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Social media shifts the ‘revolution’

Lauren Creiman Special to the Times An artfully crafted video portrays a 5-year-old boy learning of cruelty in another corner of the Earth for the first time. The boy’s name is Gavin Russell, and his doe eyes widen with sadness and confusion as he is told of the Lord’s Resistance Army in an interview-like conversation with his father. He cannot comprehend that such evil can exist, and that a man... 

Class explores activism and social media

Class explores activism and social media
John Bartlet, professor of technology, discusses students’ plans for the future. He and Matthew Witt, associate professor of public administration, teach “This Space Taken: Political Activism and New Media in the 21st Century,” an Honors course helping students serve their passions to make a difference using technology. Bartlett has been teaching at the University for more than 10 years and is... 

Commentary: Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre

<i>Commentary</i>: Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief I turn into a giddy child whenever I get the chance to visit downtown Los Angeles. Even being sick as a dog I was buzzing with excitement, but my last visit was a completely different experience. On Nov. 23 I ventured into the city with a few friends. As I walked down Spring Street we noticed the now infamous Occupy L.A. camp on the south side of City Hall and decided... 

On the Calendar

Occupy Movement Occupy La Verne will be holding a rally from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. Bon Appetit will be catering an outdoor lunch during the demonstration at Sneaky Park. Following the rally, a teach-in will be held in the President’s Dining Room to educate about the reasons behind the Occupy movement. Spotted Pig Round-up Students who bring their spotted pig banks filled with change from... 

Protests escalate to a breaking point

Protests escalate to a breaking point
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Scott Olsen, 24, is a United States veteran who served and survived two tours of Iraq. Olsen had his skull fractured after he was hit at pointblank range in the head by a tear gas canister fired by a police officer, an act which police policy expressly forbids, during an Occupy Oakland protest. Following his Oct. 26 injury, Olsen was rushed from the scene by his... 

The spirit of protest reaches La Verne

The spirit of protest reaches La Verne
Lawyer Albert R. Killacky and supporters Doris Beery and Dawn Thilo demonstrated at noon on Wednesday on the corner of Third and D Streets at Mainiero Square. The event was organized by Beery in support of the “Support Jobs Not Cuts” Week of Action. Killacy, Beery and Thilo are members of, an online political organization./ photo by Candice Salazar  Read More →

Hearing from the other 99

The leaderless protest group “Occupy Wall Street” has entered its third week of demonstrations. The protests, which began on Sept. 17, have for the most part been peaceful, drawing in crowds of thousands to New York City’s Zuccotti Park. The group assembled to protest the injustices the top one percent had made against the “other 99 percent.” According to the group’s website their demands... 
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