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Commentary: The end of an addiction

<i>Commentary</i>: The end of an addiction
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief Access to more than 500 million profiles of people around the world is just a click away on Facebook. From photos of family vacations and college parties to up-to-date statuses, almost anyone can view what Facebook users have to say. Of course, everyone knows the security and privacy issues an online social network presents, and a lot of users take the precautions... 

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. The publication then ranked 6,000 third and fourth grade teachers on their scores. Although the Times feels it is a newsworthy series, many say that it is unfair for teachers as well as... 

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. A minister in Florida gained headlines when he proposed a “Burning of Qu’ran” day coinciding with the commemoration of 9/11. Even shows like “South Park” and “American... 

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. Students have complained that the parking situation needs to be fixed because they have spent so much time looking for parking that they have been late to class on several occasions. If the students would take the time to look for parking somewhere besides... 

Commentary: Rockin’ out is better by myself

<i>Commentary</i>: Rockin’ out is better by myself
Carly Hill, Arts Editor 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. However, there is one surprising thing I actually enjoy doing alone. I get the biggest rush from going to concerts by myself. After getting a freelance gig at a music magazine, requiring me to venture... 

Commentary: Mexico City brings culture, not fear

<i>Commentary</i>: Mexico City brings culture, not fear
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor 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. All I had heard from the media, other family members and my boss was how dangerous Mexico City was and how a different American was getting kidnapped and held for ransom every other week. Co-workers were telling me to be careful and... 

Commentary: A reflection on lessons learned

<i>Commentary</i>: A reflection on lessons learned
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief 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. Little did I know these days would become the most enlightening part of my summer. I arrived at Sacred Heart Girls’ Camp in Big Bear on July 23 to the smiling faces of college women who would soon become my... 

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. A private university such as the University of La Verne provides larger financial aid packages and more class... 

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. Unfortunately, Newsweek is another publication suffering from that negative domino effect. Newsweek has seen dramatic losses for the... 

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates

An urgency to unite for ’10 graduates
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief For a group that will graduate at the beginning of a new decade, we the class of 2010 need to be known as the class of decision makers. Decisions by graduating men and women who demand answers before it is too late and reject tepid responses to distressing problems. Decisions by intellectuals who realize that personal sacrifice is sometimes necessary to help a neighbor... 
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