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Minimum wage hike hard for La Verne shops

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Recent national polls suggest that a majority of small business owners support increased minimum wages, but a few downtown La Verne business owners are saying otherwise. On July 1, California became one of four states to increase its minimum wage to $9 per hour or higher statewide, though some individual cities across the country have increased their minimum wage... 

University serves Hispanic students

Des Delgadillo Online Editor Mariela Patron Copy Chief The University of La Verne celebrated its federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution last week, creating a university-wide dialogue on what merits an HSI designation beyond a population quota. At the week’s core was an exploration of identity for the University as a whole and the more underrepresented groups on campus. “As an academic... 

Fair vendors offer unique trinkets

Fair vendors offer unique trinkets
Glendora based company eGood, represented by Ryan Cathey and Zack Swire, finds creative ways to attract children at the Los Angeles County Fair on Sunday. They give away eGood merchandise and candy as prizes for a bean bag toss. This is eGood’s first time at the Fair. The company is a startup whose mission is to make donating to charities and nonprofits easy and accessible for businesses and their... 

Industry adjusts to social changes

Industry adjusts to social changes
Douglas Chun, assistant professor of management, discusses firm strategies, societal norms and cognitions of the American Auto Industry between 1968 and 2008 in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Chun asserted that when sales decline, American automakers shift plans and actions to match societal probabilities. The lecture is part of the ongoing faculty lecture series. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Jennifer... 

Jimmy John’s makes its way to the West Coast

Joshua Casey Staff Writer Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches opened in La Verne, and so far the business has been a success. “Business is great,” Lee Dilworth, Jimmy John’s restaurant manager, said. “Lines have been out the door ever since we opened.” Jimmy John’s, a franchised sandwich restaurant chain that prides itself on delivery, was first founded by Jimmy John Liautaud in 1983 and... 

Students express need for equality

Yaya Pineda Staff Writer The Lordsburg Debate Union hosted its first Freedom of Speech Day Wednesday night at the Rock, where students had the opportunity to voice their opinions on any topic of their choice. The event commemorated the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights. “Tonight was about voicing opinions and free speech,” said Colin Fisk, president of the Lordsburg Debate... 

LeoSafe app nominated for overall app award

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s LeoSafe app has been nominated for the 2014 Overall App Award on bestmobileappawards.com. Stanley Skipworth, director of campus safety and transportation, nominated the LeoSafe App, which he co-created with Social Sentinel, for the award. Along with winning the title of 2014 Overall App, the winner will also be mentioned in a press release... 

News Briefs

Graduate Workshop La Verne students are invited to attend the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at UC San Diego. The forum will include workshops open to undergraduate and master’s students. More than 150 programs will be represented and tips for the GRE will be available. For complimentary lunch and transportation, contact Daniel Loera of the Office... 

LVFD prevents fire at Park Campus

LVFD prevents fire at Park Campus
A La Verne firefighter leaves the scene of an incident in the University of La Verne’s Park Campus at Arrow Highway and Park Avenue on Tuesday. The firefighters saw no flames, only smoke caused by an electrical arc. Several University offices and departments were temporarily relocated from the Park Avenue location to the Bonita Building / photo by Helen Arase Kat Simonelli News Editor Jolene Nacapuy... 

La Verne drops five spots in college rankings

Michael Saakyan Book Editor The U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of La Verne as the 166th best college in the United States in the publication’s annual report released this month. Nearly 1,800 colleges and universities were considered for the ranking based on test scores, faculty resources, assessments by peers, retention rates and graduation. The University dropped down five spots... 
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