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Commentary: Grammys should still award originality

<i>Commentary:</i> Grammys should still award originality

For many artists, the five most nerve-wracking words are “And the Grammy goes to….”

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre

On Nov. 23 I ventured into the city with a few friends. As I walked down Spring Street we noticed the now infamous Occupy L.A. camp on the south side of City Hall and decided to pay a visit.

Commentary: La Verne students must be proactive

<i>Commentary</i>: La Verne students must be proactive

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with President Devorah Lieberman, Vice Provost Homa Shabahang and ASULV President Nick Sloot to discuss the 6.5 percent tuition increase.

Commentary: Book banning stains pages

<i> Commentary</i>: Book banning stains pages

The debate over book banning is a long-lasting one. The movement of overly concerned parents and other conservative-minded individuals has focused much of its efforts on ridding school libraries of a variety of works from classics like “Catcher in the Rye” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” to more modern favorites like the “Harry Potter” series.

Commentary: Empty plots butcher modern horror

<i>Commentary</i>: Empty plots butcher modern horror

It is Halloween, a time I usually like to celebrate by going to see the latest installment of a horror movie franchise that studios love to beat to death. This year it will be “Paranormal Activity 3,” which I have very little hope for.

Commentary: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: DREAM act should go back to sleep

<i>Commentary</i>: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: DREAM act should go back to sleep

The California DREAM Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last weekend, will allow illegal immigrants who graduate from high schools in California to apply to the state’s public universities as residents.

Commentary: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: Act lets DREAMs become a reality

<i>Commentary</i>: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: Act lets DREAMs become a reality

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently passed the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which offers minors who have entered the United States illegally at age 15 or younger a chance at citizenship and federal grant scholarships provided they have shown interest in entering the country as students and are not felons.

Commentary: Leagues need to act to stop violence

<i>Commentary</i>: Leagues need to act to stop violence

Teams taunt one another during games, often through controversial extracurricular activities that result in more resentment between the teams and an act of retaliation that the governing body of the sport must address.

Commentary: Real talent allowed to shine in ‘The Voice’

<i>Commentary</i>: Real talent allowed to shine in ‘The Voice’

The debut of “American Idol” in 2002 created a new model of singing competition that was praised as the contest for the people. The genius behind the show was the opportunity for average Americans to audition and compete for a record deal.

Commentary: Musical recitals are a good start

<i>Commentary</i>: Musical recitals are a good start

With four weeks left of school, I am happy to see a generous amount of culture coming to the campus in the form of music. Since the opening of Morgan Auditorium, the sound of singing has been echoing throughout Founders Hall.

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