Despite Disney’s apparent support for the LGBTQ community with Pride merch sold at their parks, Disney CEO Bob Chapek was found to be donating to the supporters of Florida’s anti-gay House Bill 1557, known as the “Parental Rights in Education.”
President Joe Biden has nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court to replace the retiring Stephen Breyer. If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to sit upon the Supreme Court. This makes a mark on history and provides much-needed diversity in the highest court.
After a two-year hiatus, Coachella – one of the most popular arts and music festivals in the United States – will return this April and be held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, with a catch. There will be no COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the quality of education has declined with a majority of K-12 schools and universities being forced online, many for more than a year – including the University of La Verne, which had to go back online briefly at the beginning of this year.
Colombia’s Constitutional Court has recently made the decision to allow women to have abortions up to 24 weeks into pregnancy without justification, adding to the growing list of Latin American countries that have decriminalized abortion.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.
Aiden Aizumi, a transgender activist and University of La Verne alumnus, shared his experience in honor of Transgender Rememberance Day on Nov. 20 via Zoom. This event also centered around remembering those in the transgender community who have died this past year due to violence.