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Roynon students get fit, raise money

Roynon students get fit, raise money
Roynon Elementary School held its first ever walk-a-thon fundraiser on May 13. The Raccoon Rally helped the school raise money for school materials, field trips and beautification projects. Many students took to running and enjoying the great weather, while parent volunteers and teachers handed out water and popsicles throughout the event. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Roynon... 

Cal Grant cuts are pending

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The state legislature has not yet cut funding from the Cal Grants program, but with the legislature looking to trim public schools, California State Universities and other institutions in the state, it is certainly in danger. “We’re hoping that, as far as the governor is concerned, that education is a priority,” Director of Financial Aid Leatha Webster said. Last year... 

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... 

MMA emphasizes protecting oneself

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The University of La Verne played host to Blood Bank Mixed Martial Arts academy, which set up shop in Sneaky Park this week to raise awareness of martial arts and the benefits participation offers. Attendees watched closely as owner and professional MMA fighter Aaron “Blood Spiller” Miller instructed his own students various techniques, ranging from striking to Brazilian... 

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... 

Farmers Market returns for an eighth year

Farmers Market returns for an eighth year
The Old Town La Verne Family Festival and Farmers Market resumed March 31. Fresh produce, crafts, children’s rides, food and entertainment brought patrons from La Verne and surrounding cities to enjoy the festivities. La Verne residents, brothers Michael and Robbie Burlace, battle with their balloon swords while their parents look at new tile. The Farmers Market will continue through the summer... 

Platform shoes reach new heights of popularity

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer The platform shoes trend, resurrected from the 1970s, has become one of the most prevalent trends in fashion today, bringing strange beauty and staggering discomfort and combining them together. Platform heels began their dynamic return into the fashion world during the spring and fall seasons of 2009 and they have continued to storm the runways of the biggest fashion powerhouses... 

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... 
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