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Non-profits pocket donations

After any natural disaster Americans look to do their part in donating to relief funds. It is amazing how much money can and does get donated to the various relief funds and organizations. But how much of our money donated goes directly to relief? A sad fact is that research is needed before donating. The massive typhoon that hit the Philippines has now accounted for more than 4,000 deaths and has... 

Alumna devotes her time to disaster relief

Alumna devotes her time to disaster relief
La Verne alumna Charlene Marie King founded the Not Forgotten Project in 2008. She has traveled to stressed and destroyed communities in Missouri, Colorado, Mississippi, Louisiana and more to help rebuild homes after hurricanes and tornadoes. Next she will be leading a venture to Moore, Okla., during the spring. / photo by Uyen Bui Liz Ortiz Staff Writer In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, La Verne... 

Lau finds unique way to give back

Lau finds unique way to give back
Information Systems Specialist Melissa Lau spends her weekdays working in the financial aid office, but on the weekends she is either running a race or training for one. Her first goal, to run in 31 races before she turned 31, was accomplished when she finished the Los Angeles Marathon on March 17. She is currently looking to her next goal, which includes a race in October in which she will run for... 

Community joins to help the needy

Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer The Interfaith Student Council held a day of service event with the Grow Better Together campaign on Saturday. It was a volunteer day dedicated to planting and cleaning community gardens. There was also a canned food and toy drive. The Sowing Seeds For Life event, also known as the 5th Annual Christmas in the Park, was a holiday celebration that doubled as a canned food... 

Gift bags for the elderly

Gift bags for the elderly
Brianne Ray and Janet Romero, members of Psi Chi, met their fellow members Tuesday to put together Halloween goodie bags as part of their philanthropy event for the month of October. The goodie bags were filled with sugar free candy, crossword puzzles, and toys to be delivered to a retirement home in Pomona. / photo by Pablo Cabrera  Read More →

Research before you donate

Research before you donate
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Every year, countless walks, raffles and events collect money for causes people are passionate about. Millions of dollars are poured into these causes, with donors hoping that the collected money will find a cure or end a war. However, after the “donate” button is clicked or the check is sent off a majority of people don’t bother to check to see where their money... 

Phi Sigma Sigma kicks for a cause

Phi Sigma Sigma kicks for a cause
Freshman Boye Christiansen tries to steal the ball from senior Wesley Lucas in the final game at Phi Sigma Sigma’s Kicks for Kidneys event Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court. The event was sponsored by the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, to benefit the National Kidney Foundation. / photo by Cassandra Egan Valerie Dominguez Staff Writer Frantz Athletic Court was roaring with music and students Tuesday... 

Massage with a message

Massage with a message
Junior Jessica Gerard stops by to get a massage from Ariel Guldstrand, a junior athletic training major, outside the Athletic Pavilion on Tuesday. The Athletic Training Student Club hosted a fundraiser in the Johnson Family Plaza for the Brain Injury Association of California to help raise awareness, educate about injuries and advocate for those affected by brain injuries. Massages were priced at a... 

ULV students unite to raise money to aid Japan

Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer The Campus Activities Board and International Student Organization held a Japan relief event Tuesday in Sneaky Park to raise money for those in need. The event, which included food and music, drew a crowd of about 80. “I wanted to come out to not only help show support for the people suffering in Japan, but also to show the unity that the school has with the many... 

Bill Gates stresses giving in Claremont talk

Bill Gates stresses giving in Claremont talk
A large crowd arrives for “A Conversation With Bill Gates” on March 10 at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. Gates spoke about agriculture, defense spending, health care and more. / photo by Candice Salazar Branden del Rio News Editor Bill Gates led a question-and-answer session on March 10 in Bridges Auditorium in Claremont in front of students from Pomona College and Harvey Mudd College. Gates... 
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