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Helping our soldiers at home

It is important to learn from mistakes. When a light socket electrocutes you, it would be smart to not touch the socket again. In terms of helping soldiers to adapt to life after war, the United States has latched onto an electrical circuit and is frying. Look back to the Vietnam War. Soldiers came back with mental illnesses that had not even been diagnosed before and were left to fend for themselves... 

Trust us, it gets better

Bullying has become an epidemic in the United States. Recently this has come to the forefront of the media with the large number of suicides in the past few weeks. All of those who took their lives were homosexual youths. Bullying in itself is already a problem but when a homophobic sentiment is added it only makes matters worse. Students need to stop bullying one another. The tragic stories of Tyler... 

Commentary: Journalism is still alive

<i>Commentary</i>: Journalism is still alive
Carly Hill, Arts Editor People tell me all the time that journalism is dead. That there is no possible way to make it in a digital world with a print background. And you know what I have to say to that? Well, most of the time it involves a lot of yelling, perhaps some crying and a few curse words strung in for added effect. Which brings me to last weekend, when I added another weapon to my arsenal... 

Texting worse than drunk driving

It used to be that driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance was the most dangerous thing one could do while driving. But now texting while driving has surpassed DUI as even more dangerous. While it is illegal to text while driving in 30 states nationwide, most people seem to ignore the law. Drivers are now trying to hide their phones from police officers by putting them on their... 

This little piggy has a problem

Recently many faculty members and students arrived to their offices, mailboxes and dorm rooms to discovered clear, plastic piggy banks with a note inside. The note explained the pig was from the University of La Verne Advancement department’s new Spotted Pig Campaign. The Spotted Pig Campaign was designed to encourage students and faculty to get into a habit of giving back to the University. At the... 

Commentary: Being conscious of what you eat takes work

<i>Commentary</i>: Being conscious of what you eat takes work
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief As hopefully everyone knows, obesity is a national epidemic and sadly the bad eating habits have been passed on to younger people, including children. In a time of economic crisis, people are working multiple jobs to pay the bills and therefore overlook healthy eating as a part of their busy day. It has become more convenient and cheaper to run over to McDonald’s... 

LV should pick up the Work-Study slack

Before the beginning of each school year, financial aid packages arrive in the mail for current and upcoming University of La Verne students. These show how much money they have to come up with to continue attending this institution, sometimes forcing them to take out loans. As years have passed, the government has slowly cut college students’ federal financial aid in an attempt to get out of debt. As... 

Water is healthier choice

With healthy alternative diets sweeping the nation, many people are turning to juices and sports drinks as a substitute for water, but many times these sports drinks are as bad for people as sodas. Many people are aware of the health issues surrounding soda such as the elevated caffeine and calorie intake, as well as tooth decay, but few realize the negative affect sports drink may have. Because they... 

Let’s maintain some privacy

As Americans, we sometimes have a false sense of security. We expect our phone calls to be heard only by the person on the other end of the line, and an occasional little brother listening through another phone. We expect our mail to be delivered to the person to whom it is addressed. We expect our e-mail to be read only by the intended recipient. As a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the... 

Commentary: Little things can mean everything

<i>Commentary</i>: Little things can mean everything
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief I should be considered a superhero. No, seriously. I am not even being arrogant when I say that. At nearly 19 years old I realized I give a lot of myself for the benefit of those who need things more than I do. This all started March 2009, during my senior year of high school. As most other high schools, my school’s Associated Student Body would hold about three... 
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