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Amanda Copas leaves her mark in Leopard record books

Amanda Copas leaves her mark in Leopard record books
Senior liberal studies major Amanda Copas is celebrating her recent milestone of reaching 1,000 points in her college basketball career. Off the court Amanda enjoys baking cookies for her friends and family. Copas has ambitions of becoming a teacher after graduation. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Senior guard Amanda Copas helped the women’s basketball team reach new... 

Commentary: Black history deserves more than a month

<i>Commentary</i>: Black history deserves more than a month
Christian Orozco, Editor in Chief The 28 days of Black History Month are over. Now students can turn the page in their American history books and spend months learning about the industrial revolution and the cold war. Every four years black history month gets lucky and has 29 days instead of the hasty 28. But black is just as American as apple pie, and I want to hear about it every month. The names... 

Chief justice touts law degree’s value

Chief justice touts law degree's value
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye speaks at the University of La Verne College of Law in a conversation hosted by Adjunct Professor of Law Douglas Miller. /photo by Christopher Mora. Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, answered questions – ranging from state budget cuts to what the chief justice does in her free time... 

City imposes stricter parking regulations

City imposes stricter parking regulations
The city of La Verne placed temporary city parking permit required signs Monday on all residential streets within a three-block radius of the University of La Verne. The signs will become permanent at the beginning of the spring semester. The signs have resulted in increased use of the free off-campus parking lot with the provided shuttle service. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Alex Forbess Editorial Director Christian... 

Men travel cross country for NCAA nationals

Christian Orozco Sports Editor The men’s cross country team recently finished their 2012 season, which ended with the team traveling to Indiana to compete in the NCAA Division III National Championships. This is the first time the Leopards have ever sent a whole team to nationals. Junior Alberto Acosta, sophomore Jayden Earlywine, senior Alex Forbess, freshman Bryan Hayes, senior Sean Kusick, junior... 

Faculty showcase research, creativity

Faculty showcase research, creativity
Juli Minoves Triquell, assistant professor of political science, and Provost Greg Dewey talked about research from the history and political science department at the Ninth Annual Research and Professional Activity Day on Tuesday in the Campus Center. / photo by Kelley Magguilli Christian Orozco Sports Editor Faculty, staff and students gathered Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom to present and... 

Commentary: Hip-hop is no longer an art form

<i>Commentary</i>: Hip-hop is no longer an art form
Christian Orozco, Sports Editor The 1970s gave us many things to be proud of. Things like beanbag chairs and Farrah Fawcett. A couple things people from the 1970s are not too proud of were their bell-bottoms and their love for disco music. In 2012 we have an equivalent to bell bottoms and disco, and that is mainstream hip-hop and snapbacks. The hip hop industry has taken a turn for the worst and the... 

Regals dethrone Leopards in 3 sets

Regals dethrone Leopards in 3 sets
Kayla Cribbs (left) and Nysa Allen (right) try to block Cal Lutheran’s attack in the second set of Tuesday’s match. The Leopards lost the first set, 27-25, then the second set, 25-20, and the third set, 25-16. This is the Leopards’ second loss to Cal Lutheran this season. The two teams were tied for second place in the conference going into the match, but with a 3-0 loss, La Verne dropped to... 

Festival bucks mainstream

Christian Orozco Sports Editor If you took a drive down Union Pacific in East Los Angeles Saturday you might have heard the ruckus that was coming out of an ominous warehouse. That ruckus was F*** That Fest The weird and the creepy came out to support the underground music scene of garage rock, surf, blues, psychedelic, folk and punk. “For five bucks and this many bands I had to come out,” Ontario... 

ASULV stipend helps new clubs get started

Christian Orozco Sports Editor Just five weeks into the fall 2012 semester, the campus community has already seen the birth of more than eight student organizations this year, from the Pre-Law Club, to Hillel to the Karaoke  Club. “With the booming number of undergraduate students we have offered a $200 stipend for new clubs to help them get started,” Andrea Naccache, vice president of finance... 
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