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Coalition supports adjunct union

Mariela Patron News Editor Student groups at the University of La Verne formed the Coalition for Ethical Reasoning in support of adjunct professors’ decision to unionize. After learning about the obstacles adjuncts face every semester, members of the coalition say adjunct professors are treated unfairly. “They feel that they can’t voice their opinions or be heard or even be acknowledged... 

Morales talks metals

Morales talks metals
Ricardo Morales, associate professor of chemistry, presents his lecture, “When One Metal is Not Enough: Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetallic Nanoparticles” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Morales explained the characteristics of catalysis and nanoparticles as well as their use and applications in new technology. Morales also discussed some of the research done by his students.... 

Sprucing up the sleigh

Sprucing up the sleigh
James F. Skalicky, 67, and wife Lan Skalicky, 66, enter their 1927 Ford Model T in Saturday’s car show in downtown La Verne. Skalicky is a clinical psychologist in Glendora. He is also a professor of psychology at Citrus College. Skalicky is a Christmas enthusiast, and plans to decorate the back of his car with Christmas lights. / photo by Uyen Bui  Read More →

LV Model United Nations prepares to host conference

Alana Glenn Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s Model United Nations has put themselves on the map after bringing home three distinguished delegate awards at an intercollegiate competition held at UC Santa Barbara last month. Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role play as delegates to the United Nations and simulate... 

Alumnus uncovers cost of Internet fame

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer In the world of social media popularity, every like and follower on a website is now translating to dollar signs for some social media moguls. Overnight fame has been available to the public with just a click and a credit card. Icons from Barack Obama to Paris Hilton have been accused of buying views and likes on sites such as YouTube and Twitter. “Celebrities... 

Millennials face uncertain financial futures

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer Beats by Dre: $300. LouisVuitton Monogram­ouflage bag: $2,000. Realizing you have frivolously spent all your earnings on impulse purchases: horrendous. According to a recent research study by personal finance website NerdWallet, millennials will not be able to retire until the age of 73. The current age of retirement is 61. A big problem for millennials, the generation... 

Union could grow

Adjunct faculty who teach at University of La Verne’s regional campuses are now included in the bargaining table for unionization. As the most recent response to the Service Employees International Union’s petition to represent ULV’s adjunct faculty, administration presented its position of inclusion to the National Labor Relations Board on Nov. 14. Approximately 294 adjunct faculty members... 

Debaters defend title at UC Davis

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Motivated by its recent international win in Canada, the debate team continued its successful streak, placing first in the UC Davis tournament this month for the second year in a row. Two teams, consisting of juniors Brittany Boiko and Natalie Holland, as well as sophomore Jonathan Singleton and graduate student Brittany Lokar, made it to the final round. Lokar and Singleton... 

Festival shares culture and crafts

Festival shares culture and crafts
Michael Bracamontes sells traditional Tongva jewelry to Ceeroosha Andreas at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Acorn Festival Saturday. Bracamontes makes the jewelry and sells it with the help of and his mother, Dlia Bracamontes. Andreas returned to the festival on the second day to buy some more earrings from them. The festival celebrated the traditional harvest season for the Tongva tribe, for... 

Faculty share their teaching savvy

Faculty share their teaching savvy
Jaye Houston, interim director of community service, presented “Teaching Community Service Online: From ‘No’ to ‘Yes!’” at the Celebration of Teaching Nov. 14 in the Campus Center. Houston discussed how teaching community service online is as beneficial as a face-to-face experience, despite most people’s negative views about the online instruction. Naomi Watkins, associate professor of... 
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