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Lecture exposes plight of Italians

Lecture exposes plight of Italians
Ken Scambray, professor of English, spoke to students and faculty on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Scambray discussed Italian immigration and his family’s journey to the Western United States at the turn of the 20th century. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer Professor of English Kenneth Scambray shed a new light on Italian immigrants, as he conducted... 

Dance recital packs house

Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer Spectators were awed as students of the Claremont Colleges performed an all student choreographed fall dance recital titled “In The Works; a Concert of Student Dance Works” on Saturday in the Pendleton Dance Center at Pomona College. The turnout was great, as the Pendleton Dance Center was filled with approximately 120 people, leaving only standing room for... 

Debate: It’s the art and sport of persuasion

Debate: It's the art and sport of persuasion
Ian Lising, assistant professor of speech and debate and chairman of the department of speech communications, outlined the ins and out of debate featured in his new book, “Across the House: The Art and Science of World Universities Championship Debating.” Lising’s talk, for the faculty lecture series was held Nov. 22 in the President’s Dining Room. His ideas for the book came from the time... 

Grace Xia Zhao’s faculty recital captivates viewers

Grace Xia Zhao's faculty recital captivates viewers
Artist in Residence Grace Xia Zhao was greeted with a packed house on Friday for her piano recital in the Steinway Studio. The recital included a selection of works by composer Franz Liszt, such as Piano Sonata in B Minor and Mephisto Waltz. Zhao received her doctorate in music at the University of Southern California; she is an award-winning, international solo and chamber music artist. / photo by... 

Heartstop keeps beating

Heartstop keeps beating
Heartstop, featuring Jake Hawkes on keyboard and Tristan Montgomery on bass, rocked out for students Wednesday in Sneaky Park as part of a week of Las Vegas-themed homecoming events at the University of La Verne. Heartstop, a Los Angeles-area band has performed at the University before, most recently in May with the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in the Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Christopher Guzman Christopher... 

Leopards outclaw Tigers in 5 sets

Leopards outclaw Tigers in 5 sets
Occidental defenders Aly Fritz and Logan Boyer-Hayse watch a spike from La Verne’s Catie Logan, No. 7, fall for a point during the first set of their match Tuesday. The teams battled back and forth but the Leopards finished off the Tigers in the fifth set, improving their record to 15-10. / photo by Christopher Guzman Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer In an electrifying five-set match, the... 

Speaker shares stories of alcohol and regret

Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer Students were captivated Tuesday night in the Athletic Pavilion by guest speaker Aaron Cooksey as he told his devastating life story. The night started out serious and solemn as Cooksey painted a vivid portrait to his listeners about the trials and tribulations of his life. “I introduce myself as Aaron Cooksey, but for about four years I was known as inmate... 

Leopards’ effort not enough to get win

Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer The women’s soccer team was unable to pull out a victory against Cal Lutheran on Wednesday, falling 3-1. The match started out fairly even, both teams showed great hustle and determination. It was Rebekah Casas of the Regals who scored in the 43rd minute of the first half in, giving Cal Lutheran a 1-0 lead. The early goal seemed to have shaken up the Leopards’... 

Students drum to African beat

Students drum to African beat
Steve Biondo, far left, leads his students, Brooke Ball, Paola Portillo, Christine Serrano, Christian Robles and Zac Florez through a West African drumming lesson. The unique sounds and rhythms can be heard outside of the Hanawalt House during the week as the new drumming class meets every Wednesday. Biondo teaches traditional drumming techniques to three different groups throughout the day. / photo... 

Leopards, Athenas finish in a deadlock, 2-2

The women’s soccer team snaps its 4-game losing streak. Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer In a very physical game against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the women’s soccer team managed to pull out of its six-game losing streak with a 2-2 tie in double overtime during Wednesday night’s match. The Athenas started the game off strongly in the first half, using their speed and ball handling skills... 
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