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Denim Day event shines light on sex assault

Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer The Greek organizations at the University of La Verne came together to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault and rape for Denim Day Wednesday in Fasnacht Court. Denim Day became an internationally recognized event 16 years ago after the Italian Supreme Court overturned the rape conviction of a man who claimed that his victim’s jeans were so tight, he needed... 

Guild connects gamers on campus

Guild connects gamers on campus
The Gamers Guild club is on a mission this year to get gamers at the University of La Verne to come together to build a gaming community. The executive board includes freshman vice president Sean Gribbin, sophomore secretary Neema Badihian, freshman president Jack Bowman and freshman treasurer Maddie Neely. The e-board plays various video games, such as Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers, often two... 

Cell phones become a pain in students’ necks

Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer Text neck, a new phenomenon, occurs when there is an excessive strain on the head, neck and spine, which usually results from looking downward. More than 60 percent of Americans own a smartphone, which puts a large population at risk of experiencing text neck. According to an informal survey of students at the University of La Verne, 18 out of 20 students said they are... 

Studio offers personalized programs

Studio offers personalized programs
Kaycie Meza, owner and manager of Kinetik Performance in Upland, demonstrates how to lift 15-pound weights, one of the pieces of workout equipment. Meza opened her studio at the beginning of February. The small fitness space has one treadmill, bars, kettlebells, ropes, yoga mats and weights for people to use during their scheduled workout sessions. Kinetik Performance specializes in creating personalized... 

On the Calendar

Literacy and Math Conference The 10th annual Family Literacy and Math Conference is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at various locations on campus. Eleven authors will make presentations and talk with students at workshops. More than 800 students are expected to attend. The free event includes free lunch and a laser show. Etiquette Dinner The Office of Career Services will present the Spring 2015 Etiquette... 

Students take part in a soul journey

Students take part in a soul journey
University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner leads the campus interfaith organization Common Ground on a Souljourn trip to the Jain Center of Southern California in Buena Park Sunday. A wooden temple sits in the middle of the main entrance. The guide leading the group explained the structure is a replica of the Jain Temple of Palitana Mountain in Gujarat, India. It was displayed in the former Castaways Casino... 

Jiu-Jitsu sheds light on physically impaired

Jiu-Jitsu sheds light on physically impaired
In the last minutes of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu No-Gi tournament, Jose Rugama of Smash Squad MMA from Ontario Martial Arts Center and senior Jahi Gains compete in a non-placement battle. The event was hosted by public relations major Candice Nunez to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation ­­­Saturday at the Sports Science and Athletic Pavilion. / photo by Jerri White Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Sports... 

Community cultivates sustainability for Earth Day

Community cultivates sustainability for Earth Day
Juniors Clo Hidalgo, Dalia Flores, Ruby Montero and David Martinez stopped by the Sustainable Campus Consortium booth Wednesday to sign contracts to go green and different ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. The University of La Verne celebrated Earth Day with different booths sharing effective ways to go green and various events on campus throughout the day. / photo by Michelle Leon Julian Mininsohn Podcast... 

Fraternity starts sexual assault conversation

Kellie Galentine Online Editor Kellie Galentine Online Editor Sexual assault became a conversation among students at Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s “Project Title IX: Where the Odds Become Even,” April 9 in the Campus Center Ballroom. More than 70 students, faculty and staff members filled the room and listened to a panel discussion hosted by the fraternity, which is known nationwide by the nickname... 

Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues: ‘Thinspiration’ perpetuates unrealistic body ideals

<i>Fixing the Mirror: Peering Into Body Image Issues</i>: ‘Thinspiration’ perpetuates unrealistic body ideals
Sexualization of women leads to eating disorders, depression and low self-esteem Elizabeth Ortiz, senior journalism major, has her waist trimmed, arms slimmed, eyebrows raised, thighs reduced and boobs lifted using Photoshop. Edits made to the photo are similar to those made to models in magazines and advertisements. The Truth in Advertising Act of 2014, which will be reintroduced to Congress this... 
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