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Ace of Spades clubs competition

Ace of Spades clubs competition
Paul Huguez, a boxer for five years, gets in some workout time at the Ace of Spades boxing club located 1904 Arrow Hwy., directly south of the University of La Verne. The youth and adult boxing is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. / photo by Amanda Nieto  Read More →

Music Review: Hegarty releases three decades of work

Amanda Nieto Special to the Campus Times Matt Hegarty and his five-piece band, Matthew and the Atlas, released their long anticipated debut album “Other Rivers,” an album that is said to be 30 years in the making. Released Tuesday, “Other Rivers” is not the typical freshman album. Hegarty’s weather-worn and aged vocals, coupled with tracks filled with resonating emotions, make a 30 year developing... 

Powwow honors ancestry

Powwow honors ancestry
Abel Jacome joins other dancers for the Second Annual Honoring the Elements Powwow at Pomona College Saturday. The northern host drum, The Wildhorse Singers, and the southern host drum, The Northridge Boys, performed traditional and contemporary Native American songs. Community members were invited to join the dancers during the intertribal pieces. The event was held in honor of the ancestors and to... 

Bachelor’s degrees are not enough

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor La Verne will be saying good-bye to the graduating Leopards in a little over a week. These seniors have dedicated four years to gaining knowledge and the needed skills to compete in the job world they will shortly be entering. Erik Bressler, a junior criminology major who plans to graduate in a year and then head to law school. He said that for most people it does not really... 

Katie Yeager raises the bar

Katie Yeager raises the bar
Rather than walking or driving to school, sophomore Katie Yeager prefers to ride her long board. Yeager divides her time between classes, her Sigma Kappa sorority duties and pole vaulting for the track and field team. Yeager, who placed first in the pole vault at the SCIAC national championships, is currently ranked 19th nationally. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Amanda Nieto Arts Editor Katie Yeager... 

Commentary: Minority faiths should be acknowledged

<i>Commentary</i>: Minority faiths should be acknowledged
Amanda Nieto, Arts Editor When Americans hear about religion being taught in schools many shudder in disgust, but when the religion being taught is considered an occult faith they freeze in apprehension. The Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education in England has added paganism as another faith to be taught in Cornish schools. The syllabus states that pagan faiths will be taught alongside Christianity,... 

Music Review: Jack White takes baby steps on ‘Blunderbuss’

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor “I want love to walk right up and bite me/ Grab a hold of me and fight me/ Leave me dying on the ground,” sings Jack White on his new single “Love Interruption.” Unfortunately, this cut-throat aggression is not characteristic of the rest of his first solo album, “Blunderbuss,” released Tuesday. Rather than deliver on the hype that his album has generated from critics... 

‘Corrie’ presents a voice for peace

‘Corrie’ presents a voice for peace
Samara Frame portrays title character Rachel Corrie on Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The play is based on the journals and emails of Corrie during her membership in the International Soli­dar­ity Movement, a group dedicated to the support of the Palestinian cause through nonviolent protests. The play has been pulled or postponed from many venues because of its controversial political content. Its... 

Leopards look to score with Love

Leopards look to score with Love
Antoinette Love has been hired as the fifth head coach of the women’s soccer team in the 25 years since its inception. / photo by Warren Bessant Amanda Nieto Arts Editor With Matt Rogers’ nameplate still hanging on the door and an office that is relatively plain, Antoinette Love continues to settle in to her new position as women’s soccer coach. Love officially began as the new head coach on... 

Band bursts from Icelandic forest

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor On Tuesday night at the Troubadour two members of the band Of Monsters and Men walked through the crowd and into their backstage dressing room without a single member of the sold out show noticing. Unlike the way the two bandmates went by unnoticed, their hit single “Little Talks” has become so well known that many claimed love for the band after one listen. Beverly Duncan... 
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