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ULV re-evaluates gender identity

ULV re-evaluates gender identity
CAPA liberal studies major Aiden Aizumi is an activist for transgender issues and has spoken six times on campus in this year alone. He transferred to the University of La Verne from a community college. Aizumi made the transition from female to male five years ago. Aizumi and others on campus are spreading awareness and are involved in dialogue about whether ULV is transgender-friendly. This includes... 

Most students prefer quiet solitude to prepare for finals

Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer With finals week approaching, students were asked what their preferred method of studying was in a recent informal survey. Among the surveyed group of 15 students, eight said they prefer to study by themselves in a quiet environment. Four said they can listen to a medium to low level of music while studying by themselves and three said they do not mind studying by themselves... 

Montebruno: The linguistic sensei

Montebruno: The linguistic sensei
Gloria Montebruno teaches yoga twice per week and takes students to Japan during January interterm annually. Montebruno first taught writing at the University before teaching Japanese and now yoga. Aside from practicing and teaching yoga, Montebruno enjoys traveling and spending time with her two Jack Russell terriers, Sparky and Roxy. / photo by Daniel Hargis Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer Students... 

Students solve murder over dinner

Students solve murder over dinner
Estrallita Guzman, Campus Activities Board comedy chairwoman, places a sheet over the body of the “victim” at CAB’s murder mystery dinner as Lexii Meehan, junior, and her friends look on with cider in their hands. At the Tuesday event students received roles to play for the evening. When the lights dropped, several students fell to the ground, as ‘victims’ of the murderer. / photo by Julian... 

Dining services get new chief

Dining services get new chief
New to the University of La Verne, Heather Podsakoff was chosen as the general manager for Bon Appétit. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Biola University before first returning there as director of catering for Bon Appétit. Podsakoff said she loves the friendly atmosphere on campus and she has taken to exploring the various buildings. Her current favorite is Founders Hall. / photo by Amanda Nieto Bernarda... 

Dinner served with side of poems

Dinner served with side of poems
Senior liberal arts major Mathieu Koontz recited a poem at the spoken word plays open mike night on April 17. The club holds an open mic night one Thursday a month at Pappa’s Artisanal, where anyone is welcome to sing, recite poetry, and in some cases even tell jokes. / photo by Stephanie Ball Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer Pappa’s Artisanal served something more than a fine menu as it opened its... 

Speaker makes a ROAR at lecture

Speaker makes a ROAR at lecture
Karen Dawn, an animal rights activist, discussed the various topics in her book, “Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals,” at an event hosted by the Reaching Out for Animal Rights club Monday in the Campus Center. Dawn exposed how animals are really treated in American zoos, factory farming and the entertainment industry and why people should be more conscious about what they... 

Musicians present fantasy in recital

Musicians present fantasy in recital
Guest pianist Timothy Durkovic and violinist Sam Fischer perform music by Franz Schubert at Sundays at the Morgan with clarinetist Phil O’Connor. Fischer prefaced this piece with background information about the composer and context on the song for the audience. Along with Schubert’s music, works by Tartini, Broughton and Stravinsky were performed. The next performance is the L.A. Opera Placido... 

Martin stands for women of ULV

Martin stands for women of ULV
Kim Martin, professor of anthropology, loves collecting dolls and traveling the world. One of her favorite decorations in her office is a clay sculpture of a storyteller she got in Oaxaca, Mexico. It was made by a woman artist who worked with few raw materials to make many sculptures for tourists. Martin says that the sculpture is beautiful because it “symbolizes generations passing down wisdom.”... 

Phi Sigma Sigma showcases talent and raises money

Phi Sigma Sigma showcases talent and raises money
Senior international business major Jose Ruelas plays “Me Gustas Mucho” on the accordion for the Phi Sigma Sigma talent show Tuesday in La Fetra Lecture Hall. Money raised from the talent show go to the Neddie Scholarship, which helps Phi Sigma Sigma members around the nation pay for college. / photo by Jessica Harsen Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer Navy blue sweaters and gold Greek letters... 
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