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Bachelor’s degrees are not enough

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor La Verne will be saying good-bye to the graduating Leopards in a little over a week. These seniors have dedicated four years to gaining knowledge and the needed skills to compete in the job world they will shortly be entering. Erik Bressler, a junior criminology major who plans to graduate in a year and then head to law school. He said that for most people it does not really... 

Joy Lei named to diversity position

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Joy Lei has been named to the new position of chief diversity and inclusivity officer for the University of La Verne, President Devorah Lieberman announced on May 11. Lei, who begins in July, comes from UC Santa Cruz, where she is currently assistant campus diversity officer. She previously taught courses in American culture and women’s studies. Prior to UC Santa... 

Media outlets to get new leaders

Media outlets to get new leaders
Christian Orozco Sports Editor Sophomore journalism and speech communication major Lauren Creiman will take on the position of editor in chief for La Verne Magazine for fall semester 2012, and sophomore radio broadcasting major Corey Smee will serve as program director for Leo FM for the 2012-2013 academic year. While Junior journalism major Christina Collins Burton, who served as Campus Times editor-in-chief... 

Repairing shattered souls

Repairing shattered souls
Depression affects a quarter of students. Most are too embarrassed to seek help. According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is a chronic illness requiring long-term treatment. People who suffer from depression are commonly aged 25-years-old to 44-years-old. Symptoms include fatigue, loss of energy, and crying without reason. Hormones, inherited traits, life events and early childhood trauma are believed... 

Law school ABA bid begins again

Jason D. Cox Senior Editor  The University of La Verne College of Law regained provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association on March 26, marking the start of yet another multi-year multimillion dollar attempt to achieve full ABA accreditation. After more than 10 years, three deans and more than $20 million, accreditation still remains just out of reach for the college, which now needs... 

Ruiz preps for debate nationals

Ruiz preps for debate nationals
Robert Ruiz, director of forensics for the Speech Communication Department, is preparing for the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s National Championship Tournament, to be hosted by the University of La Verne next year. During his undergraduate career, Ruiz served as captain of the debate team for two years and won the U.S. National Championships in 2007. Ruiz earned both his bachelors and... 

Panel discusses Islamic politics

Panel discusses Islamic politics
President of the Saudi Students Association Sami Aldejwi, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Hussam Ayloush, and Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman, speak at the Muslim Student Association’s “Political Islam” event May 3 on the past, present and future of the political and religious aspects of the Middle East. / photo by Cassandra Egan Alex Forbess Staff... 

SIFE recognized for regional win

SIFE recognized for regional win
La Verne’s Students In Free Enterprise team won its 2012 regional competition April 5, and was honored last Friday in Morgan Auditorium, where the members spoke about the successful presentation that won them the award. Sophomore Oseas Chavaque explains the team’s endeavor to bring a positive educational environment to underprivileged children in school. The SIFE team will compete in the SIFE USA... 

LV broadcasting students win at BEA competition

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer  Two groups of La Verne broadcasting students were honored with first and third-place wins by the Broadcast Education Association last month in Las Vegas. The team of Marianna Pignotti, Anthony Troli, Mckinley Pollock and Chelsea Stark-Jones won “Best of Festival” for their five-minute documentary on the Folk Music Center in Claremont, in the two-year/small college competition... 

Faculty, staff honored for service and tenure

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer The Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony was hosted by Associate Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Montano-Cordova with a cheer. “Do you know Leos are the best, oh yes oh yes, we stand up to any test, oh yes oh yes, we are the best and the best in the west,” the crowd chanted. The ceremony recognize faculty for time served, promotion and tenure, and recognized academic... 
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