The Pledge of Allegiance in an outdated tradition that instills racism into children, infringes on the First Amendment rights of everyone who does not believe in a Christian God and falsely advertises a liberty and justice for all.
Writers Archives: Christian Shepherd
More than 200 members of the surrounding Claremont and La Verne communities gathered to protest a picket by the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization known for protesting public events, even funerals, with inflammatory anti-LGBT signs and rhetoric.
University of La Verne Faculty called on one another to take action to address the discrimination minority students endure after hearing a group of more than 20 students share stories of microaggressions they have experienced on campus.
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.
A mural painted by the Gay-Straight Alliance club at Bonita High School was vandalized last week with discriminatory tagging.
On Thursday more than 20 students with blue tape covering their mouths gathered outside of President Devorah Lieberman’s office in Founders Hall, demanding a list of changes to address the University’s treatment of minority groups on campus.
In a crowd of around 50 and a panel of at least a dozen administrators, 20 or more University of La Verne students raised their hands when asked if they had experienced microaggressions on campus.
Over the next 10 years, 50 students who have been homeless or have gone through the foster care system will receive scholarships to attend the University of La Verne.
David Finkel spent several months in Baghdad covering the Iraq War, and even longer following some of the soldiers as they returned home and struggled with re-entry into civilian life after the trauma they experienced in combat.
The La Verne Firefighters Association, the local chapter of the International Association of Firefighters union, is suing the city of La Verne, La Verne Fire Chief Peter Jankowski and Battalion Chief Michael Thompson.