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Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues: ‘Thinspiration’ perpetuates unrealistic body ideals

<i>Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues</i>: ‘Thinspiration’ perpetuates unrealistic body ideals
Sexualization of women leads to eating disorders, depression and low self-esteem Elizabeth Ortiz, senior journalism major, has her waist trimmed, arms slimmed, eyebrows raised, thighs reduced and boobs lifted using Photoshop. Edits made to the photo are similar to those made to models in magazines and advertisements. The Truth in Advertising Act of 2014, which will be reintroduced to Congress this... 

Facebook tool needs work

A suicide prevention interface tool will soon be appearing on your Facebook newsfeed, and many are wondering how effective this new feature will be at recognizing and potentially stopping a suicide attempt. Facebook announced Feb. 25 that it would be implementing a process that would allow users to directly report their friends’ posts that may be seen as troubling. After a user reports a post, Facebook’s... 

ULV Facebook pages cause uproar

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Young people are flocking to social media sites to express their concerns, complaints and opinions, often behind the safety of anonymity. Facebook pages, such as the student-created “ULV Confessions” page and “ULV Meme” page have caused quite a stir on campus and on the Web. Fifteen students were interviewed and asked to express their thoughts about these pages. “I... 

Big brother heads to Glendale

Students posting about their dreadful return to school on social networking sites beware: the Glendale Unified School district announced last week that it would begin monitoring their online activity. Geo Listening, a Hermosa Beach company, will collect information from students’ posts on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and deliver a daily report to Glendale school... 

Tailoring to skinny kids isn’t cool

Abercrombie and Fitch’s CEO, Mike Jeffries’ opinions about heavier women and his “exclusive” brand have come back to haunt him in the book “The New Rules of Retail,” by Robin Lewis. In it Lewis brings back to light a 2006 interview in which Jeffries is quoted saying, “That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract... 

Facebook study is lazy research

Ever lay in bed and think about life? That’s because you’re probably homosexual. At least, that’s what a new study conducted at the University of Cambridge is saying about Facebook users who like that page. The study, which was released to the public earlier in March through Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, aims to predict traits such as intelligence, religious views, political... 

Commentary: Confessions page strays from original purpose

<i>Commentary</i>: Confessions page strays from original purpose
Katie Madden, Arts Editor By now most students have seen, or at least heard of, the ULV Confessions page on Facebook. After being banned twice, it looks like the third installment of the confessionals will be alive for a bit longer due to stricter regulations set by the anonymous administrator. It has been disheartening to see just how cruel, intolerant, misogynistic, and downright illiterate students... 

Commentary: #Do #not #hashtag #everything

<i>Commentary</i>: #Do #not #hashtag #everything
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor I wish the Soviet Union still existed and the communists forced people to ration their hashtags. Hashtags on social media are used to connect people but some people use hashtags all the time. Hashtags work like the index of a book, allowing people to find conversations or comments on some social media by using specific words. A person may enter #NewYork in the search bar... 

Commentary: I don’t want your CD

<i>Commentary</i>: I don't want your CD
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor This summer I did something I had not done in a long time: I was a tour guide for my foreign relatives during their visit to Los Angeles. I drove them to the Ontario Mills mall, Hollywood and Highland, Venice beach and the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. While my relatives shopped, ate cheeseburgers and shopped some more, I noticed a group of musicians who still... 

LV students post their secrets

Brian Velez Staff Writer PostSecret La Verne is a new Facebook page created by an anonymous University of La Verne student that has Amassed a following of more than 500 people who view, comment and share personal secrets. People are asked to place the text of their secret on an image of their choice, log in to a provided email account then send the image to a secondary email account that is accessed... 
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