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Local councils see increase in women members

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer Both La Verne and Pomona city councils have seen a dramatic increase in women membership in recent years. Women currently hold 18.5 percent of both houses of Congress. And while this clearly does not reflect the U.S. population, it does represent a gradual improvement toward gender equity at the highest level of government. La Verne’s City Council now has two women on... 

Faculty and staff honored for service

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer Shane Rodrigues, Stacey Darling-Novak, Brian Tresner and Al Clark were among the many faculty members who were honored at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony last Friday. Members of the La Verne community received honors ranging from years of service to Employee of the Year. In all, 75 people were honored for their years of service, ranging from five to 35 years. Fourteen... 

Same-sex couples face work stress

Same-sex couples face work stress
Nadine Nakamura, assistant professor of psychology, presents her faculty lecture, “Understanding the Experiences of Same-Sex Binational Couples,” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. The lecture focused on the multiple difficulties same-sex binational couples face, including immigration, prejudice and bureaucracy. / photo by Austen Beck Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer Nadine Nakamura, assistant... 

Sheriff’s Roundup helps inform L.A. voters

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer As the election for the next Los Angeles sheriff draws closer, Keeping the Good in Our Neighborhood organized the Sheriff’s Roundup Candidates Forum Monday evening in San Dimas. The event introduced voters to the candidates while allowing them to see where each candidate stood on issues affecting the department and their area. “At other forums, I see the same people... 

Pitzer College addresses queer, feminist issues

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer Students who encourage queer and feminist ideals gathered at Pitzer College to support the series “Wrong is Not My Name” April 24. The series originated in a Black Queer Theory class, and the students continue the series even when the class is not in session. “I wanted to shed light on issues that didn’t have much attention,” Channing Martinez, a Los Angeles artist... 

Glendora sheds light on Earth Day

Glendora sheds light on Earth Day
George Munoz of the Glendora Parks and Trees Division and David Borunda of the Parks and Recreation Department distributed helium balloons to community members last Saturday in honor of Earth Day at the Glendora City Hall, Public Library and Plaza. Events and activities in celebration of Earth Day were kicked off with a bike ride at 8:30 a.m. and included free environmentally friendly waste and recycling... 

All aboard the Rail Giants express

All aboard the Rail Giants express
Gary Fazekas of Salinas, Calif., examines an old Union Pacific locomotive with Jesse Tomory, the chief docent at the Rail Giants Train Museum, last Saturday at the Fairplex. The Rail Giants Train Museum houses a numerous retired locomotives, some of which house museums and train related antiques inside. The trains are restored by donations from the public. / photo by Daniel Hargis Gabriela Krupa Staff... 

Master Plan sets University’s future

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer Imagine the University of La Verne with new buildings and technology – new classrooms, a bigger gym, more food stations, additional parking and restored dorms. ULV officials created the Master Plan to help generate designs, facilities and technologies that will support the growing academic population of the University. “Our goal is to create a Master Plan that will support... 

Speaker adds Hart to alcohol talk

Speaker adds Hart to alcohol talk
ASULV held an alcohol awareness event featuring speaker Lori Hart March 6 in Morgan Auditorium. A former Alpha Omicron Pi, Hart speaks to sorority and fraternity members across the country. She managed to keep the audience engaged and even laughing, even though the topic was that dangers of alcohol and how to drink responsibly. / photo by Stephanie Ball Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer ASULV alcohol awareness... 

Morris decries ‘21st-century slavery’

Morris decries ‘21st-century slavery’
Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. gave the first talk for the Frederick Douglass Human Rights Lecture, the university’s newest lecture series. Morris is a descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington and also is president of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, a group that combats modern sex slavery with education and awareness. / photo by Katie Madden Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer Kenneth... 
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