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Meditation relieves student stress

Sierra Dasher Staff Writer While trying to balance school and extracurricular activities, 80 percent of college students find themselves in stressful situations, according to a recent study by the Associated Press. There are a few techniques that can help students focus and succeed in the present moment. “We often have random thoughts constantly going through our mind everyday, and our thoughts... 

La Verne mourns loss of Dr. Dorena Wright

La Verne mourns loss of Dr. Dorena Wright
Professor of English Dorena Wright gives a 2009 speech at a dinner for the Peace with Justice Center of Pomona Valley, for which she served on the board. Wright taught at the University of La Verne beginning in 1989. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Des Delgadillo Podcast Producer Folk music, poetry and a traditional ringing of bells filled Morgan Auditorium Jan. 31, during the memorial service for... 

On the Calendar

Campus Closed Campus is closed on Monday in observance of President’s Day. Chinese New Year Event CAB is hosting an event to celebrate Chinese New Year from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the South Quad. There will be free food, crafts and entertainment. Library Workshops The Wilson Library is offering free research and academic technology workshops to students, staff and faculty members from Feb.... 

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,... 

Vigil celebrates LGBT community

Vigil celebrates LGBT community
Professor of Humanities Al Clark speaks about his experience as a straight ally during the Coming Out Vigil in the Chapel. The LGBT community came together Oct. 9 to celebrate and share their experiences with both prejudice and acceptance for the national observance. / photo by Megan Peralez Annabel Secaida Staff Writer In honor of LGBT History Month, the University of La Verne held its first Coming... 

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... 

Stress solution offered

Stressed out students and staff may have a meditative remedy: “The Quiet Spot.” The twice-weekly mediations will take place from 12:05 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and from 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. Thursdays in the Interfaith Chapel. Zandra Wagoner, university chaplain and assistant professor of philosophy and religion, is coordinator of the weekly meditations, new this academic year. “All... 

The Courage to Heal: Life after sexual assault

<i>The Courage to Heal</i>: Life after sexual assault
Clara Serrano, a junior business administration major, Alma Ayala, a sophomore business administration major and Kim Navarro, a junior business administration major discuss the product, Unplugged Budz at Take Back the Night last Friday. The proceeds from the sales will go directly to House of Ruth, a local organization that helps women and children affected by domestic violence. / photo by Katie Madden Katie... 

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... 

Conference SPARKs women’s empowerment

Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer Reinforcing the concept of women in leadership positions, developing communication skills, and shaping women into pro-active thinkers are just some of the goals the SPARK Women’s Leadership conference wants to achieve on campus this semester. Students Mary Anne Mendoza, Noelle Cozbar and Yasmine Andrawis are planning and directing the conference that hopes to create... 
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