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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... 

Popular apps provide connection

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer The iTunes app store is close to 25 billion downloads. One billion apps are being downloaded from the Android market every 30 days. Mobile apps are an emerging market with no end in sight. “Convenience is key,” Sophia Oropeza, a business administration major, said. With more than half a billion downloads off the Android market, Facebook is the most popular app. “It... 

Shooting Cupid’s Arrow

Shooting Cupid's Arrow
University of La Verne students find creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day originated as a Christian holiday for two martyrs, Saint Valentine of Rome, about AD 269, and Saint Valentine of Terni, about AD 197. King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 St. Valentine’s Day in 1537. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Valentine’s Day has always been... 

Don’t lose your balance

Don't lose your balance
Michael Mora, freshman, walks on a slackline in the University Mall on Monday. Mora and three others, including his resident assistant, Albert Trujillo, a senior business major, had set up a slackline between two trees and were attempting to walk from one side to the other. Slackline has become recently become popular; it was even featured during the half-time show of Super Bowl XLVI. / photo by Warren... 

Tough times impact holiday routines

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The holiday season rings in tradition, food and presents, all of which cost money. With the condition of the economy and scarcity of jobs, many students are finding they need to scale back on the holiday hoopla. In an informal survey, 11 out of 15 University of La Verne students said their holiday traditions have changed due to financial woes. “I used to be able to... 

Students study the attraction of online dating

John Bottala Staff Writer This semester a team of graduate students from the University of La Verne psychology department did a study of online dating among college students, and were surprised with the results the survey brought back. “I was shocked that 41 percent of the students do like the idea of online dating,” said Shushan Khachatryan a graduate student at ULV who participated in the research. The... 
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