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Quake preparedness critical to LV

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The University of La Verne has taken extra precautions toward earthquake preparedness in light of recent earthquakes in the Los Angeles County to prepare students and faculty in case of emergency. A campus-wide earthquake drill took place April 15 in every dorm at ULV. Drills were led by the resident advisers and each was trained on what to do in an event of an earthquake. “I... 

Ice walls are not a solution, Japan

Since March 2011, toxic nuclear waste has been spreading to the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant when it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami. Earlier this month, Japan finally announced a $320 million plan to create an underwater “ice wall” to prevent toxic water from spreading. Two years too late. In an interview with PBS Newshour, Arjun Makhijanie, president... 

Emergency fair shakes things up

Emergency fair shakes things up
Joshua Camacho and Mike McNeil from the Southern California Gas Company are sharing tips for saving energy with Judi Stillwell and Vivian Chu. The fair included safety and disaster supply vendors including the Red Cross, Southern California Edison, Quake Hold, and La Verne Police department. The La Verne Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair was held at the Campus Center on Oct. 5. / photo by Britney... 

U.S. not in danger from Japanese radiation

Jesse Evans Staff Writer The meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear Reactor in Fukushima, Japan has brought more devastation to a country already recovering from an earthquake and tsunami. Many feared that the radiation would reach the United States, a small amount of radiation in fact did. However, the levels of radiation that western states have been exposed to are not as high as Japan and there... 

Preparation key to earthquake safety

Jesse Evans Staff Writer Michael Phillips Copy Editor The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan has served as a wake-up call for California residents wondering when and where the next “big one” might happen, and how best to prepare. There are many ways to stay safe in the next big one by being ready before, during and after the earthquake. “I am ready for the next big earthquake,” sophomore... 

Take heed of earthquake cautions

Take heed of earthquake cautions
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Earthquakes have been shaking the Western Hemisphere quite frequently in the past few months. From Haiti to Chile and most recently Mexico, uneasiness about the tectonic plates shifting raises the ever present question of preparedness for when a quake’s epicenter is near your home. Although building codes are strictly enforced by the government in the United... 

Student endures Chile earthquake

Natalie Veissalov LV Life Editor Ben Van Kleeck, a University of La Verne student who is studying abroad in Chile, was in the country’s capital of Santiago when the 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country Feb. 27. Van Kleek was awakened by the strong shaking when the earthquake struck in the early morning hours. “When I first felt the earthquake I wasn´t sure what was going on,” Van... 

La Verne aids Haiti earthquake victims

Rachel Smith Staff Writer The devastating earthquake in Haiti has led the La Verne community – including the University of La Verne, city of La Verne and Church of the Brethren – to join hands and provide relief for the victims of this devastating natural disaster. “People want to help and trust that our organizations will make that happen,” said Janet Ober, associate pastor of the La Verne... 

University preps for earthquake

Leopards stop, drop and cover as part of the Great California Shake Out. Aisha Gonzales Staff Writer Students, faculty and staff at the University of La Verne dropped and covered at exactly 10:15 a.m. Oct. 15 for “The Great California Shake Out” earthquake drill. For the second year, ULV has registered to participate in the statewide earthquake drill devised by members of the Earthquake Country... 
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