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Commentary: Nicki Minaj saves hip-hop with ‘Pink Friday’ album

<i>Commentary</i>: Nicki Minaj saves hip-hop with ‘Pink Friday’ album
Michael Phillips, LV Life Editor In the last few months it has been hard to not hear Nicki Minaj on the radio, whether it was on singer Trey Songz’ “Bottoms Up,” Sean Kingston’s “Dutty Love” or her own song “Your Love.” To many, the Lil Wayne protégé has magically appeared on the music scene, but she has actually been making music since 2007. The female rapper has done what few other... 

ULV athletes take rituals seriously

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor He does not eat the day of a race, but the day before he has to eat pizza, he only wears a certain pair of shoes and he has to wear rubber wristbands while he runs. This is sophomore Matthew Sustayta’s routine that he follows every time he is going to compete in a cross-country race or in a track meet. Sustayta is not the only athlete at the University of La Verne who takes... 

Italian music captivates audience in lecture

Branden del Rio News Editor The music of Andrea Bocelli, Ennio Morricone and Michael Giacchino poured out of the speakers in the President’s Dining Room on Nov 28. The Hot Spots series continued with Roberto Andreoni, Fulbright Scholar in Residence for Music and Italian Studies at Scripps College who presented his lecture “Italy: Modern Art-Music in Global Context.” Andreoni has also worked at... 

ULV places high at RA conference

Carly Hill Arts Editor La Verne’s Resident Assistants attended the Southern Resi­dential Activities Programming Conference last month at UC Riverside. At the conference the students presented philanthropy projects that they have been working on since the start of the school year. ULV’s RA’s donated goods to Operation Safe House, a home that houses teenagers and young children, ages 12 to 17,... 

New women’s basketball coach Matt Rogers looks to deliver

New women’s basketball coach Matt Rogers looks to deliver
Matthew Rogers, St. Louis Intercol­legiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for 2003-04, is the new head coach of the women’s basketball team at La Verne. He was formerly the men’s basketball coach at Maryville University in St. Louis, where he captured two conference titles and two NCAA postseason berths. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer As the 2010-2011 regular... 

Short holiday break keeps La Verne students local

Tennille Wright Staff Writer The campus was quiet with many students gone for the short Thanksgiving break. Because the vacation amounted to only two days off this year, however, many kept their plans local. “I would actually spend a lot more time with my family but we only have a short break,” Matthew Johnson, sophomore biology major, said. Students who live out of state, echoed this sentiment. “If... 

Facing, fighting the freshman 15

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer With late-night study sessions, busy schedules and the new-found freedom to eat and drink what you want, it becomes easy to gain weight. The freshman 15 is something that a lot of students are aware of but do nothing about. “With all these things changing, students don’t know how to handle the stress,” Matt Durant, director of strength and conditioning, said. “Our... 

Watch for signs of relationship abuse

Domestic violence is an ever-growing problem in intimate relationships. Almost daily, the news reports a man abusing then murdering his wife or a woman killing her husband and trying to make it look like an accident. Whether it is a married couple or a newly dating couple, knowing the signs for future violence is necessary for the protection of either person. Although domestic abuse happens more often... 

Cross country finishes 7th in West Regionals

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Finishing strong was exactly what the men’s cross country team did a few weeks ago as they were able to finish in seventh place at the NCAA Division III West Regional Championship held at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, Ore. The squad finished with a total of 202 with a team total of 2:15:12.86, and an average of 27:02.58. Williamette (63) was able to come ahead of... 

Musical ‘The Last Five Years’ explores relationship

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Handling a break-up can be a delicate process whether one is dating or in a serious relationship. In the play “The Last Five Years,” audiences will be treated to the private relationship between two people. The two characters come into their relationship innocently and face the hardships that any normal couple would face. As we follow a man’s excitement over... 
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