So many things to do, to see, to try, but so little time. Students are probably wondering what is there to do, at such a small school and community. Although the University of La Verne is not surrounded by franchises, it is fortunate to have small, Mom and Pop businesses and restaurants that have a sociable ambiance.
Blame the lack of training in diversity issues. Blame the ignorance. Whatever you choose to fault for the recent anti-homosexual attitudes on campus, there is one source of blame that has gone unrecognized—the University of La Verne administration.
Regardless of whether freshmen Eric Britton and David Riffle are guilty of gay bashing following an altercation with junior Jamie Bigornia on March 29, the anonymous fliers distributed to student mailboxes last Thursday were not only uncalled for, but an action that has converted this incident from a possible learning experience to an occurrence that has caused many to choose a side.
More than 1,000 pieces of United States mail defaming two University of La Verne students were distributed to student mail boxes yesterday. The sealed envelopes were addressed University students via box number and carried anonymous fliers displaying the pictures of two freshmen.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
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.