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ASULV pushes for affordable tuition

Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The Associated Students of the University of La Verne unanimously passed a resolution Monday condemning the proposed tuition increase for the 2015-16 school year. “Obviously we understand sometimes maybe we need a tuition increase, but we also know the reasoning on the students’ ends,” ASULV President David Asbra said. “Scholarships don’t really go up as... 

City elects new councilman, mayor wins unopposed

Mary Castillo, a volunteer at Lighthouse Baptist Church, helps residents finish casting their ballots for the city of La Verne General Municipal Election on Tuesday. After voters put their ballots into the designated drop box Castillo gave them a receipt and an official “I Voted” sticker. / photo by Sara Flores Chris McMahan Staff Writer Tim Hepburn and Charlie Rosales won the two city council... 

Liu urges reform for helmet law

Al Clark, professor of humanities, rides his bike to work daily. Clark said he believes that the proposed state law to require all bike riders to wear helmets is a good idea because of the dangers for cyclists sharing the road with cars. Clark said all cyclists should be required to wear a helmet because both drivers and cyclists “drive crazily” and many fail to signal./ photo by Jerri White Brooke... 

La Verne not active in Adjunct Walkout Day

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Adjunct faculty members from universities across the country participated in the first National Adjunct Walkout Day Feb. 25 to protest unfair wages and working conditions. According to Inside Higher Ed, the day was a success that sparked conversations about improving adjuncts’ working conditions nationwide. University of La Verne adjuncts, however, did not participate... 

City council bans new smoke shops

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer The La Verne City Council on Monday approved an ordinance that will prohibit new tobacco businesses from opening in the city until January 2016. The ordinance also restricts existing smoke shops, vapor lounges or hookah lounges from expanding, remodeling or relocating within the city. “This came about due to a lot of concerns we had from residents and businesses who express... 

High salt levels affect fish species

High salt levels affect fish species
Instructor of Biology Pablo Weaver explained the differences between the saltwater fish and the freshwater fish of the Limia perugiae species, which vary in size and shape. Weaver and Associate Professor of Biology Jerome Garcia presented “The Evolution in Extreme Environments: The effects of hyper salinity on the physiology of live bearing fish” Monday. / photo by Alexandra Arkley Deonah Cendejas... 

President Lieberman predicts hurdles in State of the University address

President Lieberman predicts hurdles in State of the University address
President Devorah Lieberman presented the State of the University address to a packed Campus Center Ballroom crowd Wednesday. Lieberman covered a variety of topics, including enrollment predictions, progress with the 2020 strategic vision, and the recent proposal for increased tuition, a source of much controversy around the campus./Photo by Daniel Torres Des Delgadillo Podcast Producer University... 

Video voyeurism investigation begins

A male student was detained and questioned by the La Verne Police Department last week on suspicion of video voyeurism at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 in Brandt Hall. He was allegedly filming a female student without her consent. The suspect was later released and the University is currently conducting an administrative investigation to find the actual individual involved. Anyone with information on suspicious... 

Quinceañera Expo showcases party options

Erienne Rojas Staff Writer The Quinceañera Expo, held Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona, was one of the biggest expos of its kind in California featuring more than 100 vendors all under one roof. A quinceañera is a Hispanic and Catholic coming of age celebration, when a girl symbolically becomes a woman at the age of 15. It consists of a church ceremony where the girl makes a commitment to her faith,... 

Professor pays tribute to Nell Dorr

Professor pays tribute to Nell Dorr
Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw, visiting professor of photography, answers questions after her lecture, “Marketing the Family In the Mid-Twentieth Century: Photography of Nell Dorr.” McCarroll Cutshaw’s talk Monday expanded on her doctoral dissertation, “Framing the Familial in the Photography of Imogen Cunningham, Nell Dorr, and Sally Mann.” McCarroll Cutshaw’s research involves the study of... 
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