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First Person Experience: Measuring the cost of ‘perfection’

<i>First Person Experience</i>: Measuring the cost of ‘perfection’
Alejandra Aguilar gets her body marked with the “mommy makeover improvements” she could potentially receive with cosmetic surgery. Aguilar received a head-to-toe consultation by a plastic surgeon. Aguilar was told that her full-body surgery could include augmenting her breasts, thinning her stomach area and moving her excess body fat to her butt. / photo illustration by Helen Arase Alejandra Aguilar Special... 

Student gives back to community

Student gives back to community
Junior criminology major Abril Camarena received the Newman Civic Fellow Award at the annual Spirit of La Verne Awards April 28. She is involved in several organizations, including the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She also organized a rally in December to raise awareness for the 43 missing students in Mexico. / photo by Bailey Maguire Jennifer Jackson Assistant Editor Junior criminology major Abril Camarena... 

Student lives with diabetes

Student lives with diabetes
Freshmen biology major Sariah Abid was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010 and wears a Medtronic pump that provides her with insulin so that her body can process carbohydrates as energy. Her passion is cheering and she recently made the University of La Verne cheer team. Abid has hopes of going into the medical field, specializing in surgery or anesthesiology. / photo by Bailey Maguire Kellie Galentine Online... 

‘Procrastination’ brings stress relief

‘Procrastination’ brings stress relief
Senior English major Francesca Terzano and junior English major Chandler Heath take a break from studying for finals by attending Destination Procrastination May 14 in the Campus Center, hosted by the Campus Activities Board and the Associated Students of University of La Verne. The event provided free food, arcade games, painting therapy and school supplies. / photo by Michelle Leon Jolene Nacapuy ... 

Interfaith leader to speak at commencement

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer Eboo Patel, an interfaith leader, will present the keynote address at the 2015 spring commencement ceremony May 30 at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena in Ontario. “I love how diverse the La Verne community is and I’m excited to meet with the new graduates,” Patel said. Patel is the founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization uniting... 

On the Calendar

Finals Week Final exams start today and end May 29. There are no finals on Monday, Memorial Day. Refer to the Registration Calendar for specific times. Campus Closed Campus will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Spring Commencement The University of La Verne Spring Commencement for doctoral, master and bachelor students is on May 30 at the Ontario Citizens Business Bank Arena. The... 

Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About: Laws aim to reform mental health care

<i>Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About</i>: Laws aim to reform mental health care
Helen Arase, senior photojournalism major, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 18. After graduation, Arase plans to work for a daily news publication or as a freelance photojournalist. Bipolar disorder affects more than 5.7 million American adults. / photo by Celine Dehban Elizabeth Ortiz Health Editor During her spring break as a college freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, Helen... 

Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About: Students hesitate to seek treatment

<i>Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About</i>: Students hesitate to seek treatment
Elizabeth Ortiz Health Editor Five years ago 17-year-old Katie Madden sat with her parents and told them she needed to talk to them about a serious matter. Her parents were concerned and anxiously stared at her, waiting for her to begin speaking. Her voice was shaky as she confessed she had been having suicidal thoughts, and she began crying when she said she felt there was something emotionally wrong... 

DJs battle at EDGreek

DJs battle at EDGreek
Dozens of students packed the Campus Center Ballroom Tuesday night to listen and dance to music played by DJ Santana, senior broadcasting major Steven Santana; DJ Rvysprvy, junior computer science major Raymond C. Gonzales, and DJ Pablo Macia, a senior radio broadcast major, at the EDGreek event. The event, presented by Phi Delta Theta, pitted the DJs against one another, as they took turns taking... 

Festival raises money for sorority

Festival raises money for sorority
Shaman Cult was the first of two bands to play at Phicadelic Fest Wednesday on the South Quad. Its members include keyboardist Andrew Villaescusa, drummer Matthew Rugamas, guitarist/vocalist Francisco Vargas and bass player Luis Huizar. Phi Sigma Sigma hosted the event, which also featured music from DJ Rvysprvy and Dead Bedouin. / photo by Sara Flores Lauren Crumbaker Staff Writer Students wearing... 
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