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Commentary: Rockin’ out is better by myself

<i>Commentary</i>: Rockin’ out is better by myself
Carly Hill, Arts Editor I hate being alone. No, really. Ask my friends, or look at their phones, which probably have 20 unanswered text messages at this very second. Now at 21 years old, I got lonely. However, there is one surprising thing I actually enjoy doing alone. I get the biggest rush from going to concerts by myself. After getting a freelance gig at a music magazine, requiring me to venture... 

Commentary: Mexico City brings culture, not fear

<i>Commentary</i>: Mexico City brings culture, not fear
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor When my parents first told me that we were going to take a family vacation to Mexico City, I got a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. All I had heard from the media, other family members and my boss was how dangerous Mexico City was and how a different American was getting kidnapped and held for ransom every other week. Co-workers were telling me to be careful and... 

Commentary: A reflection on lessons learned

<i>Commentary</i>: A reflection on lessons learned
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief After being asked to apply numerous times, I finally gave in and volunteered 10 days of my cherished summer vacation to be a girls’ camp counselor in July. Little did I know these days would become the most enlightening part of my summer. I arrived at Sacred Heart Girls’ Camp in Big Bear on July 23 to the smiling faces of college women who would soon become my... 

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief For a group that will graduate at the beginning of a new decade, we the class of 2010 need to be known as the class of decision makers. Decisions by graduating men and women who demand answers before it is too late and reject tepid responses to distressing problems. Decisions by intellectuals who realize that personal sacrifice is sometimes necessary to help a neighbor... 

Time to break the handcuffs in Washington

Time to break the handcuffs in Washington
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Hey Washington, now is your time. No longer do you have to be handcuffed by the players on Wall Street and their big bonuses, high-risk lending and investing or deceptive packages sold to millions of people. Signs point to the recession bottoming out and thus no longer do you have to cater to this private sector in order to keep the economy from completely crashing. All... 

Cuts in education cut down the future

Cuts in education cut down the future
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief If there ever was a time to question the priorities of the United States it is now. Massive unemployment, political partisanship and ongoing debate as to why the financial system collapsed have riddled Washington. However a leading indicator of what our country has evolved into can be found in the allocation of how we spend money. It is a hard sell for anybody to claim... 

Commentary: I have not stopped believing

Commentary: I have not stopped believing
Kristen Campbell, News Editor 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 theater, both... 

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions

Marchers' anger based on misconceptions
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief 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. First, gun rights... 

Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem

Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem
Natalie Veissalov, LV Life Editor Yet again, I was given an eye-opening assignment for my advanced news reporting class. This time though it rattled my nerves a bit. Our professor by night and a Los Angeles Time reporter by day, Ari Bloomekatz, told us to schedule a ride along with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. He told us to choose a city we were not familiar with. At first I was excited.... 

Commentary:Opera is no longer intimidating

Commentary:Opera is no longer intimidating
Kristen Campbell, News Editor 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. Being on the Campus Times staff, I hear about everything that is happening on campus, including “The Ring” lecture series. When I found out “The Ring” is a series about four extremely long operas, I was completely turned off to... 
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