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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... 

Students lend hearts to Honduras

Students lend hearts to Honduras
John Leggett and Fabian Barreto are planning a trip to Honduras with Hearts for Honduras. To make this happen, they are hosting a booth and seeking donations in the Campus Center. Leggett, the president of Phi Delta Theta, hopes to travel with Barreto this May to build housing for homeless families, and to immerse themselves in Honduran culture. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Shelby Nelson Staff Writer With... 

Cal Grants could be slashed

Jason D. Cox Senior Editor While a student at La Verne, student employment coordinator Robbyn Gibson received a Cal Grant for two years. Since then she has taken several opportunities to express her opposition to the Governor’s proposed cuts to Cal Grants, by attending the Association of Indepen­dent California Colleges and Universities’ Student Day rallies, held in Sacramento. Last month, Gibson... 

When the pain is too much

When the pain is too much
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among the college-aged population. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 24 in 2007, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. An estimated 11 suicide attempts happen for every suicide death. The National Institute for Mental Health states that most suicide attempts are expressions of extreme distress,... 

Vietnamese gender roles discussed

Vietnamese gender roles discussed
Peggy Redman, professor of education, discusses gender differences in the work environment in Vietnam. She explained that women do mainly background and support work for the men in professional environments. Redman, along with Mark Goor, dean of the College of Education and Organizational Leadership, and Barbara Poling, associate dean of CEOL, led a “Women in Leadership in Vietnam” faculty lecture... 
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