George Floyd died May 25, 2020, at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds. Just one month short of the one-year anniversary of the tragic day, justice was served and Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Growing up, I spent my entire life knowing only one of my grandparents from both sides of my family. My grandmother, Wanda, is the best grandmother I could ever ask for as she has taken care of me like she was my mother. But a part of me always wanted to know more. This year has been full of surprises, and luckily I had the pleasure of meeting my grandfather for the first time ever.
Being an international student and being stuck in a foreign country in the midst of a once-in-a century pandemic was the last thing I had in mind when imagining how my freshman year of college would pan out.
Morgan Sandler, associate professor of digital film and department chair of communications at the University of La Verne, won the Best Cinematography in a Documentary award at the Madrid International Film Festival this summer.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared a water shortage emergency on April 27, and issued a one-day-a-week outdoor watering restriction for parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties, which is home to about 6 million southern Californians effective June 1.