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Student leaders deserve votes

Homecoming weekend highlights the student leaders who are involved on campus and represent the University of La Verne’s values. They are well-known by their peers for being highly involved, and the shallow approach of voting entirely on popularity does not carry over into college, especially not here at ULV. In order to be nominated, the student must be selected by their club or organization, forcing... 

Los Angeles County Fair welcomes La Verne residents

Los Angeles County Fair welcomes La Verne residents
Francis Perez and Nevaeh Acosta, residents of Covina, were surprised by the hospitality of the animals Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles County Fair’s petting zoo, during the Fair’s La Verne and San Dimas Community Day. Sheep, goats and pigs are among some of the animals the Fair hosts on its farm, which includes the biggest petting zoo in California. The Fair is also returning to its agricultural roots... 

Majority spends free time scrolling

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer Whether it is connecting with distant friends on Facebook, tweeting about what they heard on the news, or posting on Instagram their outfit of the day, La Verne students are prisoners to the world of social media—even during class time. In an informal survey on campus, 15 students said they all use social media in their everyday lives. Their answers varied on how long they... 

Majority feels too mature for Halloween treats

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Halloween is traditionally thought of as a holiday where only children go door-to-door trick-or-treating, but adults participate in the tradition, which has sparked some controversy. In an informal survey of students, 10 out of the 15 agreed Halloween is a time for children to dress up and trick-or-treat. Halloween began as a Christian and pagan holiday. It has since shed its... 

Majority of students read gossip on Yik Yak

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer A relatively new social media app, Yik Yak, is causing a lot of buzz on college campuses across the country, and La Verne is no different. An informal survey of students on campus found that 11 out of 15 students have used the app. Although not every student is a frequent Yik Yak user, many students still use the app to see what interesting gossip is spreading around on... 

Commentary: Trigger warnings are necessary

<i>Commentary</i>: Trigger warnings are necessary
Katie Madde, Managing Editor I’m tired of having to read articles in class that vividly describe gruesome rape cases with no warning whatsoever. I’m tired of having videos of graphic violence thrown in my face. I’m absolutely exhausted of being told to suck it up and deal with it. For some people the term “trigger warnings” brings to mind ideas of censorship or violation of free speech, while... 

Yik Yak takes La Verne by the horns

Yik Yak takes La Verne by the horns
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff and Des Delgadillo Yik Yak has hit the La Verne campus and brought with it a lot of anonymous drama. Any digital outlet where anonymous statements can be made is always a recipe for disaster, and the new Yik Yak app is no exception. Yik Yak is an app where anyone can anonymously post whatever they wish so long as it is within the 200 character limit. Logging on... 

ULV complicates relationships

ULV complicates relationships
Students Kenneth Carcamo Jr., Danny Moriel and Megan Sears dramatize an awkward moment of dating at the University of La Verne. Because the campus is small, a student can often encounter old flames. / photo illustration by Sonora Hernandez  Read More →

Students talk dining and dorms at ASULV open forum

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor The Associated Students of the University of La Verne held the first student forum of the year Wednesday in effort to listen to student concerns. This year, student suggestions revolved around parking, dorms, dining services and an on-campus pool. Joshua Barragan, freshman chemistry major, was one of a few students who had comments on campus dining. “There are only... 

CA rape bill to shake status quo

Sexual assault is a horrifying and heinous act that happens far too often. On college campuses it’s epidemic, with one in five predominantly female students becoming victims, according to the Justice Department. Last month the California State Senate said “enough” by unanimously approving a bill to require California’s colleges and universities to establish an “affirmative consent” standard... 
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