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First person experience: Juice fasting yields few benefits

Kellie Galentine LV Life Editor I cracked the seal of my sixth and final juice of the day. I poured the blend of cold pressed cashew milk, agave nectar and vanilla bean over ice and took a sip. The “dessert” drink I had been looking forward to for hours proved to disappoint my taste buds as my gag reflex was triggered yet again. The juice-cleansing trend has caught on with juice bars like Nékter... 

First Person Experience: A look into Pinterest DIY remedies

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Pinterest, the online do it yourself guide, provides many at home remedies. When I was standing with oil in my hair, honey dripping down my face, blue stained feet, it was clear to me that Pinterest features both hits and misses. Pinterest has tutorials from eye shadow contouring to bartending to nursery decor. The site is full of ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ solutions... 

First Person Experience: Some thrift shops favor profits

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer While thrift stores can be a great way to grab some awesome clothes for cheap, many people also enjoy the fact that they help out a local charity. But not all thrift stores donate their profits, and even if they do, the charity may receive only a minute amount of the proceeds. The website Charitable Review Council discusses the increasing trend of for-profit thrift stores... 

First person experience: Mayday Parade concert is a night to remember

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer “And I swear that you don’t have to go…” Those words will be forever echoing in my ears after last night – the night I had been waiting over four months for, the night that was filled with bright lights, loud music and screaming fans. The night I saw Mayday Parade. Mayday Parade is a pop punk band that formed in 2005 that originates from Tallahassee, Fla. They... 

First person experience: Online dating is more game than love

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer Online dating has become a billion-dollar industry that according to a recent National Academy of Sciences study “may be altering the dynamics and outcomes of marriage itself.” According to the study, more than one-third of American marriages start online, and those couples might be happier than couples who did not meet online. With online dating receiving such positive... 

First person experience: Rob Zombie brings fear and fun

<i>First person experience</i>: Rob Zombie brings fear and fun
Bass-heavy electronic music producer and DJ Zomboy fills the Fairplex with heart pounding rhythm as the crowd dances at Rob Zombie’s “Great American Nightmare” Oct. 25. Nightly concerts featured music ranging from heavy metal to electronic dance. / photo by Hunter Cole Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer As a broke college student, you want to find something fun to do, but at a cheap price. October is... 

First person experience: Rocket launches breathtaking fun

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Excitement stirs amongst the aerospace crowd as T-minus four minutes is announced over speakers. Like children rushing to be first in line, the adults hurry outside to the parking lot of the Dick Dewees Community and Senior Center – five miles away from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Outside, everyone picks their optimal viewing site for the rocket launch. The heavy fog has... 

First-person experience: Taking a walk on the wild side

<i>First-person experience</i>: Taking a walk on the wild side
Sharon “Mama Llama” Brucato and her husband, Paul, have been walking llamas for the last six years thanks to their son’s interest with the animals at an early age. They keep five llamas in their private residence in Yorba Linda, which is fully certified and licensed to house the animals. For a $50 fee, guests can walk, feed and pet the llamas and receive a lesson on the behavior and characteristics... 

First-person experience: Dangers don’t deter long boarder

<i>First-person experience</i>: Dangers don’t deter long boarder
Illustration by Jacob Bogdanoff Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Tires screech; hearts stop. That is the feeling I get when I ride around school and an accident almost occurs. Being a student who rides a long board around campus, I know first-hand how crazy drivers can be. They drive too fast, do not completely stop at stop signs, and they do not pay enough attention to their surroundings. They are not... 

Food Court: First person experience: Veganism involves more than giving up meat

Karla Rendon Staff Writer Veganism is the practice of refraining from animal products in one’s diet and life style. But what some people fail to realize is that veganism is more than just a diet; it is also a lifestyle. Adhering to the constraints that lifestyle means to abstain from eating cheese, most cookies, Jell-O and not wearing leather, wool and suede. According to a Gallup poll, 2 percent... 
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