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Kevin Garrity, Managing Editor You are groggy; walking zombie-like from the warmth of the bed to your kitchen and all you want is that hot cup of coffee to drink while you read your morning newspaper (yes some people still get their news from the trusty print variety.) Seems like a nice mental picture and not a bad way to start off your morning, but before you take that first sip of the steamy “... 

The plea of a shoe saleswoman

The plea of a shoe saleswoman
Julissa Cardenas, Web Editor Besides being a University of La Verne student and Web editor for the Campus Times, I am also a part time sales person. Not just any sales person – I sell shoes. Not a great profession I know, but for now it is a job. I was not offered work study, on what basis I do not know, so having this job helps me with the many responsibilities I have. Although it is a job, and... 

Paranoia begins affecting health

Paranoia begins affecting health
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief The paranoia going around this flu season may seem to be higher than most other flu seasons. But for me there has always been a fear of getting a cold or flu. I am constantly washing my hands to the point where my skin gets so dry it begins to crack. I carry hand sanitizers, antibacterial wipes and try avoid touching any surface, which most of the time is impossible.... 

Life's simple pleasures

Life's simple pleasures
Samantha Sincock, Editorial Director/Arts Editor Fall has arrived and finally we have reached the right temperature for October. Nothing is better than sitting outside in the crisp air sipping on a warm cup of coffee as the wind blows the leaves around. It is during this time of year that I long to live on the East Coast so I could see the leaves change colors, but then I remember their harsh winters... 

Video games are no substitute for real life

Video games are no substitute for real life
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor Although many parents and critics of video games claim that many of today’s video games are filled with violence and unrealistic virtual realms, they are not any worse than the alternative – creating games that simulate real life experiences and daily activities. I do not believe people realize the absurd video games that are available for consumer purchase. A person... 

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief A junk food tax has caused some uproar and disappointment. Many people who enjoy their high-sweetened sodas, potato chips and other preservative packed foods think it is unfair to impose such a tax, especially since we are taxed enough as it is. Local governments and medical institutions believe taxes should be imposed on people who buy junk food because of the medical... 

The case for moderation

The case for moderation
Dan Sayles, Sports Editor I like to think of myself as a reasonable man. I have my beliefs, convictions, oddities, the like, but I don’t feel threatened when they are questioned or in conflict. I take it on a case-by-case basis. Is this principle irrelevant now? Do I rethink some of my beliefs when necessary when the situation calls for it? Yes, yes I do. However, it’s not always that simple, and... 

Marching for equality

Marching for equality
Kevin Garrity, Managing Editor A few weeks ago the University of La Verne Rainbow Alliance reminded us all of the injustices gays and lesbians still face today. The alliance protested on the corner of D Street and Bonita Avenue, in regards to last year’s ban on gay marriage in California and the little progress that has been made since that forgettable vote. I hope the Rainbow Alliance will not stop... 

Experience through internships

Experience through internships
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief Instead of laying on the beach in Cancun, Mexico, or sightseeing in Europe this summer, I completed an internship at a Conde Nast publication called Women’s Wear Daily, which was in the same building as Vogue and W magazine. For those who may not know much about Women’s Wear Daily, let me give you some insight about it. WWD is a fashion trade publication, which... 

A healthier side to life

A healthier side to life
Samantha Sincock, Editorial Director/Arts Editor “Burger, fries, and a Coke. Don’t bother me, I’m eating,” a saying that has become one of the most famous slogans of the fast food industry today. In fact, America is so reliant on fast food that we insist that there be outlets throughout the country dishing out this “poison” to the masses. Now don’t hear me wrong, I do occasionally subject... 
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