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Keeping it safe

Keeping it safe
To help spread awareness about the dangers of unprotected sex, Iota Delta hosted its second annual “Latex or No Sex” event outside the Campus Center. Sophomores Jose Ruelas and Irving Medrano practice by putting a condom on bananas handed out at the event. Soon after they enjoyed an ice cream sundae courtesy of the Iota Delta sorority. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Commentary: Buy school books, not Louis Vuitton bags

<i>Commentary</i>: Buy school books, not Louis Vuitton bags
Brian Velez, Staff Writer I know, ladies, life is hard owning a $1,000 Louis Vuitton bag and being forced to buy $150 of text books every semester. Being a college student can be expensive and it is irrational to purchase expensive items that leave no money for real necessities, like books and tuition. Every once in a while I hear a student on campus share their economic struggles with a friend. “Oh... 

Commencement Schedule

Sunday, May 20 The College of Law commencement and hooding ceremony will be at 2 p.m. at the Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion. A reception for the College of Law graduates will immediately follow the ceremony in the Johnson Family Plaza. Friday, May 25 The doctor of psychology hooding ceremony and reception will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center. The master of science in counseling... 

Japanese culture celebrates the joy of children

Japanese culture celebrates the joy of children
Five-year-old Steve Aguilar decorates a Koi shaped flag for his mother Norma Aguilar at the Japanese Culture Club’s Children’s Day celebration on May 3 in Sneaky Park. Children’s Day became a national holiday in Japan in 1948 and is celebrated every year on May 5. Families fly Koinobori, or carp-shaped flags, and eat traditional rice dumplings and other treats to celebrate the occasion. / photo... 

House of Wings takes flight

House of Wings takes flight
Amanda Patron and Ana Ivanova work as servers and bartenders at Old Town La Verne’s new restaurant, House of Wings Sportsbar, which opened April 7. In the spot that was once home to Ellsworths’ Stationers, the restaurant features a full bar and an extensive list of beer on tap and in bottles. House of Wings features two happy hours, the first from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the second from 10 p.m. to... 

Taking a stroll

Taking a stroll
Nimer and Jesse Wheeler, residents of La Verne, take a moment to admire the pond in the Johnson Family Plaza on Wednesday during their walk through the campus. Jesse is a pastor in Rowland Heights who works evenings and spends time with Nimer during the day. / photo by Candice Salazar  Read More →

Students get SELF help with pigs

Students get SELF help with pigs
Freshman business administration major Melissa Procopio turned in her donations from her spotted pig and received a Sprinkles Cupcake, popcorn and a chance to participate in carnival games at the Spotted Pig Collection Carnival on May 3 in the Campus Center. The Spotted Pig Campaign helps raise money the Student Emergency Loan Fund, which is funded entirely by students. / photo by Debora Escobar Cindy... 

Graffiti empowers social activism

Graffiti empowers social activism
Nicole Godinez, a sophomore liberal arts major, painted a mural about how education stays with people forever, as part of the Empowerment Through Art and Graffiti Community Event on April 27 on the University Mall. The event was put on by the Social Com­mentary and Activism Through Graffiti class, taught by Gerlaine Kiamco, adjunct professor of anthropology. / photo by Katherine Careaga Veronica Orozco Staff Writer An... 

Food trucks roll through Damien

Food trucks roll through Damien
Susan and Scot Howard enjoyed a zucchini tornado from the My Tornado Potato food truck at Damien High School’s Food Truck Festival on Sunday. The event featured 20 trucks with many different types of food as well as live music, such as Mad-n-Mack from Alta Loma. Damien held the festival to raise money for their athletic facility and hopes to make it an annual event. / photo by Cassandra Egan Alex... 

SAE crowns Sandoval

SAE crowns Sandoval
Miss SAE Pageant winner Lorena Sandoval is currently a cheer coach for the El Monte Young Champions and aspires to be a family lawyer. For the talent portion of the competition Sandoval wrote and performed a cheer about Sigma Alpha Epsilon. She has been a member of Alpha Omicron Pi since fall 2009. / photo by Debora Escobar Lorena Sandoval, a junior political science major and member of Alpha Omicron... 
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