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Fair mixes new and old traditions

Fair mixes new and old traditions
Children each paid $2 to ride the rainbow inspired Euro Slide at the Los Angeles County Fair on Labor Day. The annual Fairplex event opened last weekend and will remain open until Sept. 28. The fair also opened three new exhibits for the 2014 season. / photo by Michael Saakyan Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer Crowds of people entered the gates of the Pomona Fairplex on Friday to take part in opening day... 

Concrete causes setback at Leo Park

Leo Park’s opening day, which was set for the beginning of this semester, has been delayed until further notice due to the new basketball court needing new concrete. The basketball hoop was originally to be built over a sewer. In order to avoid the sewer from being compromised by the weight of the hoop, the contractor adjusted the court. The adjustment lead to the movement of the surrounding lights... 

Drought causes businesses to conserve water

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer La Verne faces the distress of California’s three-year drought with newly introduced regulations on water use. According to the United States Geological Survey, in 119 years of recorded history, 2013 was the driest calendar year for California, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a drought state of emergency last January. At last month’s La Verne City Council meeting,... 

Campus Safety receives award

Kat Simonelli News Editor La Verne’s Campus Safety Department was recognized by the School Safety Advocacy program and was presented with an award for their exemplary safety programming in late July. Some additions that Campus Safety implemented throughout the previous year and this past summer include added video surveillance, the WEBS Blue Light system, bike patrols, La Verne’s own “Leo Safe”... 

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List, Spring 2014

The following students in the College of Arts and Sciences earned a grade point average of 3.75 or better during the spring 2014 semester. Bahador Aghakoochek Monica Aguinaga Jessica Alberts Maria Ale Hope Allen Nysa Allen Sarah Alonzo Angelica Alvarez Isabelle Alvarez Gregory Amaya Rosa Anaya Helen Arase Sam Arcas Audriana Arceneaux Raymond Aubele Jr. Allysa Avilez Gizel Avina Siegfried Azarcon Sondos... 

Students ring in new semester at Convocation

Students ring in new semester at Convocation
Associate Professor of Management and Leadership Deborah Olson asks Convocation attendees how many have felt stress while in school. Her speech, “Take Care of Your Future Self,” advised students and not to worry about other people but to make themselves happy. / photo by Helen Arase Liz Ortiz Metro Editor The sound of the University of La Verne’s spirit bell resonated in the athletic pavilion... 

ULV re-evaluates gender identity

ULV re-evaluates gender identity
CAPA liberal studies major Aiden Aizumi is an activist for transgender issues and has spoken six times on campus in this year alone. He transferred to the University of La Verne from a community college. Aizumi made the transition from female to male five years ago. Aizumi and others on campus are spreading awareness and are involved in dialogue about whether ULV is transgender-friendly. This includes... 

Parking permit prices to rise 31%

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor The price of University parking permits will increase by about 31 percent in fall 2014. The price of parking passes will increase from $95 per year to $125 per year for students, and faculty and staff parking fees will increase by the same ratio from $20 per month to $26 per month. “I completely understand and appreciate and am sensitive to the fact that... 

Pavilion flutters with excitement

Pavilion flutters with excitement
Julie Scheuermann, a Santa Ana Botanic Garden volunteer, shows off a monarch caterpillar at the Butterfly Pavilion. The annual attraction has faced several challenges this year due to the extreme heat and the intrusion of a garden lizard into the habitat, which ate several of the butterflies earlier this week. The event runs until August 3, when the butterflies will be released all at once. Photo by/... 

Community concerned about MERS

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, recognized the potential global spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome when the first reported case in the U.S. was identified on May 2. MERS is a viral respiratory illness that causes those who are infected to develop severe acute respiratory illness. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. So far... 
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