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Program helps migrant teenagers

Program helps migrant teenagers
Adonay Montes, assistant professor of education and co-director of the Spanish bilingual bicultural certificate program, spoke on migrant youth Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He described ways to help migrant high school students overcome test anxieties. Montes started the program to help better prepare migrant latino students for college. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Mariela Patron Staff... 

Suspect still at large in Tuesday petty purse theft from Hoover

The La Verne Police Department is looking for the man suspected of stealing a purse from the Hoover Building at around 4 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect is described as a 30 to 35-year-old African-American male, about 5’10” and 180 pounds. On Tuesday afternoon, Priscilla Ogas left her purse under a desk in the Hoover building when she stepped out to check her car. “When I came upstairs he bumped into... 

Teens tour La Verne

Teens tour La Verne
University of La Verne students Ashle Huizar and Faby Montano warn students from Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga about the curse of stepping on the school seal on their tour of ULV on Wednesday. The students are part of the Youth Mentoring Action Network, a non-profit organization that works with minority high school students to enable smooth transitions to college./photo by Cameron Barr  Read More →

Higher education struggles in Iran

Higher education struggles in Iran
Justin Baldoni, a television actor from Los Angeles and member of the Baha’I faith, discusses the documentary film “Education Under Fire” with the film’s director, Jeff Kaufman. The documentary, which was played to the audience, focused on the struggles and inspiring lives of teachers from the Baha’I Institute for Higher Education in Iran./photo by Zachary Horton Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer The... 

Minor in Japanese offered

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer A new Japanese language minor will be offered starting in fall 2012 at the University of La Verne. ULV currently only offers German, French and Spanish majors within its modern languages department. However, instructor Gloria Montebruno has worked to finally fulfill what many ULV students have been requesting. “Our students kept asking about a minor in Japanese,” Montebruno... 

Commentary: Hey, America, change takes time

<i>Commentary</i>: Hey, America, change takes time
Alex Forbess, Staff Writer It is all right, America; these four years have been frustrating, but you will rejoice once you witness President Barack Obama being kicked out of office during the inauguration. Republicans can pat themselves on the back as they revealed that Obama’s mission for change was a lie, stating it would lead to numerous failures and excessive government control. So relax, because... 

The electric car’s time has come

Alex Forbess Staff Writer The U.S. thought it was dead, but Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Jay Jones assured 15 people that the electric car is back with a vengeance, Friday in La Fetra Auditorium. Jones explained the benefits of the electric car and showed, “In Context: Revenge of the Electric Car,” a movie that explains how this once dead technology has finally been embraced by the majority... 

Dating on campus favored by students

Brian Velez Staff Writer Women have estrogen, men have testosterone, and spending day after day in the same class with the opposite sex may cause tension. Nonetheless, a recent survey on campus found that the majority of ULV students give the notion of dating classmates thumbs up. Of the 55 students surveyed by the Campus Times, 37 felt dating another student was a good idea, while 18 did not. Of... 

Bernard shares his twist on a famous fairy tale

Bernard shares his twist on a famous fairy tale
Associate Professor of Writing Sean Bernard read his short story “Woodland” during the Faculty Lecture Series Monday. The story is a modern day spin of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “Hansel and Gretel.” / photo by Christian Uriarte Danielle Navarro Staff Writer Associate Professor of Writing Sean Bernard shared his newest short story, a modernization of Hansel and Gretel called “Woodland”... 

Faculty share books and research

Faculty share books and research
Professor of English Kenneth Scambray speaks about a chapter that he wrote called “Creative Responses to the Italian Immigrant Experience in California: Baldassare Forestiere’s Underground Gardens and Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers” in the book “Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives.” Scambray’s presentation was part of faculty book day at the Wilson Library on April... 
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