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Composer Britten commemorated for bravery

Alana Glenn Staff Writer The President’s Dining Room reached its capacity last Thursday as students, faculty and members of the community gathered for the International Studies Institute’s Hot Spot lecture series, “The Exile of Benjamin Britten.” The lecture centered on the life and legacy of British composer Benjamin Britten, who was exiled from home due to his conscientious objection to war. Britten... 

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Christian Club Renew Christian Club will accept donations for Operation Christmas Child from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 5 inside the Campus Center, and on Nov. 6, outside the Campus Center. They will collect school supplies, small toys and hygiene products for children in need around the world. Winter Grad Finale Commencement office representatives will host a Winter Grad Finale for graduates... 

Students seek info on STDs

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer  Sexual health is very important to students on campus, and 15 out of 16 students questioned in an informal survey feel as though the health center could do more to educate students about sexually transmitted disease protection and prevention. “Basically we have several brochures in our waiting room about why it is important to take care of your sexual health,” Cynthia... 

University takes on Green Challenge

Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The University of La Verne is one of the only two universities in California to commit to the Billion Dollar Green Challenge to focus on funding sustainable and environmentally sound projects around campus. The Billion Dollar Green Challenge, launched by the Sustainable Endowments Institute alongside 16 other organizations, encourages colleges, universities and other institutions... 

Tattoos leave a mark for the cure

Tattoos leave a mark for the cure
Steve Kurtis gets a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon with boxing gloves hanging from the ends tattooed on his left hand by Ink’d Chronicles tattoo artist Guillermo Gonzalez. Ink’d Chronicles hosted its annual “Tattoos for the Cure” event Saturday to raise money to fight breast cancer. / photo by Ryan Gann Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Ink’d Chronicles tattoo studio held a breast cancer charity... 

Cycling fiends find outlet for fierce workout

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Almost 130 cyclists sped through the streets of Upland for the Tour de Foothills cycling classic on Saturday in hopes of bettering their skills and reaching the end. At 7:30 a.m., cyclists embarked on their choice of a 31 mile, 62 mile, or 72 mile ride while their friends and families waited for them at the street fair, which was located at the finish line in downtown Upland. To... 

Professor has multicultural background

Professor has multicultural background
Adjunct Professor Jose Perez-Gonzalez is a Modern Languages instructor at the University of La Verne. Fluent in five languages –  English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and American Sign Language – Perez-Gonzalez spent several years living in France, where he enjoyed the French appetizer escargot. Perez-Gonzalez also teaches at Mt. SAC. / photo by Uyen Bui Michael Saakyan Staff Writer Born in... 

Entropy at work

Entropy at work
Associate Professor of Physics David Chappell explains entropy in the form of a tree chart at a joint faculty lecture with Provost Greg Dewey about entropy Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Chappell said entropy is important to enable an organization to function properly. / photo by Uyen Bui  Read More →

Heating up in pong

Heating up in pong
La Verne student Jason Nicholls wins the fifth match of the Monster Pong tournament Tuesday in the first stage. Nicholls eliminated his opponent’s monster “cups” first by shooting the ball into them. The Campus Activities Board hosted the tournament on the South Quad. / photo by Helen Arase  Read More →

Students want more rights for unpaid interns

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer A recent sexual harassment case that was dismissed in New York found that unpaid interns are not protected by the city’s human right laws. Lihuan Wang, an intern at Phoenix Satellite Television, sued the company after her boss, Zhengzhu Liu, sexually harassed her, but a federal judge closed the case and cost Wang’s job. In an informal survey of 15 college students,... 
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