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New lot to help parking situation

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer A new parking lot is yet another addition to the growing list of capitol projects in the pipeline. With $1.3 million price tag, this new lot should be nothing short of technologically forward. The planned 380 parking spaces, a single day parking option, traffic counters and safety stations are a few of the features this lot which will occupy the area that is now the Ben... 

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... 

Jewish tradition honored in annual University event

Jewish tradition honored in annual University event
Paul Buch, cantor of Temple Beth Israel of Pomona, describes the symbolism of the bitter herb at the Model Seder Tuesday, in the West Dining Hall. Buch included an explanation of the Passover meal and sang traditional Jewish songs as well a few humorous non-traditional songs and a soulful rendition of “Let My People Go.” / photo by David Bess Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer On Tuesday students,... 

Pin-up dance party raises money for vets

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Pin-Up Palooza, an event organized to raise money for veterans, drew a full house on March 31 at T. Phillips. The show kicked off with a performance from burlesque dancer Paula Baby, aka, Paula Alvarez. Alvarez moved scandalously as she slowly disrobed. After Alvarez finished, the DJ played music brought the many of the roughly 150 attendees to the dance saw. Before Los... 

Preparation key to earthquake safety

Jesse Evans Staff Writer Michael Phillips Copy Editor The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan has served as a wake-up call for California residents wondering when and where the next “big one” might happen, and how best to prepare. There are many ways to stay safe in the next big one by being ready before, during and after the earthquake. “I am ready for the next big earthquake,” sophomore... 

Warren Bennis explains traits of a leader

Warren Bennis explains traits of a leader
Warren Bennis spoke as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week on Monday. Bennis, who has advised four United States presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, is an expert on leadership and has written several books, including his latest, “Still Surprised.” While he said there is no one trait that makes a good leader, he stressed the importance of showing respect toward others,... 

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... 

Warehouse Pizza continues to impress

Warehouse Pizza continues to impress
University of La Verne juniors Julissa Cardenas and Angie Marcos enjoy lunch Tuesday at Warehouse Pizza. On the corner of Bonita Avenue and D Street. Known for its delicious pizza and antipasto salads, Warehouse, which opened in 1972, is a La Verne institution. / photo by Allison Lavelle Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Known for its piles of layered toppings on their pizzas and antipasto salads,... 

Students just say ‘no’ to texting and driving

Genesis Miranda Staff Writer The Campus Activities Board held a No Cell Phone Zone event on Tuesday in front of the Campus Center. The goal of the event was to raise awareness about texting and driving. “I think a lot of people don’t realize … you are affecting others as well as yourself (when you text and drive),” said Nicole Wood, a CAB officer. Student volunteers wereblindfolded and... 

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... 
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