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Brazilian students share American experiences

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Three women from Brazil, who are currently students at the University of La Verne, shared their American experience with the La Verne community on Monday. The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and CAPES put on the event, which included Brazilian food and the three students’ interesting takes on American culture. The women involved were Soraia Teodoro... 

Ceremony honors faculty, staff service

Ceremony honors faculty, staff service
President Steve Morgan honors his wife, Ann Morgan, at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony last Friday in the Athletic Pavilion. The ceremony honored long standing members of the faculty and staff as well as those newly promoted. The awards included those for excellence in service as well as those for longevity. Those retiring, including President Morgan also were honored. / photo by Warren... 

Future teachers get sober advice

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Four local elementary and middle school educators from the Pomona, Monrovia and Bonita unified school districts supplied students with valuable information about how to get hired as a teacher or a counselor during an event called “Future Career Preparation in Education.” The event took place on April 25 with and offered the 12 future educators attending two hours of... 

Panel looks at Middle East issues

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer A faculty panel discussed the past, present and future of Lebanon, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries currently dealing with corruption and revolt. The discussion, “Democracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges,” part of the Hot Spots speaker series a crowd of about 50 to the President’s Dining Room last week. Panelists Jason Neidleman, Issam Ghazzawi, Yousef... 

Students flock to Easter egg hunt

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer The campus-wide Easter egg hunt on April 20 drew more attention than the University of La Verne and Campus Activities Board expected. By 8 a.m. 500 eggs were placed around the campus ready to be found. The 500 eggs did not last long. By 10 a.m. all the prize-filled eggs had been found. In addition to candy, some plastic eggs contained certificates redeemable for DVDs, gift... 
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Donating blood makes an impact

Donating blood makes an impact
Junior Christina Mirzayan donates blood at the American Red Cross blood drive on April 6 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Despite feeling queasy afterward, Mirzayan said that donating blood was worth the effort because it was for a good cause. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Blake Humphrey Staff Writer The Red Cross came to the University of La Verne on April 6 for a much needed blood drive. The event... 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens offer beauty and education

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont offers a variety of tours, events and programs – and a beautiful place to escape and commune with nature, right in our back yard. It is home to an extensive collection of more than 6,000 native plants. “We offer plants that most people would not even know existed,” Laura Perry, garden... 

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... 

Freedom, chaos in Egypt discussed

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Fulbright scholar Naeema Ali Abdelgawad hosted the discussion “Egypt: Between Freedom and Chaos,” on March 24 as part of the Hot Spots lecture series. bout 25 people were in attendance. She discussed the current situation in Egypt and the actions of Gamal Mubarak, son of recently overthrown dictator Hosni Mubarak. “He kept degrading the Egyptian people in a very humiliating... 

Students discover unity in diversity

Students discover unity in diversity
During what looked like a game of “Red Light, Green Light,” Daniel Loera, director of multicultural affairs, directed students Ramon Montoya, Firas Arodaki, Veronica Covarrubias, Kenan Chaballout and Brooke Hanson in an activity in the University Mall on Wednesday. They were asked to take steps forward or backward according to his instructions. Given situations such as coming from a one-parent... 
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