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AmazonFresh makes grocery shopping easy

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer People now have another way to buy groceries in the comfort of their own home in some parts of California, thanks to Amazon’s online grocery service AmazonFresh. The company guarantees the consumer that if an order is placed by 10 a.m., the groceries will be delivered the same day. Amazon also allows consumers to select whether fruits and vegetables are delivered ripe or unripe. “It... 

Heroes move mountains to aid disabled vets

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The Heroes Project hosted their annual Climb for Heroes at Mount Baldy on Sunday in order to raise money to send veteran Charlie Linville to Mount Everest. The non-profit, founded by Tim Medvetz in 2009, works to raise money to allow wounded veterans to climb the world’s highest mountains. “This event is the final fundraiser to climb Mount Everest,” Climb for Heroes volunteer... 

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout
Lauren Miller, 15, of Rancho Cucamonga poses with Scottish knight Gallahad and Scottish princess Merideth at IrishFest 2014, Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. The three-day festival ran from March 7 through Sunday and featured live bands, carnival rides, food, beer, and vendors selling Irish goods. Among the entertainers was the band Joshua Tree, a U2 cover band. / photo by Daniel Hargis Liz Ortiz Staff... 

Old photography survives in digital era

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer A plastic fox figurine wearing a suit sat upright on the west lawn of Azusa Pacific University while students photographed it to further their knowledge of the collodion photography process on Feb. 26. More than 20 students participated in the Windgate Workshop, hosted by Los Angeles collodion photographer Tim Scott. He began the workshop by lecturing the students about the process... 

Pomona blood drive disappoints

Pomona blood drive disappoints
Elisa Vazquez, who works at the Starbucks in downtown Pomona, gets her blood drawn by Red Cross worker Cinthia Lerma on her way back from work Feb. 19. The Pomona Police Department held its Battle of the Badges blood drive with the Red Cross in front of the Pomona Public Library. Vazquez said she enjoys giving blood because “It’s exciting knowing that I am doing something positive for the community.”... 

LV students would rather be broke than sick

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer In a recent informal survey, students at the University were asked if they would be willing to be infected with the flu for $3,000. Thirteen out of the 20 students interviewed said they would not be willing to get sick for the money. During the flu season, people do everything in their power to avoid getting sick, but now the National Institutes of Health is offering participants... 

Career Services increases outreach

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s Career Services began undergoing changes to enhance employer relations with the help of new Assistant Dean of Student Career Support and Employer Relations Mindy Baggish. The restructuring of the center was a part of President Devorah Lieberman’s 2020 Vision proposal. Career Services plans to expand its outreach to potential employers in various... 

Guitar trio plays jazz extravaganza

Guitar trio plays jazz extravaganza
The jazz trio, The Cat, the Hag, and the Longstreet, performed Nov. 30 in Morgan Auditorium. The band includes Sean Hagstrom, Roberto Catalano and Sean Longstreet. This is their second year playing at the University. The first piece was “The Maze,” from jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock’s first solo album, “Taking Off.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Liz Ortiz Staff Writer After several... 

Trio measures K-12 teacher efficacy

Trio measures K-12 teacher efficacy
Lisa Looney presents research titled, “Exploring Early Childhood Teachers’ Sense of Teacher Efficacy” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. The research demonstrated that teacher effectiveness varies in part depending on where teachers are in their careers. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Lisa Looney, assistant professor of education, unveiled the results of a research project... 

Multicultural Club celebrates Latino culture

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Students, faculty and staff came together by forming “familias,” while discovering their individual cultural identities at the Latino student retreat on Nov. 8. More than 20 people attended the fall retreat, designed to help the University’s students become better acquainted with faculty and staff and discuss any questions and concerns they had regarding their experience... 
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