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Journalists deserve more credit

When some people think about journalists, they think of primped up people who talk to a camera or go find out which celebrities are pregnant for their job at TMZ. In truth, some journalists risk their lives for important work. Lara Logan, CBS chief foreign correspondent, was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob during her coverage of the celebration after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in Egypt.... 
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Commentary: Musical recitals are a good start

<i>Commentary</i>: Musical recitals are a good start
Christina Collins Burton, Arts Editor With four weeks left of school, I am happy to see a generous amount of culture coming to the campus in the form of music. Since the opening of the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, the sound of singing has been echoing throughout Founders Hall. As good as it is that our music is finally able to be heard on campus, where are the rest of our arts? There is a healthy... 

Students flock to Easter egg hunt

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer The campus-wide Easter egg hunt on April 20 drew more attention than the University of La Verne and Campus Activities Board expected. By 8 a.m. 500 eggs were placed around the campus ready to be found. The 500 eggs did not last long. By 10 a.m. all the prize-filled eggs had been found. In addition to candy, some plastic eggs contained certificates redeemable for DVDs, gift... 
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Raising gender neutral is OK

In a recent Los Angeles Times article, president of J. Crew Jenna Lyons received backlash for posing with her 5-year-old son, Beckett, and his freshly painted pink toenails. The ad, meant to be an advertisement for J. Crew’s merchandise, instead caused a debate over how Lyons is raising her son. The problem many had with the ad is the supposed endorsement of transgendered or gender-neutral children.... 

Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition

Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition
During the challenge round of the La Verne Idol finals, contest winner Mason Sustayta sang “Faith” by George Michael. He won a $100 gift card, a trophy and his name inscribed on a plaque that will be kept in the music library in Founders Hall. Audience members selected the winner by texting the number of their favorite performance to an online electronic polling system. The coordinators of La... 

Different art styles speak as one in Harris Gallery’s ‘Inside-Out’ exhibit

Sara Montgomery Staff Writer The Harris Gallery’s current exhibit “Inside-Out” is a group collection containing vivid colored pieces that not only adorn the walls of the gallery, but hang from the ceiling to create a whole new experience. “Inside-Out” displays the works of artists Max King Cap, Chet Glaze, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia and Misato Suzuki. Their styles are very different yet come... 

Students hold silent protest for LGBT rights

Students hold silent protest for LGBT rights
Marissa Ulrich and Jennifer Leyva participate in the National Day of Silence held April 15 at Sneaky Park. The protest, sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance, calls attention to the problem of bullying faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor Sara Montgomery Staff Writer On April 15, the University of La Verne’s Sneaky... 

Happenings

Barbara Morrison Enjoy an evening of jazz and blues with vocalist Barbara Morrison at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free but seating is limited. ‘Eyes on the Ball’ “Eyes on the Ball,” an exhibit of University of La Verne alumnus Alex Gallardo’s photojournalism work will be on display in the Irene Carlson Gallery until May 20. Harris Gallery The exhibit “Inside-Out,”... 

Sculptor Keith Lord crafts his creative growth

Sculptor Keith Lord crafts his creative growth
This yet-to-be-named wood sculpture represents only one facet of the artistic media used by Keith Lord, professor of art. Lord’s mixed media pieces include the use of unusual household items, such as hollowed books used as containers to house miniature sculptures. Recently he has taken a turn toward the use of wood in his work. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor Keith... 

Tall Wall art is here to stay

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer The Tall Wall Space in the Arts and Communications Building currently features an exhibition titled “Plane Suite,” by Almond Zigmund, which is in the process of being added to the University of La Verne’s permanent collection. Since the building was transformed in 2001 from an auto parts distribution site to the ACB, the wall that spans the height of the building has... 
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