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7,000 applications received for fall

Veronica Orozco Staff Writer The University of La Verne will welcome 2,217 new students next fall, but this is just a fraction of the 7,033 that originally applied. The number of applications received is 18 percent higher than it was at this time last year and applications are still flooding in, according to the office of admissions. The University’s sudden popularity could be a result of advertising... 

Freshman struggles with alcohol

Freshman struggles with alcohol
The consequences of excessive drinking affect nearly all college campuses, college communities, and college students, according to the NIAAA. Nearly 80 percent of all college students drink alcohol, including nearly 60 percent of students age 18 to 20 years old. / photo illustration by Christian Uriarte Kristen Campbell Senior Editor Editor’s note: Some names have been changed to protect the privacy... 

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey
Associate Professor of Biology Jerome Garcia was the first of his family to earn a college degree when he graduated from La Verne in 1998. He went on to the University of Southern California for his Ph.D. He decided to teach biology so he could guide students in their college careers. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer Jerome Garcia, associate professor of biology and University... 

Online journalism ethics addressed

Online journalism ethics addressed
Elizabeth Zwerling, associate professor of journalism, offered a lecture on “Ethics (and the Lack of Ethics) in Electronic Media” Monday in the President Dining Room. Various faculty members participated in discussion of the topic. Many ethical problems were brought up, for which there are no easy solutions. Still Zwerling said journalists must embrace the new communications modes. / photo by Debora... 

LV Tech Designs receives loan

LV Tech Designs receives loan
Students in the Integrated Business Program, who operate the company LV Tech Designs, make new product presentation in the Landis Academic Center on Tuesday. The group – which includes Jonathon Agee, Brenda Perez, Raul Rodriguez, Karina Balmaceda, Blanca Mireles, Alicia Chhan, Brianna Martinelli and Jonathan Truong – pitched a University-themed laptop sleeve to Wells Fargo Bank Vice President... 

Reed will stay on as permanent dean

The search for a dean for the College of Arts and Sciences concluded on Thursday with the announcement that Jonathan Reed, who has served for three years as interim dean, was appointed to the permanent position. When the search started, 55 candidates applied for the position. Ultimately three finalists including  Reed spoke on campus. “Jonathan won that position because he demonstrated leadership,... 

LV students post their secrets

Brian Velez Staff Writer PostSecret La Verne is a new Facebook page created by an anonymous University of La Verne student that has Amassed a following of more than 500 people who view, comment and share personal secrets. People are asked to place the text of their secret on an image of their choice, log in to a provided email account then send the image to a secondary email account that is accessed... 

Leopards get wild at winter formal

Leopards get wild at winter formal
The University of La Verne Winter Formal “Young, Wild and Free,” started off with a crowd around Albert Trujillo and Allen Daniels as they danced on the floor to Power 106’s DJ. Hosted at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach, the formal was a success, with people on the dance floor far outnumbering the people sitting on the wall. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Lecture discusses legal education

Lecture discusses legal education
Assistant Professor of Law Teri McMurtry-Chubb talks about her new book, “Legal Writing in the Disciplines: A guide to Legal Writing Mastery” in her faculty lecture. She discussed the problems encountered by faculty in the teaching of writing, including the limited opportunities to work with students to understand what they’ve learned about writing. / photo by Cameron Barr Veronica Sepulveda Staff... 

V-Day gives women a voice

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer The vagina is beautiful – it is dressed with brightly colored clothes and Harry Winston diamonds while moaning, “Take me.” It is not solely a woman’s body part; beyond its prescribed reputation it is her identity, her soul and her demeanor. At least that is what Saturday night’s “Vagina Monologues” displayed as participants of the campaign acted out monologues... 
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