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Exxon needs transparency

Following a March 29 Pegasus pipeline spill that spewed an initial estimate of nearly 157,000 gallons of oil in Mayflower, Ark., Exxon Mobil seems to be doing a fair job in picking up its own mess, having collected more than 19,000 barrels of oil and water. Yet the company seems to be doing an even better job at keeping any news related to the spill, the cleanup or Exxon Mobil itself to a bare minimum,... 

Sustainable future planned for ULV

Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer The Sustainable Campus Consortium is making its mark on the environment, leading the University of La Verne to a more sustainable campus by revamping its goals and organization. The Consortium will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. today in Mainiero Building, room 152. ULV community members are encouraged to attend. The consortium first began in 2002 when Robert Neher, professor... 

Let’s keep Rock tradition

Clubs, sororities, fraternities: every one of these groups participates painting the Rock, nestled in front of Founders Hall. Each are given an opportunity to not only use this Rock to show their creativity but it also stands out as a billboard, advertising numerous events that happen within the University. Sometimes these groups just paint the Rock to paint something unique that represents who they... 

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... 
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