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Commentary: Haiti still needs attention

Commentary: Haiti still needs attention
Kristen Campbell, News Editor I know what you are all thinking, “The United States is already in Haiti helping the citizens after the earthquake. Why are you writing this article?” After attending the screening of “Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy,” I was writing my article to report on the event and I found myself wanting to put my own opinions into the article, which... 

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief The Web site minonline.com, a marketing publication that rates successes and failures throughout the media, released their results on which magazine covers were the best and worst sellers in 2009. A year that saw continuing economic disaster, the ongoing battle of fighting two wars and relentless debate on trying to reform a major sector of our social lives, health care,... 

Commentary: Getting around with Google

Commentary: Getting around with Google
Kristen Campbell, News Editor Google Maps is a great help to anyone needing directions walking, driving, using public transits, and now, bicycling. My experience has always been an easy and efficient one, until I started playing around with the Web site. While perusing summer vacations, I was curious how far Honolulu was from my house, so I pulled up Google Maps and got directions, thinking it would... 

Vacation Down Under

Vacation Down Under
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief I have never been able to travel anywhere exciting for spring break; it was always sports, school or lack of funds that kept me from exploring different lands. But this spring break led me on my most memorable one yet, to the land down under, Australia. While I have traveled to Europe before, this was my first time being in the southern hemisphere and I have a 14-hour... 

Wanted: One good candidate

Wanted: One good candidate
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief California must be in really bad shape. Every day I read something that highlights that point, but the Golden State’s deep problems might be indicative of the group of politicians running for governor this year. And if you don’t know the cast of characters then you haven’t been watching much TV, because Meg Whitman’s ads are on almost more than “Friends” reruns.... 

A whale of a problem

A whale of a problem
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief It was terribly sad to hear the news about Dawn Brancheau, the SeaWorld whale trainer who was drowned by one of the show’s orcas last week. It’s hard to imagine what her family is going through at this moment. But how surprising did the news come for people? The irregularity of such events might be astonishing given that these whales are habitually wild who don’t... 

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... 

CPAC auditions as a comedy show

CPAC auditions as a comedy show
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief No “30 Rock”? No “Office”? The Winter Olympics might have prevented your usual NBC laughs last week (and this week) but there was something on C-SPAN that could have just as easily filled your comedic void. C-SPAN isn’t usually synonymous with laugh out loud comedy, despite what Jon Stewart is able to do with it, but the annual Conservative Political Action... 

Let 'em filibuster

Let 'em filibuster
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief In President Obama’s first State of the Union address he resembled the candidate who was swept into office last November. Unfortunately we have only seen glimpses of this president however through no fault of his own he has acquired one messy situation after another that understandably juxtaposes what was necessary and what his loyal base wanted. But in an effort to... 

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... 
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