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Commentary: Unexpected overreaction to celebrities

<i>Commentary</i>: Unexpected overreaction to celebrities

I am not one to get star struck. One of the first things you learn as a reporter is that everyone is equal, some people have different expertise.

Commentary: The end of an addiction

<i>Commentary</i>: The end of an addiction

During my freshman year at ULV, I found myself using Facebook as a getaway from homework. In the middle of writer’s block, I would use keyboard shortcuts to open my Facebook homepage.

Times does not make the grade

The Los Angeles Times recently launched a series called “Grading the Teachers” that compiled the standardized test results of students and analyzed them to see which teachers’ tests scores continuously raised.

Islam is not the enemy

Muslims have been the recipients of a multitude of hate in the last few weeks. Protesters have stormed the city of New York in opposition to the construction of a mosque two blocks away from the former World Trade Center.

Give parking gripes a brake

With the sudden increase in enrollment at the University of La Verne, a big concern among the student body has become parking, or the lack of parking.

Commentary: Rockin’ out is better by myself

<i>Commentary</i>: Rockin’ out is better by myself

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.

Commentary: Mexico City brings culture, not fear

<i>Commentary</i>: Mexico City brings culture, not fear

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.

Commentary: A reflection on lessons learned

<i>Commentary</i>: A reflection on lessons learned

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.

Private college not so expensive

Years ago, choosing a state school was financially easier and more rational than attending a small, private university. Recently, however, the “typical” affordable college has shifted from public to private schools since the Cal State and UC systems have been devastated by financial woes.

Give Newsweek another good read

The future of print journalism looks a little less promising everyday as readership declines and more people turn to the Web for news and information. Once-credible magazines and newspapers are now seeing large layoffs, decreases in advertising and circulation revenue.

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