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Commentary: No ‘hollerin’ for Honey Boo Boo

<i>Commentary</i>: No 'hollerin' for Honey Boo Boo
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief She’s blonde, considered cute and has way more attitude than any other girls her age. The lime-light is being stolen by 6-year-old Alana Thompson. Better known as “Honey Boo Boo,” Thompson has been gathering popularity since her goofy commentary on “Toddlers in Tiaras.” Now, when I first heard that TLC was deciding to give Thompson her own spin-off... 

Commentary: I don’t want your CD

<i>Commentary</i>: I don't want your CD
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor This summer I did something I had not done in a long time: I was a tour guide for my foreign relatives during their visit to Los Angeles. I drove them to the Ontario Mills mall, Hollywood and Highland, Venice beach and the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. While my relatives shopped, ate cheeseburgers and shopped some more, I noticed a group of musicians who still... 

Commentary: Professors are people too

<i>Commentary</i>: Professors are people too
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief College is the start of every student’s professional career. Here we are able to expand our minds with lectures about our field of interest and discussions in the classroom. The “no-no” topics are suddenly a learning experience where students can share their opinion and hear feedback rather than a personal attack from a stranger waving a picket sign in... 

Commentary: Minority faiths should be acknowledged

<i>Commentary</i>: Minority faiths should be acknowledged
Amanda Nieto, Arts Editor When Americans hear about religion being taught in schools many shudder in disgust, but when the religion being taught is considered an occult faith they freeze in apprehension. The Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education in England has added paganism as another faith to be taught in Cornish schools. The syllabus states that pagan faiths will be taught alongside Christianity,... 

Commentary: Stop it with the festivals

<i>Commentary</i>: Stop it with the festivals
Allison Lavelle, LV Life Editor Now that Coachella and Stagecoach have set beneath the Indio sun, music festival warriors are returning from the desert with tanned skin and stories that make everyone they talk to wish they had gone. Tales of epic performances and dance battles cause imaginations to run wild and music lovers to curse in regret for not going. On the surface, the concept of a music festival... 

Commentary: Angels gamble on an uncertain future

<i>Commentary</i>: Angels gamble on an uncertain future
Allison Lavelle, LV Life Editor Albert Pujols will play his first regular season game as a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tonight and fans have been eagerly anticipating this moment since his signing in December. Adorned with the No. 5 jersey and singing his praises, it seems as if the pro-Pujols movement is too distracted by the shiny Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards to fully realize... 

Comentary: Being Greek involves more than letters

<i>Comentary</i>: Being Greek involves more than letters
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief As Greeks on the University of La Verne campus, we hold a very special spot as leaders. Due to the size of the campus and how social all of the students are, nothing is sacred. Larger campuses have the luxury of size blotting out gossip among students and keeping problems within the Greek grapevine. This presents a problem as far as our image on campus. In... 

Commentary: A psychonaut’s adventures in videoland

<i>Commentary</i>: A psychonaut's adventures in videoland
Amanda Nieto, Arts Editor Journalists are driven by curiosity. Their job is centered on asking questions, finding answers and relaying their findings to an audience. Hamilton Morris, a 24-year-old writer and filmmaker, is one such curious seeker who has taken his work to other-worldly dimensions through his quest to bring firsthand accounts on psychedelic drugs. In his series for Vice.com titled “Hamilton’s... 

Sexuality is not a bandwagon

Sexuality is not a bandwagon
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief With the amount of vulgarity that families are exposed to on a daily basis in the United States. I can understand that there are entire groups devoted to protecting the family environment. I salute these groups when they find a cause they can get behind that helps families come closer and stops their breaking apart. In the case of the organization One Million... 

Commentary: PETA slaughters cause with antics

<i>Commentary</i>: PETA slaughters cause with antics
Allison Lavelle, LV Life Editor All publicity is not good publicity, especially when it comes to PETA’s tendency to create it by staging ridiculous stunts. PETA is an organization that stands up for animals’ rights and claims to have their best interests at heart, but the organization’s over-the-top actions tend to overshadow their good intentions. PETA filed a lawsuit against SeaWorld, accusing... 
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