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Okimura makes a splash in SCIAC

Okimura makes a splash in SCIAC
Hawaii native Marc Okimura, a sophomore, can be seen cruising the campus on his longboard between classes, or swimming laps at Las Flores Park pool. Okimura, a theatre arts major, is ranked No. 2 in SCIAC in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 57.40. Okimura said he is excited about his upcoming seasons, hoping to beat his own school record and grab the top spot in SCIAC. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Christian... 

Class takes close look at sports films

Christian Orozco Sports Editor For three semesters Paul Alvarez, professor of movement and sports science, has been showcasing sports films for the students of La Verne in his class American Values in Sports Films. This semester Alvarez has about 30 students in his class. “A lot of these movies relate back to religion and politics and those things relate to culture and social aspects in America,”... 

Softball starts season with a bang

Softball starts season with a bang
Sophomore Candice Nunez guards third base during the alumnae game Saturday at Wheeler Park. The Leopards won, 12-1. The Leopards have started their season with a record of 3-0. / photo by Cassandra Egan Christian Orozco Sports Editor After an impressive 2011 season, the softball team looks to take it all this year. The Leopards finished with a 26-16 overall record and an 18-6 Southern California Intercolleg­iate... 

Black history celebrated through words

Black history celebrated through words
Shihan, who has appeared on “Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam,” shares some poems and stories from his life and career at the Black Student Union’s poetry showcase Tuesday in Dailey Theatre. The theater was packed to capacity until the end of the show at midnight. / photo by Zachary Horton   Christian Orozco Sports Editor Dailey Theatre was filled with students, fans and supporters of... 

Leopards look to make a splash in SCIAC

Leopards look to make a splash in SCIAC
During their final week of practice before the first preseason games, head coach Alex La and assistant coach Cody Bell call the women’s water polo team together to discuss the plays. The team will open its season with two back-to-back games Saturday at Las Flores Park in La Verne against Concordia, at 9 a.m. and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 11:30 a.m. / photo by Katherine Careaga Christian Orozco Sports... 

New coach adds new life for swim

New coach adds new life for swim
Sophomore swimmer Marc Okimura placed first against Cal Lutheran on Saturday with a time of 59.73 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Okimura also took first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:05.41. La Verne held the meet, it’s first of three at home this season, at Las Flores Park. / photo by Zachary Horton Christian Orozco Staff Writer With a new coach, Pat Skehan, the swimming... 

Forbess takes 2nd place in SCIAC

Forbess takes 2nd place in SCIAC
When he gets a break from cross country and track, junior Alex Forbess spends some of his free time baking for his teammates. Aside from running fast and baking, Forbess also loves listening to punk music. His favorite bands are Green Day and the Dropkick Murphys. Forbess finished second at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 25:45. / photo by Zachary Horton Christian Orozco Staff Writer Junior... 

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC

Leopards swim to sixth in SCIAC
In La Verne’s final game of the SCIAC championship tournament, senior utility Kyle Thorsness explodes out of the water to shoot over his defender, junior utility player Cameron Rehm of Whittier. Thorsness, a senior who transferred from Orange Coast College, played his last championship tournament and last game at Las Flores Park. He scored three goals in each game and became the first La Verne player... 
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