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Commentary: A psychonaut’s adventures in videoland

<i>Commentary</i>: A psychonaut's adventures in videoland
Amanda Nieto, Arts Editor Journalists are driven by curiosity. Their job is centered on asking questions, finding answers and relaying their findings to an audience. Hamilton Morris, a 24-year-old writer and filmmaker, is one such curious seeker who has taken his work to other-worldly dimensions through his quest to bring firsthand accounts on psychedelic drugs. In his series for Vice.com titled “Hamilton’s... 

Alumna works to build new playground

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor The bell rings to signal the start of recess. Classrooms of excited students rush out onto the playground for a time of carefree play; however, for the students at Danbury Elementary their playground is lacking. Danbury Elementary is a special education school in Claremont that teaches about 70 students ranging from preschool to 6th grade who have physical disabilities or health... 

Students support tough DUI measure

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor In a recent informal survey, students at the University of La Verne agreed with a law that would make ignition interlock devices mandatory for DUI offenders. Congress showed support for the transportation bill introduced on Jan. 31, which would give additional highway funds to states requiring ignition interlock devices for those convicted of drunken driving. The bill has already... 

Choral consortium flows together

Choral consortium flows together
The Pomona College Choir performed “Water Ruminations” in both parts during the second half of the performance Saturday in cooperation with the Millennium Consort Singers. “Water Ruminations” was written by Tom Flaherty, as part of a series of six poems written throughout the 13th century by poet Rumi. The performance was directed by Millennium Consort Singers conductor Martin Neary. / photo... 

Resnick builds confident speakers

Resnick builds confident speakers
Rachel Resnick, adjunct professor of speech communication, is beginning her third term teaching at the University of La Verne. When Resnick is not teaching a class, she works as a bartender in Huntington Beach. Resnick will be joining her colleagues in the department of speech communications as they move from Founders Hall to Miller Hall./photo by Debora Escobar Amanda Nieto Arts Editor Rachel Resnick... 

Music Review: Black Keys polish garage sound on ‘El Camino’

Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor It is time to pile into a dingy minivan and drive to the dusky groove of The Black Keys’ seductive new album, “El Camino.” The group from Akron, Ohio has done it again with their seventh album, and first one to follow 2010’s Grammy-winner, “Brothers.” After producing the hit song “Tighten Up,” Danger Mouse returns to smooth the rough edges of the ballsy duo. This... 

Mrs. Nelson’s bookstore houses big dreams

Mrs. Nelson’s bookstore houses big dreams
Caitlin Ek’s job at Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop is to stock the shelves and make sure that everything is in order. The store, at the corners of Damien and Bonita avenue in La Verne, carries a variety of toys and books for children and teens, including picture books, graphic novels and young adult novels. It also hosts readings by authors and story time for children. / photo by Danielle Navarro Julian... 

Commentary: ‘Twilight’ saga fails to sparkle

<i>Commentary</i>: ‘Twilight’ saga fails to sparkle
Amanda Nieto, LV Life Editor With next Friday’s release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part One,” many fans are rereading books and polishing lines from the movies. However, for those who have managed to evade the disease that is “Twilight,” I commend your dedication to entertainment and literary standards. I am obviously far from being a Twihard, and in all honesty I cannot understand... 

Interterm offers international study, adventure

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Every year La Verne students are provided with the opportunity to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Regardless of their major, students could be spending up to two weeks in Italy, Japan and the Galapagos, among countless other locations. In January 2012, Jeffery Burkhart, professor of biology, is planning this January trip to Sabah, Malaysia. “It’s a nice blend of academic... 

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... 
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