With voting season underway, it is important to get involved and vote on the issues that will improve and benefit our public. Proposition 47 will change the lowest-level, nonviolent crimes — such as drug possession for personal use and petty theft under $950 — from felonies to misdemeanors. With these changes,... 
Diwali festival illuminates chapel
University of La Verne Librarian Vinyana Tripuraneni presents a dedication of flowers while Bharathwaj Nandakumar offers a ceremonial prayer at the Diwali celebration. Nandakumar, priest and director of Hindu Student Life at USC, led the ceremony Oct. 23. The celebration was organized by Common Ground and the Office... 
Supermajority affects property tax
Assistant Professor of Public Administration Soomi Lee demonstrates a graph during her faculty lecture in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Lee’s research focuses on the effect of the supermajority vote requirement for tax increases in California. She earned her doctorate in economics and political science from... 
Leopards sink to Kingsmen
La Verne junior driver Bryan Jimenez attempts to score a goal past Cal Lutheran sophomore defender Camron Hauer Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. The Leopards lost to the Kingsmen, 13-9. La Verne will face Chapman at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zee Allred Aquatics Center. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun  Read More →
These colors do run
Julie Ordoñez ambushes a friend with teal color during a dance party after completing the Color Run Saturday at the Fairplex. When crossing the finish line, participants were given one packet of color but could collect more from the stage by joining in dance competitions. “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” is an... 
Actress Renee Zellweger has received a barrage of criticism for her change in appearance recently after media sources have claimed that she is now “unrecognizable.” Because of the “new look” Zellweger debuted at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Oct. 21 many took to Twitter to play the guessing game as... 
Voter ID law is discrimination
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadaillo The Supreme Court has upheld a Texas law to enforce a photo identification mandate beginning with the Nov. 4 election. The Texas law is the strictest such law in the nation, permitting only certain types of photo ID, such as gun licenses, passports, military... 
Students display spirit at Air Band Battle
Levi Reed, senior music major, lip-syncs “Like A Virgin” by Madonna at the Mu Phi Epsilon Air Band Battle on Tuesday at Morgan Auditorium. Mu Phi Epsilon, the music fraternity, awarded performances for overall first place performance, best presentation, funniest and best team spirit. / photo by Mariela Patron Emily... 
Katie Madden Managing Editor With masterful cinematography, sharp dialogue and a lot of heart behind the blackness, “Birdman” or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a dark, daring and entertaining ride to kick off the much anticipated Oscar season. Riggan Thomson (played by Michael Keaton) is an aging and long... 
Rare solar eclipse in sight
Professor of Theatre Arts David Flaten watches Professor of Mathematics Michael Frantz observe the partial solar eclipse Oct. 23 in the Quad. The physics department set up camp with telescopes, solar filters and a projector for a few hours and invited anyone who walked by to view the moon partially obstruct the sun.... 
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