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Cell phones become a pain in students’ necks

Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer Text neck, a new phenomenon, occurs when there is an excessive strain on the head, neck and spine, which usually results from looking downward. More than 60 percent of Americans own a smartphone, which puts a large population at risk of experiencing text neck. According to an informal survey of students at the University of La Verne, 18 out of 20 students said they are... 

Guild connects gamers on campus

Guild connects gamers on campus
The Gamers Guild club is on a mission this year to get gamers at the University of La Verne to come together to build a gaming community. The executive board includes freshman vice president Sean Gribbin, sophomore secretary Neema Badihian, freshman president Jack Bowman and freshman treasurer Maddie Neely. The e-board plays various video games, such as Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers, often two... 

Golf victorious in tournament

Lauren Crumbaker Staff Writer The La Verne golf team won the 2015 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference Championship Tourn­ament, marking its first win of the season Tuesday at Oak Valley Golf Course. The team is ranked second overall in SCIAC behind No. 1 Redlands. Senior Kelby Scharmann shot a 208 putting him first place in the tournament. Scharmann is the first conference medalist... 

Shoppers find unwanted treasures

Former Bonita High School student Bradley Diamond asks for her family’s opinion of a romper at Bonita High School’s sixth annual Community Yard Sale Saturday. Diamond currently lives in Oakland, but returned to La Verne to visit her family. Diamond said her mother loves yard sales so she decided to accompany her to the sale. / photo by Celene Vargas Brooke Grasso Staff Writer Community members... 

Studio offers personalized programs

Studio offers personalized programs
Kaycie Meza, owner and manager of Kinetik Performance in Upland, demonstrates how to lift 15-pound weights, one of the pieces of workout equipment. Meza opened her studio at the beginning of February. The small fitness space has one treadmill, bars, kettlebells, ropes, yoga mats and weights for people to use during their scheduled workout sessions. Kinetik Performance specializes in creating personalized... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At The Buzzer Women’s Water Polo, April 26 La Verne – 11 Occidental – 6 Softball, April 26 La Verne – 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps – 2 Golf, April 26 La Verne – 294 Schedule Friday Track and field, SCIAC Championships @ Occidental, 10 a.m. Women’s tennis vs. Cal Lutheran @ Pomona-Pitzer, 9:30 a.m. Softball vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps @ Whittier, 11:30 a.m. Baseball @ Cal... 

Gold Line connects counties

Brooke Grasso Staff Writer The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, a new 23-mile extension to Metro’s light rail system, will soon connect areas such as La Verne, Pomona and Claremont to the existing Gold Line stations that expands from Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. La Verne students and residents can expect a station on the corner of E Street and Arrow Highway that will have the ability to transport... 

New La Verne Farmers Market opens to fanfare

Jay Jones, professor of biology, and Tom Yost, owner of Carol Gardens, an organic growing business, discuss the aromas of rosemary Saturday at the La Verne Farmers Market. They tasted the rosemary after a lively conversation over the asexual reproduction of a circular cup structure, which develops new individuals when splashed out by rain or flowing water. Yost started growing vegetables and herbs... 

Community gathers in remembrance

Community gathers in remembrance
Rabbi Binymon Lisbon, kashrus administrator of the Kosher Supervision of America, and Aghop Der-Karabetian, professor of psychology, have a conversation before speaking in the Chapel on Tuesday for Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. / photo by Helen Arase Lauren Crumbaker Staff Writer The La Verne community gathered to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day,... 

Kaminsky recites poetry

Ilya Kaminsky, a poet and translator of poetry, recites and explains multiple Russian poems at the Poetry and Translation event April 17 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Kamisky, originally from Odessa, Ukraine, currently lives in San Diego and teaches English and comparative literature at San Diego State University. The Poetry and Translation event was April 15 to 17 in the Campus Center Ballroom. /... 
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