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Commentary: Should we sacrifice social media or social justice?

<i>Commentary</i>: Should we sacrifice social media or social justice?
Monique Millan, Staff Writer Whether it’s tweeting every five minutes about boredom in class, or sending cryptic statuses about an ex on Facebook – everyone is involved in social media. However, in the digital age, lawmakers struggle to retain our right to speak freely, but they now find themselves caught in an even more difficult spot: How to address the dilemma of cyber bullying. Social networking... 

Commentary: #Do #not #hashtag #everything

<i>Commentary</i>: #Do #not #hashtag #everything
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I wish the Soviet Union still existed and the communists forced people to ration their hashtags. Hashtags on social media are used to connect people but some people use hashtags all the time. Hashtags work like the index of a book, allowing people to find conversations or comments on some social media by using specific words. A person may enter #NewYork in the search bar... 

Respect the campus. RESPECT IT.

Respect the campus. RESPECT IT.
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief As a freshman at the University of La Verne, I was absolutely terrified and excited for what would happen in my four years here. I was stuck saying “Yes, sir” and “Yes, ma’am” for about a year and a half before I learned that professors are people too. I have not been the wild and crazy type and parties were foreign to me until my sophomore year.... 

Commentary: Vegetarians are people, too

<i>Commentary</i>: Vegetarians are people, too
Veronica Orozco, News Editor In most universities, there are always students complaining about the food in their dining halls. At the University of La Verne, there is no exception. Complaints about flavor, preparation and lack of variety are always mentioned and sometimes worked on, but one thing that is never changing is the lack of options for vegetarians. As a vegetarian, I know the struggles of... 

Sleep paralysis, leave me alone

Sleep paralysis, leave me alone
Ingrid Rodriguez, Staff Writer It is 3 a.m. and the room is dark. My dog begins to bark. I open my eyes and stare at a dark figure standing by my feet. I try to shout but nothing comes out and when I try to move, I am frozen. My heartbeat accelerates and all I can think about is getting up but since I can’t, I just lay there hoping it will all soon fade away. This has happened to four out of every... 

Commentary: Real change starts with cooperation

<i>Commentary</i>: Real change starts with cooperation
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director The horror: It has been three days since Barack Obama won the election and people are suffering from this event. Houses set on fire, possessions being taken by an authoritative government, to name a few of the many immoral acts that have occurred just before Obama addressed the nation stating how honored he is to hold his position for four more years. Romney and his... 

Commentary: Cleanliness without oppression

<i>Commentary</i>: Cleanliness without oppression
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief Let me clarify something before I start in with the issue I have with the definition of cleanliness. I have lived in housing since I started as a freshman at the University of La Verne. Three of those years were spent in the Oaks F and A buildings, and now my senior year is going to be finished off in Vista. I have never once faced any drastic health risks,... 

Commentary: College life: Nothing compares

<i>Commentary</i>: College life: Nothing compares
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I cherish every moment in college, every joke, every peer homework complaint is cataloged. I have seen the future, a nine to five job. I am a student who will graduate at an age older than most of my peers. While I attended college and worked both part-time and full-time jobs, I have reached an epiphany; I may never find a job that is as fun as being a college student. College... 

Commentary: Hip-hop is no longer an art form

<i>Commentary</i>: Hip-hop is no longer an art form
Christian Orozco, Sports Editor The 1970s gave us many things to be proud of. Things like beanbag chairs and Farrah Fawcett. A couple things people from the 1970s are not too proud of were their bell-bottoms and their love for disco music. In 2012 we have an equivalent to bell bottoms and disco, and that is mainstream hip-hop and snapbacks. The hip hop industry has taken a turn for the worst and the... 

Commentary: Shame on our candidates

<i>Commentary</i>: Shame on our candidates
Illustration by Jacob Bogdanoff Alex Forbess, Editorial Director I was selfish; forgive me for being so blind last week. Sometimes politics puts me in a bad mood. Last week’s column was used as a way to vent about the endless, repetitive acts I have seen from President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Even though it still irritates that it is sometimes difficult to pay attention to... 
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