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Students learn to pinch pennies

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer With tuition, rent, gas prices and textbook prices at an all-time high, saving money can be very helpful for a college student. Recent surveys conducted by OnCampus Research have found ways to save money by paying attention to where and how money is spent. With the economy being in poor condition, college students are being conscientious with their spending. In an unscientific... 

Senior project tackles childhood obesity

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer The increasing childhood obesity epidemic was the impetus for communications major Cheryl Regan’s senior project. Regan started her own campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle for children. “Play to Live” encourages children and their parents to partake in healthy living. “I chose this project because I feel that more kids are inside after school playing video... 

New dorm’s green credentials questioned

New dorm’s green credentials questioned
Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer The swanky new dorm scheduled to open in fall 2012 will not be made of newfangled super-sustainable materials. It will by made of wood. Wood Type V, to be exact. This is a fairly typical material for dorms, experts say. Some on campus, however, are less than thrilled about the sense that a wood structure might not be the most environmentally friendly. They are also concerned... 

Emily Carrillo leads women’s basketball team on, off court

Emily Carrillo leads women's basketball team on, off court
Emily Carrillo decided to play a fifth year for the women’s basketball team while beginning her graduate work in the teaching credential program here at La Verne. In her final season, she reached the 1,000-point mark, regaining her status as one of the top SCIAC players. She scored 12 points in her final game. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Emily... 

Earth Day celebration educates community

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer The Frontier Project held its second annual Earth Day celebration last Saturday in Rancho Cucamonga to help educate the community on becoming environmentally sustainable. The day’s activities consisted of a children’s zone that had games, arts and crafts and an environmental magic show to teach children the importance of being green. “The main goal today is to educate... 

Loft Beats shows passion for green

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer For most art venues the paintings are what draw in the people, but for the Loft Beats Art Shows the sound of DJs and local musicians enhances the art experience. Located up a long stairway of squeaky brown steps, down a dimly lighted hallway, in the Pomona Arts Colony, art enthusiast can find a loft full of affordable art by talented artist, and hear the beats of local... 

Honor students explore Galapagos

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer While most University of La Verne students were dealing with the cold weather of January during winter break, biology professors Jeff Burkhart and Jay Jones, along with 15 students enjoyed the hot sun and adventured for two weeks to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands to see the nature of life firsthand. The Global Ideas II: Darwin in Context class consisted of two weeks... 

Multi-talented professor Carol Stephenson can teach and do

Multi-talented professor Carol Stephenson can teach and do
Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson not only teaches at the University of La Verne, but also performs at the Whittier Community Theatre, among other venues. Originally from Nebraska, Stephenson has taught at the University for nine years. /photo by Candice Salazar Erica Lares Staff Writer “Quilters” is a musical performance about poor pioneer women from Texas to Nebraska and how they come... 

Cornel West encourages self-examination

Cornel West encourages self-examination
Cornel West, this year’s Fasnacht Lecture Series Speaker, spoke on Friday in the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium. West spoke on the flawed nature of capitalism and the recent revolution in Egypt and courage, which he calls the enabling virtue. West’s talk was the first given in the newly remodeled auditorium. West, a best-selling author, has taught at Harvard, Yale, Harvard, Union Theological... 

Ground broken on new dorm

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer On the first day of the spring semester students arrived on campus to find the University under construction at the corner of D and Second streets. The new dorm construction began in January and is scheduled for completion in July of 2012. It will house 378 students. “The residence hall construction is a step toward the growth of the institution,” said Chip West,... 
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