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Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The University’s Leos PR club hosted a panel event, “Leos to Leaders,” that provided students with the opportunity to meet successful La Verne graduates. The panelists spoke to students about making it in the media industry and gave advice on pushing themselves to follow their dreams. “It’s about how persistent you are when it comes to starting at the bottom... 

Nazario discusses immigration

Nazario discusses immigration
Freshman business major Rudy Murillo asks Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario for an autograph. Nazario was the guest speaker at this year’s One Book, One University reading event. She presented her book “Enrique’s Journey” Oct. 2 in Morgan Auditorium and again later that day at the Church of Brethren. The book is about a boy from Honduras who travels from Tegucigalpa to the U.S. to locate... 

LEAD motivates Latino students

LEAD motivates Latino students
Denise Gutierrez, director of corporate and foundation relation, and Larry Arias, an independent biotech consultant, pose with Dolores Huerta, one of the keynote speakers after the Latino Education Access and Development Conference on Saturday. Huerta worked through her organization, Dolores Huerta Foundation, to publicly support poor working immigrants, and co-founded the United Farm Workers. The... 

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies
Professor of Political Science Richard Gelm talks to an audience of students and faculty about the differences between political conservatives and liberals, took questions and talked about his next book during his Monday lecture, “Making American Politics Work: Coping with Fear and Anger, AKA: A Political Self-Help Guide.” Gelm’s talk was part of the La Verne Academy’s weekly faculty lecture... 

Community comes out for Adoptoberfest

Community comes out for Adoptoberfest
Within the first 90 minutes of the first annual Adoptoberfest hosted by The Inland Valley Humane Society, 20 animals had been adopted. With the amount of positive feedback the event was getting in the first couple of hours, the IVHS Board of directors declared the rest of October, Adoptoberfest. Present at this event was State Assembly member Freddie Rodriguez of District 52 accompanied by his wife,... 

Claremont reveals haunted history

Claremont reveals haunted history
Chuck Ketter tells a story of a ghost named Walter, who haunts the Mabel Shaw Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, during the second annual Ghost Walk Saturday in Claremont. Walter helped build the auditorium in the 1930s. One day, he fainted while working in the auditorium’s rafters and fell to his death. Ketter says Walter never left the theater because he was proud of his work. / photo by Megan... 

Holden delivers state of the state address

Holden delivers state of the state address
Assembly member Chris Holden delivered a state of the state address for the La Verne City Council meeting on Tuesday. Holden shared information on the California drought, the massage therapy act signed by Governor Jerry Brown and kitchen grease theft. Holden and La Verne city council members praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s massage therapy act because it would penalize sex offenders. / photo by Michael... 

La Verne Police and Fire focus on public safety

La Verne Police and Fire focus on public safety
Dave Monday, a firefighter from New York’s Engine Rescue 5, tells San Dimas and La Verne residents Lupe Arellano, Sandra Mendez, Roman Mendez and Karina Mendez the heartbreaking story of a 9/11 fire engine Saturday during the La Verne Police and Fire Departments’ public safety open house. Out of 14 crew members on the engine, there was only one survivor, Bill Spade. / photo by Megan Peralez Melissa... 

A ‘purrfect’ café

A ‘purrfect’ café
Kathleen Hughes coos at a kitten named Jordan at the pop-up trial in Chinatown of Los Angeles’ first cat café — Catfé. Hughes heard about the opening from her daughter and the news. Hughes has always been a lover of cats and has rescued a tabby of her own named Star. Hughes has been an actress since the 1950s. Her credits include the films “It Came From Outer Space” (1953), “Cult of the... 

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Internships La Verne students can study and intern at Washington, D.C., through the University of La Verne’s partnership with the Washington Center. The Washington Center has internships available for most majors, including communications, sciences, technology, law and international affairs, in government offices, international businesses and foreign embassies. The Washington Center Internship... 
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