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Pomona community reduces homelessness 54%

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor The recently released report, “The State of Homelessness in Pomona” for 2013, found that through community support, the homelessness rate in Pomona has decreased 54 percent from 1,389 reported homeless in 2002, to 633 in 2013. According to the report, the large homeless population Pomona faced between the late 1980s and early 2000s caused the city council to come... 

‘Discovery Day’ excites future paleontologists

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Squeals of excitement were louder than the exhibit that simulated dinosaur roars on Family Science Discovery Day at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont. Visitors had the chance to see the “Hall of Life: From Stars to Early Civilization” and “Hall of Footprints: Tracks to the Past” exhibits. “Our mission is to be a scientific resource and educators,”... 

WEB tower moved

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Though the Blue Light project has been an overall success, Capital Planning had to remove the WEB tower in front of Dailey Theatre on Feb. 28 after receiving multiple complaints. The tower was supposed to be in front of the Johnson Family Plaza. After the contractor who installed the tower found there was a sewer line running underneath that area, he decided to move it to... 

Watkins and Walker talk education

Watkins and Walker talk education
Nancy Walker, professor of education and Naomi Watkins, associate professor of education, ­­speak on the value of secondary teaching methods in their faculty lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Disciplinary literacy, creativity and literacy were all described as benefits of their methods. The next faculty lecture is March 24. / photo by Julian Burrell  Read More →

University makes way for Leo Park

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The University of La Verne plans to use what was formerly the site of the Education Management Building at the corner of D Street and Arrow Highway as a recreation space for students. The space, called Leo Park, is conservatively estimated to be completed by the start of the fall semester. “It’s giving students an amenity that they currently don’t have,” said Jeanne... 

Debaters’ success continues

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Hoping to bring home a second national championship, the debate team participated in two recent tournaments in San Diego and Hawaii. Just a few weeks into spring semester, La Verne debaters have already begun racking up wins for 2014. The Point Loma Tournament last month in San Diego was the first competition of the semester and has been a central tournament for the past... 

WWII pilots share flying stories

WWII pilots share flying stories
Pilot Mark Moodie prepares to fly in Wee Willy II for the flight demonstration at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino. The flight demonstration came after World War II veterans Capt. Wayne L. Coleman and Lt. Raymond Biel discussed their experience flying long-range escort missions in Europe, and their role in dropping the atomic bomb over Hiroshima. / photo by Julian Burrell Kristine Delgadillo Staff... 

Class discusses Cameroon growth

Katie Madden Editorial Director Advocacy through education and specialized skill training is helping transform the diverse but struggling African country, Cameroon. Representatives from the Dale Kietzman University, including University President Andre Talla and Adjunct Professor Midge Crossan presented the benefits of the school to La Verne Adjunct Professor Thomas Allison’s Advocacy class Feb.... 

Community faces voluntary water restrictions

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The city of La Verne has enacted voluntary water conservation restrictions after Gov. Jerry Brown made a statewide call for regulations at the beginning of the year. The city of La Verne imports 70 percent of its water from the Bay Delta in Northern California and the Colorado River, something common in Southern California due to the large population. Due to the severe... 

Jim Brutle speaks to LV College Republicans

Jim Brutle speaks to LV College Republicans
Former State Sen. Jim Brutle, chairman of the California Republican Party, addresses the audience at a presentation hosted by the University of La Verne College Republicans Wednesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. Brutle spoke on various topics and discussed his vision of the future of the Republican Party in the 2014. / photo by Austen Beck  Read More →
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