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The Courage to Heal: Life after sexual assault

<i>The Courage to Heal</i>: Life after sexual assault
Clara Serrano, a junior business administration major, Alma Ayala, a sophomore business administration major and Kim Navarro, a junior business administration major discuss the product, Unplugged Budz at Take Back the Night last Friday. The proceeds from the sales will go directly to House of Ruth, a local organization that helps women and children affected by domestic violence. / photo by Katie Madden Katie... 

Rape Culture: The media’s role in normalizing assault

<i>Rape Culture</i>: The media's role in normalizing assault
Denise Leung, senior photography major; Lili Gradilla, intercultural program coordinator; Tahil Sharma, senior foreign languages major; and Jacob Talamantes; senior psychology major, paint encouraging messages to victims of sexual violence during the Take Back the Night event last Friday. La Verne counselors Julee Lamott and Sarah Leclerc set up the booth to teach students about the harms of victim... 

Celebrating Sigma de Mayo

Celebrating Sigma de Mayo
Vivian Aceves and Rosa Vargas, junior biology majors, enjoy King Taco at Phi Sigma Sigma’s Sigma de Mayo event on the South Quad last Thursday. Phi Sigma Sigma held the event to raise money for their chapter. / photo by Katie Madden  Read More →

A feminist playmate?

A feminist playmate?
Gia Karpouzis, sophomore philosophy major, argues that women who pose for Playboy Magazine are doing great harm to the feminist movement. She spoke after her partners, Mary Anne Mendoza, senior political science major, and Marissa Solomon, senior political science and speech communication major. The debate team hosted a public debate Wednesday about the morality of posing for Playboy in honor of Women’s... 

Students “play for a cause”

Tatiana Raygoza, a sophomore kinesiology major, and Arian Avila, a junior kinesiology major, enjoy the bounce houses at the CAB event “Play for a Cause” to raise awareness about Tourette’s Syndrome. CAB Special Events chairman Tyler Bertao was inspired to plan the event because his brother has Tourette’s and he wants to help dispel rumors about the disorder. / photo by Katie Madden  Read More →

Class discusses Cameroon growth

Katie Madden Editorial Director Advocacy through education and specialized skill training is helping transform the diverse but struggling African country, Cameroon. Representatives from the Dale Kietzman University, including University President Andre Talla and Adjunct Professor Midge Crossan presented the benefits of the school to La Verne Adjunct Professor Thomas Allison’s Advocacy class Feb.... 

Watergate editor shares Kristallnacht memories

Katie Madden Copy Editor A large group of faculty, alumni, and students attended Harry Rosenfeld’s lecture, “From Kristallnacht to Water­gate: Memories of a News­paper­man,” Sunday in the Campus Center. This was the third annual lecture at the university commemorating Kris­tall­nacht or the “Night of Broken Glass.” Rosenfeld has led a long and successful career in journalism and is best... 

Transformer explosion causes evacuations, power outages

A transformer at the Oaks residence hall parking lot behind Barkley Building blew up in two explosions Thursday afternoon causing power outages and evacuations across the east side of campus. Both the Barkley Building and the Barkley Annex were evacuated, Matthew Luna from the ULV Evacuation Team said. “We were right in the middle of class and then we heard something, and I looked out the window... 

An-Hwei Lee fills Chapel with ‘Joy’

An-Hwei Lee fills Chapel with ‘Joy’
Karen An-Hwei Lee shares poetry from her book, “Phyla of Joy,” at a poetry ready on April 25 in the  Chapel. The poems look at the joy of simple things with a focus on prayers, dream-like worlds and the intimate beauty of small moments. Lee described writing as an act requiring discipline while being therapeutic at the same time. Lee lives and teaches in Southern California. / photo by Chelsea... 

Student shares Mexican traditions

Katie Madden Arts Editor Students, faculty and members of the International Student Organization gathered to discuss the culture, history and traditions of Mexico at the ISO’s lecture series, “Focus.” Dia Romero, a junior international business and language major and member of ISO, gave a presentation about her home country to an intimate audience in the Campus Center April 12. Romero began her... 
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