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Group marches against Monsanto

Celene Vargas Arts Editor A group of about 20 peaceful protesters marched Saturday in Pacific Palisades to show their disapproval of Monsanto and the recent passing of the California Seed Bill that prohibits anyone from sharing seeds past a three-mile radius from their source. “Large agricultural firms are doing what American firms do, which is to get a greater market share,” said University... 

Pomona book festival honors reading

Pomona book festival honors reading
Storyteller Adrienne Riley, as her character Granny Goodbook, reminds children to maintain good reading habits, Saturday at the Pomona Civic Center. As Granny Goodbook, Riley performs as a grandmother who promotes literacy and reads children books at the library. A group of children gathered around her as she started her act, which was the first at Pomona Reads!, a celebration of children’s literacy,... 

Student ambassadors engage in new program

Des Delgadillo News Editor Ten students were announced as the University’s first set of presidential ambassadors Sun­day at a ceremony held at the University House in Claremont. Mirrella Bautista, Nicole Cuadras, Melissa Diaz, Nabel Haro, Bradlee Johnson, Oscar Mauricio, Tamar Miot, Reginald Mitchell, Vidya Narayanas­wamy, Victoria Perez, Adam Plax and Kevin Santos became the first group of students... 

Spaghetti Eddie’s celebrates 30 years

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor Lines were out the door and the smell of Italian food filled the parking lot where Spaghetti Eddie’s in Glendora celebrated its 30th year of business Monday. The anniversary celebration included a ribbon cutting, spaghetti-eating contests and lowered prices, some by more than 50 percent. In 1985 Eddie Inglese and Jim Hermanson opened the Italian restaurant with only three... 

San Dimas festival celebrates Western history

San Dimas festival celebrates Western history
Tab Hildreth of Gunnison, Colorado, rides Holy Hoppin’ Hell out of the gates and up the scoreboard Sunday, staying on the horse long just enough to reach the other side of the field. Nearly 600 people were in attendance at the San Dimas Western Days Rodeo put on by the San Dimas Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 3-4 in downtown San Dimas. / photo by Ben Camacho Arielle Torrez Staff Writer The San Dimas... 

Latino Student Forum encourages students to vote

Latino Student Forum encourages students to vote
Latino Student Forum adviser Cres Gonzalez unties the Donald Trump piñata’s head during LSF’s event “Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote” Sept. 24 near Miller Hall. Voter registration was offered at the event, as well as a graffiti board, where students could answer what qualities a presidential candidate should have in a multicultural country. Students were also given the chance to write letters... 

Lot D closes for construction

Beginning Monday, parking Lot D will be closed until late next year, with commuter students now required to park in the University’s shuttle lots. Set to last until the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, the closure of Lot D, currently the only on-campus lot available to commuters, marks the beginning phase of construction on the University’s upcoming four-story parking structure. “We’d... 

Gonzalez appointed interim diversity officer

Karla Rendon News Editor Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Beatriz Gonzalez has been named the University’s new interim chief diversity and inclusivity officer, succeeding Joy Lei. Gonzalez was appointed as CDIO in August and her new role includes being responsible for upholding the University’s core values and mission statement and creating a diverse climate for students. “I think primarily... 

Lorenz explains bacterial research

Lorenz explains bacterial research
Todd Lorenz, assistant professor of biology, discusses his research with phages at the President’s Dining Room on Tuesday, September 29. The dotplot shows a nucleotide sequence comparison of mycobacteriophages, the primary component in assembling phages into clusters. Last week, Lorenz was the most viewed researcher from the University of La Verne Biology Department on Research Gate, a social networking... 

Alumna offers math intervention

Third grader Jayden Finister reviews his number rounding exercise with math intervention teacher Alyssa Lopez Tuesday at Roynon Elementary School. This is Lopez’s first year teaching at Roynon, where she helps third- to fifth-grade students in math. She graduated from the University of La Verne with a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies in 2013 and a master’s in education in 2015. / photo by... 
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