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Students get SELF help with pigs

Students get SELF help with pigs
Freshman business administration major Melissa Procopio turned in her donations from her spotted pig and received a Sprinkles Cupcake, popcorn and a chance to participate in carnival games at the Spotted Pig Collection Carnival on May 3 in the Campus Center. The Spotted Pig Campaign helps raise money the Student Emergency Loan Fund, which is funded entirely by students. / photo by Debora Escobar Cindy... 

Higher education struggles in Iran

Higher education struggles in Iran
Justin Baldoni, a television actor from Los Angeles and member of the Baha’I faith, discusses the documentary film “Education Under Fire” with the film’s director, Jeff Kaufman. The documentary, which was played to the audience, focused on the struggles and inspiring lives of teachers from the Baha’I Institute for Higher Education in Iran./photo by Zachary Horton Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer The... 

Poets slam rhymes at CUPSI tourney

Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer The University of La Verne hosted this year’s 12th Annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, which went from April 18 to 21. Poetry Slam is a competition format for which teams compete with spoken word. The top four teams competing for this year’s championship were Stanford Univer­sity, UC Berkeley, New York University and Macalester College. After four rounds... 

Seniors’ art culiminates in exhibit

Seniors' art culiminates in exhibit
Inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Kayla Gex created three miniature rooms, each with its own theme, like the Guatemala Room, for her senior art show in the Harris Gallery. The Senior Art Exhibition featured the work of seven senior artists, who utilized a variety of media, including film, photography and paint. / photo by Warren Bessant Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer Seven seniors from... 

Classic cars showcased in Old Town La Verne

Classic cars showcased in Old Town La Verne
Louie Gonzales (left) shows his 1969 Dodge Charger R/T at the annual Cool Cruise 2012 Car Show on Saturday in Old Town La Verne. Gonzales purchased the car in 1968 and has cared for it ever since. The car show invaded the streets of Old Town with over 400 participants, and many more spectators, who enjoyed fresh food, friendly people, classic cars and hot rods. Cool Cruise was originally proposed to... 

Leos defeat Regals on senior day

Leos defeat Regals on senior day
During Saturday’s first game of two against Cal Lutheran at Wheeler Park, senior second baseman Tara Allis fields the ground ball to throw the runner out at first base. The Leopards split the doubleheader, falling 1-0 in the first game and then returning to tarnish the Regals’ crown 8-0 because of the mercy rule. It was also the team’s senior day, recognizing four graduating players. / photo... 

Stephens’ voice lands first place for LV Idol

Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer Four finalists performed for Mu Phi Epsilon’s second annual La Verne Idol with Aleah Stephens taking the title. Stephens, Ashley Broussard, Juana Munoz and Melissa Molinaro were the finalists who amazed the audience Tuesday night in Morgan Auditorium. Stephens was awarded a $100 gift card, trophy and her name on the La Verne Idol winner plaque. Adriana Navarro hosted the... 

Tiger mosquitos spread anxiety

Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer The East Coast is not the only place where tiny black and white tiger mosquitoes are emerging. Invasive tiger mosquitoes have been spotted in the cities of El Monte, South Monte and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County south of Duarte. Tiger mosquitoes, native to Southeast Asia, are tiny black and white insects that are active in daylight. They are aggressive and can... 

David Kain lifts his way to the top

David Kain lifts his way to the top
Sophomore David Kain, movement in sports science major, will compete at the 2012 National University Weightlifting Championship at Louisiana State University in Shreveport on April 13 and 14. Kain will be competing in two Olympic events, the snatch and the clean and jerk. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer You can see David Kain in class, on the football field and now in the weight... 

Color Me Mine fires up creativity

Color Me Mine fires up creativity
Grace, a resident of San Dimas whose mother would not give her last name, makes gifts for her family at Color Me Mine, a “paint-your-own” pottery studio. Located on Arrow Highway in San Dimas, Color Me Mine offers special days and activities for its customers, such as Ladies’ Night, Date Night, PJ Night and Mommy & Me days. The studio also holds birthday parties. / photo by Christian Uriarte Cindy... 
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