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Animal cruelty to be ‘A’ felony

Karla Rendon Editorial Director The FBI will increase the consequences of violent crimes against animals by reclassifying such crimes as  Group A felonies, FBI officials announced last month. This means that animal abuse will be considered a serious crime against society and stricter penalties will be enforced. The four categories for animal cruelty are simple or gross neglect, intentional abuse... 

‘Soylent Green’ provides fictionalized insight for 2020 at ‘In Context’

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer The Students Engaged in Environmental Discussion and Service, or SEEDS Club and La Verne Community Roundtable for Sustainable Solutions presented a showing of the film “Soylent Green” for their “In Context” seminar series at La Fetra Auditorium Oct. 10. “Soylent Green” is a classic science fiction movie from 1973 that depicts what the world would... 

Lieberman focuses on the future

Lieberman focuses on the future
President Devorah Lieberman compares statistics of the University of La Verne since its start in 1891 as Lordsburg College to the present day during her speech at the State of the University Address Wednesday in the Campus Center. When addressing the chart on tuition, Lieberman rushed to the screen to cover the present-day tuition amounts, which caused the audience to burst into laughter. / photo by... 

Leaver connects art with afterlife

Leaver connects art with afterlife
Associate Professor of Art History Jon Leaver presents his lecture “Progress in Ruins: The Great Exhibition and Victorian Eschatology” in the President’s Dining Room. Leaver spoke of John Martin’s romantic painting series “Belshazzar’s Feast” from 1821. The Monday lecture was part of the weekly lunchtime faculty lecture series./ photo by Emily Bieker Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Jon... 

Alumni advise based on personal experience

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The University’s Leos PR club hosted a panel event, “Leos to Leaders,” that provided students with the opportunity to meet successful La Verne graduates. The panelists spoke to students about making it in the media industry and gave advice on pushing themselves to follow their dreams. “It’s about how persistent you are when it comes to starting at the bottom... 

Nazario discusses immigration

Nazario discusses immigration
Freshman business major Rudy Murillo asks Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario for an autograph. Nazario was the guest speaker at this year’s One Book, One University reading event. She presented her book “Enrique’s Journey” Oct. 2 in Morgan Auditorium and again later that day at the Church of Brethren. The book is about a boy from Honduras who travels from Tegucigalpa to the U.S. to locate... 

LEAD motivates Latino students

LEAD motivates Latino students
Denise Gutierrez, director of corporate and foundation relation, and Larry Arias, an independent biotech consultant, pose with Dolores Huerta, one of the keynote speakers after the Latino Education Access and Development Conference on Saturday. Huerta worked through her organization, Dolores Huerta Foundation, to publicly support poor working immigrants, and co-founded the United Farm Workers. The... 

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies
Professor of Political Science Richard Gelm talks to an audience of students and faculty about the differences between political conservatives and liberals, took questions and talked about his next book during his Monday lecture, “Making American Politics Work: Coping with Fear and Anger, AKA: A Political Self-Help Guide.” Gelm’s talk was part of the La Verne Academy’s weekly faculty lecture... 

Community comes out for Adoptoberfest

Community comes out for Adoptoberfest
Within the first 90 minutes of the first annual Adoptoberfest hosted by The Inland Valley Humane Society, 20 animals had been adopted. With the amount of positive feedback the event was getting in the first couple of hours, the IVHS Board of directors declared the rest of October, Adoptoberfest. Present at this event was State Assembly member Freddie Rodriguez of District 52 accompanied by his wife,... 

Claremont reveals haunted history

Claremont reveals haunted history
Chuck Ketter tells a story of a ghost named Walter, who haunts the Mabel Shaw Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, during the second annual Ghost Walk Saturday in Claremont. Walter helped build the auditorium in the 1930s. One day, he fainted while working in the auditorium’s rafters and fell to his death. Ketter says Walter never left the theater because he was proud of his work. / photo by Megan... 
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