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City calls for roll-back on Walmart

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer La Verne residents packed into the La Verne Community Center Monday to voice their opinions about a proposed Walmart coming to town. Both city officials and Walmart representatives presented information about the possibility of a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Walmart Neighborhood Markets are smaller versions of the traditional Walmarts and are essentially grocery stores. The... 

Drought cancels Mt. Baldy ski season

Drought cancels Mt. Baldy ski season
After record-breaking rains in February, Mt. Baldy still has not received enough snow to open for ski season. In prior years, the mountain would have normally received 40 inches of snow by this time. But this year, it has received only a fraction of that amount. Unless the mountain receives substantial late season snow, the ski, snowboard and tubing trails will remain closed. / photo by Alison Rodriguez  Read More →

Administration retires Communications Day

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The University’s changing priorities led to the cancellation of Communications Day 2013, University administrators said. A communications department project since 1992, the daylong event brought prospective students to campus to sample some of what the program had to offer through a series of media-related workshops and keynote speakers. The department was forced to pull... 

Faculty debate amuses

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Laughter and “here, here’s” filled La Fetra Auditorium yesterday as students watched their professors debate whether human rights are a luxury only developed countries can afford. Professors Gitty Amini, Bill Cook, Jay Jones, Sean Dillon, Roy Kwon and Jason Neidleman participated in the Hot Spots event put on by the International Studies Institute. Ian Lising, chair... 

Car show revs up funds for Bonita

Car show revs up funds for Bonita
Patty Lyons waits for her husband, Richard, in their 1932 Ford Roadster at the Bonita High School Car Show. Bonita hosted its third annual auto show Saturday, with the proceeds going to the high school’s automotive technology program. The event featured dozens of classic cars, hot rods and international imports. / photo by Amanda Nieto Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer Bonita High School’s auto... 

Garcia talks about cellular aging

Garcia talks about cellular aging
Jerome Garcia inspired the audience at his faculty lecture on Monday while explaining his research on Histone Glutathionylation. He emphasized the far reaching effects of his findings and how it could specifically be a mechanism for aging and preventing diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The next faculty lecture is Monday. / photo by Keenan Gilson Kellie Galentine Staff Writer Jerome Garcia,... 

Heroes move mountains to aid disabled vets

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The Heroes Project hosted their annual Climb for Heroes at Mount Baldy on Sunday in order to raise money to send veteran Charlie Linville to Mount Everest. The non-profit, founded by Tim Medvetz in 2009, works to raise money to allow wounded veterans to climb the world’s highest mountains. “This event is the final fundraiser to climb Mount Everest,” Climb for Heroes volunteer... 

‘But first, let me take a selfie’

‘But first, let me take a selfie’
Stacey and Damon Devine take a selfie before taking their first drink at the Tap ‘N’ Run 4K event March 15 at the Fairplex. Participants, many dressed in costume, drank a cup of beer at four stations throughout the run, including a can of beer upon completion. / photo by Daniel Hargis  Read More →

News Briefs

Debate Team to Discuss Playboy In celebration of Women’s History Month, the La Verne Debate Team is hosting an all women public debate on the morality of posing for Playboy. A “Feminist” Bake Sale will also be going on during the debates from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Campus Center. College of Law Info Session An information session will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the... 

Tuition to go up 4.9%

Kristina Bugante News Editor University of La Verne administrators announced that traditional undergraduate tuition will increase another 4.9 percent for the 2014-2015 academic year. Tuition will rise from $35,000 per year to $36,744 per year, excluding room and board expenses. The 4.9 percent increase is the same percentage increase as last year. Tuition rates for the University’s adult and graduate... 
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