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New trio heading LV media outlets

New trio heading LV media outlets
Katie Madden, Danielle Navarro and Robert Penalber are the new student leaders for La Verne Magazine, LeoFM and Campus Times, respectively. Navarro is a broadcasting major and has been on air for five semesters. Penalber is a public affairs major and has served on Campus Times for four semesters. Madden is a journalism major and has served on Campus Times for three semesters. / photo by Uyen Bui Mariela... 

Be Perfect Foundation raises millions for rehab

Be Perfect Foundation raises millions for rehab
Hal Hargrave, founder of the Be Perfect Foundation greets guest Robert Tyler as he enters the fifth annual Be Perfect Foundation fundraiser, “These Boots are Made for Walking,” Saturday. The event, located at the Hafif Estate in northern La Verne, featured a silent and live auction, dinner and a special guest performance by the Silverados. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron News Editor In... 

Commentary: It’s not Cinco de Drinko

<i>Commentary</i>: It’s not Cinco de Drinko
Mariela Patron, News Editor As a Mexican-American, every year I have witnessed people abuse Cinco de Mayo as a way to fully embrace every Mexican stereotype and march the streets with their sombreros, bright colored ponchos and tequila in hand. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day and it is a bigger deal in America than in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration... 

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... 

Calhoun livens lecture with music

Calhoun livens lecture with music
Assistant Professor of Music James Calhoun is joined by sophomore music major Vicky Campos, junior music major Paolo Kespradit, and junior liberal studies major Melissa Molinaro to sing Richard Smallwood’s, “Total Praise.” Calhoun’s lecture, “The Roots and Evolution of Gospel Music” was noon on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Mariela Patron News Editor James... 

Amini leads international studies

Mariela Patron News Editor Gitty Amini, assistant professor of political science, will replace Kenneth Marcus, professor of history, as director of the International Studies Institute starting in September. Amini hopes to continue Marcus’ legacy and focus on increasing ISI’s awareness on campus to provide more funding for the organization. “Dr. Marcus has left it in such great shape,” Amini... 

Downtown welcomes new business

Downtown welcomes new business
Salon owner Blanca Moore has been cutting customer Leslie Averill’s hair for two years. Averill learned about Moore through her daughter and says that she drives to La Verne from Pasadena to come to Moore’s shop, Bebe’s Family Hair Design, because Moore gets to know her customers hair and does a great job. Bebe’s is located at 2119 Third Street, across the street from Caffé Allegro. / photo... 

Counseling center gets new home

Mariela Patron News Editor Rick Rogers, director of the counseling center, will resign, effective June 30. This brings change to the counseling center, as it will now be reporting to the division of student affairs instead of the psychology department. Rogers has resigned from his position after 14 years and will become a full time professor in the psychology department, starting fall 2013. “The... 

Commentary: Media outlets: Stop objectifying women

<i>Commentary</i>: Media outlets: Stop objectifying women
Mariela Patron, News Editor Compared to past decades, women are now reaching new levels professionally as well as being further acknowledged for their capabilities and accomplishments. By becoming important figures in industries generally led by men, the impact women are making in America is undeniable. However, media outlets have been limiting the way women are represented intellectually by focusing... 

Tuition to rise to $35k for ’13-’14

Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Mariela Patron News Editor Traditional undergraduate tuition will be raised another 4.9 percent for the 2013-2014 academic year, University officials announced last month. The Board of Trustees-approved tuition increase will bring the undergraduate cost to nearly $35,000 for the school year, excluding room and board. “It is the minimum we need to do in order to generate... 
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