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Leos tear apart Eagles twice in a week

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The Leopards smashed the American Sports University Fighting Eagles Wednesday night with an astonishing finish of 101-67. The team had spent the last six games away from Frantz Athletic Court, and came back with force, giving fans something to talk about. “It feels great to be home with our friends, family, and fans,” head coach Richard Reed said. “It’s nice to get... 

Extra year of experience will help men’s basketball

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The men’s basketball team is preparing for a great 2011-2012 Southern California Intercolle­giate Athletic Conference season. With the return of the teams starting lineup and the new addition of strong fresh talent, the Leopards have high hopes for an outstanding season. “Our first goal is every single day we practice, we want to make sure that we are improving as individuals,”... 

Leopards drop early lead to Afghans

Leopards drop early lead to Afghans
La Verne senior forward Jonathon Bastos narrowly outreaches fellow Leopard guard Jeremy Lay and Afghanistan National Basketball player Mostafa Asefi for the rebound on Saturday in Frantz Athletic Court. The Afghani team narrowly defeated the Leopards 63-61 after trailing in the first half 35-24. The Afghanistan National Team, coached by Mamo Rafiq, is comprised of first generation Americans born to... 

Native American tradition honored

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The Campus Activities Board brought awareness to Native American heritage month with a dream catcher event. The event took place on Monday at Sneaky Park where students stopped by to learn about the history behind dream catchers as well as construct their own. “I thought it was really well thought of, but they didn’t plan it well enough to supply dream catcher materials... 

Leopards swept out of postseason

Leopards swept out of postseason
La Verne junior middle blocker Catie Logan returns the ball after blocking a shot by Whittier setter Alessandra Rios at Frantz Athletic Court on Saturday. The Poets defeated the Leopards 3-0, breaking Whittier’s two game losing streak. It was La Verne’s second loss to the Poets this season, both coming by way of a sweep. The game decided who would go to the SCIAC postseason tournament next week,... 

Alumna celebrates a year of her radio show

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer Gyasmine George, creator and host of the Internet sports radio talk show “Female Field Guide,” celebrated the one-year anniversary of her hit women’s sports radio talk show. Just a year ago George launched the Internet radio show on Blog Talk Radio and has brought in 5,000 listeners since that time. “I know this is my purpose and I’ve never been more comfortable,”... 

Leopards clawed by visiting Tigers

Leopards clawed by visiting Tigers
Freshman setter Krystal Castellanos managed to get the ball over the net in the first set, despite Occidental’s attempts to block it. The Leopards fought hard against Occidental on Tuesday, but in the end were outdone by the Tigers and lost 3–1. / photo by Danielle Navarro Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The Leopards fell short 3-1 in a point-for-point match against the Occidental Tigers Tuesday. The... 

Leopards dominate visiting Beavers in sweep

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The La Verne Leopards crushed the Caltech Beavers Wednesday at Frantz Athletic Court in a quick three-set sweep, 25-4, 25-12 and 25-14. At the start of the match head coach Jenna Panatier switched things up, trying different starters and different rotations. “These kind of games we get to work on fun things,” Panatier said. Junior setter Arlette Scott started the serves... 

Leos sweep Bulldogs off the court

Leos sweep Bulldogs off the court
La Verne junior middle blocker Rachel Bailey and junior middle blocker Kayla Cribbs (No. 4) defend the net against Bulldog sophomore outside hitter Dorothy Catanese (No. 6) in the second game of Saturday night’s match at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards swept Redlands, 25-23, 25-16 and 25-17. The team is currently 10-7 overall and 4-2 in SCIAC play. / photo by Cameron Barr Alyssa Cole Staff Writer As... 

Student juggles school and baking

Student juggles school and baking
ULV student Jennifer Mikolasko, owner of JDM Bakeshop, displays some of her most popular pastries. After becoming a chef in Santa Monica, working for Susie Cakes in Brentwood and helping open a new Susie Cakes in Newport Beach, Mikolasko decided she wanted to work close to home and created JDM Bakeshop. She rents space in an existing bakeshop in Pasadena to fulfill her orders for clients. JDM Bakeshop... 
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