient cities. Rita Thakur, associate dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, and Al Clark, associate vice president for academic affairs, took undergraduate students of all different majors to tour parts of Italy and Greece for 10... 

Media still imposes double standard

Media still imposes double standard
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief If you watched the American Music Awards about three weeks ago, you may have seen Adam Lambert’s racy and provocative performance. The day after his performance, television, radio and online media sources were swarmed with criticism and commentary regarding some of his actions on stage. It seemed like that was all they were talking about that day, like there... 

Newspaper goes interactive

Natalie Veissalov Editor in Chief If you have not logged on to the internet lately, you might want to check out the new Campus Times Web site at laverne.edu/campus-times. The site has been revamped, featuring a cleaner layout, a home-page slideshow and new reader interactivity features. “It gives a greater visibility and brings more readers to the site,” said Eric Borer, Campus Times layout assistant,... 

Pilgrim Place remembers the past

Pilgrim Place remembers the past
The annual fall festival is held in Claremont. Wamapanoag Indian Village, Mayflower-On-Wheels, Indian Drumming and “The Festival Thanksgiving Show” were all part of Claremont’s 61st annual Pilgrim Place Festival. The festival consisted of a two-day celebration featuring crafts, talents and activities of residents in the surrounding community. All proceeds went to benefit residents requiring... 

Bringing the holidays to the poor

Bringing the holidays to the poor
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief I cannot believe how fast the holidays are approaching. It feels like we just rang in the New Year. With our busy schedules and hectic life, it seems like everything is passing us by so much and without any room to take it all in. As we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we must stop and think what is really important and meaningful to us, including appreciating... 

Church of the Brethren garden gives back

Natalie Veissalov Editor in Chief The La Verne Church of the Brethren is growing fresh produce in its new community garden called “Peace and Carrots,” and each gardener is donating 10 percent of their produce to local food banks. The idea of creating the garden came about when the church was trying to answer the question: “How do we care for our neighbors?” said the La Verne Church of the Brethren’s... 

The law applies to everyone

The law applies to everyone
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief When Maria Shriver made headlines a few weeks ago regarding pictures taken of her on her cell phone while driving, it made me upset. She was caught three times on her cell phone while driving. It made me especially upset because there are so many aggressive police officers ticketing regular citizens for driving and talking on their cell phones, when the First Lady... 
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