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Senior project inspires women’s empowerment

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer Breast cancer awareness, women empowerment and slam poetry were mixed into one event as Cendy Linares, senior communications major, teamed up with Shades of Essence for Café Power Night in the Campus Center Ballroom Tuesday. The event started with approximately 10 people there, mingling with vendors, eating and viewing informational pamphlets at the pink tables in... 

Mentors create safe haven for girls in Pomona

Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s Shades of Essence fosters motivation and support for young girls at its Beautiful Butterflies mentoring program every Wednesday at Pomona High School. The club promotes diversity and mentors young girls. Shades of Essence is a multicultural club for empowering women and embracing women’s various cultural backgrounds, said D’nae Lewis,... 

Students express need for equality

Yaya Pineda Staff Writer The Lordsburg Debate Union hosted its first Freedom of Speech Day Wednesday night at the Rock, where students had the opportunity to voice their opinions on any topic of their choice. The event commemorated the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights. “Tonight was about voicing opinions and free speech,” said Colin Fisk, president of the Lordsburg Debate... 

La Verne clubs mentor high school girls

La Verne clubs mentor high school girls
The women of ULV’s Shades of Essence and the Black Student Union clubs come together with the Beautiful Butterfly Network every Wednesday at Pomona High school. The group of high school and college women shares stories, gives advice and help one another. The Butterfly Network was started about a year ago by LaShonne Mitchell (standing), a teacher at Pomona High School, to create a strong sisterhood... 

Students embrace feminism

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor A surge of campus clubs based on the values of feminism are developing on campus, mirroring a national trend. A total of 55 percent of women voters and 30 percent of men voters identified as feminists in a 2012 poll done by Ms. Magazine; and students on campus supporting women’s initiatives through clubs are bringing the trend of feminism to campus. Clubs... 

Club provides support for African American women

Erin Foltz Staff Writer A new club on campus, Shades of Essence, is designed for female African American students at the University of La Verne. Dealing with issues such as color, hair, weight, and general problems facing college students, this weekly gathering provides those who attend with a comfortable, interactive environment to vent about school and other stresses, get feedback for problems, and... 
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