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Golfing for HEROES

Golfing for HEROES
La Verne alumnus Joel Harworth tees off while Russel Domingo, Domingo Marquez and Jerald Jones watch. The fourth annual HEROES golf tournament was held earlier this month at the Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas. The event put on by HEROES, which stands for Helping Establish a Remembrance of Every Service, also featured food stands and other activities. / photo by Sonora Hernandez  Read More →

Plants support sustainability

Karla Rendon Editorial Director The University of La Verne has placed drought resistant plants around the north side of the campus in an effort to save an estimated 1.1 million gallons of water each year. Different types of grass, sage and dwarf bottlebrush plants have debuted their appearance near the Counseling and Psychological Services building, Stu-Han, Brandt and the Avenue of Trees. “The liquid... 

Program encourages bystander intervention

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The University of La Verne has adopted a new bystander intervention program called “Step UP!” The “bystander effect” refers to instances in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. Step UP! is a program that was developed to encourage and empower students to be proactive in helping others. It is a national program... 

Effects of atomic bomb still felt

Effects of atomic bomb still felt
Gloria Montebruno Saller of the modern languages department points out the blast-radius of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. Saller’s lecture was titled “Atomic Bomb Survivors’ Oral Histories: Preserving the Memories of August 6, 1945.” If a person lived or was in utero, within a certain distance from the bomb or entered the most radioactive areas within two weeks of... 

High temperatures almost start fire

Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Kat Simonelli News Editor The La Verne and Los Angeles County fire departments acted quickly to prevent a fire at the University of La Verne’s Park Campus facility located next to the Shuttle Lot on Arrow Highway Tuesday afternoon. At around 2:40 p.m., a transformer located in the back of the buildings began smoking; it had apparently overheated due to high temperatures. The... 

West Nile virus goes local

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District identified West Nile virus on Aug. 12 in La Verne. Mosquito traps were placed in Golden Hills Wilderness Park and tested positive for the virus. The virus is transmitted from the bite of infected mosquitos, which originally become infected after biting diseased birds. “We have had a light year with West Nile... 

New Leopards ‘Think About It’

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief The University of La Verne recently made it mandatory for all incoming students to complete “Think About It,” an online training course designed to educate new students about alcohol, drugs and sexual violence prevention. Think About It is one of the many programs the University has implemented to be in compliance with the federal law and the Campus SaVE Act (Campus... 

Leaders take on new posts

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Kathleen Weaver and Keith Lord have recently been appointed to leadership positions in which they plan to continue supporting ULV faculty and students. Weaver, associate professor of biology and former assistant dean is now serving as the director of the La Verne Experience, and Keith Lord, professor of art, has taken the post of assistant dean for program reviews... 

Beer fest brews fun flavors

Beer fest brews fun flavors
Kevin Caracno, Isaac Jaurigue and Alex Rodriguez get a taste of Hollywood Blonde beer from the Great Beer Company at the California Beer Festival in Bonelli Park on Saturday. Pretzel necklaces were the portable bar snacks of the day, but vendors were selling everything that compliments the beverages from garlic fries to sliders. / photo by Helen Arase Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The smell of tacos... 

Commentary: We cannot ignore racism anymore

<i>Commentary</i>: We cannot ignore racism anymore
Katie Madden Managing Editor It has been more than a month since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Although the media storm has quieted down and the camera crews have all but left the small St. Louis suburb, this is a story that cannot go away any time soon, despite the fact that some people say we should not talk about it anymore. There... 
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