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Students learn to pinch pennies

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer With tuition, rent, gas prices and textbook prices at an all-time high, saving money can be very helpful for a college student. Recent surveys conducted by OnCampus Research have found ways to save money by paying attention to where and how money is spent. With the economy being in poor condition, college students are being conscientious with their spending. In an unscientific... 

Job market is tight

Jesse Evans Jennahway Huerta Staff Writers As the year comes to a close many students are looking for a job to either start their post college career or to earn an income during the summer, but the current market is proving to be a battle. According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers, employers report a double-digit increase in their hiring projections. They indicate their plan... 

LV students feel the strain of unemployment

Carly Hill Arts Editor Students at the University of La Verne often choose to jump start their working careers early by picking up a part-time job during school in order to pay bills or for some extra cash. “It’s good to have money to spend to buy what I want,” Christian Leon, junior chemistry major, said. Leon has been working at a grocery store for four years. He was hired on in the holiday... 

Alumni are successful despite recession

Megan Sebestyen Staff Writer With graduation just months away, many University of La Verne students will be entering the tight job market of this state’s tough economy – where the unemployment rate is 12.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report released last month. An informal survey of La Verne graduates shows that many have found success in their chosen careers,... 

A wish list for our new governor

The governor’s race is finally over and Jerry Brown is now our governor elect. But as the dust settles, the truth of the state of California remains.We are in a deep recession, with more than 12 percent unemployment and serious state budget deficits that have caused cuts in just about every social service. Which is why we are offering Brown our short wish-list to help him order his priorities: First,... 

Recession is the main topic for a senior project

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer A group of graduating journalism students decided to create a website that is based on research and experiences on the complex issues of the current recession and its local effects. All students graduating from the University of La Verne are required to do a senior project in their major based on what they have learned throughout your college career. “Recession Realities:... 

Steer clear of another recession

After thwarting the chance to allow financial reform debate to hit the floor of the Congress, the Republican Party finally obliged to begin talks on how to better prepare the U.S. economy for another collapse like the one in 2008. Although a bipartisan effort by both Democrat Christopher Dodd and Republican Richard Shelby has been going on for months now, it still seems there is disconnect between... 
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