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LVPD buckles down on motorists

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor The La Verne Police Department was busy last Saturday night and Sunday morning as officers conducted a DUI checkpoint on Towne Center Drive, with the hope of making the streets safer for drivers. Overall four people were detained for police questioning, including one for DUI at the checkpoint and one they caught trying to avoid it. Officers also stopped but did not... 

One Billion Rising raises awareness on Valentine’s Day

One Billion Rising raises awareness on Valentine's Day
Celebrating life and new beginnings, La Verne counselors Sarah Leclerc and Nicole Kezos helped guests pot their flowers at One Billion Rising, an event to raise awareness and promote justice for violence against women. Kaitlin Wilson, a sophomore athletic training major, Alicia Rodriguez, a freshman music major and Jacqueline Gaeta, an I-Poly High School Student and Denim Day volunteer wrote positive... 

City veterans memorial project completed

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor In remembrance of those who died in foreign wars, the La Verne Veteran’s Memorial, dedicated on May 27, 2013, was recently completed. The memorial stands on the corner of Wheeler and Bonita avenues and the site was just expanded from a humble boulder to a towering granite obelisk. “We say to everyone it was built dollar per dollar, (and) it really was,” said... 

News Briefs

Presidents’ Day The University will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. Club Workshop Sessions to help clubs function better and understand University policies will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Hanawalt House. Volunteer Tax Assistance Free tax services for eligible taxpayers are available at... 

First Person Experience: Some thrift shops favor profits

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer While thrift stores can be a great way to grab some awesome clothes for cheap, many people also enjoy the fact that they help out a local charity. But not all thrift stores donate their profits, and even if they do, the charity may receive only a minute amount of the proceeds. The website Charitable Review Council discusses the increasing trend of for-profit thrift stores... 

Speakers tackle sexual assault issues

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer Most clubs do not attempt to tackle the sensitive topic of sexual assault, but the newly founded club, One in Three, decided to host an entire discussion dinner on the subject on Nov. 22. To combat the increase of dating abuse and sexual assault, Kimberly Navarro and Sandra Maas, both junior business administration majors, came together out of a common interest in raising... 

First person experience: Online dating is more game than love

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer Online dating has become a billion-dollar industry that according to a recent National Academy of Sciences study “may be altering the dynamics and outcomes of marriage itself.” According to the study, more than one-third of American marriages start online, and those couples might be happier than couples who did not meet online. With online dating receiving such positive... 

LV to increase foreign admissions

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer One component of the University’s 2020 Strategic Vision is the a goal to increase the international undergraduate population to 10 percent by 2020. This would cause the total number of accepted international freshmen to rise from 25 students a year to 60. With the current undergraduate population at 2,728 students, the increase would put the total international undergraduate... 

Video game displays social issues

Video game displays social issues
Jolivette Mecenas, associate professor of writing and director of the writing program, presents “Video Games as Civic Discourse? Protesting the Tijuana/San Diego Borderlands in the Digital Art of Coco Fusco and Ricardo Dominguez,” Monday. In her lecture, Mecenas explains how two digital artists are using a video game they created to protest a border dispute. / photo by Hunter Cole Amanda Larsh Staff... 

‘Good vibrations’ for a good cause

‘Good vibrations’ for a good cause
The Beach Boys tribute band Catch A Wave gives the Sundays at the Morgan concert series a blast from the past this weekend. The 1960s Southern California surf sound blasted through the speakers courtesy of lead singer Joel Dalton, bassist Glenn Henry, lead guitarist Richard Gibson, rhythm guitarist Chris Hillard and drummer Gene Martin. Catch a Wave has traveled all over the world, including headlining... 
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