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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... 

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity
Professor of Management Issam Ghazzawi entertains a full house for his lecture “The Coin Has Two Faces: Differences That Matter” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He talked about a case study that covers issues that arose because of the religious differences among the immigrant employees at JBS S.A., an international meat packing company. / photo by Jerri White Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer Professor... 

Students jam to ‘Little Talks’

Students jam to ‘Little Talks’
Freshman music major Andrew Medina and senior sociology major and music minor Jessica Felix perform “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men Tuesday in Sneaky Park. The jam session was sponsored by the Mu Phi Epsilon fraternity, of which Medina and Felix are members. The concert was open to anyone who wanted to perform. / photo by Celene Vargas  Read More →

DJs battle at EDGreek

DJs battle at EDGreek
Dozens of students packed the Campus Center Ballroom Tuesday night to listen and dance to music played by DJ Santana, senior broadcasting major Steven Santana; DJ Rvysprvy, junior computer science major Raymond C. Gonzales, and DJ Pablo Macia, a senior radio broadcast major, at the EDGreek event. The event, presented by Phi Delta Theta, pitted the DJs against one another, as they took turns taking... 

La Verne avoids brush fires with goats, sheep

La Verne avoids brush fires with goats, sheep
Timothy Amerson inspects a 2-day-old goat near Marshall Canyon in La Verne on Tuesday. Amerson, who is employed by the La Verne Land Conservancy, is working with more than 100 goats and sheep to clear dry brush near homes in the La Verne foothills. They’ve already cleared nine acres. Amerson’s job involves caring for the animals, keeping them safe from predators, and making sure they don’t wander... 
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