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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Recent months of conflicts of interest between numerous levels of representation at this University have created chaos, confusion and mistrust at La Verne. This has been evident through the strife of possible unionization, the legitimacy of the elected associated student body and the outcry of increased tuition that was made to be ‘transparent and clear.’ This is not the mistake of... 

Student input needed for diversity survey

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief A new university survey is looking to gauge diversity and inclusivity among La Verne students and faculty. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusivity and the Office of Institutional Research, the survey is meant to set a concrete baseline the university can use to set new goals for improving its campus climate. “Students who feel a sense of belonging to the school... 

Students unaware of STD superbug

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer A new issue recently emerged in the realm of sexually transmitted diseases – there is now a strain of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea. The once easily treatable bacterial infection is now presenting issues because a strain has developed antibiotic resistance to one of the two antibiotics that commonly treats it, according to World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease... 

Majority feels selfies build esteem

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer The song “#Selfie” by the Chainsmokers has been blasting through speakers across the country since its release in January. Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie at the Oscars received 3.3 million retweets on Twitter. And an informal survey of students on campus found that 13 out of 16 students have posted a selfie on social media. Selfies, declared 2013 word of the year by Oxford... 

Support women: Give us tampons

With the student population in La Verne growing, so is the need for basic necessities. We are given free shirts on a weekly basis but things we really truly need are held back, like tampons. The University should be in tune with the needs of all of their students and with women students making up well over half the total student population, such feminine products in restrooms should be a no-brainer,... 

Wilson Library opens for finals

Wilson Library opens for finals
As finals week approaches, students flock to Wilson Library on Wednesday. The library will remain open 24 hours a day until the end of finals Dec. 14. The library has 70 study carrels, 52 computers and nine laptops available for checkout. The whiteboard at the entrance boasts student services including stress release sessions and the Learning Enhancement Center’s study tips seminars. The staff offers... 

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... 

Students hunger for fast and healthy dining

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer Students want another on campus eatery, and 10 out of 16 students asked in an informal survey think that the University community would benefit from a deli-style sandwich shop. With Davenport Dining Hall and Barbara’s Place as the only two options for food on campus, people often resort to leaving campus to get food. By adding another place on campus for everyone to... 

Too easy to eat free at Davenport

Whenever the University of La Verne offers free food students swoop on it like a flock of seagulls. However, students may not have to anymore once they learn that they can eat for free all the time at Davenport Dining Hall. All you have to do is have a friend open the back gate in the patio and you are in. This year more than ever, students and even non-students are sneaking into Davenport and avoiding... 

LV apparel should be sold at games

LV apparel should be sold at games
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Throughout the years, the University’s school spirit has increased tremendously, especially with the increase in students, the newly renovated Ortmayer Stadium and a multimillion dollar Campus West in the works that will be home to baseball and softball. Sporting events have become more than a social event; they have actually become competitive, and our fans more... 
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