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Commentary: A misunderstood obsession

<i>Commentary</i>: A misunderstood obsession
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor I have an obsession. And that obsession is sports. It began I was little and my dad signed me up for soccer. Every time there was a family event, we would build a makeshift goal and play a game of five on five. We would worship the soccer players on television; my idol was Mia Hamm. She was everything I wanted to be: fast, graceful and had excellent footwork. I remember asking... 

Movie Review: Disney let’s its hair down with ‘Tangled’

Carly Hill Arts Editor When I became a teenager, I took my mind off of princess movies. Once I could finally see PG-13 movies, Cinderella and Snow White were child’s play for me, and when I could see R-rated movies, it was all downhill from there. But there is one movie that can make teenagers rush to the movies quicker than a brand new Harry Potter picture: “Tangled.” The new film from the Disney... 

LV students feel the strain of unemployment

Carly Hill Arts Editor Students at the University of La Verne often choose to jump start their working careers early by picking up a part-time job during school in order to pay bills or for some extra cash. “It’s good to have money to spend to buy what I want,” Christian Leon, junior chemistry major, said. Leon has been working at a grocery store for four years. He was hired on in the holiday... 

Spirit Squad gets set to soar again

Spirit Squad gets set to soar again
Group adds five new members In preparation for Spirit Squad tryouts, Ashley Rozatti leads a group of potential members in practice cheers. The tryouts consisted of separate groups of potential members who performed cheers based on various sport situations. For example; the judges asked the potential members to perform a cheer based on a scenario that the football team is on defense and the opposing... 

Sagehens sink ULV in swimming/diving opener

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer The Leopards’ men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams dropped their home opener against the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer on Friday afternoon. The women’s team came short 164-66 at the finish and the men’s team also fell short 154-87 at the end. Jaycee Hallford, Tiffany Martin, Niki Affolter and Brittany Orduno came in third with a time of 2:06.54 in the 200 yard... 

News Briefs

Blood Drive The Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the Campus Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Donors will receive a coupon for a free creation from Cold Stone, two VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory and two Clippers basketball tickets. Appointments can be made by contacting Al Clark at 909-593-3511, ext. 4240 or by visiting redcross.org and entering the sponsor code “ulv.” Those... 

Happenings

Silverlake in Pomona The doors will open at 6 p.m. Friday for the Silverlake in Pomona performance at the Glass House and Aladdin Jr. in downtown Pomona. Featured artists include White Arrows, Super­humanoids, Gliss, Vana­prasta, Hands, Modern Time Machines, Light FM, Stone Darling and Future Ghost. Tickets cost $10 online or $12 at the door. For more information, visit theglasshouse.us. Holiday... 

Sheraton is the site of car thefts

Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer Walking into the parking lot of the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel in Pomona from his room on the third floor, Brett Case, senior English major, searched for his car where he thought he’d parked it. After searching the parking lot, he realized that his car had been stolen. Case was one of 11 victims of auto thefts, burglaries and vandalism that took place on Nov. 23, nine affecting... 

Football coach Ankeny and volleyball coach Sano let go

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Director of Athletics Julie Kline announced on Nov. 24 that head football coach Andy Ankeny and head volleyball coach Marlon Sano had been relieved of their duties. A national search to fill the vacant positions will begin in the coming weeks. Ankeny, who was hired prior to the 2007 season, finished with a 4-32 record during his four year coaching stint with the Leopards. His... 

Alumni are successful despite recession

Megan Sebestyen Staff Writer With graduation just months away, many University of La Verne students will be entering the tight job market of this state’s tough economy – where the unemployment rate is 12.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report released last month. An informal survey of La Verne graduates shows that many have found success in their chosen careers,... 
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