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Commentary:Opera is no longer intimidating

Commentary:Opera is no longer intimidating
Kristen Campbell, News Editor Five and a half hours of opera in pure German is not how I usually spend my Wednesday afternoons, but I made an exception on March 31. Being on the Campus Times staff, I hear about everything that is happening on campus, including “The Ring” lecture series. When I found out “The Ring” is a series about four extremely long operas, I was completely turned off to... 

Bookstore voices say no to the Kindle

Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Last weekend I found myself browsing the book shelves of Barnes & Noble, something I do fairly routinely. I wasn’t sure what kind of book I wanted to get, or if I was even going to purchase one that day because there are three other books on my shelf that I haven’t had a chance to dive into yet. And it wasn’t until I walked from section to section, grabbing,... 

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating
Carly Hill, News Editor Now I am not the most fit of individuals. I like to refer to myself as big boned, or voluptuous. But when I am feeling bloated, I want to eat healthy. And on a college budget, and the only food option being the school-dining program, I feel that the University of La Verne is trying to keep me overweight. During the week is OK, with salad bar available at every meal, but... 

First steps may not leave big prints

First steps may not leave big prints
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Is it time to breathe yet? Is the health care debate finally over after months of political posturing? Answers seem to point in the direction of yes after President Obama signed the law a few weeks ago, but after the entire process, it still seems like an initial step to improve the American health care system; a first step in the direction of universal health care, something... 

Commentary: Getting ‘lost’ in the hype?

Commentary: Getting ‘lost’ in the hype?
Michael Escañuelas, Arts Editor Our generation has been both blessed and cursed with major events that have taken place during our lifetime. We were alive to witness an American tragedy, an eight year war, the first African American President, the rise and fall and rise again of health care reform and of course one of the greatest television shows to ever appear. I’m not speaking of “Two and Half... 

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.... 
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