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University makes way for Leo Park

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The University of La Verne plans to use what was formerly the site of the Education Management Building at the corner of D Street and Arrow Highway as a recreation space for students. The space, called Leo Park, is conservatively estimated to be completed by the start of the fall semester. “It’s giving students an amenity that they currently don’t have,” said Jeanne... 

Students go online to fund films

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The world of film is one of unbridled creativity and unlimited opportunity, with financial resources remaining the only finite piece to the cinematic puzzle. But with the advent of crowd funding platforms, ambitious student filmmakers find themselves on a more level playing field than ever before. “This is the best time to get into this industry that we’ve ever had,”... 

La Verne may supply Claremont’s water

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The Claremont City Council on Tuesday approved a collaborative agreement that could put La Verne in charge of operating and maintaining Claremont’s water system. The Claremont Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the two cities with a vote of 4-0. The same document will appear before the La Verne Council at this Monday’s meeting. “This allows... 

Music Review: Broken Bells crack the code

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief “After the Disco,” the second collaborative effort from indie hallmarks Broken Bells, Shins frontman James Mercer and producer extraordinaire Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, sheds the skin of the duo’s self-titled debut and evolves into a gorgeously produced 11-track meeting of the minds. Born out of mutual admiration in 2008, Broken Bells felt like the obligatory... 

Dewey steps down from provost post

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Provost Greg Dewey has resigned from his post at the University to assume the presidency at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences next year, University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman announced Tuesday. Dewey, who has served as provost and chief academic officer at ULV since October 2009, will step down Jan. 1, but will remain with the University through... 

PRSSA helps LV students prep for the future

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Despite only coming together this semester, La Verne’s chapter of the Public Relations Students Society of America has taken the initiative to create opportunities for students interested in the public relations field. Now off to a running start, the club began as an idea between ambitious best friends Alexa Atkinson and Jade Kelley during their freshman year. “We have... 

Curtain rises on student directors

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer For the theatrical novice, directing a production is a daunting task that forces one to always have the answer and overcome steep hurdles. In his Introduction to Theatrical Directing class, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Sean Dillon equips his students with the tools necessary to brave these hurdles. “What we try and do is sort of build a toolkit of directorial principles,”... 

Diversity receives national award

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer The University of La Verne became one of 55 institutions to be nationally recognized for its diversity efforts this year. Spearheaded by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award commemorates educational institutions across the nation for their efforts to create diverse campus communities. The award is in its second year. “We... 

Book Review: Morrissey reveals veiled truth

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer It is almost impossible to deny Steven Patrick Morrissey’s contribution to popular culture over the last 30 years. His lilting voice and foreboding vocals earned him a place atop the U.K. Music charts for three straight decades, as well as a place in the hearts of melancholy teenagers the world over. Always regarded as a wordsmith among pop stars, Morrissey’s autobiography,... 

Music Review: Lavigne’s new album ‘wasn’t good enough for her’

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Canadian pop star and “punk princess” Avril Lavigne released her self-titled fifth studio album last week. For Lavigne, the album presents a return to the upbeat teen pop for which she is famous. But for this reporter, the new Lavigne album is, among other things, a nostalgic trip back to 2003 and her debut album, “Let Go.” “Sk8er Boi” reached number 10 on the... 
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