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Panel revisits democracy, Mideast

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast
Issam Ghazzawi, associate professor of management, discusses the possibility of democracy in the Middle East in the Hot Spots lecture last Thursday. Ghazzawi was joined by professors Yousef Daneshbod, Yehi Mortag and Jason Neidleman. In the lecture “Democracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges” the four professors each expressed their opinions on issues in the Middle East and took questions... 

ULV needs to grow smarter

As progress on the new dorms continues and the successful opening of the long-awaited parking lot earlier this week, it looks as if the University of La Verne is growing at a steady pace. However, the appearance of growth through construction is not the only thing we have to be concerned with. Even though admissions enrolled the same number of students this year as last, we still have an over-crowded... 

College of Business honors alumni

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Laughter and music echoed throughout Sneaky Park, bringing faculty, alumni, students and their families together as the College of Business and Public Management hosted their first department barbecue. “It’s good to see old professors and nice to reconnect,” Raymond Johns, alumnus, said. More than 350 people attended and they all agreed that good food and fun was... 

‘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... 

More bike racks would help

According to a 2008 study by the National Carbon Dioxide Information Center, the United States has the twelfth largest carbon footprint in the world with 4.9 metric tons per capita. As the University of La Verne pushes toward a more environmentally friendly campus with the construction of the Campus Center and the new residence hall, it is time that the students follow suit. Parking is always an... 

Bon Appetit offers sustainable fare

Bon Appetit offers sustainable fare
The University’s new head chef Justin Alarcon prepares side dishes of vegetables for lunch in Davenport Dining Hall. Working for Bon Appetit, La Verne’s new food service provider, Alarcon’s responsibilities include training kitchen staff. He has been a chef for 10 years. / photo by Denisse Leung Brianna Means Staff Writer Already students are buzzing about the improved quality and taste of the... 

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... 

Music lives through ‘Love and Death’

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer More than 80 people gathered in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday to hear exquisite soprano Courtney Huffman and University of La Verne artist-in-residence and award-winning pianist Grace Xia Zhao. The University of La Verne’s Department of Music presented a soprano and piano performance called “Love and Death.” Zhao’s performance consisted of solos and collaborations... 
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