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Commentary: Real talent allowed to shine in ‘The Voice’

<i>Commentary</i>: Real talent allowed to shine in ‘The Voice’
Lauren Creiman, LV Life Editor The debut of “American Idol” in 2002 created a new model of singing competition that was praised as the contest for the people. The genius behind the show was the opportunity for average Americans to audition and compete for a record deal. However, “American Idol” has turned away many talented artists due to their age, appearance or personal choices, making it... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a young man I look back to my younger years, growing up playing baseball. I remember dreaming of bigger better stages to compete and display my abilities in the sport. I came from programs that did not have winning traditions, in fact they could be considered among the worst programs over the past 10 years in southern California. What got me here where I am today is my ability to never... 

Housing not making smart moves

As if creating a first-come, first-served basis priority deadline was not bad enough, there has been another questionable decision made by the Housing Office. “Residents should note that there are limited spaces available and are encouraged to apply early,” said the Student Housing and Residential Education Office in an email. Many students are finding out that they have to live in the Sheraton... 

Gun ownership not for terrorists

Gun ownership not for terrorists
  With the turmoil in the Middle East, North Africa and everywhere in between, the world is a very unstable place filled with unstable people, so limiting who can have access to guns has never been more important. According to the Associated Press, nearly 250 people on the government’s terror watch list were able to buy guns legally in 2010. There are 11 reasons why the government can deny... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, On April 30, 13 members of the La Verne basketball team took their Saturday to volunteer at the Anthesis Autism Services Second Annual “Athletes for Autism” event, held at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. The athletes worked with autistic adults and supported the efforts of Pomona Valley Workshop to provide services for adults with developmental disabilities. With... 

Administrators: hear our cries

The University of La Verne has been filled with the spirit of protest throughout April, when a sit-in protest to the tearing down of Ben Hines Field on April 12 brought students and faculty together for a cause that mattered. Students have also begun to protest the housing department’s decision to make dorms available on a first-come, first served basis. With plans to increase traditional undergraduate... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I couldn’t agree more with the editorial comments opposing the removal of Ben Hines Field for a parking lot (“Field of broken dreams,” April 22). Many family members, players, parents and fans literally carried rocks and other important tasks of that area to make the present field that has existed for more than 40 years. This will make ULV the only SCIAC college without a field on... 

Journalists deserve more credit

When some people think about journalists, they think of primped up people who talk to a camera or go find out which celebrities are pregnant for their job at TMZ. In truth, some journalists risk their lives for important work. Lara Logan, CBS chief foreign correspondent, was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob during her coverage of the celebration after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in Egypt.... 
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Commentary: Musical recitals are a good start

<i>Commentary</i>: Musical recitals are a good start
Christina Collins Burton, Arts Editor With four weeks left of school, I am happy to see a generous amount of culture coming to the campus in the form of music. Since the opening of the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, the sound of singing has been echoing throughout Founders Hall. As good as it is that our music is finally able to be heard on campus, where are the rest of our arts? There is a healthy... 

Raising gender neutral is OK

In a recent Los Angeles Times article, president of J. Crew Jenna Lyons received backlash for posing with her 5-year-old son, Beckett, and his freshly painted pink toenails. The ad, meant to be an advertisement for J. Crew’s merchandise, instead caused a debate over how Lyons is raising her son. The problem many had with the ad is the supposed endorsement of transgendered or gender-neutral children.... 
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