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Sorority members say no to hazing

Sigma Kappa sorority held its annual Rock painting and fundraiser on Monday designed to bring awareness to the dangers of hazing during National Hazing Prevention Week. During the event, Sigma Kappa sorority members encouraged students to take an anti-hazing pledge. Some painted their hands and placed them on the Rock, symbolically leaving their promise there. “Hazing can be something big or something... 

Interfaith walk demonstrates unity

Interfaith walk demonstrates unity
Anthony Reyes, senior political science major, exchanges beads with 7-year-old Dunya Hakkak and her mother, Layla Naji, a University of La Verne alumna, during Sunday’s Interfaith Peace Walk. The beads came in various colors with each color representing a religious tradition. Participants exchanged beads and made colorful bracelets. The walk started at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, reached City of... 

Student launches website for bow business

Kellie Galentine LV Life Editor For Jezabel Chavez, bows are not just an accessory – they are business. Chavez began her business, Jezabow, her senior year at Romona Convent Secondary School. In May the business underwent a relaunch with a new website, broadening the audience for the business. “In high school I made a good amount of money because it was all girls and everyone liked them,” Chavez,... 

Alumna devotes life to education

Alumna devotes life to education
The Speech Communication Department welcomes alumnae Kristine Butterly back to the University of La Verne as an adjunct professor. Aside from majoring in speech communication, Butterly also studied English literature and her favorite novel is Jane Eyre. Her interest, however, does not end with the classics. Harry Potter also tops Butterly’s list of favorites. / photo by Megan Peralez Kellie Galentine LV... 

Toxic metals found in e-cigarettes

Toxic metals found in e-cigarettes
West Covina residents Marty Vigil, Gary Bruner and Ray Marquez, sit at the”juice bar” at the West Covina e-cigarette and vaporizer store, Vapor Devils, located at 500 N. Azusa Ave. #111, West Covina. Vigil, Bruner, and Marquez sample from a variety of e-liquids, or”juices,” and recommend their favorites to each other. All three are regular customers of Vapor Devils, which opened a year and... 

Parking permit prices to rise 31%

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor The price of University parking permits will increase by about 31 percent in fall 2014. The price of parking passes will increase from $95 per year to $125 per year for students, and faculty and staff parking fees will increase by the same ratio from $20 per month to $26 per month. “I completely understand and appreciate and am sensitive to the fact that... 

On the Calendar

Baccalaureate Ceremony The Baccalaureate, a multi-faith pre-commencement ceremony to celebrate the values of the University, will take place at 4 p.m. May 30 at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Commencement Commencement ceremonies will take place May 31 at Citizens Bank Business Arena in Ontario. The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. for the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education... 

Redman prepares for next phase

Redman prepares for next phase
Peggy Redman, professor of education and director of teacher education, was the inaugural recipient of the Spirit of La Verne Award. As she prepares to retire this year, she cherishes the numerous honors and positions she has held and is ready for the next chapter in her life. / photo by Julian Burrell Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor At 76 Peggy Redman, director of the La Verne experience... 

On the Calendar

LEC Midnight Study Hours The Learning Enhancement Center will have midnight study hours May 20-22 and May 27. Extended Library Hours The Wilson Library will be open 24 hours a day from noon Sunday to 5 p.m. May 30. The library will offer coffee and tea at 11 p.m. every night during these days. Baccalaureate Ceremony The Baccalaureate, a multi-faith pre-commencement ceremony to celebrate the values... 

LSF event celebrates Hispanic culture

Kellie Galentine Assistant Life Editor The sound of Cumbia music could be heard on Monday in Sneaky Park where the Latino Student Forum hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Students gathered to eat enchiladas, churros, beans and rice as the celebration went on. Mexican style decorations adorned the area and students enjoyed each other’s company. “It’s Cinco de Mayo, it’s a Mexican tradition... 
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