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Tennis swats big in Ojai Tourney

Chris McMahan Staff Writer The women’s tennis team participated in the 115th annual Ojai Tennis Tournament in Ojai April 23. Along with La Verne, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Pomona-Pitzer, Hope Inter­national, Abliene Christian, Westmont, Caltech, Biola, Whittier, Grand Canyon, Chapman and Cal Lutheran all participated in the tournament. The Leopards advanced to the semifinals in doubles play and... 

Koncept raps for Hip-Hop Night

The Brooklyn-based rapper Koncept performs in the Campus Center Ballroom Monday for Hip-Hop Night. Koncept performed all of his own work and collaborated with his partner and DJ, J57. He has also worked with rappers Macklemore, Ty Dolla $ign and Pharoahe. Koncept’s charismatic stage presence evoked enthusiastic audience participation. / photo by Bailey Maguire  Read More →

Werner reflects on teaching career

Werner reflects on teaching career
Longtime ULV English professor David Werner presented “I Have a Map to a Treasure” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Werner, who will retire this year, talked about the creative writing class he taught in the prison education program, and the college writing and mythology classes he has taught for years at the University. He also shared his love for “Star Wars,” Joseph Campbell and... 

Movie Review: ‘Avengers’ sequel will satisfy Marvel enthusiasts

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer “Avengers: Age of Ultron” pairs action-packed scenes with witty remarks from the world’s mightiest super heroes, making it a tremendously satisfying sequel. The film, written and directed by Joss Whedon, is perfectly pieced together to highlight the Avengers’ reassembling to save the planet from destruction by villainous Ultron. Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey... 

Ziners share creations

Eleanor Hodgson, Dante Matero, Gracia Amos and Ariel Kusby, all members of the Nothing New Publications staff and undergraduates at UCLA, talk with Sierra McCormick and Isabelle Beausang about their zines at Claremont Zinefest Saturday at the Claremont Packing House. Zines, a shortened version of magazine, are booklets containing writing, art or photography that are self-published by the authors. Along... 

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... 
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