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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... 

Commentary: Grammys should still award originality

<i>Commentary:</i> Grammys should still award originality
Lauren Creiman, News Editor For many artists, the five most nerve-wracking words are “And the Grammy goes to….” Sadly, many unique artists will no longer get the chance to even hope their names come at the end of that sentence. The Recording Academy unveiled a massive overhaul of its Grammy categories and voting processes in April that eliminated 31 categories, bringing the total to 78. The 2012... 

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief I turn into a giddy child whenever I get the chance to visit downtown Los Angeles. Even being sick as a dog I was buzzing with excitement, but my last visit was a completely different experience. 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... 

Commentary: La Verne students must be proactive

<i>Commentary</i>: La Verne students must be proactive
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief 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. During our meeting President Lieberman said something that struck a chord with me and our news editor, Lauren Creiman, and I sat on the sofa in her office in Founders Hall. “I wish we could... 

Commentary: Book banning stains pages

<i> Commentary</i>: Book banning stains pages
Julian Burrell, Associate Editor 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. However,... 

Commentary: Empty plots butcher modern horror

<i>Commentary</i>: Empty plots butcher modern horror
Christina Collins Burton, Managing Editor 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. Last year it was the final “Saw” film, which only confused me and made me very angry with the Jigsaw legacy. I am beginning... 
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