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Commentary: Loving your curves is making progress

<i>Commentary</i>: Loving your curves is making progress
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief I am a girl with curves and I am proud of that. Three years ago though, I was sporting big bulky black sweaters, oversized shirts and hid behind a forest of hair everyday to become as invisible as possible. I never saw proud curvy women on television, in movies or even on posters. The role models that were thrust into the lime-light were perfectly fit, photoshopped... 

Let’s keep Rock tradition

Clubs, sororities, fraternities: every one of these groups participates painting the Rock, nestled in front of Founders Hall. Each are given an opportunity to not only use this Rock to show their creativity but it also stands out as a billboard, advertising numerous events that happen within the University. Sometimes these groups just paint the Rock to paint something unique that represents who they... 

Know what’s in your food

Know what’s in your food
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff People are starting to become more cautious about what they eat. Counting calories, reading nutrition facts and choosing healthier alternatives over a McDouble cheeseburger: they are taking every step to ensure a healthy diet and know what exactly is in the food they consume. The Department of Health makes sure that providers inform their customers about this information,... 

Free parking: Come and get it, ULV

Free parking: Come and get it, ULV
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Every day parking lots are filled to capacity at the University of La Verne. Students complain and park in neighborhoods wherever they can squeeze in without a city of La Verne parking permit. With so many new students at La Verne, parking is hell. Students pay $95 for a parking permit for the whole year but there is never any parking. ULV has given students an... 
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Pre-law club focuses on community

Robert Penalber News Editor The University of La Verne Pre-Law Society is using its resources to reach out to the community and hopes to mingle with students from the College of Law. Senior communications major Christian Leon and sophomore political science major Elizabeth Younger have teamed up to form the Pre-Law Society on campus, a club they hope will gain interest of students looking in to legal... 

Hazing is unacceptable

Since the news of hazing at La Puente High School, old wounds have been reopened for locals in Southern California. Last week freshman members of the boy’s soccer team came forward and accused at least 10 of their older teammates of jumping them in the supply closet and beating them. At least one boy was sodomized. The victims said that they wanted to come forward after several months of silence... 

Commentary: Democracy in the 21st century: What a joke

<i>Commentary</i>: Democracy in the 21st century: What a joke
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director It was chaos; disgusting glorious chaos. That is pretty much what I can say about Wednesday’s general debate. Overall, I fooled myself. Despite all the negative, sometimes irrelevant, garbage that both parties have been throwing at each other, I believed that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would take those 90 minutes to present... 

Fliers contradict University values

When walking through the University of La Verne students can find dozens of fliers and posters displayed everywhere, publicizing events both on and off campus. There are 15 bulletin boards spread out across campus plus 27 bulletin boards throughout the residence halls on which both the Office of Student Housing and Residential Education and the Office of Student Life approve these fliers for display. The... 

Commentary: My car stereo is loud- I’m sorry

<i>Commentary</i>: My car stereo is loud- I'm sorry
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I listen to music loud on my headphones and listen to it even louder while driving past the University of La Verne campus with my windows down. I know it’s annoying. I’m sorry. I routinely turn the car stereo volume up on my way to school and on my way home. On any given morning I will drive to school and have the music so loud that if a fire truck was approaching,... 

Video tests free speech

While some Muslims around the world violently protest against “Innocence of Muslims” – a 14-minute video posted on YouTube that goes out of its way to offend Muslims and the prophet Muhammad – the question of censorship arises. Despite calls from some around the world for YouTube to remove the inflammatory video, doing so would create a troubling precedent for the role of free speech... 
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