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Why not a public option?

Can there really be true healthcare reform without including a public option? The case for the public option provision in an upcoming healthcare bill took another blow on Tuesday, when the Senate Finance Committee rejected both Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) bills which included a public option. It is important to keep in mind; even with a Democratic majority in... 
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A healthier side to life

A healthier side to life
Samantha Sincock, Editorial Director/Arts Editor “Burger, fries, and a Coke. Don’t bother me, I’m eating,” a saying that has become one of the most famous slogans of the fast food industry today. In fact, America is so reliant on fast food that we insist that there be outlets throughout the country dishing out this “poison” to the masses. Now don’t hear me wrong, I do occasionally subject... 

A leash in place of parenting

A leash in place of parenting
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor I was a leash child. It is embarrassing and shameful to admit, of course, but it still exists today. I remember having a bright pink colored strap placed around my wrist every time I would be taken out of my safe, cozy home to heavily populated areas. Most of my childhood memories at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, malls and airports include my trusty pink leash. Not... 

Comfortable and fashionable

Comfortable and fashionable
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief Many women have traded in their sexy stilettos for a pair of fashionable flats. A few years back many young people were not into flats because everything in department stores and boutiques seemed too conservative and old-fashioned. But many new hip and upcoming designers – and even some classic designers, have come out with fresh, modern designs. Now when I go into... 

Overdrafts no longer a nightmare

Overdrafts no longer a nightmare
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Banks have always been a person’s best friend, or worst enemy. And lately, banks have not been enjoying the limelight during the economic recession and the public’s ire at being bailed out while other industries were left to go bankrupt, leaving the banks to reassess many of their policies that, while it benefitted them during the economic boom, now are... 

Dreaming of a green Christmas

Dreaming of a green Christmas
Kevin Garrity, Managing Editor In December, world leaders will meet in Copenhagen to discuss, and hopefully implement, a new set of regulations to confront global warming. However, this incredibly important meeting is on pace to be no different than any of the other world conversations about this issue, meaning a lot of rhetoric but little action. Hopefully, and at this point it is still only a hope,... 

At a loss for souvenirs

At a loss for souvenirs
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor While in Madrid this summer, my family and I decided to attend the presentation of the world’s highest paid soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. The Santiago Bernabéu stadium, which holds a capacity of 80,000 people, was filled almost instantly and a large crowd gathered outside the stadium in front of a large television screen to witness Ronaldo’s presentation as a player... 

Preparing for the future

Preparing for the future
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief Many students may feel the same way I am feeling: overwhelmed and stressed. It seems like this semester all I have to look forward to is an overwhelming load of school work and projects. My schedule now till mid-December will be totally booked, even including the weekends. Although I love writing for the school newspaper and being editor in chief for the paper has... 

Waste less, go trayless

Many colleges have adopted a new habit in campus dining halls and guess what, it’s eco-friendly: Going trayless at the dining hall. Davenport Dining Hall at the University of La Verne permanently adopted this technique, or rather, this way of life at the beginning of this school year, and we are proud of the University for taking us in a greener direction. “Many students seem to not mind going... 

Bring NASA back down to Earth

Bring NASA back down to Earth
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas When was the last time you got excited over something involving space or space exploration? It seems that as we go further into the future, the less we become excited about all those futuristic promises we were fed as children. Within the past couple weeks several announcements have been made about the progress of NASA and their plans for space exploration.... 
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