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Commentary: Greek good deeds go unnoticed

<i>Commentary</i>: Greek good deeds go unnoticed
Veronica Orozco, LV Life Editor Being a part of any organization on campus comes with the responsibility of making sure it is well represented, but Greek organizations go through this most of all. They get scrutinized for every little mistake that is made but never recognized for the efforts they take to help out. People hear gossip about what one member did and generalize the entire Greek community... 

Greeks help Enactus can hunger

Greeks help Enactus can hunger
Cindy Lai of Alpha Omicron Pi and Michael Wahba of Phi Delta Theta discuss the “Students Come Together to Can Hunger” event Nov. 20 in Sneaky Park. The event, organized by senior Veronica Sepulveda, vice president of philanthropy for the College Panhellenic Association, enabled Greek organizations to showcase each others philanthropic efforts and collected canned food for donation toward the holiday... 

Keeping it safe

Keeping it safe
To help spread awareness about the dangers of unprotected sex, Iota Delta hosted its second annual “Latex or No Sex” event outside the Campus Center. Sophomores Jose Ruelas and Irving Medrano practice by putting a condom on bananas handed out at the event. Soon after they enjoyed an ice cream sundae courtesy of the Iota Delta sorority. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

A glimpse into Greek tradition

A glimpse into Greek tradition
The new members of Alpha Omicron Pi paint The Rock at an event to celebrate their acceptance into the sorority on Sunday in front of Founders Hall. The group met after 10 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of the women involved and painted their letters onto The Rock with light from cell phones and small flashlights. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

Students say ‘no’ to hazing

Students say ‘no’ to hazing
Will Ortiz paints his hand red, white and blue, preparing to leave his mark on The Rock in honor of Sigma Kappa’s Anti-Hazing campaign, a national event this week. The sorority has a zero tolerance policy on hazing, an act designed to degrade potential pledges. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I actually liked the article “Give diversity groups a chance” (March 11). To me, the article spoke truth. It pointed out to me that there were events held for Black History Month and I had no idea because I saw much more advertisement for Greek life. Some of the Greeks are a bit forward with their campaigning which was why, once again, I decided not to go through the process... 

Give diversity groups a chance

Give diversity groups a chance
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez When applying to La Verne, students read and hear about how diverse the University of La Verne is. With eight established cultural groups on campus, and still more being suggested and created, you would think it would be easy to live up to this claim. However, the focus once you attend La Verne seems to shift in an odd way. Instead of the integral involvement of... 

Fraternities begin to recruit new brothers

Branden del Rio News Editor Recruitment for the Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternities began this week. The process, which is open to all men with 12 units and a 2.0 GPA, kicked off at 10 p.m. on Monday in La Fetra. Approximately 20 men showed up to the informational meeting given by members of each fraternity, the Interfraternity Council and Director of Student Life Barbara Mulligan. Potential... 

Phi Delta Theta raises awareness with pink laces

Carly Hill Arts Editor University of La Verne fraternity Phi Delta Theta is doing its part to spread the word about breast cancer around campus this week. More than 30 brothers are wearing pink shoelaces around campus to voice their concern for the cause during the first week of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “The stereotype of fraternity members is that they are drunk and disrespectful,”... 

First Person Experience: Memory Walk brings needed research funds

First Person Experience: Memory Walk brings needed research funds
Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the 17th annual Los Angeles Memory Walk was held in Downtown Los Angeles on Grand Avenue just outside of the Water Court Plaza on Sunday to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Participants in the Memory Walk support the families who are affected by this disease. According to the Memory Walk Foundation, the event raised $539,423. / photo by Cindy Harder Xenia Martinez Staff Writer As... 
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