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Orchestra performs movie soundtracks

Orchestra performs movie soundtracks
The music department and the La Verne Symphony Orchestra presented “Music of the Movies” Saturday at Morgan Auditorium. Conductor Emmanuel Lagumbay led the orchestra in songs from “The Hobbit,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” The orchestra is made up of students enrolled in MUS 119 taught by Danielle Rosaria Nahas.... 

Health center offers help for stroke survivors

Celene Vargas Staff Writer Stroke survivors and their loved ones gathered to learn more about strokes and share experiences Saturday at the Pomona Valley Health Center for Stroke Awareness Day. The event was a day filled with preventative information, aftercare information and support. Steven Marquez, a Fontana resident, is a stroke survivor. He spoke before an audience of more than 50 people about... 

Tennis wraps up season in 3rd

Chris McMahan Staff Writer There was plenty of individual and team success for the women’s tennis team in the 2014-15 season. The team finished with a 13-7 overall record and a 7-4 Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference record. The Leopards finished in third place in the conference. “I am looking forward to more improvement and seeing the girls get stronger with each match,”... 

Scharmann is La Verne’s first golf champ

Scharmann is La Verne's first golf champ
Senior golfer Kelby Scharmann won the NCAA Division III Individual National Championship in North Carolina, becoming the first golfer in La Verne history to win the title. He also won the 2015 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Athlete of The Year. When Scharmann is not teeing off on the course, he enjoys reading and water skiing. / photo by Michelle Leon Lauren Crumbaker... 

Alonzo revisits childhood with music

Alonzo revisits childhood with music
Sarah Alonzo, junior music major with a minor in biology, performed at the Fridays At Noon Student Recital in Morgan Auditorium May 15. Alonzo did three different numbers, and the last song she soloed, “I Bought Me a Cat” by Aaron Copland, is an old children’s song, where she had to sing animal noises. / photo by Celine Dehban  Read More →

Interfaith leader to speak at commencement

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer Eboo Patel, an interfaith leader, will present the keynote address at the 2015 spring commencement ceremony May 30 at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena in Ontario. “I love how diverse the La Verne community is and I’m excited to meet with the new graduates,” Patel said. Patel is the founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization uniting... 

Kahan explores censorship

Kahan explores censorship
Students, faculty and community members filled the President’s Dining Room Monday for Professor of English Jeffrey Kahan’s faculty lecture, “Comic Book Industry v. the U.S. Government.” Kahan discussed comic book censorship and the depiction of women in comics. Afterward, Kahan answered questions about the current status and future of comic books in the academic world. / photo by Daniel Torres  Read More →

A dance to remember

Sixto Cervera, 90, dances with Connie Weir to “La Bamba” performed by the Licata Brothers, Tony and Jimmy, at an ice cream social Saturday sponsored by Our Lady of Assumption in Claremont. Cervera is the grandfather of the Licatas and Weir is an organizer. The event raised funds for Christian and Muslim victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria. / photo by Daniel Torres  Read More →

Families enjoy carnival fun at OLA

Charolotte Gambino, accompanied by friend Payton Diecidue and her sister Isabella, waves to her family as they whirl around on a traditional spinning carnival ride Saturday. Families enjoyed rides and games Friday, Thursday and Friday at the 68th annual Our Lady of the Assumption Fiesta in Claremont. The fiesta brings more than 15,000 community members together for family fun, while raising money for... 

Theater students return to Fringe Festival

Celene Vargas Staff Writer University of La Verne theater students are immersing themselves in the Los Angeles theater scene by participating in the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival happening in June. Senior theater major James Powell, junior theater major Jordan Klomp, junior theater major Sara Haddadin and sophomore business administration and theater double major Delaney Poe are four of the six... 
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