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Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief A junk food tax has caused some uproar and disappointment. Many people who enjoy their high-sweetened sodas, potato chips and other preservative packed foods think it is unfair to impose such a tax, especially since we are taxed enough as it is. Local governments and medical institutions believe taxes should be imposed on people who buy junk food because of the medical... 

America's fat can't be solved by a tax

The growing obesity rate in the United States is a big fat problem for everybody. Obesity has increased every family’s health care costs by an average of $1,250, according to New York Times writer David Leonhardt who used statistics from the Center for Disease Control. The unhealthy lifestyles these people lead, which has risen 37 percent between 1998 and 2006, affects not only their own well-being,... 
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A healthier side to life

A healthier side to life
Samantha Sincock, Editorial Director/Arts Editor “Burger, fries, and a Coke. Don’t bother me, I’m eating,” a saying that has become one of the most famous slogans of the fast food industry today. In fact, America is so reliant on fast food that we insist that there be outlets throughout the country dishing out this “poison” to the masses. Now don’t hear me wrong, I do occasionally subject... 

Waste less, go trayless

Many colleges have adopted a new habit in campus dining halls and guess what, it’s eco-friendly: Going trayless at the dining hall. Davenport Dining Hall at the University of La Verne permanently adopted this technique, or rather, this way of life at the beginning of this school year, and we are proud of the University for taking us in a greener direction. “Many students seem to not mind going... 

Health center promotes awareness of vaccine

Angie Marcos LV Life Editor The University of La Verne’s Student Health Center is taking several precautions to keep the campus as healthy as possible during the upcoming flu season. The health center is registered with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department to receive the vaccine for the H1N1 virus. Anyone between the ages of six months and 24 years of age is recommended to take the H1N1... 

Fires affect health

Fires affect health
La Verne firefighters pay their respects to Fire Captain Tedmund Hall as the Los Angeles County fire department motorcade passes under Wheeler Bridge over the 210 Freeway on Sept. 4. Captain Tedmund Hall and Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo Quinones died trying to find a safe exit from Firefighting Camp 16 during the Station Fire. There will be a formal memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodger... 
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First Person: To shrink your carbon footprint, go vegan

Kevin Garrity Sports Editor At a time when our planet is in peril, people should actively seek out different things in which they can do to help lessen their footprint on Earth. Whether it be switching to energy efficient light bulbs, conserving oil by driving less, or changing the basis of a diet and become a vegan. That’s right. Becoming a vegan and eliminating any food produced by animals can... 
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