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Event honors faculty and staff

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer They may be strict in the classroom, but on May 7 the University of La Verne faculty was anything but serious. It must have been the warm air or the excitement that summer break is approaching. The Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony, held in the Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion, at times mimicked a Comedy Central Roast. Master of Ceremonies Mike Laponis, professor... 

Pieces of military history for sale at Fairplex

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer The community was welcomed to learn about our history in a different way when Vintage Productions brought a bi-annual Militaria Collectibles Show to the Fairplex in Pomona. Anything you have ever wanted to know about past wars and military could be answered by walking among the long lines of tables. “People are here to buy,” owner of the military show Bob Chatt said.... 

Leopards trump Beavers in SCIAC water polo finale

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer To end its conference season with a triumph, the women’s water polo team beat the Caltech Beavers, 9-5, on Saturday afternoon at Las Flores Park. The last time these teams met, the Leopards easily swam over the Beavers, 13-4. However, this time around, the Beavers made the Leopards sweat for the win. “They were more prepared this time,” head water polo coach Alex La... 

Greek Week evokes spirited competition

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer The annual week of friendly competition between sororities and fraternities – Greek Week – kicked off on Monday. A Gotham City skyscraper of balloons towered in the University quad as live music from LeoFM called to action all members of Greek life to fight crime in the first of the week festivities. To start the action packed week, an art event entitled “GreekCon”... 

Track and field preps for next meet

Track and field preps for next meet
The Leopards push to make nationals. Freshman Taylor Reed throws the javelin in the fourth heat of Saturday’s Pomona-Pitzer Invitational at Strehle Track. Reed threw 30 meters, 73 centimeters, earning 37th place overall, but Leopards injuries proved costly in the non-conference event. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Ashley Morgado Staff Writer The men’s and women’s track and field teams took full... 

Cool Cruise turns downtown La Verne into hot rod heaven

Cool Cruise turns downtown La Verne into hot rod heaven
More than 500 custom classic cars converged in downtown La Verne on Saturday to strut their stuff for the annual Cool Cruise car show. Cal State Long Beach student T.J. Mills checks out a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air owned by Doc Conroy of West Covina. It was one of hundreds of customized and restored cars on display at the annual Cool Cruise car show in downtown La Verne on Saturday. Mills attended the... 

Leopards roll to 4 consecutive wins

Leopards roll to 4 consecutive wins
After tagging out Kelsey Luedtke, second baseman for the St. Catherine Wildcats, Ashley Paul attempts a double play but the throw to first is late. The Leopards declawed the Wildcats in both games Sunday, 10-0 and 7-1. The Leopards will play a doubleheader against the Sagehens at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday beginning at noon. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Ashley Morgado Staff Writer The La Verne softball... 

Catch lectures on iTunes

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer In an effort to showcase all that the University of La Verne has to offer, the Faculty Lecture Series in now available in iTunes. Since the beginning of this semester, Director of the Institutional Review Board Fred Yaffe has received funding to record and produce the series. “We haven’t done anything like this at La Verne,” Yaffe said. “Al Clark  (associate... 

Clothesline Project spotlights domestic abuse

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer The Iota Delta Sorority put on the Clothesline Project, a three-day event earlier this month that potentially touched a lot of people – particularly those who have been touched by domestic violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime. The Clothesline Project in... 

Leopards get clobbered by Sagehen bats

Leopards get clobbered by Sagehen bats
Pomona-Pitzer scores 36 runs in a three-game sweep of La Verne. La Verne third baseman Jason Munoz slides in vain as Pomona-Pitzer’s second baseman Kyle Pokorny records the first out of a double play Friday. The Leopards gave up the game to the Sagehens, 3-0. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Ashley Morgado Staff Writer The Leopards baseball team struggled last weekend, getting swept in a three game series... 
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