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Commentary: Philanthropy goes beyond sororities

<i>Commentary</i>: Philanthropy goes beyond sororities
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief I have never been a fan of Greek life. I went into college not wanting to rush or pledge for any sort of sorority. I wanted to make my own way on campus and make my own friends. I understand that you do not get friends but rather brothers and sisters that you get to hang out with during college and afterward. But I have a sister and I do not need any more. Girls can... 

Media should slow down

Since the invention of the Internet, the rate at which the media churns out news has been increasing at an extremely rapid pace. In the early years people could get news briefs on their home page when they logged into their AOL or Yahoo! account. That pace increased exponentially when Twitter made its way into our lives in 2006. Media outlets ranging from the highly respected CNN and Fox News to celebrity... 

Commentary: Smokers have rights too

<i>Commentary</i>: Smokers have rights too
Branden del Rio, News Editor Not too long ago the University of La Verne adopted a policy which would further restrict where smokers could smoke. The policy, which will be enforced on Jan. 1, will restrict smokers to lighting up in parking lots. As long as smokers are acting within the law they should not face poor treatment. Under California Law AB 846 smoking is prohibited 20 feet away from the entrance... 

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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