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Cultural fair honors Irish heritage

Cultural fair honors Irish heritage
Swordsman Sir Jason Houlihan engages in battle on his horse, Shadow, at the Fairplex’s Celtic Faire Saturday. Imperial Knights is a live medieval stunt show that travels internationally. Houlihan has been a part of the Imperial Knights for seven years. The group also teaches the importance of chivalry and the dangers of drugs at schools and Renaissance fairs./ photo by Celine Dehban Brooke Grasso ... 

Community honors Sue Caple’s life

Community honors Sue Caple’s life
Dr. Susan Caple, professor of marketing, died March 1 after a long bout with cancer. The University came together to honor her at a celebration of life ceremony Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium./ file photo by Katherine Careaga Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief Friends, family, students and colleagues came together to honor the life of Dr. Sue Caple at a celebration of life ceremony Wed­nesday in Morgan... 

Law professor praises Justice Clarence Thomas

Celene Vargas Staff Writer Claremont McKenna College professor Ralph A. Rossum spoke about how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is committed to pursuing an “original general meaning” approach to interpret the constitution on Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. The University of La Verne College Republicans Club hosted the lecture “Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court’s Most Controversial... 

Students, Lieberman protest proposed Cal Grant cuts

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer The proposed 2015-16 state budget includes an 11 percent cut in Cal Grants, which translates to nearly $1,000 less state money for each new student here. The cuts would not affect continuing students who currently receive Cal Grants. The proposed cuts – from private universities – would be re-allocated to students at public and state schools. “They are under the... 

Study seeks depression treatment

Study seeks depression treatment
Ryan Harrison answers a question about what determines clinical depression in participants in a study he presented Monday as a part of his lecture titled “Older Adult Depression and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).” Harrison, senior adjunct professor and the director of life and wellness at Hillcrest Homes, spoke lightheartedly despite his serious subject, focusing on complimentary... 

ASULV pushes for affordable tuition

Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The Associated Students of the University of La Verne unanimously passed a resolution Monday condemning the proposed tuition increase for the 2015-16 school year. “Obviously we understand sometimes maybe we need a tuition increase, but we also know the reasoning on the students’ ends,” ASULV President David Asbra said. “Scholarships don’t really go up as... 

City elects new councilman, mayor wins unopposed

Mary Castillo, a volunteer at Lighthouse Baptist Church, helps residents finish casting their ballots for the city of La Verne General Municipal Election on Tuesday. After voters put their ballots into the designated drop box Castillo gave them a receipt and an official “I Voted” sticker. / photo by Sara Flores Chris McMahan Staff Writer Tim Hepburn and Charlie Rosales won the two city council... 

Liu urges reform for helmet law

Al Clark, professor of humanities, rides his bike to work daily. Clark said he believes that the proposed state law to require all bike riders to wear helmets is a good idea because of the dangers for cyclists sharing the road with cars. Clark said all cyclists should be required to wear a helmet because both drivers and cyclists “drive crazily” and many fail to signal./ photo by Jerri White Brooke... 

La Verne not active in Adjunct Walkout Day

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Adjunct faculty members from universities across the country participated in the first National Adjunct Walkout Day Feb. 25 to protest unfair wages and working conditions. According to Inside Higher Ed, the day was a success that sparked conversations about improving adjuncts’ working conditions nationwide. University of La Verne adjuncts, however, did not participate... 

City council bans new smoke shops

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer The La Verne City Council on Monday approved an ordinance that will prohibit new tobacco businesses from opening in the city until January 2016. The ordinance also restricts existing smoke shops, vapor lounges or hookah lounges from expanding, remodeling or relocating within the city. “This came about due to a lot of concerns we had from residents and businesses who express... 
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