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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.... 

Hard work leads to fulfillment

Hard work leads to fulfillment
Michael Escañuelas, Editorial Cartoonist It is difficult to write a column within the first weeks of school without reflecting the past couple months of my life. I’m sure a lot of people would agree that the events of summer are always quite interesting. My summer consisted basically of writing stuff, playing music, reading and video games. That already sounds like winning combination. Considering... 

Fixated on materialism

Fixated on materialism
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief It seems like all we hear nowadays revolves around materialism. We especially see it on television and various reality shows. Our society has put material things up on a pedestal rather than upholding other important values such as good work ethic, integrity and simplicity. Many have to wear Gucci, Chanel or Coach to resemble others in society, buy the latest plasma... 

What happened to civility?

Lately civilized debate does not get air time. Unfortunately, uttering facts – long, complicated facts – does not get air time. Respectfulness to people, tradition and customs does not get air time either. While this editorial is not about the media’s role in who gets reported on and who does not, it has become the norm to give the loudest, most disrespectful person the main coverage, even if... 

Textbooks should come cheaper

Textbooks should come cheaper
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas It is that time of year again, when we scrounge up the rest of our grant money or for most of us, the rest of our checking account, and buy textbooks. Now, it would not be a terrible task if it were as simple as it sounds, buy a few textbooks. But at La Verne and at most educational establishments, purchasing textbooks is like pulling teeth and can be almost... 
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