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Wage increase gets low mark

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer In an informal survey of 15 students at the University of La Verne, 14 said they were not happy to hear that a new law to increase the state’s minimum wage would soon be in effect. Phase one of Assembly Bill 10, raising California’s minimum wage to $9 an hour, takes effect July 1. Phase two will take the state minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016. “I would like to... 

Workshop teaches students to manage stress

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Alina Whitmore and Nicole Kezos, clinical trainees at the Counseling and Psychological Services center, presented the first of a three-part workshop on effective studying techniques Tuesday. The Counseling and Psychological Services center, or CAPS, sponsored the workshop to prepare students for final exams by teaching them study strategies and techniques. Whitmore and... 

LV biology students present at annual event

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Twelve students from the University of La Verne presented their own research at the Experimental Biology Con­ference April 26-30. The Experimental Biology Conference is an annual event held in San Diego where scientists from different science societies judge and present research. Over 14,000 professional scientists attended the event this year. The societies that participated... 

Weaver promotes new, interactive learning

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Kathleen Weaver, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented “New Ideas in Science Education” for Monday’s faculty lecture. During the presentation, Weaver spoke about teaching students differently and presented her new Research Methods e-book — ideas that came to her while on sabbatical. She spoke about Bloom’s Taxonomy, which was created... 

Residents battle for victory

Members of the Residence Hall Association this week began the Battle of the Halls, for which students living in each of the four dorms on campus compete with one another in sports and games. The trophy was ultimately awarded to Vista La Verne when competition wrapped up Thursday night. The idea originated during the RHA summer retreat. Members were looking for a program to involve all the residence... 

Shakespeare play offers ‘Measure’ of humor

Shakespeare play offers 'Measure' of humor
Sophomore theater major Jordan Klomp and senior theater major Daniel Ramirez play the roles of Escalus and Lord Angelo in the upcoming production of “Measure For Measure.” The comedy addresses hypocrisy, justice, truth and mercy centered around the lives of several citizens in Vienna. The show premieres 7:30 p.m. April 24 in Dailey Theater and will run through May 4. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Alejandra... 

ASULV announces election victors

David Asbra and Selyna Ybarra were elected president and executive vice president of the Associated Students of the University of La Verne, respectively Wednesday. “I was hopeful about winning, but there was no guaranteed victory,” Asbra said. “I knew going into it that it was going to be a challenge nonetheless. It feels good to know that the students thought we were the best candidates, and... 

College of Business makes leadership changes

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The College of Business and Public Management is changing personnel and adding a new center to provide resources for local businesses. Keeok Park, Janat Yousof and Sean Snider took new roles in the beginning of March. Park, the new second associate dean of the College of Business and Public Management, is working alongside Rita Thakur, the other associate dean, with... 

Dueling musicians roast students

Dueling musicians roast students
Dueling pianists Mark Michaels and Adam Browne played the audience’s song requests such as “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Sweet Home Alabama” on Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. The duo took turns playing music and engaging the audience on stage. Jezyca Hernandez, freshman computer science major, came on stage to sing and dance along with the performers to “The Chicken Dance.” / photo by... 

Students bring concerns to ASULV representatives

Students bring concerns to ASULV representatives
Megan Keller, sophomore broadcast radio major and ASULV senator, tells students about the Campus West project at the ASULV student forum March 6 on the South Quad. Students were able to ask questions and present concerns to the ASULV leaders. The event was baseball themed to rally students to support the baseball and softball teams on the new fields. / photo by Jessica Harsen Alejandra Aguilar Staff... 
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