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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... 

Humorous memes animate the online world

Alex Forbess Staff Writer An Internet user creates a meme to express his excitement by using a photo of an 11-month-old with a determined face and clinched fist and surrounds it with a statement saying his girlfriend finally gave an answer of where to eat. Sammy, better known as the “Success Kid,” is one of many photos that have now become part of the meme trend. The “Success Kid” is used... 

Freshman struggles with alcohol

Freshman struggles with alcohol
The consequences of excessive drinking affect nearly all college campuses, college communities, and college students, according to the NIAAA. Nearly 80 percent of all college students drink alcohol, including nearly 60 percent of students age 18 to 20 years old. / photo illustration by Christian Uriarte Kristen Campbell Senior Editor Editor’s note: Some names have been changed to protect the privacy... 

Please silence your cell phones

Please silence your cell phones
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox There is nothing more annoying than being in a theater with a person who lights up the darkness with the blue glow of their smart phone. Or even worse, when they answer a call and hold an entire conversation during the most serious part of the story. In every theater there are signs and announcements asking audiences to put cell phones on silent and refrain from using... 

News is more than celebrity

News is more than celebrity
Editorial Cartoon by Jason D. Cox At the University of La Verne, especially in the departments that are immersed into current events, many professors open each class session with the question, “Did you hear anything interesting happen in the news?” We are used to the silent response from our classmates as we look around the classroom, avoiding eye contact with the professor. Either that, or the... 
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