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Commentary: I have not stopped believing

Commentary: I have not stopped believing

Singing, acting, playing piano and, of course, writing are basically my passions in life. Without any one of those, I know I may just go insane with boredom. I have always had two major dreams in life: one, to become a journalist at a newspaper or magazine and two, to pursue acting and singing. When I was in high school, I spent three years in journalism and theatre, both of which became complete addictions.

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions

Gun rights activists and the tea party movement took center stage last week to demonstrate how angry they are at the current administration. While both groups are, on the surface, unrelated to one another, they share something more than just being on the right of the political spectrum; they are outraged at the perceived role of government in our lives.

Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem

Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem

Yet again, I was given an eye-opening assignment for my advanced news reporting class. This time though it rattled my nerves a bit.

Commentary:Opera is no longer intimidating

Commentary:Opera is no longer intimidating

Five and a half hours of opera in pure German is not how I usually spend my Wednesday afternoons, but I made an exception on March 31.

Bookstore voices say no to the Kindle

Lately I have been contemplating buying a Kindle, the e-reader created by Amazon. But it has its perks and its disadvantages.

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating

On a college budget, and with the only food option being the school-dining program, I feel that the University of La Verne is trying to keep me overweight.

First steps may not leave big prints

First steps may not leave big prints

After going through the reform process, it still seems like an initial step to improve the American health care system; a first step in the direction of universal health care, something that many feel is the only moral ends to reform.

Commentary: Getting ‘lost’ in the hype?

Commentary: Getting ‘lost’ in the hype?

Upon learning of the series “Lost” when it first aired back in 2004, I was instantly curious, but I never followed through with my curiosity and did not follow the series until the end of the fifth season.

Commentary: Haiti still needs attention

Commentary: Haiti still needs attention

After attending the screening of “Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy,” I was writing my article to report on the event and I found myself wanting to put my own opinions into the article, which is not allowed.

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark

The Web site minonline.com, a marketing publication that rates successes and failures throughout the media, released their results on which magazine covers were the best and worst sellers in 2009. A year that saw continuing economic disaster, the ongoing battle of fighting two wars and relentless debate on trying to reform a major sector of our social lives, health care, magazines that were actually bought by the most people had very little to do with these issues.

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