TOPIC | Post-9/11 Veterans Assistance Act OUR VIEW | The government needs to reform the current G.I. Bill to meet 21st century needs.
In a crowd of almost 8,500 immigrant-rights activists at MacArthur Park Thursday, the police stood out as the proverbial elephant in the room. May 1 last year, the park was the scene of what William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department Chief, referred to in an interview with National Public Radio as an embarrassing scene.
What happened to Tila Tequila’s first soul mate from season one of “A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila?” What about that of Bret Michaels from “Rock of Love?” And the unlucky bloke from “I Love New York?”
The sick portrayal of romance idolized by hundreds of thousands of teenagers is a twisted reflection of America’s values, which seem to be founded on an “entertainment first, integrity second” basis.
Pierce College swimmer Christina Courtney, 20, suffered an injury in her right shoulder during the swim event at the State Championships at Saddleback College. Courtney qualified to swim for the State Championships, but she had not completed two events and came back home early, according to head coach Fred Shaw.
Despite a statistically disappointing season, ending 1-9 in conference, head coach Eddie Stanislawski expects the men’s volleyball team to, “with the returning talent we have and the recruits we’re hopefully going to get…do well and compete at a high level” next season.
Rarely do movies or music move me in a profound way. There is a scene in the 2004 movie “Crash” when a storeowner shoots a little girl. Another night, the combination of a thought of a girl and the song “The Reason” from Hoobastank playing on the radio touched me.
Missing wonder and glory, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” is no match to its prequel. The film is based on a book by the same title from a series of books by C.S. Lewis. It has been a year since the Pevensie siblings, Lucy (Georgie Henley), Edmund (Skandar Keynes), Peter (William Moseley) and Susan (Anna Popplewell) had their adventures in Narnia.
With the highly anticipated May 12 release of their latest album, “Narrow Stairs,” Death Cab for Cutie showed their fans a different but pleasant side to their usual indie-rock albums. Their previous 2006 album, “Plans,” showed off their mellow side, mostly singing about their encounters with love.
Many believe teachers are supposed to be the equivalent to the characters one would find in a convalescent home: old, rude, cranky and smelly. Students may never imagine teachers as young and free-spirited. Diane Kelly, health professor at Pierce College, is one half of the duo Jayla, a Los Angeles-based folk band.
In an effort to stave off global warming, the presidents and chancellors of 284 universities and colleges across the nation committed to negating the effects of our carbon-producing activities. The American College & Public University Presidents Climate Commitment, created last June, promises to “initiate development of a comprehensive plan to achieve climate neutrality as soon as possible.