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Leopards are ready to get their feet wet with start of swimming and diving season

Alex Forbess Editorial Director After a season of rebuilding, head swimming and diving coach Pat Skehan and the Leopards are ready to make a splash in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The swimming and diving team is entering the 2012-2013 season with a roster full of youth and talent. Skehan, entering her second season as head coach for the Leopards, spoke with every student-athlete... 

Restaurant Review: Nikuni grill serves up healthy choices

Alex Forbess Editorial Director Despite being surrounded mainstream franchises at its location on Foothill Boulevard in La Verne, Steve Kim manages to not only have his independent restaurant survive but also fulfill its purpose: make sure customers remain healthy. Kim opened Nikuni Japanese Grill in 2008. After being an employee at the franchised San Sai Japanese Grill for six years, Kim decided to... 

Commentary: Shame on our candidates

<i>Commentary</i>: Shame on our candidates
Illustration by Jacob Bogdanoff Alex Forbess, Editorial Director I was selfish; forgive me for being so blind last week. Sometimes politics puts me in a bad mood. Last week’s column was used as a way to vent about the endless, repetitive acts I have seen from President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Even though it still irritates that it is sometimes difficult to pay attention to... 

ULV salts Banana Slugs in 3 sets

ULV salts Banana Slugs in 3 sets
Freshman outside hitter Brittany Yaxley spikes the ball toward UC Santa Cruz earning the Leopards a point in their first match Friday night. The Leopards squished the Banana Slugs, 3-0. / photo by Kalley Maggiulli Alex Forbess Editorial Director Seeing them exhausted and unable to stand, senior middle blocker Kayla Cribbs ended UC Santa Cruz’s suffering with one final strike, bringing a 3-0 victory... 

Commentary: Debate proves to be a school yard brawl

<i>Commentary</i>: Debate proves to be a school yard brawl
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director So here is the storyline of the presidential debates the United States have seen so far. First, it was anarchy with Republican nominee Mitt Romney throwing more misinterpreted facts, yet President Barack Obama was too zoned out to counter-attack, which led some political junkies to his work. Then there was the Vice-Presidential Debate on Oct. 11, where it was a “release... 

Bonita band fundraises and feeds with Food Truck Mania

Bonita band fundraises and feeds with Food Truck Mania
Sophomore biology major Amelia Parra is handed a bottle of Coca-Cola from the Rounds Premium Burgers truck at Bonita High School’s Food Truck Mania fundraiser on Saturday. The event was meant to raise money for the Bonita High School marching band. Guests paid $5 for a wrist band which let them get anything from the food trucks for the entirity of the event. / photo by Ryan Gann Alex Forbess Editorial... 

Professor travels west to educate

Professor travels west to educate
Brian Clocksin is in his first year at the University of La Verne as chairman of the department of movement and sports science and associate professor of movement and sports science. Clocksin previously taught at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. / photo by Hunter Cole Alex Forbess Editorial Director Brian Clocksin had to make a tough decision. With his children – Lilka, 5, and Michael, 7 –... 

Commentary: Democracy in the 21st century: What a joke

<i>Commentary</i>: Democracy in the 21st century: What a joke
Alex Forbess, Editorial Director It was chaos; disgusting glorious chaos. That is pretty much what I can say about Wednesday’s general debate. Overall, I fooled myself. Despite all the negative, sometimes irrelevant, garbage that both parties have been throwing at each other, I believed that President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would take those 90 minutes to present... 

Former ambassador joins faculty

Former ambassador joins faculty
Juli Minoves Triquell, the new assistant professor of political science, earned his doctorate from Yale University and his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Fribourgin Switzerland. Minoves Triquell is originally from the small European country of Andorra, wedged between Spain and France. He is fluent in English, Spanish and French. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Alex Forbess Editorial... 

Building upward has high price tag

Building upward has high price tag
This fall the University of La Verne received 650 freshmen and 200 transfer students, creating the largest student body in the school’s 121-year history. To accommodate the new students the campus has undergone significant development. Vista La Verne, the new residence hall seen second from the right, houses 373 students. Davenport Dining Hall, Ortmayer Stadium and parking lots have also undergone... 
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