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Former choral director, singer remembered

Cody Luk Staff Writer Bruce Hirsch, former choral director at the University of La Verne for 13 years, died Nov. 5. In 1981, Mr. Hirsch moved to La Verne after leaving Juniata College in Pennsylvania, where he and his wife, Marge, established a successful choral music program. Mr. Hirsch was the choral director from 1984 to 1997. He was also the Church of the Brethren music director and chair of the... 

‘In the Blood’ is the modern day scarlet letter

Cody Luk Staff Writer The word “SLUT” is written boldly across a wall of a trash-filled stage as students, faculty and community members rushed into the Pomona College Seaver Theatre for “In the Blood,” a tragedy on contemporary social issues. “The play is very intense, and it has a strong storyline they’re trying to portray,” said Arianna Lee, freshman Pomona College science major... 

Hillel Festival plays classic films for students

Cody Luk Staff Writer Jewish students and people interested in Judaism and Jewish culture came together to share common cultures through a variety of films during the first Hillel Film Festival at 10 p.m. from Oct. 21 to Oct. 24 at Theater 212. The event was started when a few members of Hillel, a Jewish club on campus, came up with a list of Jewish culture-related movies, said Jake Huberman, visiting... 

Beauty found beneath ‘Rubble’ of war

Beauty found beneath ‘Rubble’ of war
Dion Johnson, director of University art galleries, tours “Out of Rubble” in the Harris Gallery with Myra Garcia, vice president for advancement, at the reception Tuesday. This photo series, “Repairing Lebanon” by Lenka Clayton, shows ruined buildings from the 2006 conflict with Israel. Clayton had no idea what the buildings looked like before destruction, so she digitally altered them to look... 

Olson discusses prejudice at work

Olson discusses prejudice at work
Associate Professor of Management and Leader­ship Deborah Olson presents “Mid and Late Career Growth: Engagement and Meaning” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. She engaged the audience with an activity to show why companies benefit from teamwork, asked questions and explained the general neglect experienced by employees in mid- to late career stages. She said older employees contribute... 

Mariachi sounds spice things up

Mariachi sounds spice things up
Suemy Gonzalez performs “Las Mil Amores” on violin and vocals with Trio Ellas Sunday in Morgan Auditor­ium as a part of the Sundays at the Morgan program. The group describes its style as a mixture of mariachi sounds and classic romantic music. Gonzalez is currently a senior at USC Thornton School of Music. / photo by Stephanie Ball Cody Luk Staff Writer Acoustic sounds of violin, guitar and guitarron... 

Bringing out the ‘3rd St. Sounds’

Bringing out the ‘3rd St. Sounds’
Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson conducts 3rd St. Sound, La Verne’s new barbershop chorus, as it rehearses “Orange Colored Sky” Monday in the Chapel. Masters of Harmony president Ron Andreas and vice president Joe D’Amore gave the chorus a $500 grant from the internationally known a cappella organization. / photo by Helen Arase Cody Luk Staff Writer Every Monday evening the harmony... 

Kolbert discusses climate

Kolbert discusses climate
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the 2013 Freshman La Verne Experience book “Field Notes From A Catastrophe.” After the lecture, Miranda Chavez and Gaby Moura-Hayes, both freshmen, lined up to get their books signed in the Morgan Auditorium. / photo by Uyen Bui Cody Luk Staff Writer Freshman students learned about climate changes first-hand from Elizabeth Kolbert, the author of “Field Notes... 

Friends, ferns and flora find home

Friends, ferns and flora find home
One of more than 200 volunteers at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Cindy Walkenbatch leads a tour around the 86 acre garden. Walkenbatch has volunteered at the garden for the last four years, and has served as a Nature Interpreter for a year. The garden is home to California native plants such as this California Coastal Redwood with one of the smallest seed cones. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Cody... 

Generation Y problems discussed

Generation Y problems discussed
Yvonne Smith, professor of management, presented her lecture “Millennials, Personal Accountability and the College Classroom” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Smith discussed the Millennial generation, made up of those born in the years of 1980 to 2000. Smith cited a study that measured the academic performance of the Millennials. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Cody Luk Staff Writer Professor... 
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