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Prism Review launches new issue with reading

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The Prism Review magazine held a launch party for its 13th issue at 4 p.m. Thursday where staff members read excerpts from the new literary magazine and the winner for the creative writing undergraduate contest was announced. Prism Review is an on-campus literary magazine where students take a course that teaches the creativity and art of being an editor. About 28... 

Single mom juggles school, parenting

Single mom juggles school, parenting
Joanne Avery often lets her son Jake, who has Down syndrome, take his favorite toy, Bullseye, in the car to keep him from distracting her while driving. Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor Photography by Candice Salazar Joanne Avery is a full-time mom and student at the University of La Verne who dedicates her life to her children and education. A mother of three, Avery is a CAPA student working toward... 

First Person Experience: Renaissance is a ‘faire’ treat

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor I am sure there is a time in every person’s life when they wonder what it would be like to live in a different time period. Last Saturday brought this curiosity of mine to the forefront. I have always heard about various Renaissance faires where people dress up and speak in Old English, but for whatever reason I never attended one. For the past 49 years the Santa... 

Orchestra, choir celebrate the spring season

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The Claremont Concert Orchestra and Claremont Concert Choir came together at Garrison Theater, located on the Scripps College campus, to give a two part performance titled “Spring” and “Coronation.” The performance began with Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38, “Spring” by Robert Schumann which marks the joyous season of spring, and was followed by... 

Debaters score at nationals

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The University of La Verne debate team is elated by its recent victory at the United States Universities National Championships where team La Verne MT ranked fifth out of the 192 teams. Debate teams from some of the country’s best universities such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford, as well as top-rated international universities, competed at the University of Vermont... 

Muslim Student Association provides introduction to Islam

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The Campus Center Ballroom was open to all students and faculty looking to have a better understanding of Islam during the Muslim Students Association’s first official event of the spring semester, titled “Islam 101.” About 19 people, including club members, attended the lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Traditional Arabic food was served before the start of the... 

Variety show brings broad talent to campus

Variety show brings broad talent to campus
Gabriela Garcia performed the art of the spoken word on April 1 during the La Verne Student Variety Show as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week. A spoken word artist, Garcia performed such poems as “The World’s Greatest Magician,” which chronicles the story of Medina’s parents as they work to support their family on a tight budget, and “Four Women,” which tells the story of... 

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage
Justice Carlos Moreno spoke of “The Evolution of Family in California” as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week on Wednesday. The lecture covered the modern history of family law, including the law governing in vitro fertilization and the evolution of social practices. Moreno, who was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, was the sole dissenter... 

Gitty Amini inspired by ‘dinner table’ politics

Gitty Amini inspired by ‘dinner table’ politics
On a bright Wednesday afternoon, Gitty Amini takes a moment from her busy day to relax in the sun on the University Mall. Amini, associate professor of political science, has several publications, including a chapter, “Globalization and the State in the Middle East: Iran, Turkey, Israel, and the Palestinians” in Richard Rosecrance and Arthur Stein’s “No More States? Globalization, National... 

Irish festival celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor Davenport Dining Hall temporarily left the University of La Verne grounds and was carried away to a pub off the coast of the Emerald Isle. The Campus Activities Board put together this foot-stomping good time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in honor of next week’s St. Patrick’s Day. The event featured free T-shirts for the first 100 students, Irish-inspired food... 
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