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BSU’s Soul Food Luncheon From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Campus Center Ballroom A, the BSU will host a lunch catered by some of the best soul food restaurants in Los Angeles. The lunch will also have entertainment. For more information email lynesha.williams@laverne.edu. The Food Network From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the La Verne Church of the Brethren will host its monthly free dinner.... 

Student editors set high standards

Student editors set high standards
Jason Cox and Christina Collins Burton will serve as editors for La Verne Magazine and Campus Times in spring 2012. Cox, a senior journalism major, is editor of La Verne Magazine. He is a comic book collector and has more than 1,000 comics. Burton, a junior Journalism major, is editor in chief of the Campus Times and active in the Rainbow Alliance and Alpha Omicron Pi. / photo by Candice Salazar Allison... 

Ives integrates YouTube into math

Ives integrates YouTube into math
Adjunct Professor of Math Frank Ives finishes his tutoring schedule at the Learning Enhancement Center. Ives is recognized for his entertaining teaching style and YouTube math videos. He is currently working on a book titled “Confessions of a Teachaholic,” scheduled for publication later this month. Ives has also taught at Cal Poly Pomona for the last 10 years. / photo by Denisse Leung Allison... 

La Verne gets a business boost

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer In an apparent upturn of the economy, Old Town La Verne is finding its businesses thriving and full of customers. After a period of time where there were several empty stores, the area around the University will be getting more businesses to fill the once vacant spots. According to Eric Scherer, the city of La Verne’s principal planner, there will be two brand new businesses... 

Economy, debt troubles complicate post-grad plans

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer In an ailing economy many college students find themselves trying to fund their education with loans, and when they graduate they end up thousands of dollars in debt with no job offers. According to The Project on Student Debt, an organization that collects debt data and works to make education more affordable, the class of 2010 graduated with an average of $25,250 of debt,... 

First person experience: Imagination rules at Rubel Castle

<i>First person experience</i>: Imagination rules at Rubel Castle
The Glendora Historical Society gives tours of the enormous, multileveled Rubel Castle and provides information about all the interesting and unique artifacts that reside there. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Allison Lavelle Staff Writer Hidden in the foothills of Glendora is a castle that embodies child-like imagination, hard work and the spirit of giving. When I first walked up to the gate of Rubel Castle,... 

Graduation time frames remain small at ULV

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer To the dismay of tuition payers everywhere, the traditional four-year bachelor’s degree is more commonly becoming a five-year degree as students take longer to complete their education. The cause of the extension of time spent in school is a mix of students working while in college, overcrowding at state universities, and the desire to obtain multiple degrees. According... 

Halloween tricks, treats are caught on camera

Halloween tricks, treats are caught on camera
Cousins Parker (Darth Vader) and Will (dressed in a Cars Shirt), were brought to La Verne’s annual Trick or Treat Festival by their grandmother, Sheryl Roy. Roy said they have attended this event for the past four years. Employees in the shops of downtown La Verne hand out candy to children in costume to celebrate the event. / photo by Cameron Barr Allison Lavelle Staff Writer Darth Vader and Boba... 

Dunn challenges accepted weight loss theory

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer It is hard to believe that losing weight could be as simple as a 20 minute exercise regimen three times a week combined with a Mediterranean diet, but Assistant Professor of Move­ment and Sports Science Sarah Dunn has proven the truth of the statement. In her lecture “The Role of Diet and Exercise Within the Growing Obesity Epidemic,” Dunn spoke about her 12-week FEM... 

Norwegian newcomer makes headway

Norwegian newcomer makes headway
A native of Stavanger, Norway, freshman midfielder Boye Christiansen made the decision to attend the University of La Verne because he said he wanted to try something new. Being part of the men’s soccer team has helped him make friends and adjust to his new life in a foreign country, but he said that the style of soccer is different than in Norway. Christiansen scored his first goal of the season... 
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