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White House honors ULV for research immersion

Karla Rendon News Editor The University of La Verne was recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics for its commitment to educate Latino students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, programs through research immersion. “I do believe that the University of La Verne is doing this for all students but in this particular case, the White House... 

Music Review: Grimes reveals cleaner sound

Karla Rendon News Editor Vancouver-based experimental-electronic pop artist Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, released her fourth full-length album, “Art Angels” Nov. 6. Grimes has been an underground pop princess among the Tumblr crowd, and her music has been adored for its lush synthesizer and falsetto singing. “Art Angels” is a mind blowing effort that offers diversity for each track... 

Resident parking is returned

Karla Rendon News Editor The University changed 10 visitor parking spaces into residential spots in response to a petition from the Associated Students of the University of La Verne. In a letter sent to Vice President of Facilities and Technology Clive Houston-Brown, ASULV proposed a compromise, asking for three to four parking spaces for residents and leaving six to seven spaces for visitors and... 

Accident damages shuttle bus

A University shuttle bus was struck by a vehicle Thursday at 7:40 a.m. while returning to Shuttle Lot S. The incident occurred while the shuttle driver was on Arrow Highway trying to turn left on to A Street. There were no students or faculty onboard during the crash. The vehicle struck the shuttle bus’ rear passenger side, causing the bus’ bumper to detach. The private vehicle received scratches. Although... 

Concert Review: Beach Goth expands its diversity

Karla Rendon News Editor Orange County-based psych band The Growlers hosted their fourth annual Beach Goth Party Saturday and Sunday, drawing thousands of fans with more than 50 performers and three stages at The Observatory in Santa Ana. The Observatory’s parking lot was transformed into a Halloween wonderland with a gigantic paper mache skeleton hand, pill-shaped and marijuana leaf-shaped piñatas... 

Fairplex houses parking

Fairplex houses parking
Parking attendant Soledad Romero, known by her friends as Sol, greets shuttle driver Victor Majiha Friday at the Fairplex’s Gate 17 parking lot, now known as Lot T. Four shuttles, including a coach bus during peak hours, now run every eight to ten minutes from the Fairplex to the University. The designated drop off/pick up area is in Lot E. / photo by Karla Rendon  Read More →

Concert Review: Albert Hammond Jr. comes alive

Karla Rendon News Editor Albert Hammond Jr. played a sold out show at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles Wednesday, with the venue reaching maximum capacity at 600. The line to enter began around 5 p.m. with eager fans patiently waiting outside the hip venue and many fans proudly displaying their best Strokes-related merchandise; an ode to Hammond since he also serves as rhythm guitarist for the... 

Gonzalez appointed interim diversity officer

Karla Rendon News Editor Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Beatriz Gonzalez has been named the University’s new interim chief diversity and inclusivity officer, succeeding Joy Lei. Gonzalez was appointed as CDIO in August and her new role includes being responsible for upholding the University’s core values and mission statement and creating a diverse climate for students. “I think primarily... 

Sukkah built for Sukkot celebration

Karla Rendon News Editor The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Hillel hosted an all-day celebration for Sukkot, which included Israeli food, a movie and the building and blessing of a sukkah in Sneaky Park on Wednesday. University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner organized the event to help make the celebration possible. Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the Israelites’ walking through... 

Commentary: Annual tuition spikes harm more than help

<i>Commentary</i>: Annual tuition spikes harm more than help
Karla Rendon, News Editor Three years ago during my first Convocation at La Verne I was given something that was very dear to me – a tassel with a 2016 gem attached to it to symbolize the goal of my graduating “on time.” I made sure to keep the tassel hanging from the rear view mirror of my car as a constant reminder of my goal. Everyday I would see the tassel swing side to side and everyday... 
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