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Commentary: Grammys should still award originality

<i>Commentary:</i> Grammys should still award originality
Lauren Creiman, News Editor For many artists, the five most nerve-wracking words are “And the Grammy goes to….” Sadly, many unique artists will no longer get the chance to even hope their names come at the end of that sentence. The Recording Academy unveiled a massive overhaul of its Grammy categories and voting processes in April that eliminated 31 categories, bringing the total to 78. The 2012... 

Commentary: Dodgers may find new life with new owner

<i>Commentary</i>: Dodgers may find new life with new owner
Lauren Creiman, News Editor They were the words heard around Los Angeles: “Frank McCourt is going to sell the Dodgers.” I think I speak on behalf of most Dodger fans when I say that we have waited for this news for much too long. Suddenly it feels like our luck might change; the Dodgers will be free of the imbecile’s control, and we can get back to playing ball and winning games. However, like... 

Commentary: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: DREAM act should go back to sleep

<i>Commentary</i>: Brown signs DREAM Act into law: DREAM act should go back to sleep
Lauren Creiman, News Editor The California DREAM Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last weekend, will allow illegal immigrants who graduate from high schools in California to apply to the state’s public universities as residents. It will also consider undocumented students eligible for a reduced tuition rate as long as they prove to be on the path to legalization by applying for... 

Commentary: Real talent allowed to shine in ‘The Voice’

<i>Commentary</i>: Real talent allowed to shine in ‘The Voice’
Lauren Creiman, LV Life Editor The debut of “American Idol” in 2002 created a new model of singing competition that was praised as the contest for the people. The genius behind the show was the opportunity for average Americans to audition and compete for a record deal. However, “American Idol” has turned away many talented artists due to their age, appearance or personal choices, making it... 

Commentary: Wonderful cause, terrible approach

<i>Commentary</i>: Wonderful cause, terrible approach
Lauren Creiman, LV Life Editor Men, women and children have taken to the streets of cities all over the world in an event known as the “Slut Walk” to make it clear that women are not responsible for being raped. The event first took place in Toronto on April 3 after a police officer suggested that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Since then, walks have... 

Commentary: Going Greek: The tale of a nonbeliever

<i>Commentary</i>: Going Greek: The tale of a nonbeliever
Lauren Creiman, LV Life Editor As I stood in front of the doors to Campus Center Ballroom A (with two balloons in hand) and listened to the cheers coming from inside, I felt nervous. A minute later, the doors opened and I walked in to reveal my new allegiance to the room full of waiting women. For most of my life, I have been skeptical of Greek life. My judgment was influenced by popular television... 
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