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Big brother heads to Glendale

Students posting about their dreadful return to school on social networking sites beware: the Glendale Unified School district announced last week that it would begin monitoring their online activity. Geo Listening, a Hermosa Beach company, will collect information from students’ posts on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and deliver a daily report to Glendale school... 

New schedule still needs tweaking

New schedule still needs tweaking
Students have always dreaded finals week and at the University of La Verne it is no different. Everywhere you turn students are stressing, cramming and procrastinating. The Wilson Library has opened its doors for 24/7 once again and it is finally being used as students wedge themselves in every nook and cranny they can find in order to concentrate on an assignment or contemplate their doomed fate. This... 

Commentary: Ruining your childhood, one cartoon at a time

<i>Commentary</i>: Ruining your childhood, one cartoon at a time
Veronica Orozco, LV Life Editor Waking up on a Saturday morning to watch cartoons was always a weekly ritual for me as I am sure it was for most children in America. Though I am only 20 years old I have seen shows like “Power Puff Girls” slowly fade into the past and other shows like “Scooby Doo” morph from a once beloved children’s mystery show to a high school drama focusing more on relationships... 

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Personalized maps are creepy

The latest technological expansion of Google Earth has a new layer of complexity added to its program that caters to the individual. This program has also pushed Google forward in an almost creepy way. The updated mapping of the satellites responsible for the three-dimensional rendering on the Google Earth map now allows Google users to create their own personalized maps that focus on their preferences... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you for stating your opinion on the gun control issue (“Background checks are needed,” May 3), however I am shocked on your stance of the Second Amendment and would like to provide a different opinion. First of all, the background check bill failed because of the same reason many others fail: it was full of high controversial gun control issues. When Obama states that 90 percent... 

Black neighbor joke is nearing insult

On the Internet nothing seems to go better together than a charismatic, black neighbor and a meme. The most recent black neighbor to fall victim to this trend is Charles Ramsey. Ramsey made the news when he helped rescue three missing women in Cleveland, but when his newscast interview went viral, he turned into an Internet celebrity. Ramsey was eating his McDonald’s when he saw Amanda Berry, a woman... 

Tailoring to skinny kids isn’t cool

Abercrombie and Fitch’s CEO, Mike Jeffries’ opinions about heavier women and his “exclusive” brand have come back to haunt him in the book “The New Rules of Retail,” by Robin Lewis. In it Lewis brings back to light a 2006 interview in which Jeffries is quoted saying, “That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract... 

Turn to ‘procrastination’ for finals

Turn to 'procrastination' for finals
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff College would not be college without stress and procrastination. With stress levels increasing each year, it only makes sense that the University of La Verne will try to create ways that students can relieve stress. Studies from the American Psychological Association show that Millennials (ages 18 to 33) have the highest average stress levels. Both Millennials and... 

Policy would not help gay scouts

In an attempt to prevent further backlash received over the past few months, the Boy Scouts of America announced in April its proposal to allow gay boys into its ranks – but still no gay adult troop leaders. Needless to say, the proposal has done little for the organization amid the controversy, instead shedding light on the group’s out-dated discriminatory values. The decision, should it be... 
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