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Commentary: Loving your curves is making progress

<i>Commentary</i>: Loving your curves is making progress
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief I am a girl with curves and I am proud of that. Three years ago though, I was sporting big bulky black sweaters, oversized shirts and hid behind a forest of hair everyday to become as invisible as possible. I never saw proud curvy women on television, in movies or even on posters. The role models that were thrust into the lime-light were perfectly fit, photoshopped... 

Lei focuses on diversity, students

Joy Lei is the University of La Verne’s chief diversity and inclusivity officer. Her duty is to oversee diversity initiatives and issues concerning faculty, staff and students. / photo by Katherine Careaga Christina Collins Burton Editor in Chief After only three months as the chief diversity and inclusivity officer, Joy Lei has already begun to make herself familiar with the cultural atmosphere... 

La Verne remembers former librarian archivist

La Verne remembers former librarian archivist
Sister Mary Dennis Peters was a reference librarian in Wilson Library for 20 years. This photo was taken in 2004. / file photo by Caroline Franke Sister Mary Dennis Peters, resource librarian for the Wilson Library, died Sept. 28 after slipping into unconsciousness following a heart attack. She was 85. “She was a very kind, gentle and generous person, I will remember her as an affirming person who... 

News Briefs

ASULV Open Forum Students can voice their concerns to the Associated Students of the University of La Verne at an open forum, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 in Sneaky Park. There will be a pizza truck providing free pizza for participants. Debate Tournament The debate team will send eight teams and seven student judges to the U.S. National Open at Claremont McKenna College on Oct. 5. —Christina Collins... 

Coles promotes studying abroad

Coles promotes studying abroad
Julius E. Coles, the former president of Africare, speaks to the University of La Verne honors students in the Campus Center Ballroom on Tuesday about the trials and efforts of his youth as an international traveler. Coles, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, was given the Princeton-in-Africa Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, and has spent more than 28 years in United States Foreign Service. / photo by Mitchell... 

Commentary: No ‘hollerin’ for Honey Boo Boo

<i>Commentary</i>: No 'hollerin' for Honey Boo Boo
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief She’s blonde, considered cute and has way more attitude than any other girls her age. The lime-light is being stolen by 6-year-old Alana Thompson. Better known as “Honey Boo Boo,” Thompson has been gathering popularity since her goofy commentary on “Toddlers in Tiaras.” Now, when I first heard that TLC was deciding to give Thompson her own spin-off... 

Family struggles brought to stage

Christina Collins Burton Editor in Chief The struggle of a 1950s African American family has been brought from their living room to the stage in the Dailey Theatre’s performance of “A Raisin in the Sun.” The piece was the senior performance of three of the performers and senior technical theatre major Mike Roche. Originally written by Lorraine Hansberry, the play follows the story of matriarch... 

On the Calendar

Intramural Basketball Sign-up for the Intramural basketball games began on Sept. 4 and will go until Sept. 12. Join in the festivities and sign-up for a team in the Office of Student Life on the first floor of the Abraham Campus Center. Showbiz Quiz Join CAB for a comedy game show at 10 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the Abraham Campus Center Ballroom A. Get a chance to enter into a raffle and win cash prizes... 

Commentary: Professors are people too

<i>Commentary</i>: Professors are people too
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief College is the start of every student’s professional career. Here we are able to expand our minds with lectures about our field of interest and discussions in the classroom. The “no-no” topics are suddenly a learning experience where students can share their opinion and hear feedback rather than a personal attack from a stranger waving a picket sign in... 

Suspect still at large in Tuesday petty purse theft from Hoover

The La Verne Police Department is looking for the man suspected of stealing a purse from the Hoover Building at around 4 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect is described as a 30 to 35-year-old African-American male, about 5’10” and 180 pounds. On Tuesday afternoon, Priscilla Ogas left her purse under a desk in the Hoover building when she stepped out to check her car. “When I came upstairs he bumped into... 
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