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Black Friday deals do not entice the majority

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Americans and university students may have finally had enough of the Black Friday chaos this year. Twelve out of 16 University of La Verne students said they did not plan on Black Friday shopping, according to an informal survey. The National Retail Federation reports Black Friday sales dropped 11 percent to $50.9 billion from $57.4 billion. The federation’s survey also said... 

On the Calendar

Casino Night Sigma Kappa Sorority will hold its annual Casino Night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Campus Center Ballroom. The event will raise money for their Ultra Violet campaign to fight against Alzheimer’s disease. There is a $20 donation to play. Holiday Extravaganza The Campus Activities Board will hold a holiday celebration to celebrate cultural diversity 10 p.m. Monday in Davenport... 

Be thankful for family, not sales

Be thankful for family, not sales
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Americans continue to prove that we are living in a material world. This year, Thanksgiving dinner for many is going to turn into Thanksgiving lunch as stores have decided to start their Black Friday deals on Thursday. Money hungry companies have found their way into homes of Americans and will potentially ruin one of the few days families are able to come together. Though... 

Consumer values trump family values

Consumer values trump family values
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Record-breaking sales on Black Friday were marred by pepper spray attacks, attempted robberies and shootings, displaying the ultimate contradiction that defines the day after Thanksgiving. A woman at the Porter Ranch Wal-Mart pepper sprayed 20 customers, including children, in an attempt to get more door buster merchandise. At a Wal-Mart in South Carolina, police... 

Short holiday break keeps La Verne students local

Tennille Wright Staff Writer The campus was quiet with many students gone for the short Thanksgiving break. Because the vacation amounted to only two days off this year, however, many kept their plans local. “I would actually spend a lot more time with my family but we only have a short break,” Matthew Johnson, sophomore biology major, said. Students who live out of state, echoed this sentiment. “If... 

Shoppers prepare for Black Friday

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means quickly following is the busiest and crazy shopping day of the year, Black Friday, which falls this year on Nov. 26. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, when many stores have great sales to start off the Christmas shopping season. Most people have the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday; therefore many... 

Pilgrim Place remembers the past

Pilgrim Place remembers the past
The annual fall festival is held in Claremont. Wamapanoag Indian Village, Mayflower-On-Wheels, Indian Drumming and “The Festival Thanksgiving Show” were all part of Claremont’s 61st annual Pilgrim Place Festival. The festival consisted of a two-day celebration featuring crafts, talents and activities of residents in the surrounding community. All proceeds went to benefit residents requiring... 

Bringing the holidays to the poor

Bringing the holidays to the poor
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief I cannot believe how fast the holidays are approaching. It feels like we just rang in the New Year. With our busy schedules and hectic life, it seems like everything is passing us by so much and without any room to take it all in. As we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we must stop and think what is really important and meaningful to us, including appreciating... 

Let's all do our part to fight hunger

The United States received some pretty sobering news Monday: There are more hungry people in this country now then at any other time since the government has tracked the statistic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report indicates that nearly 50 million people had difficulty getting enough food to eat in the last year. More devastating still, the total number includes almost one in four children... 

Christmas trumps all holidays

Christmas trumps all holidays
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor Visit any department store and you will be welcomed by white glowing lights, glittery red and green streamers, elegantly dressed up trees, classical festive music and signs that remind you that Christmas is on Dec. 25, lest we all forget and Christmas goes uncelebrated this year. Although Thanksgiving is still over one week away, the Christmas season has already arrived... 
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