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Los Angeles County Fair Events

Los Angeles County Fair Events
The 90th annual Los Angeles County Fair opened on Labor Day weekend and will run every Wednesday through Sunday until the end of September. The Fair’s carnival zone is lined with hundreds of food and game vendors. The Los Angles County Fair, at the Fairplex – less that a mile from the University of La Verne campus – is the nation’s largest county fair, with an estimated attendance of more than... 

Migrant students succeed with Migrant Education Summer Institute

Migrant students succeed with Migrant Education Summer Institute
Originally from El Salvador, ULV asistant professor of education Adonay Montes worked closely with immigrant students through the Migrant Education Summer Institute on campus this summer. The month-long program helps motivate and educate these children of migrant farm workers. The program, began as a partnership with the Imperial County Office of Education. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Robert Penalber News... 

New year opens with optimism

New year opens with optimism
University of La Verne Dean of Admissions Chris Krzak enters the packed Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion with Pamela Maunakea and Carrie Lewis Hasse on Aug. 30 for the 2012 Convocation ceremony, kicking off the University of La Verne’s 121st academic year. The University this fall has record enrollment of roughly 2,500 traditional undergraduates. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Robert Penalber News... 

Tuition increase set for fall

Robert Penalber Staff Writer Despite summer break approaching, students are already worried about the tuition increase scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year. Last November the Board of Trustees approved the 6.5 percent tuition increase, bringing the total undergraduate cost to $33,400. “It is traditional to see an annual increase in private organizations,” Treasurer Avo Kechichian said. “The... 

Track and field races to the finish

Track and field races to the finish
Freshman pole-vaulter Taylor Bernhard competes at the Occidental Invitational track meet Saturday. She successfully cleared a height of 10-10.75 feet, placing her 14th out of 23 athletes. The invitational was a non-scoring meet. / photo by Zachary Horton Robert Penalber Staff Writer The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at Saturday’s Occidental Invitational in hopes of improving... 

Pacific Island artists capture culture

Pacific Island artists capture culture
Rosanna Raymond poses for a picture taken by her friend Chantal Fraser on Saturday in the Harris Gallery. Both women are featured artists in “ATA: An Exhibition of Contemporary Samoan Art,” which focuses on the present by taking the essence of Samoan culture and incorporating it into a contemporary dialogue. / photo by Christian Uriarte Robert Penalber Staff Writer Artists of the Pacific Islands... 

Alumna marches in rememberance

Robert Penalber Staff Writer University of La Verne alumna and Phi Sigma Sigma member Mackenzie Schmidt has began promoting Team Dakota, a non-profit organization she is starting five years after facing her own personal tragedy. Since 2007 Schmidt has also been involved with the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization that works to improve the health of both mothers and babies. “My son’s name... 

Faculty share books and research

Faculty share books and research
Professor of English Kenneth Scambray speaks about a chapter that he wrote called “Creative Responses to the Italian Immigrant Experience in California: Baldassare Forestiere’s Underground Gardens and Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers” in the book “Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives.” Scambray’s presentation was part of faculty book day at the Wilson Library on April... 

Some students approve of wet campus, survey finds

Robert Penalber Staff Writer Students and staff are divided in their opinions about whether the University should revise its current “dry campus” alcohol policy and become a “wet” campus, a recent survey found. ASULV President Nick Sloot conducted the survey to determine how students felt about a wet campus and to later present the results to the Board of Trustees. “I didn’t want to set... 

Students raise awareness of racism with ‘Hoodies and Hijabs’

Students raise awareness of racism with 'Hoodies and Hijabs'
Christopher Osuala, a Cal Poly Pomona senior electrical engineering major, recites his original poem, “The Unbroken Cycle,” about racism against African Americans at the “Hoodies and Hijabs” demonstration Wednesday outside Founders Hall. eveny highlighted the concern of students and faculty after the deaths of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida and Shaima Alawadi in San Diego. Leticia Arellano-Morales... 
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