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Living in a fictional world

Living in a fictional world
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor When I was 9 years old, I was introduced into the world of Harry Potter by a friend in my fourth grade class. Wizards, witches, spells, potions and wands were of great interest to me from the ages of 9 to 14. I dreamt of attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and having a giant like Hagrid as a friend to advise me through all of life’s difficulties. I yearned... 

Christmas trumps all holidays

Christmas trumps all holidays
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor Visit any department store and you will be welcomed by white glowing lights, glittery red and green streamers, elegantly dressed up trees, classical festive music and signs that remind you that Christmas is on Dec. 25, lest we all forget and Christmas goes uncelebrated this year. Although Thanksgiving is still over one week away, the Christmas season has already arrived... 

A month to remember

A month to remember
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. In the United States today more than five million people live with the incurable disease. By 2050 this number is expected to climb to 14 million Americans. Additionally, Alzheimer’s Disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the country. Not being able to hold new information and eventually forgetting older information... 

Video games are no substitute for real life

Video games are no substitute for real life
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor Although many parents and critics of video games claim that many of today’s video games are filled with violence and unrealistic virtual realms, they are not any worse than the alternative – creating games that simulate real life experiences and daily activities. I do not believe people realize the absurd video games that are available for consumer purchase. A person... 

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... 

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... 
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