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Graffiti empowers social activism

Graffiti empowers social activism
Nicole Godinez, a sophomore liberal arts major, painted a mural about how education stays with people forever, as part of the Empowerment Through Art and Graffiti Community Event on April 27 on the University Mall. The event was put on by the Social Com­mentary and Activism Through Graffiti class, taught by Gerlaine Kiamco, adjunct professor of anthropology. / photo by Katherine Careaga Veronica Orozco Staff Writer An... 

Ranting comedy alienates students

Veronica Orozco Staff Writer The Campus Activities Board brought laughter to La Verne once again Wednesday night by inviting comedians David Liu and Taylor Williamson to share the stage just a month after comedian Amy Anderson made an appearance. The night started off with opening act David Liu warming up the crowd. Liu, who currently works at The Comedy Store and performs at locations all over Los... 

Village Inn keeps it in the family

Village Inn keeps it in the family
Ramona Shuemate, who goes by “Ramona From Pomona,” serves up plates of eggs, hash browns and sausage. Ramona has worked at Roberta’s Village Inn on D Street for more than 15 years. Francisco Ramirez, who worked at the restaurant as a cook for more than 12 years, bought the café in 2010. Roberta’s is popular for breakfast and for pot roast. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Roberta’s... 

School spirit celebrated in student’s artwork

School spirit celebrated in student’s artwork
Senior finance major Alfredo Rivas came to support his friend, accounting major and CAPA student Dania Sayvongsa. “Yellow Brick Road” is one of more than 10 paintings in the exhibit, titled “La Verne Inspired.” It will run through May 11 on the second floor of Miller Hall. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Dozens of students and faculty visited the Lewis Reception Center... 

ULV serves as inspiration to artist

ULV serves as inspiration to artist
Dania Sayvongsa, an accounting major, has installed her art throughout Miller Hall, Campus Center and the Coffeeberry across the street from the University. The art will remain up until May 11, excluding those displayed in Campus Center that will remain there on a permanent basis. The artwork in the foreground includes the names of department chairs at the University. / photo by Cameron Barr Veronica... 

Honor code proposed for campus

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer The Associated Students of University of La Verne is trying to get students’ opinions on a potential school-wide honor code. They specifically are wondering if professors can trust students alone in a room with an exam, if this code were to be in place. According to ASULV and the administration, the goal of the school-wide honor code is to protect academic integrity... 

Comic pokes fun at ethnic stereotypes

Comic pokes fun at ethnic stereotypes
Amy Anderson performed her stand up comedy routine on Tuesday night in Morgan Auditorium. During her performance, Anderson joked about racial stereotypes, motherhood and growing up as an adopted child with Swedish parents in Minnesota. She has been featured on Comedy Central, GSN, VH1, Showtime and “The Tom Joyner Show.” / photo by Debora Escobar Veronica Orozco Staff Writer On Tuesday night... 

7,000 applications received for fall

Veronica Orozco Staff Writer The University of La Verne will welcome 2,217 new students next fall, but this is just a fraction of the 7,033 that originally applied. The number of applications received is 18 percent higher than it was at this time last year and applications are still flooding in, according to the office of admissions. The University’s sudden popularity could be a result of advertising... 

Concert is a mix of jazz and politics

Concert is a mix of jazz and politics
Israeli-born Gilad Atzmon, a political activist known for his views on Israel and Palestine, played a jazz concert on Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert was originally planned for Atzmon to play solo, but he invited adjunct professor of music Gayle Serdan to join him. / photo by Katherine Carega Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Jazz musician and writer Gilad Atzmon played an energetic and exciting... 

LV women favor free birth control

Veronica Orozco Staff Writer When a group of 10 women students were asked about birth control provided by their University of La Verne health plan, seven of the 10 said they would not be on the pill if the school did not provide it for free. As full-time students at the University, their health care plan includes free contraceptives. President Barack Obama’s health care law requires all health care... 
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