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Debate team continues success

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.

Founders Auditorium upgrades get green light

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.

ULV awarded Title V grant

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.

Leopard Scoreboard

La Verne sports results, standings and schedule information for Oct. 16, 2009.

Leos are staggered by the Stags, 17-7

Leos are staggered by the Stags, 17-7

The La Verne football team played a close game last Saturday against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps but was ultimately unable to achieve its first win of the season. Although the Leopards played well in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the game ended with a score of 17-7.

Life's simple pleasures

Life's simple pleasures

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 and decide pictures on the internet will do.

Video games are no substitute for real life

Video games are no substitute for real life

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.

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

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.

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.


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, but it adversely affects our economy, our health care system and our environment. So what should be done to try and reduce the availability of our unhealthy American diet?

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