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University decides not to arm campus safety officers

Des Delgadillo News Editor Celene Vargas Arts Editor University of La Verne officials decided against campus safety officers being equipped with pepper spray or batons, after members of the community expressed concerns about the policy. Under the direction of Vice President of Facilities and Technology Clive Houston-Brown, administration decided on a policy to equip officers with defensive tools in... 

Panelists discuss immigration issues at forum

Autumn Simon Staff Writer A panel of guest speakers discussed its perspectives on immigration reform, immigration effects throughout history, common misconceptions about immigrants and the media’s negative portrayal of immigrants at “The Win-Win Situation: An Immigration Discussion Forum” Dec. 1 in the Campus Center Ballroom A. The forum was organized by a group of senior Honors Program students... 

Sukkah built for Sukkot celebration

Karla Rendon News Editor The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Hillel hosted an all-day celebration for Sukkot, which included Israeli food, a movie and the building and blessing of a sukkah in Sneaky Park on Wednesday. University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner organized the event to help make the celebration possible. Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the Israelites’ walking through... 

Spiritual journey explores absolute enlightenment

Spiritual journey explores absolute enlightenment
Seniors creative writing major Jenny Quach and psychology major Marisa Stevens listen to temple volunteer Eugene Liu as he describes one of the two protectors of evil, Wei Tuo, Saturday at the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights. Wei Tuo is a guardian who protects against evil beings and negativity. Liu said Buddhists pray to this protector to find their true mind and any lost connections with... 

La Verne remembers 9/11 victims

La Verne remembers 9/11 victims
Jose Perez-Gonzalez, professor of modern languages, and Gloria Montebruno Saller, professor of modern languages, make a silent prayer as they light a white candle in honor of the victims of 9/11 at the remembrance event Sept. 11 at the rock. Those who attended were given the option to light a second candle for any personal reasons. After the first candle, Saller lit another, which she said made her... 

Student gives back to community

Student gives back to community
Junior criminology major Abril Camarena received the Newman Civic Fellow Award at the annual Spirit of La Verne Awards April 28. She is involved in several organizations, including the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She also organized a rally in December to raise awareness for the 43 missing students in Mexico. / photo by Bailey Maguire Jennifer Jackson Assistant Editor Junior criminology major Abril Camarena... 

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity
Professor of Management Issam Ghazzawi entertains a full house for his lecture “The Coin Has Two Faces: Differences That Matter” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He talked about a case study that covers issues that arose because of the religious differences among the immigrant employees at JBS S.A., an international meat packing company. / photo by Jerri White Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer Professor... 

Activist shares transgender journey

Activist shares transgender journey
Aiden Aizumi and his mother Marsha Aizumi presented “One Family’s Journey: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance” April 30 in the Abraham Campus Center. Aiden, a liberal studies major who was born a woman, co-authored “Two Spirits, One Heart” with his mother, which reflects on Aiden’s transgender experience. Aiden and Marsha discussed Aiden’s transition... 

Fair offers transgender resources

Fair offers transgender resources
At the Transgender Resource Fair, during transgender awareness day, Sophomores Audie Munoz and Jessie Bias participate in #PaintYourNailsForBruce. The campaign is trending in support of Bruce Jenner identifying as a woman. Thursday’s fair consisted of informational speeches by faculty members. Tri-City’s booth in Sneaky Park gave out pamphlets about “Room 4 Everyone,” a mental wellness campaign.... 

Students take part in a soul journey

Students take part in a soul journey
University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner leads the campus interfaith organization Common Ground on a Souljourn trip to the Jain Center of Southern California in Buena Park Sunday. A wooden temple sits in the middle of the main entrance. The guide leading the group explained the structure is a replica of the Jain Temple of Palitana Mountain in Gujarat, India. It was displayed in the former Castaways Casino... 
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