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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... 

Commentary: Debate proves to be a school yard brawl

<i>Commentary</i>: Debate proves to be a school yard brawl
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director So here is the storyline of the presidential debates the United States have seen so far. First, it was anarchy with Republican nominee Mitt Romney throwing more misinterpreted facts, yet President Barack Obama was too zoned out to counter-attack, which led some political junkies to his work. Then there was the Vice-Presidential Debate on Oct. 11, where it was a “release... 

Commentary: Loving your curves is making progress

<i>Commentary</i>: Loving your curves is making progress
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief I am a girl with curves and I am proud of that. Three years ago though, I was sporting big bulky black sweaters, oversized shirts and hid behind a forest of hair everyday to become as invisible as possible. I never saw proud curvy women on television, in movies or even on posters. The role models that were thrust into the lime-light were perfectly fit, photoshopped... 

Commentary: Democracy in the 21st century: What a joke

<i>Commentary</i>: Democracy in the 21st century: What a joke
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director It was chaos; disgusting glorious chaos. That is pretty much what I can say about Wednesday’s general debate. Overall, I fooled myself. Despite all the negative, sometimes irrelevant, garbage that both parties have been throwing at each other, I believed that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would take those 90 minutes to present... 

Commentary: My car stereo is loud- I’m sorry

<i>Commentary</i>: My car stereo is loud- I'm sorry
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I listen to music loud on my headphones and listen to it even louder while driving past the University of La Verne campus with my windows down. I know it’s annoying. I’m sorry. I routinely turn the car stereo volume up on my way to school and on my way home. On any given morning I will drive to school and have the music so loud that if a fire truck was approaching,... 

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... 
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