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Millennials face uncertain financial futures

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer Beats by Dre: $300. LouisVuitton Monogram­ouflage bag: $2,000. Realizing you have frivolously spent all your earnings on impulse purchases: horrendous. According to a recent research study by personal finance website NerdWallet, millennials will not be able to retire until the age of 73. The current age of retirement is 61. A big problem for millennials, the generation... 

Lieberman presents campus progress report

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer In her State of the University address for fall 2013 on Wednesday, University President Devorah Lieberman laid out the highlights and challenges for the current academic year. Lieberman spoke before an audience of students, staff and faculty and also described La Verne’s growth trends for the past five years. Since 2008, the number of undergraduate students has increased... 

Issues persist with lab fee system

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences are struggling to balance the rate at which lab fees are spent and the amount of upgrades needed to keep its technology up to date. In addition to tuition, some classes have lab fees, requiring each student in the class to pay between $50 and $100 or more to keep up with the equipment demands of the class. Once... 

Lab fees belong to departments

Every year as the semester starts many students hand over both their tuition and a lab fee that is suppose to benefit them in their major. The departments are able to use these fees toward their budgets to care for the department’s equipment. Students have a general understanding that this extra money is going toward what they need while they are taking equipment heavy courses, even without the department... 

Cal Grant cuts are pending

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 education is a priority,” Director of Financial Aid Leatha Webster said. Last year... 

Retirement options may stay intact

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 that he would support the faculty and urge the Board of Trustees not to approve... 

Budget cuts are hurting environment

Budget cuts are hurting environment
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez The United States Senate approved the 2011 federal budget plan last week, an action that has been long overdue and wrought with problems. However, the approval came with one questionable addition. An order for the Interior Department to lift protections for gray wolves in Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and Utah was attached to the federal budget plan to ensure... 

University budget is chaotic

In the fall of 2010, the University of La Verne welcomed approximately 543 freshmen and 228 transfer students, bringing the total undergraduate enrollment to 1,894 students. The projected enrollment for fall 2011 boasts similar numbers and a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,044 students. Theoretically this influx means that the University, whose budget is strongly dependent on tuition, has much... 

State education budget cuts may not hurt La Verne

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer A recent budget proposal by California Gov. Jerry Brown includes a drastic $12 billion state spending cut. While virtually all state programs would be affected, things could be much worse for higher education. “From the University of La Verne’s standpoint, Gov. Brown is looking to leave the Cal Grants intact,” University President Steve Morgan said. “That piece... 

Fun doesn’t have to break the budget

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Being a college student often means living on a tight budget, which can be challenging when almost everything fun costs more money than the budget allows. The key to unlocking the door to fun is knowing where to look for cheap entertainment. Students who are not from the area may not know of places near La Verne that offer some affordable fun. “Fun does not always have... 
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