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Leo Bike Library designed to relieve parking

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer The University of La Verne has implemented a bike library, the Leo Bike Library, to help alleviate parking issues enabling students, faculty and staff to borrow a bicycle for free for up to a week. “They can ride them around campus, to or from class and from the dorms to help them not bring cars to campus,” said Parking and Transportation Manager Lisa Grater, who started... 

Program encourages bystander intervention

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The University of La Verne has adopted a new bystander intervention program called “Step UP!” The “bystander effect” refers to instances in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. Step UP! is a program that was developed to encourage and empower students to be proactive in helping others. It is a national program... 

High temperatures almost start fire

Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Kat Simonelli News Editor The La Verne and Los Angeles County fire departments acted quickly to prevent a fire at the University of La Verne’s Park Campus facility located next to the Shuttle Lot on Arrow Highway Tuesday afternoon. At around 2:40 p.m., a transformer located in the back of the buildings began smoking; it had apparently overheated due to high temperatures. The... 

Blue Lights illuminate safety

Blue Lights illuminate safety
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff / @Jacob_Bogdanoff   The University of La Verne prides itself on the safety of its campus, but after a Blue Light tower was removed from in front of Miller Hall, it was questionable what we are more proud of, the safety of students or the aesthetics of the art and sculptures that were donated. After a few months of the tower sitting in storage, it has finally... 

Leo Safe app bolsters security

The Campus Safety department launched its new Leo Safe app this summer with the goal of providing students and community members with a convenient safety resource that they could find at the tips of their fingers. The all-new app offers several features including: emergency contact information, crime statistics, daily crime logs, annual security reports, direct dials, emergency resources, parking and... 

Campus Safety receives award

Kat Simonelli News Editor La Verne’s Campus Safety Department was recognized by the School Safety Advocacy program and was presented with an award for their exemplary safety programming in late July. Some additions that Campus Safety implemented throughout the previous year and this past summer include added video surveillance, the WEBS Blue Light system, bike patrols, La Verne’s own “Leo Safe”... 

Parking permit prices to rise 31%

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor The price of University parking permits will increase by about 31 percent in fall 2014. The price of parking passes will increase from $95 per year to $125 per year for students, and faculty and staff parking fees will increase by the same ratio from $20 per month to $26 per month. “I completely understand and appreciate and am sensitive to the fact that... 

Athletics Pavilion lockers burglarized

La Verne Police still have no suspects in the April 17 and 18 burglaries of several athletes’ lockers in the Athletics Pavilion. Items stolen include iPads, keyboard cases, athletic shoes, bags and other miscellaneous items, according to Campus Safety officers, who said the theft took place between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. Lockers were unlocked at the time, said Associate Director of Campus Safety... 

$5,000 worth of books stolen

Kristina Bugante News Editor Karla Rendon Arts Editor A man and a woman were questioned by the La Verne Police Department Tuesday in connection with the theft of more than $5,000 worth of textbooks taken from the University Bookstore on Monday and Tuesday. Danielle Gornik and Erich Soiles, both 21 and Claremont residents, were arrested at around 5 p.m. in front of the store. The suspects first visited... 

Blue lights add to security

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Campus Safety worked in conjunction with Capital Planning to add Wide Area Emergency Broadcast System towers to the La Verne campus, adding to the numerous ways they help to keep La Verne safe. The towers, also called WEBS or blue lights, provide students with the opportunity to be in immediate contact with Campus Safety in the event of an emergency. “We did a study from... 
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