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Students seek advice for classes

Brian Velez LV Life Editor All students at the University of La Verne have an academic adviser whose job is to advise them on classes, yet some students are sidetracked by miscommunication and advice from friends. A survey conducted by the University of La Verne last spring on 181 traditional undergraduate students showed that 83 percent of students meet with their counselor more than once a semester... 

Concert Review: 2 Chainz raises the temperature in Pomona

Brian Velez Life Editor 2 Chainz, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi, performed at the Glass House in Pomona on Wednesday night. After opening acts Jimbo Jenkins, Monsta and Cap One warmed up the crowd, an on-stage screen began to show clips of 2 Chainz music videos, interviews – and one of him riding a Segway. Although 2 Chainz appeared on stage 40 minutes past his scheduled time, the audience... 

Commentary: I don’t want your CD

<i>Commentary</i>: I don't want your CD
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor This summer I did something I had not done in a long time: I was a tour guide for my foreign relatives during their visit to Los Angeles. I drove them to the Ontario Mills mall, Hollywood and Highland, Venice beach and the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. While my relatives shopped, ate cheeseburgers and shopped some more, I noticed a group of musicians who still... 

Commentary: Buy school books, not Louis Vuitton bags

<i>Commentary</i>: Buy school books, not Louis Vuitton bags
Brian Velez, Staff Writer I know, ladies, life is hard owning a $1,000 Louis Vuitton bag and being forced to buy $150 of text books every semester. Being a college student can be expensive and it is irrational to purchase expensive items that leave no money for real necessities, like books and tuition. Every once in a while I hear a student on campus share their economic struggles with a friend. “Oh... 

Lavernapalooza raps up semester

Brian Velez Staff Writer University of La Verne students gathered at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Theatre in Pomona to celebrate the third annual Lavernapolooza concert with opener Kendrick Lamar and headliner J.Cole. Rapper Kendrick Lamar warmed up the crowd with underground hits such as “She Needs Me” and “Blow My High.” Kendrick Lamar is a new hip-hop artist from Compton, who has gained fame... 

Photographs catch dogs in action

Photographs catch dogs in action
Jeff Burkhart, professor of biology, and Al Clark, associate vice president of academic affairs, discuss Michael Crouser’s “Dog Run” exhibit April 26 in the Carlson Gallery. Burkhart contributed an essay titled “Musings on Dog Run” regarding the emotional connection between dogs interacting with other dogs, as well as the connection between dogs and humans. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Brian... 

Dating on campus favored by students

Brian Velez Staff Writer Women have estrogen, men have testosterone, and spending day after day in the same class with the opposite sex may cause tension. Nonetheless, a recent survey on campus found that the majority of ULV students give the notion of dating classmates thumbs up. Of the 55 students surveyed by the Campus Times, 37 felt dating another student was a good idea, while 18 did not. Of... 

Gospel choir nurtures student voices

Gospel choir nurtures student voices
Tenor David Vorobyov, a freshman biology major, reviews his part with James Calhoun, director of choral activities, as the Chamber Choir prepares to participate in the Istoria Judia-Law Convivencia Musical last month. The choir performed with the Koi HaEmek Chorale and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. The event was a musical celebration of Spanish and Jewish culture and commemoration of the 1492 expulsion... 

Weaver studies fish, snails’ toxins

Weaver studies fish, snails’ toxins
Associate Professor of Biology Kathleen Weaver presented “Inferring Colonization and Speciation through a Phylogenetic Analysis of Hispaniolan Limia Species”  Monday in the President’s Dining Room. She presented two research pieces. The first covered the biological geography of live bearing fish in the West Indies. The second was a study of the high levels of toxins present in snails in the... 

LV students post their secrets

Brian Velez Staff Writer PostSecret La Verne is a new Facebook page created by an anonymous University of La Verne student that has Amassed a following of more than 500 people who view, comment and share personal secrets. People are asked to place the text of their secret on an image of their choice, log in to a provided email account then send the image to a secondary email account that is accessed... 
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