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Calderón advocates social justice

Calderón advocates social justice
Pitzer College Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Chicano and Latino Studies José Calderón discusses the history of race in the city of Monterey Park in a packed house Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. Calderon also discussed sections from his book, “Lessons from an Activist Intellectual.” Calderón also talked about his experience with Cesar Chavez, and his group, the Latino and Latina... 

Model United Nations hosts Speaker of the Year

Model United Nations hosts Speaker of the Year
Edward Romero, former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra, speaks Oct. 28 in La Fetra Lecture Hall as the La Verne Model United Nations Speaker of the Year. Romero discussed his upbringing, his thoughts on immigration and his career, followed by a question-and-answer session. / photo by Karla Rendon Cody Luk Online Editor Edward L. Romero, former United States ambassador to Spain and Andorra, spoke... 

Lecture discusses racism in media

Lecture discusses racism in media
Laurie Rodrigues, assistant professor of English, emphasizes the effects of capitalism on black women at her lecture “Angela Davis and Processes of Freedom Today” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. To support her claims, Rodrigues researched the works of black rights activists, including Davis and Kimberlé Crenshaw involving racism, sexism and inequality. Rodrigues said the treatment of... 

Law school hosts civil rights panels

Law school hosts civil rights panels
Timothy T. Coats lectured with subtle humor at the La Verne Law 1983 Civil Rights Symposium Oct. 29 at the Ontario Airport Embassy Suites. He discussed qualified immunity as a non established law and asked, “What constitutes clearly established law?” Having over 30 years of experience, Coats has argued and briefed in more than 250 cases in state and federal courts ranging from the California Court... 

La Verne hiking group treks trails

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor A close-knit club of early risers began hiking together in 1995 and has been traveling to hiking destinations near and far six days a week ever since. In 1995 La Verne resident Phyllis Helm discovered the city of La Verne did not have a true hiking club, so she started a group dedicated to hiking trails and paths in beautiful places. Phyllis started the group as the Women’s... 

Model United Nations preps for match

Camila Rios Staff Writer The Model United Nations will travel to Santa Barbara this weekend for a three-day conference with universities from all across California. The team practices once a week between conferences and twice a week as the conferences begin approaching. “We have been preparing all year for this conference and practice every week,” senior political science major and president of... 

Sports Clips gives support to veterans

Lauren Harchut Staff Writer The La Verne Sports Clips is one of many locations that has partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars to help veterans and service members make the transition back into civilian life, through their Help A Hero program. In 2013, the Sports Clips chain began working with the VFW to create the national Help A Hero campaign and has raised $1.2 million since. The program helps... 

Lewd act prompts community warning

A safety alert email was sent to University of La Verne students this week after an incident targeting a Bonita High School student Monday. A man reportedly followed the Bonita student in his car as she was walking to school on Eighth Street around 7:30 a.m. The man yelled at the student to get her attention. The student saw that the man was naked from the waist down and was committing a sexual act.... 

Rabbi inspires interfaith dialogue

Rabbi inspires interfaith dialogue
Rabbi Eric Yoffie stresses the impact religion has on political issues at the fall Fasnacht lecture Oct. 22 in Morgan Auditorium. He shared his perspective on topics like war, abortion and sexuality, but reminded audience members to have their own opinions. Yoffie said the United States needs to be able to handle its internal affairs before trying to solve overseas conflicts. / photo by Emily Lau Brooke... 

Accident damages shuttle bus

A University shuttle bus was struck by a vehicle Thursday at 7:40 a.m. while returning to Shuttle Lot S. The incident occurred while the shuttle driver was on Arrow Highway trying to turn left on to A Street. There were no students or faculty onboard during the crash. The vehicle struck the shuttle bus’ rear passenger side, causing the bus’ bumper to detach. The private vehicle received scratches. Although... 
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