Contagious messages of love and positivity spread across Sneaky Park in the form of colorful signs and uplifting music, as honors students held “Dissipate the Hate,” a senior project event 11 a.m. Monday to educate the University community about hate speech.
Before being forced back to what had become foreign land, Jacob, who asked that his real name be withheld because of his precarious immigration status, had only vague memories of his life in Mexico. The native of Los Mochis, in the northern coast of the state of Sinaloa, found himself hopeless in a city whose future was hijacked by the effects of drug trafficking and lack of opportunities.
Junior kinesiology major Josh Ramirez tried it all growing up: baseball, football, basketball. He even wished he had ventured into hockey and lacrosse. But Ramirez only truly found his element among the rectangular lines of a soccer field and early father-son memories of the ‘beautiful game.’
The University of La Verne hosted its annual Kristallnacht Remembrance Lecture featuring author Steven Wasserman speaking about his book, “Grasping at Straws: Letters from the Holocaust,” Sunday in the Campus Center Ballroom.
Empowerment comedian Ernesto Gritzewsky, known as Ernie G, sat amid his audience of roughly 70 before his performance – to have intimate conversations and get to know them – Tuesday in Sara and Michael Abraham Campus Center with at least 70 attendees.