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Tough times impact holiday routines

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The holiday season rings in tradition, food and presents, all of which cost money. With the condition of the economy and scarcity of jobs, many students are finding they need to scale back on the holiday hoopla. In an informal survey, 11 out of 15 University of La Verne students said their holiday traditions have changed due to financial woes. “I used to be able to... 

Student, 75, pursues dreams

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Awareness, self esteem and enlightenment are words that University of La Verne senior Jeanette Williams lives by. These are powerful words for a student, but Williams is not your average college student. She is a 75-year-old, majoring in religion. “I always wanted a Ph.D. or master’s,” Williams said. The licensed psychiatric technician decided to pursue her longtime... 

La Verne gets a business boost

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer In an apparent upturn of the economy, Old Town La Verne is finding its businesses thriving and full of customers. After a period of time where there were several empty stores, the area around the University will be getting more businesses to fill the once vacant spots. According to Eric Scherer, the city of La Verne’s principal planner, there will be two brand new businesses... 

Issues persist with lab fee system

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences are struggling to balance the rate at which lab fees are spent and the amount of upgrades needed to keep its technology up to date. In addition to tuition, some classes have lab fees, requiring each student in the class to pay between $50 and $100 or more to keep up with the equipment demands of the class. Once... 

Student company spreads LV spirit

Student company spreads LV spirit
Michael Helmich and Fan Ningchuang answer University President Devorah Lieberman’s questions about T-Majik, the clothing company they created for their business practicum. The company was designed to appeal to the University of La Verne’s student culture and boost school pride. All profits from the shirts will be donated to children’s charities. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Veronica Rodriguez Staff... 

Lab fees belong to departments

Every year as the semester starts many students hand over both their tuition and a lab fee that is suppose to benefit them in their major. The departments are able to use these fees toward their budgets to care for the department’s equipment. Students have a general understanding that this extra money is going toward what they need while they are taking equipment heavy courses, even without the department... 

RHA wins two awards at regional conference

Anthony Juarez Staff Writer The University’s Residential Hall Association upheld its successful reputation by winning two awards at the Pacific Affiliation of College and University Residential Hall Conference. RHA captured the Small School Spirit Award for the sixth consecutive year. “It feels amazing winning this award again for the sixth time,” said Shelby Griffin, sophomore history major... 

Lipson reveals secrets of legal affairs, evidence

Lipson reveals secrets of legal affairs, evidence
Ashley Lipson, professor of law, spoke on physics and mathematics and their relationship to law. He is working on an article titled “Mathematical Determinism: Natural Law’s Missing Link – Jurisprudence’s Mission Axioms.” Lipson teaches entertainment law, multimedia law, evidence and remedies. The lecture was held Nov. 21 in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shrew Ashley... 

T cell, toxin link discussed in lecture

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Christine Broussard, professor of biology, gave a faculty lecture titled “An Investigation of Non-genomic Effects of Selected Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals.” More than 30 people attended the Monday afternoon lecture in the President’s Dining Room. Broussard began her research when a student’s senior project question was about the University of La Verne’s interest... 

Tuition increase slated for fall

Lauren Creiman News Editor Undergraduate tuition will increase another 6.5 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year, bringing the total to $33,400. The increase was approved by the Board of Trustees on Nov. 4. “Just to operate the university, with this very complex and comprehensive program of activities, is expensive and some of our costs just go up, even if we do not do anything above and beyond,”... 
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