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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... 

Faculty center gets new name, sets new focus

Monica Dien Staff Writer The Center for Teaching and Learning was recently renamed the Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence, or CAFE, with new plans to reach out to faculty and provide training in integrating technology. The impetus for this change has to do with the University’s strategic plan, said CAFE director Sammy Elzarka. New goals for the center have to do with reaching more faculty... 

Gratz gets kick out of Cole Porter

Gratz gets kick out of Cole Porter
Reed Gratz, professor of music, played selections from Cole Porter songs on an electric keyboard in the President’s Dining Room for his entry in the Faculty Lecture Series on Monday. Gratz explained his inspiration and respect for Porter’s work. / photo by Zachary Horton Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Reed Gratz, professor of music, informed a room full of students and faculty about the life and... 

Dolores Huerta inspires crowd to ‘¡Vive!’

Dolores Huerta inspires crowd to ‘¡Vive!’
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers union, speaks in Morgan Auditorium Friday. Diversity Week’s community presentation on International Women’s Day showed that it was over 50 years ago that she co-founded the union with Cesar Chavez. / photo by Zachary Horton Candice Nuñez Staff Writer In a campus-wide presentation ending diversity week, the multicultural council and student services... 

Tuition to rise to $35k for ’13-’14

Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Mariela Patron News Editor Traditional undergraduate tuition will be raised another 4.9 percent for the 2013-2014 academic year, University officials announced last month. The Board of Trustees-approved tuition increase will bring the undergraduate cost to nearly $35,000 for the school year, excluding room and board. “It is the minimum we need to do in order to generate... 

ULV debate team says aloha to new victory

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team traveled out of state for the first time this semester representing the University of La Verne in the last two tournaments, in Hawaii and Seattle, receiving national recognition. “It was awesome to see two of our teams make it so far in the tournament and really show the other universities what ULV Debate has to offer,” junior speech communications... 

Firefighters test new equipment

Firefighters test new equipment
Because Vista La Verne and the Campus Center exceed the City of La Verne’s height restriction, the city charges the University annual fees to pay for fire and other public services required for these buildings. The La Verne Fire Department takes the time to demo new equipment. The 79-foot extending Aerial Cat Ladder allows the firemen to reach high places. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →
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