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Debate team continues success

Julissa Cardenas Web Editor The University of La Verne debate team stood out among the colleges who competed in The United States Universities National Open Debating Tournament. The tournament took place at the Claremont Colleges on Oct. 4. “They pretty much had to debate about everything under the sun,” said Ian Lising, debate coach and assistant professor of speech and debate. “There were many... 

Founders Auditorium upgrades get green light

Renovations are set to begin in spring 2010. Xenia Martinez Staff Writer Founders Auditorium, the largest place for convocations and concerts on campus and also perhaps the most in need of architectural upgrades will finally get a facelift beginning this spring. The University has committed $2.5 million to the renovation and another $1.75 million is expected through donations. The auditorium opened... 

ULV awarded Title V grant

Dan Sayles Sports Editor The University of La Verne was awarded a five-year, $2.8 million Title V grant from the United States Department of Education, making it the fourth Title V grant the University has received. The Title V Grant program supports colleges and universities that serve Hispanic and low-income students. The grant will be used to strengthen graduate studies programs. The grant also... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Men’s Water Polo, Oct. 3 (first match) Penn State-Behrend—4 La Verne—18 Men’s Water Polo, Oct. 3 (second match) Washington and Jefferson—12 La Verne—9 Women’s Soccer, Oct. 10 Cal State San Marcos—3 La Verne—0 Volleyball, Oct. 14 Whittier—0 La Verne—3 Schedule Saturday, Oct. 17 Women’s Volleyball vs. Birmingham Southern, 10 a.m. (@ Thousand Oaks) Women’s... 

Leos are staggered by the Stags, 17-7

Leos are staggered by the Stags, 17-7
The ULV football team fights hard to break its season-long losing streak. La Verne defensive back Loren Rojas knocks Claremont-Mudd-Scripps wide receiver Jacob Tobis out of bounds for the 25-yard run toward the touchdown, making it a first down for the Stags. The Stags trampled the Leopards, 17-7, on Saturday. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes Yessenia Romo Staff Writer The La Verne football team played... 

Life's simple pleasures

Life's simple pleasures
Samantha Sincock, Editorial Director/Arts Editor Fall has arrived and finally we have reached the right temperature for October. Nothing is better than sitting outside in the crisp air sipping on a warm cup of coffee as the wind blows the leaves around. It is during this time of year that I long to live on the East Coast so I could see the leaves change colors, but then I remember their harsh winters... 

Video games are no substitute for real life

Video games are no substitute for real life
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor Although many parents and critics of video games claim that many of today’s video games are filled with violence and unrealistic virtual realms, they are not any worse than the alternative – creating games that simulate real life experiences and daily activities. I do not believe people realize the absurd video games that are available for consumer purchase. A person... 

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief A junk food tax has caused some uproar and disappointment. Many people who enjoy their high-sweetened sodas, potato chips and other preservative packed foods think it is unfair to impose such a tax, especially since we are taxed enough as it is. Local governments and medical institutions believe taxes should be imposed on people who buy junk food because of the medical... 

Shield journalists' rights to truth

As journalists we aspire to seek truth, expose the wrong and set those within government straight, in fact it is what we spend all of our lives doing. It seems so simple, just speak out and expose the wrong. But if only it were that easy. From time to time, journalists will find information, some fact which targets an individual, a fact which they think the public has every right to hear. With some... 
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America's fat can't be solved by a tax

The growing obesity rate in the United States is a big fat problem for everybody. Obesity has increased every family’s health care costs by an average of $1,250, according to New York Times writer David Leonhardt who used statistics from the Center for Disease Control. The unhealthy lifestyles these people lead, which has risen 37 percent between 1998 and 2006, affects not only their own well-being,... 
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