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Commentary: College life: Nothing compares

<i>Commentary</i>: College life: Nothing compares
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I cherish every moment in college, every joke, every peer homework complaint is cataloged. I have seen the future, a nine to five job. I am a student who will graduate at an age older than most of my peers. While I attended college and worked both part-time and full-time jobs, I have reached an epiphany; I may never find a job that is as fun as being a college student. College... 

Let’s keep Rock tradition

Clubs, sororities, fraternities: every one of these groups participates painting the Rock, nestled in front of Founders Hall. Each are given an opportunity to not only use this Rock to show their creativity but it also stands out as a billboard, advertising numerous events that happen within the University. Sometimes these groups just paint the Rock to paint something unique that represents who they... 

Students give opinion on ‘hooking up’ at LV

Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer Brian Velez Life Editor Many college students have sex without expectations of a relationship, they call it “hooking up.” At the University of La Verne campus views are mixed towards hooking up, from the 12 students surveyed there was a mix of seeing it as good or bad. “I think its fine, as long as those people are not in a relationship and know what they’re getting... 

New students get senior advice

New students get senior advice
Vanessa Perocier, a senior psychology major, has been juggling the demands of her senior project and involvement in her sorority Alpha Omicron Pi. Perocier was in the Campus Center representing her sorority for Fall recruitment. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Michelle Nuñez Staff Writer Seniors on campus have some advice for the incoming freshmen class, which could help smooth the road ahead for the newbies. So... 

Commentary: Buy school books, not Louis Vuitton bags

<i>Commentary</i>: Buy school books, not Louis Vuitton bags
Brian Velez, Staff Writer I know, ladies, life is hard owning a $1,000 Louis Vuitton bag and being forced to buy $150 of text books every semester. Being a college student can be expensive and it is irrational to purchase expensive items that leave no money for real necessities, like books and tuition. Every once in a while I hear a student on campus share their economic struggles with a friend. “Oh... 

Repairing shattered souls

Repairing shattered souls
Depression affects a quarter of students. Most are too embarrassed to seek help. According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is a chronic illness requiring long-term treatment. People who suffer from depression are commonly aged 25-years-old to 44-years-old. Symptoms include fatigue, loss of energy, and crying without reason. Hormones, inherited traits, life events and early childhood trauma are believed... 

Commentary: Professors are people too

<i>Commentary</i>: Professors are people too
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief College is the start of every student’s professional career. Here we are able to expand our minds with lectures about our field of interest and discussions in the classroom. The “no-no” topics are suddenly a learning experience where students can share their opinion and hear feedback rather than a personal attack from a stranger waving a picket sign in... 

Millennials: the next great generation?

Frank Elaridi Senior Editor Some University of La Verne students were getting ready to compete in a basketball game for charity recently. Their hope was to raise money for the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, which benefited the National Kidney Foundation. Three of those students were sisters from Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, and were excited to talk about the importance of civic engagement and giving back. “It’s... 

Dating on campus favored by students

Brian Velez Staff Writer Women have estrogen, men have testosterone, and spending day after day in the same class with the opposite sex may cause tension. Nonetheless, a recent survey on campus found that the majority of ULV students give the notion of dating classmates thumbs up. Of the 55 students surveyed by the Campus Times, 37 felt dating another student was a good idea, while 18 did not. Of... 

College students overshare STDs

College students overshare STDs
Frank Elaridi Senior Editor It was close to evening and Barbara’s Place was nearly empty – only clusters of students filled the seats. One group that hung out at a table outside was happy to talk about sexual health – in general. The students got quieter, however, when asked if they would share their STD status on the Internet. “That’s private information,” Sabrina Ruiz, a freshman broadcasting... 
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