It is finally over. After four long years of classrooms, professors, finals and projects, my last few days at the University of La Verne have arrived. I will only step foot inside the Arts and Communications Building on just a few more occasions before it’s completely adios, amigos time. I will be an official ULV […]
Writers Archives: Valerie Rojas
Neon-red Christmas lights are draped across an amplifier. The word “Roach” is scrolled across the top and a plastic cartoon skull sits atop, his hollow eyes staring into the audience.
It’s no secret: I love blood and guts. I love campy thrills and over-the-top gore. I love staring at the big screen while watching some angst-ridden teen or distraught babysitter lose her head thanks to a creepy mental ward escapee in a hockey mask.
When someone hears the words beauty pageant, images of rhinestone studded tiaras, fake tears and amateur talent showcases may invade her brain.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a thing for a certain little rodent-infested amusement park. I remember waking up at what seemed like the crack of dawn, grabbing a pillow, maybe a book or two, and hopping into the backseat of my dad’s car. I would wave goodbye to my cousins, […]
University of La Verne students, faculty and community members gathered to discuss issues of women, gender and sexuality during the second annual Engendering Diversity and Community conference that took place March 29-31 on campus.
Surprise, surprise. Thanks to some ridiculous schedule conflicts and mix-ups, it looks like I’m back for one more semester of the Campus Times. Sorry to stir things up with my sappy goodbyes last semester, but good ol’ Valerie is back. Lucky you.
It seems that at the end of every semester we all agree on one thing: Time really flies by.
For the last few weeks, I have been waging a war against myself that seems almost hopeless. I have battled with objects that I hold closest to my heart. I have set a goal for myself that, at this point, seems unattainable.
Twenty-one years ago yesterday, the world became a much better place. I don’t mean to sound so self-righteous but I really can’t help it. I’m pretty excited about this anniversary.