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Cousteau champions environment

Cousteau champions environment
Celine Cousteau speaks to students and faculty about making a difference in the world through volunteering April 27 in Morgan Auditorium. Cousteau is a photographer and host for documentaries on the Discovery Channel and PBS. She is also the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization CauseCentric Productions. / photo by Candice Salazar Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Celine Cousteau,... 

Students promote a healthy planet

Students promote a healthy planet
Plastic Musik performed for the Campus Activities Board’s Earth Day event Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Mall. The group uses traditional percussion techniques along with all-plastic instruments to produce familiar melodies. Plastic Musik is known for playing Motown classics, hip-hop, 1980s movie themes and original pieces. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Danielle Navarro Staff Writer Dozens... 

The electric car’s time has come

Alex Forbess Staff Writer The U.S. thought it was dead, but Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Jay Jones assured 15 people that the electric car is back with a vengeance, Friday in La Fetra Auditorium. Jones explained the benefits of the electric car and showed, “In Context: Revenge of the Electric Car,” a movie that explains how this once dead technology has finally been embraced by the majority... 

Without helium, the party’s over

Without helium, the party’s over
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Scientists tell us that, at the current rate of consumption, a natural resource could completely disappear from this planet as soon as the year 2042. That may sound far enough into the future that the average college student need not be bothered, but it could have a significant impact on the lives of everyone on the planet. To put it simply, will you want helium balloons... 

Donahue discusses sea of problems

Donahue discusses sea of problems
Karen Donahue speaks about the imminent issues of population growth and it’s effects on the environment. In her “Law of the Sea: Demographic Determinants of Changes in Ocean Law Over Time” lecture, Donahue focused on the history of maritime advancements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from fishing methods to the impact of oil spills on the ocean ecosystem. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Karlie... 

More bike racks would help

According to a 2008 study by the National Carbon Dioxide Information Center, the United States has the twelfth largest carbon footprint in the world with 4.9 metric tons per capita. As the University of La Verne pushes toward a more environmentally friendly campus with the construction of the Campus Center and the new residence hall, it is time that the students follow suit. Parking is always an... 

Sports complex faces rough road: Brown Property may be tainted

Sports complex faces rough road: Brown Property may be tainted
Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Low levels of contamination found at the University of La Verne’s Campus West are believed to be remnants left by previous occupants of the property, according to a University report. While the exact results of the analysis report were not disclosed, the contaminant found in the northeastern portion of the property apparently does not present an immediate danger. “It’s... 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. favors green energy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. favors green energy
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke about the importance of alternative energy sources to diminish dependence on fossil fuels. He stressed the importance of creating a new power grid system that can successfully transport wind, solar and geothermal energy long distances, and the economic benefits of such programs. Kennedy is the son of the presidential candidate Robert Kennedy and the nephew of President... 

Earth Day celebration educates community

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer The Frontier Project held its second annual Earth Day celebration last Saturday in Rancho Cucamonga to help educate the community on becoming environmentally sustainable. The day’s activities consisted of a children’s zone that had games, arts and crafts and an environmental magic show to teach children the importance of being green. “The main goal today is to educate... 

Sustainability is focus of Hot Spots lecture

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer “We are a waste culture,” said Christopher Veirs, senior planner and sustainability coordinator for the city of Claremont, during a lecture last week at the University of La Verne. Veirs’ lecture, “Think Global, Act Local: Claremont’s Response to Sustainability,” part of the Hot Spots lecture series, focused on Claremont’s environmental efforts. During... 
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