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Freshmen biology major Sariah Abid was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010 and wears a Medtronic pump that provides her with insulin so that her body can process carbohydrates as energy. Her passion is cheering and she recently made the University of La Verne cheer team. Abid has hopes of going into the medical field, specializing in surgery or anesthesiology. / photo by Bailey Maguire

Student lives with diabetes

Sariah Abid starts her day like most freshmen residents of the Oaks dormitory at the University of La Verne. She wakes up, eats breakfast and gets ready for class. There is just one difference, which can be revealed by the Medtronic pump that sits in her pocket. Abid, like millions of other Americans, is living […]

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Elizabeth Ortiz, senior journalism major, has her waist trimmed, arms slimmed, eyebrows raised, thighs reduced and boobs lifted using Photoshop. Edits made to the photo are similar to those made to models in magazines and advertisements. The Truth in Advertising Act of 2014, which will be reintroduced to Congress this month, would require the Federal Trade Commission to outline a framework to reduce advertiser’s ability to use photos like the edited version of Ortiz–photos that have greatly altered physical attributes of the people shown. / photo by Helen Arase

Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues: ‘Thinspiration’ perpetuates unrealistic body ideals

Photos of ultrathin, fit, and tan women with flat stomachs and big boobs in bathing suits and short shorts fill pages on social media sites like Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. From women so thin each of their vertebra pokes through their skin, to women wearing nothing but a thong and a sultry look, the Internet […]

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Tuition to rise 4.9 percent

Associated Students of the University of La Verne Senator Cameron Mendez stood, microphone in hand, asking students to approach an ASULV information booth Feb. 5 urging them to learn more about the 4.9 percent increase in tuition for the 2015-2016 school year.

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