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Mu Phi Epsilon wraps up the year in song

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Mu Phi Epsilon has achieved many great things this year. The fraternity has tripled in size, it was recently awarded “most improved group on campus,” and it was also named “best club” by the student’s choice awards. Last Friday in Morgan Auditorium, members of Mu Phi Epsilon stepped in front of the curtain and showcased their own diverse talents for the students... 

La Verne, Phi Delta Theta fraternity host ALS walk

La Verne, Phi Delta Theta fraternity host ALS walk
Kyle Mitchell walks with his family on Sunday to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It was his fourth year participating in this event. Mitchell’s grandmother, Arlene Salas, died two years ago from the disease. / photo by Candice Salazar Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer People of all ages gathered on Sunday at the University Mall to participate... 

Cool Cruise show draws classic cars downtown

Cool Cruise show draws classic cars downtown
Garey and Maryanne Hummel kick off their boots and relax during the Cool Cruise Car Show in old town La Verne on Saturday. The Hummels, who have been married and riding for more than 30 years, own a motorcycle and have participated in many car shows. / photo by Candice Salazar Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Downtown La Verne is generally a quiet place for a weekend stroll. But this was not the case... 

Annual festival showcases international appreciation

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer The Claremont McKenna College Quadrangle was filled with the tastes and sounds of cultures from around the world on Saturday afternoon. Families came to the college’s 33rd annual International Festival to enjoy the sunshine and the family-oriented activities it had to offer. “I love seeing students so involved in representing and showcasing their own country,” Joan... 

Mark McKergow gives the skinny on big goals

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer The Campus Center Ball­room was filled with anxious and excited guests waiting for Mark McKergow to give his lecture on “Rutenso; The Art of Thriving in a Time of Constant Change.” McKergow is an author and the co-director of “The Centre for Solutions Focus at Work,” which helps consult people and businesses on almost every continent of the world. Students, faculty... 

First Person Experience: Walk raises bird interest

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer As I stepped onto the grounds at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont my ears were immediately greeted by the cheerful chirps of various bird species. The people who attended the bird walk Sunday were split into two separate tour groups as pairs of birds flew overhead chasing after one another and making loud yet sweet noises. This behavior from the birds... 

Faculty Book Day honors Morgans

Faculty Book Day honors Morgans
Twelve faculty members spoke about their publications and research at Faculty Book Day on Tuesday in the newly remodeled Morgan Auditorium. President Stephen Morgan and his wife, Ann Morgan, were honored guests for the event. The faculty spoke about their experiences at La Verne and of President Morgan’s time in office. / photo by Candice Salazar Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Morgan Auditorium... 

Women honored in Latino Art Museum exhibit

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer This year the Women’s International Art show had its opening reception on March 12 at the Latino Art Museum in the Pomona Art Colony and will continue through Saturday. For curator and La Verne alumna Graciela Nardi, the month of March is significant because it celebrates women from all cultural backgrounds and the art that they produce. Seven years ago Nardi decided... 

Dialogue gives insight to culture

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Many people struggle to understand the true meaning of accepting the differences of ethnic backgrounds, and how others might perceive situations in contrast to their own situation. These issues opened up discussion at the multicultural club event, “Walking in Others’ Shoes,” on socioeconomics Monday. “The problem is that we see others’ differences as deficits... 

‘Diaspora’ represents the people

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer The Foggy Windowz Gallery in the Pomona Arts District featured the Afro-American urban artwork of artists John Barge III, Demar Douglas, Amanda Daniels, Don Sherow and LPE38 last month. The exhibit allowed the different artists to come together and give their interpretation of Diaspora, which is the movement and migration of people. Douglas, who helped to gather this... 
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