Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The La Verne men’s track and field team finished its season strong, taking third place in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference Championships with 100 points, 66 points behind first place Redlands. The women’s team came in fifth place with 63 points. Junior... 
Roynon students get fit, raise money
Roynon Elementary School held its first ever walk-a-thon fundraiser on May 13. The Raccoon Rally helped the school raise money for school materials, field trips and beautification projects. Many students took to running and enjoying the great weather, while parent volunteers and teachers handed out water and popsicles... 
Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Three women from Brazil, who are currently students at the University of La Verne, shared their American experience with the La Verne community on Monday. The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and CAPES put on the event, which included Brazilian food and the three students’... 
‘The Power of Hope’ The Theater and Community class will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Dailey Theatre. The theater pieces address issues that the students found needed to be addressed on stage. Admission is free. Singing Workshop The singing workshop class will be performing student selected pieces at... 

News Briefs

// May 20th, 2011
Construction closes First Street A portion of First Street, from B Street to the former site of Lot F, was shut down on May 6 due to construction of the new dorm. The street will remain closed until the fall 2011 semester. Doskow honored by Federal Bar Association University of La Verne College of Law Professor and... 
Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The state legislature has not yet cut funding from the Cal Grants program, but with the legislature looking to trim public schools, California State Universities and other institutions in the state, it is certainly in danger. “We’re hoping that, as far as the governor is concerned, that... 
Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Administrators’ recent decision to change the retirement plan for all University employees is expected to be reversed, in light of strong opposition by faculty, who objected to the fact that such a decision was made without their consultation. University President Steve Morgan said Thursday... 
Garcia, Weaver explore science of aging
Jerome Garcia and his research partner, Kathleen Weaver, shared their research in a presentation titled “Modification/Mutation of Mitochondrial DNA: Implications for Aging and Age-Related Disease” on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Garcia spoke about free radicals, how they affect the cellular structure... 
Spectacular senior Ashley Paul says so long
No stranger to athletics, senior Ashley Paul’s love for basketball began in the fourth grade. In addition to being a Second Team All-SCIAC selection in basketball, Paul is also a three-time First Team All-SCIAC honoree in softball. She was a member of both the Leopard softball and basketball teams that both clinched... 
Single mom juggles school, parenting
Joanne Avery often lets her son Jake, who has Down syndrome, take his favorite toy, Bullseye, in the car to keep him from distracting her while driving. Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor Photography by Candice Salazar Joanne Avery is a full-time mom and student at the University of La Verne who dedicates her life... 
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