Conference LEADs to better future
José M. Hernandez was the keynote speaker at the second annual Latino Education Access and Development Conference on Saturday. Hernandez told his story of how he went from migrant farmworker to NASA astronaut. After many attempts to join the NASA team, in August 2009 he was finally assigned to the STS-128 Space Shuttle... 
Detergent disrupts environment
Professor of Biology Jeff Burkhart had maintained a kind of outdoor laboratory, a biotic environment, in the fountain located in the Johnson Family Plaza. On two consecutive days, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, someone put detergent into the water. Burkhart said that the detergent killed what life was remaining in the fountain.... 
Leos make Panthers exit stage left
During the second half of Saturday’s game, freshman forward Mario Interiano of La Verne drives the ball away from Chapman freshman forward Daniel Friedman and back up field. The Leopards defeated the Panthers, 4-1. / photo by Sarah Golden Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer The men’s soccer team dominated Chapman, staying... 
George and La Verne ready to run
First year cross-country coach Bryan George is wide awake for practice. Before sending his team on a 20-minute warm down, core workout, and optional extra miles, George takes the time to chat with students and share stories of past running experiences. / photo by Helen Arase Alana Glenn Staff Writer The University... 
Destruction uncovers spirituality
Jonathan Reed, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, walks with Kathleen Weaver, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, through the Harris Art Gallery exhibition, “Out of Rubble” curated by Susanne Slavick. The photograph of the remains of the Halat-Fidar Bridge, north of Beirut, Lebanon, was made... 
Peppers bring Beatles back to life
Sgt. Peppers, a Beatles tribute band, performed Tuesday night on the Davenport Dining Hall patio and played a variety of the Beatles’ hits such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Hey Jude.” Dan Carson imitates Paul McCartney, David Kaufman plays George Harrison, Jim Laspesa is Ringo... 
The Department of Agriculture is planning to do a nationwide meat inspection program that will allow pork plants to use their own meat inspectors. The USDA has been running pilot programs for 16 years at five plants; these five plants were allowed to hire their own private employees to inspect their pork. At three... 
Church of the Brethren feeds ULV
Alumnus Rugere DePartee, class of 1974, prepares pasta for University of La Verne students at the La Verne Church of the Brethren’s free dinner Sept. 17. DePartee and several other La Verne alumni prepared several large pans to feed all students who came to eat that evening. Many members of the football team arrived... 
<i>Commentary</i>: Boxing judges knock the honesty out of sport
Christian Orozco, Editorial Director Professional boxing judge C.J. Ross stepped down from her position on Sept. 17 and now the boxing world can exhale with relief. Ross was the judge who scored the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight an even 114-114. Although Mayweather won the decision, when... 
Kickball tournament raises funds for Alzheimer’s research
Junior Daniel Gonzalez tries to make an out at third base as Cal Poly Pomona junior Robby Gamble strides in safely at Sigma Kappa’s kickball tournament Sunday. Gonzalez and teammate Chris Gonzalez played for Phi Delta Theta’s B team, which lost to Gamble’s Phi Kappa Tau team. / Photo by Stephanie Ball Veronica... 
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