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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... 

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... 

On the Calendar

Veterans Appreciation The Campus Activities Board will host a day dedicated to past and present war veterans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Campus Center Ball­room. The event will include student presentations and a lunch. International Festival The 21st Annual International Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Sneaky Park. Students are welcome to come and share their... 

Kenneth Marcus channels history through music

Kenneth Marcus channels history through music
Kenneth Marcus, professor of history, is part of the band Crown City Trio that performed at President Devorah Lieberman’s inauguration reception. Marcus livens his classes by playing music during class. He believes music helps students memorize assignments more easily. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor Artists are often seen penetrating other realms of society through use... 

On the Calendar

Veterans Appreciation Day CAB will host a day dedicated to past and present war veterans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the Campus Center Ball­room. The event will include student presentations and a lunch. –Amanda Nieto  Read More →
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