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Majority spends free time scrolling

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer Whether it is connecting with distant friends on Facebook, tweeting about what they heard on the news, or posting on Instagram their outfit of the day, La Verne students are prisoners to the world of social media—even during class time. In an informal survey on campus, 15 students said they all use social media in their everyday lives. Their answers varied on how long they... 

Majority feels too mature for Halloween treats

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Halloween is traditionally thought of as a holiday where only children go door-to-door trick-or-treating, but adults participate in the tradition, which has sparked some controversy. In an informal survey of students, 10 out of the 15 agreed Halloween is a time for children to dress up and trick-or-treat. Halloween began as a Christian and pagan holiday. It has since shed its... 

Majority of students read gossip on Yik Yak

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer A relatively new social media app, Yik Yak, is causing a lot of buzz on college campuses across the country, and La Verne is no different. An informal survey of students on campus found that 11 out of 15 students have used the app. Although not every student is a frequent Yik Yak user, many students still use the app to see what interesting gossip is spreading around on... 

Commentary: Trigger warnings are necessary

<i>Commentary</i>: Trigger warnings are necessary
Katie Madde, Managing Editor I’m tired of having to read articles in class that vividly describe gruesome rape cases with no warning whatsoever. I’m tired of having videos of graphic violence thrown in my face. I’m absolutely exhausted of being told to suck it up and deal with it. For some people the term “trigger warnings” brings to mind ideas of censorship or violation of free speech, while... 

Yik Yak takes La Verne by the horns

Yik Yak takes La Verne by the horns
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Yik Yak has hit the La Verne campus and brought with it a lot of anonymous drama. Any digital outlet where anonymous statements can be made is always a recipe for disaster, and the new Yik Yak app is no exception. Yik Yak is an app where anyone can anonymously post whatever they wish so long as it is within the 200 character limit. Logging on... 

ULV complicates relationships

ULV complicates relationships
Students Kenneth Carcamo Jr., Danny Moriel and Megan Sears dramatize an awkward moment of dating at the University of La Verne. Because the campus is small, a student can often encounter old flames. / photo illustration by Sonora Hernandez  Read More →

Students talk dining and dorms at ASULV open forum

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor The Associated Students of the University of La Verne held the first student forum of the year Wednesday in effort to listen to student concerns. This year, student suggestions revolved around parking, dorms, dining services and an on-campus pool. Joshua Barragan, freshman chemistry major, was one of a few students who had comments on campus dining. “There are only... 

CA rape bill to shake status quo

Sexual assault is a horrifying and heinous act that happens far too often. On college campuses it’s epidemic, with one in five predominantly female students becoming victims, according to the Justice Department. Last month the California State Senate said “enough” by unanimously approving a bill to require California’s colleges and universities to establish an “affirmative consent” standard... 

Students ring in new semester at Convocation

Students ring in new semester at Convocation
Associate Professor of Management and Leadership Deborah Olson asks Convocation attendees how many have felt stress while in school. Her speech, “Take Care of Your Future Self,” advised students and not to worry about other people but to make themselves happy. / photo by Helen Arase Liz Ortiz Metro Editor The sound of the University of La Verne’s spirit bell resonated in the athletic pavilion... 

Elite colleges don’t ensure fulfilment

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief Going to a prestigious college does not necessarily lead to a more fulfilling life or career, according to a recent Gallup poll. Using data gathered by Purdue University researchers, the survey asked respondents to indicate their fulfillment in five distinct categories: sense of purpose, financial security, physical health, close relationships and community pride. The percentage... 
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