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Affordable and creative Valentine’s dates

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Rose Barraza

February 8, 2015

Impress your Valentine’s date this year by doing something romantically different, without breaking the bank. We all know Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the majority of couple’s will be making reservations at the local crowded restaurants. While enjoying a nice meal wit...

Prep for Valentine’s Day on Netflix

Prep for Valentine's Day on Netflix

Madeline Sensibile

February 5, 2015

Valentine’s Day is near, and whether you’re single or not, you can’t deny that you love a good romantic movie. Tearjerking, hilarious or just a downright classic, here are four movies you need to watch on Netflix for the big V-day. Let’s start with a classic, Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall.” It may not jump out to you as a typic...

Five restaurants to try out for date night

Victor Champeau and Gina Pipito enjoy a nice warm evening at an open air table on a Wednesday night date. They are part of a changing dating scene where singles save weekends for buddies and bar-hopping and shift budding romance to weekday lunches and weeknight encounters. (Gary Porter/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT)

Nicolette Hinojos

February 3, 2015

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start planning in order to avoid the last minute rush for a reservation. So to help with that, here is a short list of options ranging from cozy café's, to romantic Italian restaurants by candle light to keep in mind for date night. ...

Impress your Valentine with a DIY project

My finished products. Photo credit: Cicely Chisholm

Cicely Chisholm

February 1, 2015

It’s the season of showing your loved ones just how much you care, and usually with gifts of some sort. There’s still some time before Valentine’s Day, but it’s never too early to start planning out a something special for a significant other, parent, sibling, grandparent, pet or whomever...

405 freeway will close for four days during ‘Jamzilla’

Traffic on the 405 taken at night before lane closures by the Skirball Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 in Los Angeles,Calif. (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins / Photo Editor)

Kwok Chan

February 12, 2014

Valentine’s or Presidents’ Day weekend commuters may have a little trouble getting to their loved ones. The northbound 405 freeway will experience an 80-hour closure starting at 10 p.m. on Feb. 14 and ending at 6 a.m. Feb. 18 due to the Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, which involves the installation of a high-occupancy vehicle...

Find the right movie for your style of romance

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Josh Carlton

February 12, 2014

It’s V-day and your significant other wants to cuddle up and watch a movie. “Sure,” you say. “Wonderful!” they say back. You start the journey down your endless rows of old DVD’s and/or netflix queue when suddenly something happens. The more you search and say “how about this one?” the more it becomes b...

The pleasure principle: why masturbation for women can be an act of feminism

Illustration by Jae Kitinoja

Hansook Oh

February 12, 2014

Valentines day encourages men to get their women things like diamonds, chocolates and flowers. But the best thing you can do for your female partner is to become cliterate. Cliteracy is a term coined by New York artist Sophia Wallace, who recently received media attention and was featured on the Huffi...

Last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts

Last-minute Valentine's Day gifts

Cynthia Gomez

February 13, 2013

In grade school, when it came to that special day, that is Feb. 14, our parents pretty much took care of it for the most part. They made sure that all 25 classmates had their popular cartoon theme cards with their Hershey’s Kisses taped on them. Our only challenge was to make sure all of our classmates...

“The Vow” disappoints romance fans

Fredy Tlatenchi

February 14, 2012

In “The Vow“, Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum play a young married couple in love that lose it all after deciding to have sex while driving. Thus begins this years Valentine’s Day drama, narrated by an emotionally vacant Tatum. While Tatum’s character, Leo, survives the accident unscathed, Paige...

Many new options for Valentine’s Day for students

Melissa Simon

February 9, 2012

Valentine’s Day is a day for loved ones and couples of all ages to celebrate the love they have for each other. When you think of Valentine’s Day, you may instantly think about flowers, candy and, of course, the card. But there are other, more creative dates you can take your significant other on. This...

Valentine’s Day recipe – Raw vegan lemon blackberry cheesecake

Courtesy of Heidi Calvert

Jessica Jewell

February 9, 2012

Raw Vegan Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake Raw vegan, organic cheesecake. Say what?! Valentine’s Day is a time for decadence. Delicious, sinful decadence. But wait! This cheesecake can not only satisfy sweet-toothed heathens, but it’s a breeze to make. Crust: 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup ma...

Greenpeace spreads the love, even for polluting politicians

Greenpeace spreads the love, even for polluting politicians

Aimee Lastrella

February 17, 2011

I've always dreamed about being with a dirty politician, haven't you? Just thinking about hooking up with one, especially a politician that loves to pollute, just gets my feathers ruffled and gets me all hot and bothered. NOT, and Greenpeace shares my sentiment. Just in time for this week's love fest, known as ...

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