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Drinking coffee, although seemingly an innocent activity, and done so regularly that it doesn’t garner many second thoughts, can be very harmful to the environment. Recently, a common trend among coffee growers is to cut down native shade trees in order to plant more coffee trees.
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.
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.
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 and decide pictures on the internet will do.
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.
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.
I am a firm believer of moderation. It balances an issue, either from extreme sides of an issue, or bringing light to a minority opinion that might otherwise be lost in a sea of majority opinion.
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.
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.
America is so reliant on fast food that we insist that there be outlets throughout the country dishing out this “poison” to the masses.