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Commentary: Philanthropy goes beyond sororities

<i>Commentary</i>: Philanthropy goes beyond sororities
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief I have never been a fan of Greek life. I went into college not wanting to rush or pledge for any sort of sorority. I wanted to make my own way on campus and make my own friends. I understand that you do not get friends but rather brothers and sisters that you get to hang out with during college and afterward. But I have a sister and I do not need any more. Girls can... 

ULV students prepare for next week’s finals

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Finals week can be a stressful time. The exam is often the culmination of everything students have learned in a class. For many students who maintain average grades, a final exam may make or break their overall grade for a class and affect their GPA. “I dread the week before finals because my social life disappears and the stress really builds,” Lawrence Hodges, sophomore... 

Heritage Park offers winter cheer

Heritage Park offers winter cheer
Mark Molina prepares a noble fir Christmas tree at Heritage Park in La Verne on Saturday. His family sets up and sells the trees during the weeks leading up to Christmas. The park is also host to other activities such as concerts, tractor rides and tours of the citrus farm and historical buildings. This year the Assist Volleyball Club will donate four to five Christmas trees to families in need. /... 

Fire alarm set off in Oaks

Branden del Rio News Editor At roughly 1 p.m., Thursday, a fire alarm went off in the F middle building of the Oaks residence hall. Kevin Greene, junior theater arts major and resident assistant for the F top building, said that he grabbed the health backpack and evacuated his residents in accordance to procedure. “I saw a lot of smoke coming from the F middle dorm so I exited my residence and now... 

Media should slow down

Since the invention of the Internet, the rate at which the media churns out news has been increasing at an extremely rapid pace. In the early years people could get news briefs on their home page when they logged into their AOL or Yahoo! account. That pace increased exponentially when Twitter made its way into our lives in 2006. Media outlets ranging from the highly respected CNN and Fox News to celebrity... 

Leopards hope for a winning spring

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the new semester around the corner, students are curious to see what is in store for the 2011 spring sports season. Seven of ULV’s athletic programs will begin regular season play – meaning a fresh opportunity for success in each respective program. All sports ranging from softball, baseball and golf – to women’s tennis, water polo and track and field will... 

Commentary: Smokers have rights too

<i>Commentary</i>: Smokers have rights too
Branden del Rio, News Editor Not too long ago the University of La Verne adopted a policy which would further restrict where smokers could smoke. The policy, which will be enforced on Jan. 1, will restrict smokers to lighting up in parking lots. As long as smokers are acting within the law they should not face poor treatment. Under California Law AB 846 smoking is prohibited 20 feet away from the entrance... 

Dance recital packs house

Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer Spectators were awed as students of the Claremont Colleges performed an all student choreographed fall dance recital titled “In The Works; a Concert of Student Dance Works” on Saturday in the Pendleton Dance Center at Pomona College. The turnout was great, as the Pendleton Dance Center was filled with approximately 120 people, leaving only standing room for... 

Sleight ends four-year Leopard career

Sleight ends four-year Leopard career
Senior libero Chelsea Sleight finished a successful four-year volleyball career at La Verne with 1,975 digs. Her best season came in 2009 when she led the team with 862 digs. In 2008 Sleight helped lead the Leopards to a National Championship win against Emory. She will graduate in the spring with a degree in speech communication. After graduation Sleight plans to attend nursing school or pursue a... 

Chorale to host show

Carly Hill Arts Editor The University of La Verne Chorale and Chamber singers will host a holiday concert, “A Musical Gift: A Christmas Collage,” for the community at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Choir director James Calhoun, assistant professor of music, will lead the groups in holiday songs and carols for the season. The concert will feature Adjunct Instructor of Music... 
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