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Theater Review: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty

<i>Theater Review</i>: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty
Annie Curasi and James Ellis performed Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last 5 Years,” which opened Dec. 2 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. A one-act musical originally produced in Chicago in 2001, is a unique story about the failed relationship of the two characters, Jamie and Cathy. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Annie Curasi took an interesting approach to her senior project... 

John Bartelt reveals lost link in education

John Bartelt reveals lost link in education
Professor of education and organizational leadership John Bartelt lectured on technology and the classroom on Nov. 28 in the President’s Dining Room. Bartelt’s presentation was intentionally kept short to allow for group discussion on how professors as well as students felt about the current state and the future of education and technology. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer John... 

Shoppers prepare for Black Friday

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means quickly following is the busiest and crazy shopping day of the year, Black Friday, which falls this year on Nov. 26. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, when many stores have great sales to start off the Christmas shopping season. Most people have the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday; therefore many... 

Fun doesn’t have to break the budget

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Being a college student often means living on a tight budget, which can be challenging when almost everything fun costs more money than the budget allows. The key to unlocking the door to fun is knowing where to look for cheap entertainment. Students who are not from the area may not know of places near La Verne that offer some affordable fun. “Fun does not always have... 

Greg Dewey explains network theory

Greg Dewey explains network theory
The President’s Dining Room was nearly full Monday for Interim Provost Greg Dewey’s lecture, “Network Theory in Biology.” Dewey’s lecture compared social networks and relationships between genes in biological systems. He also explained the significance of his research and how the application of his work employed the network theory to examine cancer biology. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Brittany... 

Alumni return for Homecoming weekend

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s Homecoming weekend is Nov. 5, 6 and 7 and consists of many events for the University’s alumni as well as current students. The alumni were sent post cards with the information of the events and could RSVP on Eventbrite, an online event manager. “The University is hosting various events throughout the weekend for our alumni,” Malissa... 

Sean Bernard ‘spins’ research into fiction

Sean Bernard 'spins' research into fiction
Associate Professor of Writing Sean Bernard shared excerpts from his most recent work Monday during his lecture “Gold into Straw: Immigrant Research Spun into Fiction” in the President’s Dining Room on Monday. Bernard used a research grant to study the Basque culture in California and Nevada. The Basque people descend from areas in France and Spain and are most noteworthy for migration and sheepherding... 

New policy will further restrict smoking

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer The students and employees of the University of La Verne no longer have to worry about walking through a cloud of secondhand smoke. A new policy restricts smoking to only parking lots and public sidewalks that are directly adjacent to University parking lots. The policy was approved on Oct. 15 and will be enforced beginning Jan. 1, 2011. “I think this policy is useless.... 

Farmers market may go year-round

Idea is met with mixed feelings Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer The city of La Verne holds its farmers market on Thursdays throughout the summer months on D Street on the east side of the University of La Verne. The market’s run has recently been extended to December and discussion to let it go year-round is ongoing. The market’s extended run, however, has been a source of some friction between... 

Music Review: Screaming is alarming

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer One of Britain’s most popular metal bands Bring Me the Horizon has released its third album “There Is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret” earlier this month with Epitaph Records. The band is made up of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and rhythm guitarist/keyboardist... 
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