Dear Editor, Regarding merit pay for faculty, I’d like us to slow down and to think carefully about the following points. First, I am not aware of compelling empirical data supporting the assumption that merit increases will serve as an incentive for faculty to be more productive. Second, assuming that a percentage... 
Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Members of the First Generation Club at the University of La Verne sit among each other like family, prepared to share laughs and ideas and is the reason they have been able to support their members for three years. The First Generation Club is an organization that supports students... 
Faculty share their teaching savvy
Jaye Houston, interim director of community service, presented “Teaching Community Service Online: From ‘No’ to ‘Yes!’” at the Celebration of Teaching Nov. 14 in the Campus Center. Houston discussed how teaching community service online is as beneficial as a face-to-face experience, despite most people’s... 
Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Dead babies and dysfunctional families color the comedy “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.” The University of La Verne Department of Theatre Arts cast performed the black comedy with intelligence and vulnerability as they dealt with issues regarding alcoholism, postpartum depression and... 
Sagehens spoil senior day for Leos
Sophomore attacker Bryan Jimenez swims the ball forward against Pomona-Pitzer Saturday at the La Verne Aquatic Center before he scores in the third quarter. Jimenez led the Leopard offense by scoring another three goals during the game, but the Leopards lost to the Sagehens, 14-11. La Verne will play Claremont-Mudd... 
Be thankful for family, not sales
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Americans continue to prove that we are living in a material world. This year, Thanksgiving dinner for many is going to turn into Thanksgiving lunch as stores have decided to start their Black Friday deals on Thursday. Money hungry companies have found their way into homes of Americans... 
Trio measures K-12 teacher efficacy
Lisa Looney presents research titled, “Exploring Early Childhood Teachers’ Sense of Teacher Efficacy” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. The research demonstrated that teacher effectiveness varies in part depending on where teachers are in their careers. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Lisa... 
After any natural disaster Americans look to do their part in donating to relief funds. It is amazing how much money can and does get donated to the various relief funds and organizations. But how much of our money donated goes directly to relief? A sad fact is that research is needed before donating. The massive typhoon... 
Des Delgadillo Staff Writer For the theatrical novice, directing a production is a daunting task that forces one to always have the answer and overcome steep hurdles. In his Introduction to Theatrical Directing class, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Sean Dillon equips his students with the tools necessary to brave... 
Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Rock Climbing is more than just a recreational activity – it is a highly competitive sport and a lifestyle. On Saturday at Pomona College the Outdoor Education Center hosted the Eighth Annual Reel Rock Film Festival to promote this adventurous activity. Founded in 2006, by filmmakers... 
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