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Commentary: A misunderstood obsession

<i>Commentary</i>: A misunderstood obsession
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor I have an obsession. And that obsession is sports. It began I was little and my dad signed me up for soccer. Every time there was a family event, we would build a makeshift goal and play a game of five on five. We would worship the soccer players on television; my idol was Mia Hamm. She was everything I wanted to be: fast, graceful and had excellent footwork. I remember asking... 

Commercial space is not necessary

A residence hall is a place for students to congregate. With couches, rooms and a place to study, a dorm building should be the last place one would think about shopping. By spring of 2011, the University will start building its new residence hall east of the Campus Center to facilitate the large increase of students to campus and to improve living conditions for those who currently live in older... 

Scanners and pat downs are ineffective

The holiday season means one thing for people who travel on airplanes: long lines at the airport. Recently however, it has also meant a very invasive security checkpoint for those trying to get away on holiday. In the past people saw it as an inconvenience just to have to take off their shoes, but now the inconvenience has reached a whole new level. The Transportation Security Administration has now... 

Commentary: Be ready for me, journalism industry

<i>Commentary</i>: Be ready for me, journalism industry
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief I obviously have chosen to attend the University of La Verne to receive a degree in journalism. I went into this knowing the industry is known to be dying. However, if a writer has the will or the way to get into it, they will thrive and work doing something they love to do. Thriving in the industry as a writer with a strong mind is something I have always dreamed... 

Commentary: Nicki Minaj saves hip-hop with ‘Pink Friday’ album

<i>Commentary</i>: Nicki Minaj saves hip-hop with ‘Pink Friday’ album
Michael Phillips, LV Life Editor In the last few months it has been hard to not hear Nicki Minaj on the radio, whether it was on singer Trey Songz’ “Bottoms Up,” Sean Kingston’s “Dutty Love” or her own song “Your Love.” To many, the Lil Wayne protégé has magically appeared on the music scene, but she has actually been making music since 2007. The female rapper has done what few other... 

Watch for signs of relationship abuse

Domestic violence is an ever-growing problem in intimate relationships. Almost daily, the news reports a man abusing then murdering his wife or a woman killing her husband and trying to make it look like an accident. Whether it is a married couple or a newly dating couple, knowing the signs for future violence is necessary for the protection of either person. Although domestic abuse happens more often... 

We all deserve a break

Now is about the time when many students are beginning to feel burned out. Some are feeling stressed out from school, work and extracurricular activities. Before it gets to this stress point, we feel that the University should grant students a break during the fall semester. We acknowledge that students are given a two-day break in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. However two days is not very... 
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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This is in reference to the Campus Times article, “Athletics could lose facilities with new campus construction” (Nov. 12). While this is a good article that addresses a topic of concern to student and student-athletes, it unfortunately appears that this did not include the most current information prior to printing the article, and this has created some factual and philosophical misrepresentations. It... 

Commentary: Let’s all just play fair

<i>Commentary</i>: Let’s all just play fair
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor Covering a sporting event is one of the most exciting things to do in the field of journalism. You get to feel the energy of the crowd, the emotions of the players and the thrill of the game. When one of our staff writers comes up to me and tells me that the game was really good, I get excited because I am thinking that I am going to get a good story. But then their faces... 

Students take their safety for granted

This semester the University of La Verne’s residence halls have experienced a series of attempted robberies, harassment and unwanted visitors, that has shaken many of the students who live on campus. Students generally believe that since the University is in the city of La Verne, a city known to be safe, and quiet that they do not have to worry as much about leaving their doors open, walking alone... 
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