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Holden shares Democratic beliefs

Mariela Patron Staff Writer Democratic candidate for State Assembly Chris Holden of Pasadena discussed his political platform and talked about the importance of voting in an intimate meet and greet with about six students last week in the Campus Center. Holden expressed his interest in getting to know voters on a personal level, which is why he thought it was important to come to the University and... 

Debate team places second at Claremont tournament

Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer The La Verne debate team placed second in the finals during the Claremont United States Open. A total of 18 schools with 57 two-person teams attended the tournament hosted by Claremont Mckenna College on Oct. 5 through Oct. 7. Loyola Marymount University took the win in the finals defeating La Verne and two teams from the United States Air force Academy. “I expect them... 

Administrators address racism charge

Katie Madden Staff Writer Faculty members and the human resources department are holding an ongoing investigation into allegations of unfair searches and unnecessarily heightened security at a Brothers’ Forum and Omega Psi Phi fraternity sponsored dance on campus Sept. 15. Many students and faculty believe that inconsistent, unfair, and possibly racially motivated security measures were implemented... 

Art helped author exit gang life

Art helped author exit gang life
Luis Rodriguez, author of “It Calls You Back,” talked about how he learned from his mistakes and overcame obstacles during his lecture Oct. 4 in Morgan Auditorium. Rodriquez’s book, “It Calls You Back,”  is the One Book, One University choice for the freshman class this year. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela Patron Staff Writer Author and former gang member Luis Rodriguez talked about... 

Postmodern age integrates faiths

Postmodern age integrates faiths
Lanney Mayer from the College of Education and Organizational Leadership presented his lecture, Integrating Faith with Learning in a Postmodern Age in the President€™s Dining Room on Monday. This controversial topic Generated discussion among students, faculty, and staff. / photo by Zachary Horton Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Lanney Mayer, associate professor of education, presented “Integrating... 

Lei focuses on diversity, students

Joy Lei is the University of La Verne’s chief diversity and inclusivity officer. Her duty is to oversee diversity initiatives and issues concerning faculty, staff and students. / photo by Katherine Careaga Christina Collins Burton Editor in Chief After only three months as the chief diversity and inclusivity officer, Joy Lei has already begun to make herself familiar with the cultural atmosphere... 

La Verne remembers former librarian archivist

La Verne remembers former librarian archivist
Sister Mary Dennis Peters was a reference librarian in Wilson Library for 20 years. This photo was taken in 2004. / file photo by Caroline Franke Sister Mary Dennis Peters, resource librarian for the Wilson Library, died Sept. 28 after slipping into unconsciousness following a heart attack. She was 85. “She was a very kind, gentle and generous person, I will remember her as an affirming person who... 

Asian Tiger mosquito species persists

One year after the Asian Tiger mosquito species was identified by the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, the infestation continues in El Monte and South El Monte. Though the infestation has not spread to other cities in the region, new properties in the two cities are still being invaded. The Asian Tiger species is known for transferring diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya. Though... 

Students still shopping Amazon, despite tax

Students still shopping Amazon, despite tax
Senior Mail Center Clerk Rosie Fonseca sorts incoming mail for online purchases for faculty and students. After years of not having to pay sales tax, online retailers such as Amazon have begun to collect sales tax on California sales, starting Sept. 15. The new tax will affect many University of La Verne students who buy or rent textbooks and other items online. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela Patron Staff... 

Conference addresses needs of Latino students

Conference addresses needs of Latino students
At the Latino Education Access and Development Conference on Sept. 27, Daniel Loera, ULV multicultural affairs director, poses questions for the panel of Catherine Martinez, a staff member from the Early Academic Outreach Program in Puente; Linda DeLong, assistant professor of organizational leadership; and students Jatori Young, Paula Rivera and Pablo Macias. The LEAD conference brought together high... 
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