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Remembering hate crime victims

Emily Lau Staff Writer Students and faculty members gathered at a free screening of “Waking in Oak Creek” to encourage community building and remember those who were victims of hate crimes Nov. 20 in Morgan Auditorium. “Waking in Oak Creek” is a 35-minute documentary presented by Not In Our Town, a project that strives to end hate and bullying while building safe communities. The documentary... 

Soul journey takes students to Islamic Center

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer Students, along with the University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner, took part in a field trip Sunday to the Islamic Center of Inland Empire in Rancho Cucamonga to learn about the Muslim community. The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Common Ground sponsor monthly excursions, also known as Souljourns or soul journeys. Each semester students visit different temples, churches,... 

University earns award for interfaith service

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The White House recognized University of La Verne with the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award for their exemplary interfaith and community service contributions. Each year the President of the United States recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of honorable community service and achieve meaningful, measurable... 

Mandala symbolizes world peace

Mandala symbolizes world peace
Sophomore political science major Mariela Martinez and Professor of Humanities Al Clark help create a mandala Friday at the International Day of Peace ceremony in the Campus Center Ballroom. The mandala was created with different types of beans, lentils and dried rice. Traditionally the mandala is created with colorful sand, to be later broken up by Tibetan Buddhist monks. Zandra Wagoner, the university... 

Interfaith walk demonstrates unity

Interfaith walk demonstrates unity
Anthony Reyes, senior political science major, exchanges beads with 7-year-old Dunya Hakkak and her mother, Layla Naji, a University of La Verne alumna, during Sunday’s Interfaith Peace Walk. The beads came in various colors with each color representing a religious tradition. Participants exchanged beads and made colorful bracelets. The walk started at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, reached City of... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Recent months of conflicts of interest between numerous levels of representation at this University have created chaos, confusion and mistrust at La Verne. This has been evident through the strife of possible unionization, the legitimacy of the elected associated student body and the outcry of increased tuition that was made to be ‘transparent and clear.’ This is not the mistake of... 

Spirit of La Verne honored

Spirit of La Verne honored
Peggy Redman, professor of education and director of teacher education, received the first ever Spirit of La Verne Award for her dedication and service to the University of La Verne Tuesday at the Church of the Brethren. Redman, a 1960 graduate of La Verne College, was also recently the first director of the La Verne Experience. / photo by Daniel Hargis Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer Professor of... 

Sharma brings Indian spice to ISO cultural presentation

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer The International Students Organization featured co-president Tahil Sharma’s presentation on India for its last meeting of the semester, May 9, in the Campus Center Ballroom. Sharma’s slide show was full of knowledge, but the samosas he and his mother made for the occasion were the highlight of the event. “I like being a part of the ISO because I’m learning formally... 

Sharma’s dream built on language

Sharma’s dream built on language
Tahil Sharma, junior foreign languages major specializing in Spanish and Japanese, is involved with many different activities on campus including the Interfaith Student Council, International Student Organization and the Model United Nations. After graduation Sharma says he wants to go into a profession that involves translation and interpretation. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Monique Parra Staff Writer When... 

Students raise awareness of racism with ‘Hoodies and Hijabs’

Students raise awareness of racism with 'Hoodies and Hijabs'
Christopher Osuala, a Cal Poly Pomona senior electrical engineering major, recites his original poem, “The Unbroken Cycle,” about racism against African Americans at the “Hoodies and Hijabs” demonstration Wednesday outside Founders Hall. eveny highlighted the concern of students and faculty after the deaths of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida and Shaima Alawadi in San Diego. Leticia Arellano-Morales... 
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