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One Billion Rising raises awareness on Valentine’s Day

One Billion Rising raises awareness on Valentine's Day
Celebrating life and new beginnings, La Verne counselors Sarah Leclerc and Nicole Kezos helped guests pot their flowers at One Billion Rising, an event to raise awareness and promote justice for violence against women. Kaitlin Wilson, a sophomore athletic training major, Alicia Rodriguez, a freshman music major and Jacqueline Gaeta, an I-Poly High School Student and Denim Day volunteer wrote positive... 

Union vote for adjuncts ends today

Mariela Patron Editor in Chief Kristina Bugante News Editor Today is the last day in a two week period for University of La Verne adjuncts to vote on whether they want to unionize. The University’s main campus adjunct faculty filed for unionization with the National Labor Relations Board on Oct. 28. The adjuncts had between Feb. 1 and Feb. 14 to vote on unionization, which supporters believe would... 

$5,000 worth of books stolen

Kristina Bugante News Editor Karla Rendon Arts Editor A man and a woman were questioned by the La Verne Police Department Tuesday in connection with the theft of more than $5,000 worth of textbooks taken from the University Bookstore on Monday and Tuesday. Danielle Gornik and Erich Soiles, both 21 and Claremont residents, were arrested at around 5 p.m. in front of the store. The suspects first visited... 

City veterans memorial project completed

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor In remembrance of those who died in foreign wars, the La Verne Veteran’s Memorial, dedicated on May 27, 2013, was recently completed. The memorial stands on the corner of Wheeler and Bonita avenues and the site was just expanded from a humble boulder to a towering granite obelisk. “We say to everyone it was built dollar per dollar, (and) it really was,” said... 

Lecture addresses family literacy

Lecture addresses family literacy
Marga Madhuri presents “Swinging into Literacy and Math” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. She spoke about how certain families have continued to attend the University of La Verne’s Family Literacy and Math Conference annually for the past nine years. Madhuri also mentioned how the young children that once attended the conference are now attending college. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Gabriela... 

Orange picking has broad appeal

Orange picking has broad appeal
Barbara and Paul Bieau fill bags of oranges with their granddaughter, Jenna Rosbrugh, at Heritage Park’s annual Orange Picking. For $5 a bag, visitors can fill as many sacks as they like. The orange groves are open to the to the public Saturdays starting in January and ending when all the oranges are gone. Tomorrow will be the last day for picking this year. / photo by Veronica Orozco Tyler Harrison Staff... 

Blue lights add to security

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Campus Safety worked in conjunction with Capital Planning to add Wide Area Emergency Broadcast System towers to the La Verne campus, adding to the numerous ways they help to keep La Verne safe. The towers, also called WEBS or blue lights, provide students with the opportunity to be in immediate contact with Campus Safety in the event of an emergency. “We did a study from... 

Baggish to help job seekers

Baggish to help job seekers
Mindy Baggish is the new assistant dean of student career support and employer relations. / photo by Keenan Gilson Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Mindy Baggish, new assistant dean of student career support and employer relations at the University of La Verne, plans to pave the way for students seeking employment. Baggish’s Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Juris Doctorate and experience at previous... 

News Briefs

Presidents’ Day The University will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. Club Workshop Sessions to help clubs function better and understand University policies will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Hanawalt House. Volunteer Tax Assistance Free tax services for eligible taxpayers are available at... 

Group supporting adjunct unionization files suit against University

Mariela Patron Editor in Chief Kristina Bugante News Editor The Service Employees International Union last week filed a lawsuit against the University of La Verne citing five unfair labor practice charges the suit claims are designed to thwart ULV adjunct faculty’s unionization efforts. The University’s main campus adjunct faculty filed for unionization with the National Labor Relations Board on... 
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