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Community News: LV residents participate in 22nd Citizen’s Academy class

Candice Nuñez Staff Writer The La Verne Police Department is sponsoring a 10-week educational program that offers community members unique insight into life on the police force. For the 22nd Citizen’s Academy class, approximately 22 community members, including some students, attend a weekly Wednesday night class designed to enhance community awareness of the various police department functions. “I... 

Community News: Farmers market returns to downtown La Verne

<i>Community News</i>: Farmers market returns to downtown La Verne
Junior international business major Jennifer Valencia and sophomore athletic training major Stephanie Mendoza stop to check out a booth selling hand crafted wristbands and hair ties at the farmers market April 4. On Thursday nights in downtown La Verne, local food and craft venders come together and set up booths from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. / photo by Ryan Gann Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor After a three-month... 

Counseling center gets new home

Mariela Patron News Editor Rick Rogers, director of the counseling center, will resign, effective June 30. This brings change to the counseling center, as it will now be reporting to the division of student affairs instead of the psychology department. Rogers has resigned from his position after 14 years and will become a full time professor in the psychology department, starting fall 2013. “The... 

Lecture covers same-sex marriage

Lecture covers same-sex marriage
Tiffany Graham, professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Law, discusses Section Five of the 14th Amendment as it relates to the campaign for marriage equality during her faculty lecture Monday. The amendment was originally intended to guarantee basic rights and citizenship to all American citizens, Graham said. / photo by Chelsea Knight Erica Maurice Staff Writer Tiffany... 

Community News: Downtown La Verne takes a Cool Cruise

<i>Community News</i>: Downtown La Verne takes a Cool Cruise
Downtown La Verne was host to its annual Cool Cruise Car Show Saturday where car enthusiasts from across Southern California showcased their classic cars. Bruce Weeks and James Hammond of Hammond Racing displayed “April’s Dream,” a dragster that has seen more than 10 years of racing experience. / photo by Christopher Mora Kristina Bugante Staff Writer A ’62 VW Bus, a ’56 Ford Thunderbird... 

Community News: Families join community in egg hunt tradition

Monique Parra Staff Writer La Verne residents joined together to take part in the annual Easter egg hunt early Saturday in Emerald Park and Pelota Park. Hundreds watched as children, ages 1-12, stood anxiously at the red line waiting to snatch one of the 2,000 Easter eggs that were scattered across the grass. “It was a nice day for such a wonderful tradition that so many participated in,” Dick... 

Graffiti serves as form of activism

Graffiti serves as form of activism
On the cusp of spring break, sophomore art major Jourdan Simmonds, creates his anarchy themed graffiti piece for the event “Empowerment through Art and Graffiti” in Sneaky Park on March 15. Simmonds, from Ewa, Hawaii, is a member of the basketball team, playing point guard and shooting guard. The event was the second annual hosted by the anthropology department. / photo by Zachary Horton Katie... 

Community News: Bonita High expo promotes health

<i>Community News</i>: Bonita High expo promotes health
Local residents Daanyaal Kumar and Hayley Blockinger enjoy hula hoops during the La Verne Health and Fitness Expo, held at Bonita High School March 16. The event offered health screenings, fitness workshops, vaccines and other services from 48 vendors. / photo by Chelsea Knight Monique Parra Staff Writer Free massages, samples and workshops drew in many people to La Verne’s Family Health and Fitness... 

Gay Straight Alliance opens resource center

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer The Gay Straight Alliance – formerly known as the Rainbow Alliance – is making a comeback after a two-semester absence, with the opening of its new resource center. Currently, the resource center consists of only a bookshelf located in the curriculum lab of the Barkley Annex. “We want to show this campus that we are a presence,” said Joel Sierra, freshman business... 

Candles for unity

Candles for unity
Leslie Ann Young, professor of education, lit candles at the altar in Dant Chapel Wednesday to symbolize unity among all people. The candle lighting, organized by the University’s Gay-Straight Alliance, was organized to bring attention to the issue of gay marriage and the current U.S. Supreme Court deliberations over California’s Proposition 8, which made gay marriage illegal, and the federal Defense... 
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