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Commentary: Real feminism involves intersectionality

<i>Commentary</i>: Real feminism involves intersectionality
Kristina Bugante, Editorial Director Lately I’ve been noticing that feminism is being gradually (albeit very slowly) accepted by more and more people. I applaud that. In my ideal world, we’re all feminists, tolerant of each other and fighting for the rights of marginalized people. However, feminism is complicated. There are many misconceptions that surround the label and there are even more misconceptions... 

La Verne not active in Adjunct Walkout Day

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Adjunct faculty members from universities across the country participated in the first National Adjunct Walkout Day Feb. 25 to protest unfair wages and working conditions. According to Inside Higher Ed, the day was a success that sparked conversations about improving adjuncts’ working conditions nationwide. University of La Verne adjuncts, however, did not participate... 

Vigil honors slain UNC students

Vigil honors slain UNC students
Graduate student Firas Arodaki, former president and co-founder of the Muslim Student Association, joined other students and faculty at a vigil Feb. 12 at the Peace Pole. The vigil was held in memory of the three Muslim students who were murdered Feb. 10 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Mourners carried candles and speakers shared perspectives about the tragic event./ photo by Jolene Nacapuy Kristina... 

Ferguson faces lasting social strife

Ferguson faces lasting social strife
Matt Pearce, a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times, was a member of the panel for “Ferguson: A Call For Understanding and Action,” a five-part teach-in series presented Tuesday at the University of La Verne College of Law. The Times sent Pearce to report at Ferguson two days after the Michael Brown shooting in August of last year. / photo by Sara Flores Kristina Bugante Editorial Director The... 

Reed to be permanent provost

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief Kat Simonelli News Editor Jonathan Reed has been selected as the permanent provost and vice president for academic affairs for the University of La Verne, President Devorah Lieberman announced last Week. Reed has served as the interim provost since January of this year after replacing former provost Greg Dewey. Reed’s duties as the permanent provost of the University... 

Theater Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ rocks Pomona stage

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief Stomping and frustrated German teens in wild haircuts, Doc Martens and 19th-century garb wailed their hearts out to a contemporary score in Pomona College’s rocking production of “Spring Awakening,” which ran Nov. 20-23 at Seaver Theatre in Claremont. “Spring Awakening,” a rock musical that premiered on Broadway in 2006, is based off the 1891 German play... 

First person experience: Pumpkin products do not satisfy

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief As we near toward fall’s end and the holiday season, we see a huge rise in food trends. It gets a little ridiculous in October and November, when all of a sudden you feel as if you see everything under the sun could be pumpkin flavored. I was never really one to fall victim to the pumpkin craze, except for the occasional Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. However... 

Skipworth steps down

Stanley Skipworth, director of Campus Safety and Transportation, will be leaving the University to consult in law enforcement at the Claremont Colleges. Today is his last day. “The work that he’s done to increase the professionalism, training and certification of staff and services offered has made a tremendous difference on campus,” said Clive Houston-Brown, vice president of facilities and... 

Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument

Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
President Barack Obama announces the designation a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument Friday at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. The designation of the San Gabriel National Monument is part of Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative and the first step in preserving, resorting and permanently protecting the only large-scale space available for Los Angeles... 

Queer history reflects present day

Queer history reflects present day
LGBTQA community advocate Pablo Alvarez reads an excerpt from the book “Queer in Aztlan” during the reception at the West Gallery, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. A reception for the exhibition, “The Child and the Archive: Locating a Queer Past to Establish a Queer Present,” was held Oct. 9. As a gay Hispanic male Alvarez said he believes it is important for the archive to... 
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