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‘Missing Marissa’

‘Missing Marissa’
The ULV Theater Department released its last set of directing projects last week. Senior theater major Jake Tittl starred in “Missing Marissa” by John Patrick Stanley, which was directed by senior theater major Jordan Randall. The production featured only two characters that were both missing the same elusive woman. / photo by Alison Rodriguez  Read More →

Drought cancels Mt. Baldy ski season

Drought cancels Mt. Baldy ski season
After record-breaking rains in February, Mt. Baldy still has not received enough snow to open for ski season. In prior years, the mountain would have normally received 40 inches of snow by this time. But this year, it has received only a fraction of that amount. Unless the mountain receives substantial late season snow, the ski, snowboard and tubing trails will remain closed. / photo by Alison Rodriguez  Read More →

Powell’s ‘Agony’ unleashed

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Professor of English William Cook’s latest work, “The Agony of Colin Powell,” will premiere in three performances staged at the University of La Verne this weekend. The one-act play presents Colin Powell as a fictional character representing “Everyman” dealing with the conflict between duty and self. Oregon Shakespeare Festival veteran actor Tyrone Wilson brings... 

Debaters defend title at UC Davis

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Motivated by its recent international win in Canada, the debate team continued its successful streak, placing first in the UC Davis tournament this month for the second year in a row. Two teams, consisting of juniors Brittany Boiko and Natalie Holland, as well as sophomore Jonathan Singleton and graduate student Brittany Lokar, made it to the final round. Lokar and Singleton... 

Reel Rock Film Tour rocks climbers’ lifestyle

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Rock Climbing is more than just a recreational activity – it is a highly competitive sport and a lifestyle. On Saturday at Pomona College the Outdoor Education Center hosted the Eighth Annual Reel Rock Film Festival to promote this adventurous activity. Founded in 2006, by filmmakers Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer, the Reel Rock Film Tour brings the best climbing and... 

First person experience: Mayday Parade concert is a night to remember

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer “And I swear that you don’t have to go…” Those words will be forever echoing in my ears after last night – the night I had been waiting over four months for, the night that was filled with bright lights, loud music and screaming fans. The night I saw Mayday Parade. Mayday Parade is a pop punk band that formed in 2005 that originates from Tallahassee, Fla. They... 

Former chemistry professor dies at 89

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Long-time chemistry professor Dr. Ernest Ikenberry died in his home at Hillcrest retirement community on Oct. 30. He was 89. Dr. Ikenberry first came to La Verne in 1956 to teach chemistry and was joined by Dr. Bob Neher in 1958, who joined the faculty to teach biology. They created what would be the foundation for the natural sciences division. “He was an inspiring... 

Debate makes history

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team made the record books last weekend in British Columbia as captains Carl Decker and Sam French won their first international championship; the first in University of La Verne history. After two days, six preliminary rounds and the grand final, the team was crowned the 2013 UBC Champions at the University of British Columbia’s annual Inter­varsity Tournament. The... 

San Dimas show gets wild with art

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Tucked behind the San Dimas Civic Center, the 17th Annual Wildlife Art Show carried on in full force over the weekend of Oct. 19-20, displaying to visitors and artists alike the beauty and brilliance of the natural world. Approximately 800 people attended the two-day event. Twenty-one different artists were all crammed together in the civic center hall with displays... 

Students disagree with government shutdown

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Fourteen University of La Verne students shared their opinion on the government shut down earlier this week. The overall opinion of students was that Congress has gone too far in shutting down the government. Congress has ceased funding many federal operations and placed more than 800,000 workers on furlough due to the fact that they have been unable to agree on a budget... 
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