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Musicians showcase their ‘Best’

Musicians showcase their ‘Best’
Pianist Jennifer Cruz accompanies mezzo-soprano, Vicky Campos, and baritone, Stephenson Holder, for the song “First Date/Last Night” from the musical Dogfight as a part of the Best of La Verne’s Music Faculty and Students recital at Morgan Auditorium Sunday, May 3. The recital included classical, jazz, and popular pieces performed by faculty of the music department and performance scholarship... 

Runners escape undead surprises

Runners escape undead surprises
Edward Garcia, Claremont resident, chases down runners in the Dead Garden Run Saturday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Each runner was given flag-football belts and ran from zombies hiding throughout the course. Garcia created a zombie twin for himself that sat on a bench nearby. This was his second year participating. / photo by Helen Arase Brooke Grasso Staff Writer More than 1,000 residents... 

Dodgeball tournament provides a study break

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer Six student teams competed in the Campus Activities Board’s Intramural Dodgeball Tournament Monday and Tuesday night in the Athletic Pavilion while wearing matching athletic clothing, dipping, dodging, ducking and catching dodgeballs. The Realist took the crown in the championship match against Kernville Bond, after competing for two days in the tournament. The dodgeball... 

Fair offers transgender resources

Fair offers transgender resources
At the Transgender Resource Fair, during transgender awareness day, Sophomores Audie Munoz and Jessie Bias participate in #PaintYourNailsForBruce. The campaign is trending in support of Bruce Jenner identifying as a woman. Thursday’s fair consisted of informational speeches by faculty members. Tri-City’s booth in Sneaky Park gave out pamphlets about “Room 4 Everyone,” a mental wellness campaign.... 

Softball finishes season with best record since ‘13

Chris McMahan Staff Writer In a season filled with ups and downs, the softball team was unable to reach its goal of a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference championship. La Verne finished 23-19 on the season, including a 18-10 conference record, third place behind Whittier and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Leopards finished with its best record since 2013. The team also earned the... 

Event promotes healthy lifestyles

Event promotes healthy lifestyles
Guadalupe Galvan and Hunter Hill visit the Student Health Services table at Kinesiology Society’s event “Health Sense” on the South Quad Tuesday. There were free pens, condoms, condom cases and informational pamphlets regarding well-being and health. The event offered free Bowl of Heaven açaí bowls. And Crunch Fitness held a raffle. / photo by Sara Flores Sierra Dasher Staff Writer The Kinesiology... 

2015 Alpha Chi Induction List

The following students have been inducted into the University of La Verne chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society for 2015. Membership in Alpha Chi is open to the top 10 percent to 20 percent of undergraduate students and the top 10 percent of graduate students nationwide. Students from the University in the top 10 percent of the undergraduate junior and senior classes and the top 10 percent of the... 

Honorees embody ‘Spirit of La Verne’

Honorees embody ‘Spirit of La Verne’
The University of La Verne hosted its second annual Spirit of La Verne Awards Tuesday, at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Presented by President Devorah Lieberman, the Spirit of La Verne Award went to Sharon Cruz-McKinney, community relations and outreach director in the admissions office. Cruz-McKinney was awarded for her exceptional work on behalf of the University exemplified by her leadership... 

Denim Day event shines light on sex assault

Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer The Greek organizations at the University of La Verne came together to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault and rape for Denim Day Wednesday in Fasnacht Court. Denim Day became an internationally recognized event 16 years ago after the Italian Supreme Court overturned the rape conviction of a man who claimed that his victim’s jeans were so tight, he needed... 

Concert unites musical ensembles

Concert unites musical ensembles
The New Orford String Quartet was joined on stage by members of Street Symphony for a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet at Morgan Auditorium, Monday evening. The Canada-native New Orford String Quartet picked up where the historic original Orford String Quartet left off, performing Canadian works old and new, along with obscure pieces from the last century. The New Orford String Quartet has... 
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