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Vampires drain the market as supernatural themes invade popular culture

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Halloween is a time of ghosts, scares and the paranormal to come to the front of everyone’s mind and surround themselves with the unknown world of the supernatural. The supernatural genre has grown steadily in the limelight over the years, capturing people’s imagination and fascination with the unknown. “I love the suspense,” junior child development... 

Restaurant Review: Dillon’s taste of the south

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor The first thing I noticed walking into Dillon’s Pit Bar-B-Q was the warmth of the people working there. As they stood behind the counter, chatting as they waited for the customers of the day, you could tell that it was more of a family atmosphere than straight business. “The great thing is the owners had us meet each other before we started working,” cashier... 

Open Mic shares student voice

Open Mic shares student voice
Cory Cofer, who goes by the stage name Besskepp, is a special education algebra teacher and adviser for the Poetry Club at Nogales High School in Rowland Heights. Cofer shared several poems for Open Mic in the Cabaret Theatre on Sept. 29. He has been hosting “A Mic and Dim Lights” events at the Cal Poly Downtown Arts Theater at the Pomona Arts Colony every Thursday for 11 years. / photo by Candice... 

‘Baltimore Waltz’ explores misconceptions

‘Baltimore Waltz’ explores misconceptions
Anna, played by Stephanie Aguilar, continues her European tour of promiscuity as she attempts to flirt with a German student activist. The scene, took place in a tavern during the dress rehearsal of the Dailey Theater’s performance of “The Baltimore Waltz.” The show ran last weekend. / photo by Andrew Vasquez Christina Collins Burton Editorial Director Laughter, gasps and sobs are all that... 

Pottermore transforms muggles into wizards

Christina Collins Burton Editorial Director After fans mourned the end of the eighth and final movie of the Harry Potter series, author J.K. Rowling announced the continuation of the series. Her online creation, “Pottermore,” offers the fans that have been so devoted after 14 years the opportunity to be a part of the wizarding world. Currently in beta testing until its opening in October, the site... 

Housing tightens alcohol, smoking policies

Christina Collins Burton Editorial Director With the start of the new school year, the housing office has updated its policies to make them easier to understand and implement. Housing has increased enforcement of anti-drug and alcohol policies and expanded its no-smoking policy to extend outside the dorms. “We went through and rewrote our policies because we thought they weren’t the easiest to... 

On-stage drama mimics real lives

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The students of the theater and community class have combined their individual passions for theater into a string of eight performances called “The Power of Hope” that push ignored issues into the limelight. “We aren’t trying to save the community, but we are trying to bring awareness to the causes and what people can do about it,” Elizabeth Reyes, senior... 

‘The Screens’ offers an abstract view of war

'The Screens' offers an abstract view of war
In this scene from “The Screens,” Mother and Madani, portrayed by sophomore Stephanie Aguilar and junior Kevin Ray, try to talk to the dead. The play, written by Jean Genet and directed by Georgij Paro and Sean Dillon, was written during Algeria’s struggle for independence from France, and depicts several characters in a reality that is both otherworldly and human. Performances continue at 7:30... 

Happenings

‘The Screens’ The theater department will present the play “The Screens” by Jean Genet at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For reservations call the box office at 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Mu Phi Epsilon Concert There will be a Mu Phi Epsilon Concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. The concert will feature vocal performances and instrumental... 

Alumni return for a night of music

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The University of La Verne welcomed back its alumni for the third annual alumni recital hosted by the Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. last Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert offered a mix of classical and musical theater pieces to entertain an audience of nearly 50 people. “The reason we are doing this recital is to celebrate the opening of the new auditorium,”... 
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