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Marsh takes medicinal cannabis to new high

Christian Orozco Web Editor Former University of La Verne student and Gulf War veteran Jon Marsh does not get stoned, he medicates, and through years of marijuana advocacy he is helping those who need the right medication. With 20 years of marijuana advocacy under his belt, Marsh currently runs the Facebook page “Cannabis Oil Success Stories” that has more than 26,000 members. The page serves as... 

Commentary: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy

<i>Commentary</i>: Bill Nye the ‘all-of-a-sudden political’ Guy
Christian Orozco, Web Editor Science is a wonderful tool to determine, question and hypothesize different questions we have about Earth and the universe. This is why we learn about different sciences in grade school all the way up to meeting general education requirements in college. Those who excel in this area of education go on to do wonderful things and discover facts that many of us could not.... 

City offers taste of its treasures

City offers taste of its treasures
Jennifer Ciancia, an employee of Chase’s on Third Street in downtown La Verne, provides samples from the menu to guests at the 13th Taste of La Verne at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center Saturday. The Taste of La Verne event features samples of food, wine and a variety of other alcohols from restaurants around and near La Verne. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Christian Orozco Editorial Director Wine... 

Kennan fights for justice

Kennan fights for justice
Dan Kennan, senior adjunct professor of sociology, has written the books for two of his courses, including Selected Topics: The 1960s and the Native American Experience. / photo by Ryan Gann Christian Orozco Editorial Director If you have not seen senior adjunct professor of sociology Dan Kennan on campus, you might have seen his face on the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Arrow Highway in Claremont... 

Commentary: Boxing judges knock the honesty out of sport

<i>Commentary</i>: Boxing judges knock the honesty out of sport
Christian Orozco, Editorial Director Professional boxing judge C.J. Ross stepped down from her position on Sept. 17 and now the boxing world can exhale with relief. Ross was the judge who scored the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight an even 114-114. Although Mayweather won the decision, when the 114-114 scorecard was read by Jimmy Lennon Jr. it left fans scratching their heads... 

New ASULV leaders outline agenda

New ASULV leaders outline agenda
Bethie Ross, junior biology major, and David Asbra, freshman political science major, have been elected president and vice president of Associated Students of University of La Verne for 2013-2014. Ross has been involved with ASULV since her freshman year and has served as a senator every year. She will succeed Ava Jahanvash. This year is Asbra’s first year being involved with ASULV. He served as... 

Campus Times alumni take home regional awards

Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Three recent La Verne alumni and former Campus Times editors were honored this month by the Society of Professional Journalists for stories published in the Campus Times in 2012. Jason Cox, class of 2012, received first place for general news reporting; Kristen Campbell, who graduated in January 2013, received second place for feature writing; and Karo Chakhlasyn, a... 

Commentary: Now teens have a Plan B too

<i>Commentary</i>: Now teens have a Plan B too
Christian Orozco, Editor in Chief On April 5 federal judge Edward Korman ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow emergency contraceptives, such as Plan B – the Morning After Pill, to be sold over the counter to woman of any age. Currently, a woman must be 17 or older and must show identification to retrieve the contraceptive but girls younger than 17 could get Plan B only with a prescription. Starting... 

ASULV announces new president, vice president

ASULV announces new president, vice president
Sophomore broadcasting major Pablo Macias helps senior international business and language major Ilsa Castillo and junior political science major Jezze Tu cast their votes in the ASULV election Monday. The election for president, vice president, senators-at-large, senator for the College of Arts and Sciences and senator for the College of Business and Public Management ran from Monday through Wednesday... 

Tuition to rise to $35k for ’13-’14

Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Mariela Patron News Editor Traditional undergraduate tuition will be raised another 4.9 percent for the 2013-2014 academic year, University officials announced last month. The Board of Trustees-approved tuition increase will bring the undergraduate cost to nearly $35,000 for the school year, excluding room and board. “It is the minimum we need to do in order to generate... 
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