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Debaters’ success continues

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Hoping to bring home a second national championship, the debate team participated in two recent tournaments in San Diego and Hawaii. Just a few weeks into spring semester, La Verne debaters have already begun racking up wins for 2014. The Point Loma Tournament last month in San Diego was the first competition of the semester and has been a central tournament for the past... 

Community faces voluntary water restrictions

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The city of La Verne has enacted voluntary water conservation restrictions after Gov. Jerry Brown made a statewide call for regulations at the beginning of the year. The city of La Verne imports 70 percent of its water from the Bay Delta in Northern California and the Colorado River, something common in Southern California due to the large population. Due to the severe... 

New director engages community

New director engages community
Marisol Morales works from inside her new office on the second floor of Founders Hall. As the University of La Verne’s new director of civic and community engagement, Morales is working to develop and maintain relationships with community partners. Plaques from her previous experiences at other universities decorate her office walls. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Marisol... 

Baggish to help job seekers

Baggish to help job seekers
Mindy Baggish is the new assistant dean of student career support and employer relations. / photo by Keenan Gilson Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Mindy Baggish, new assistant dean of student career support and employer relations at the University of La Verne, plans to pave the way for students seeking employment. Baggish’s Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Juris Doctorate and experience at previous... 

Nelson aims to improve LEC

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Matthew Nelson, new director of the Learning Enhancement Center, plans on helping create a better center dedicated to better students. As the new director, Nelson has short and long term plans for the growth of the LEC. However, his background in English and college writing tutoring do not make him new to the job. Nelson graduated as an English major from Northern Illinois... 

Jahanvash: Sensei of curriculum

Jahanvash: Sensei of curriculum
Senior Ava Jahanvash demonstrates the basics of the Tonfa to a martial arts student in preparation for an upcoming competition. Jahanvash teaches karate at her family’s Martial Arts Studio, Red Dragon Karate, in Diamond Bar every Thursday at 5 p.m. / photo by Sarah Golden Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Ava Jahanvash, a senior at the University of La Verne, wears a black belt in her dad’s karate... 

First Generation Club supports new beginning

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Members of the First Generation Club at the University of La Verne sit among each other like family, prepared to share laughs and ideas and is the reason they have been able to support their members for three years. The First Generation Club is an organization that supports students who are the first in their family to go to college. Their mission is to bring awareness,... 

ULV merges marketing offices for 2020 plan

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The marketing and public relations offices at the University of La Verne have combined into a new unit: The Strategic Enrollment Manage­ment and Communications department, as part of the University’s 2020 Strategic Vision plan. The new unit has two goals: to achieve national recognition for institutional distinction and to achieve national recognition for educational... 

SanGiacomo skates for prosperity

SanGiacomo skates for prosperity
Sophomore Alli SanGiacomo isn’t just your average college student; she is a figure skater, not on the ice, but on four wheels. SanGiacomo is a roller figure skater, and a great one at that. She recently placed at the 2013 Southwest Regional Roller Figure Skating Championships in Fresno and will head to the national championships. / photo by Hunter Cole Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Allison SanGiacomo,... 

Students want more rights for unpaid interns

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer A recent sexual harassment case that was dismissed in New York found that unpaid interns are not protected by the city’s human right laws. Lihuan Wang, an intern at Phoenix Satellite Television, sued the company after her boss, Zhengzhu Liu, sexually harassed her, but a federal judge closed the case and cost Wang’s job. In an informal survey of 15 college students,... 
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