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Commentary: Collins’ courage will change sports culture

<i>Commentary</i>: Collins’ courage will change sports culture
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor It has been long overdue. Finally an active member of one the four major sports leagues in the United States has come out as an openly gay man. NBA free agent Jason Collins broke Twitter the morning of April 29 with his announcement, via a Sports Illustrated essay, that he was gay. While he is not the first athlete to come out, he is the first active male athlete to do so.... 

Earth Day gives green alternatives

Earth Day gives green alternatives
Junior athletic training major Lauren Martino attends the 50 Shades of Green Earth Day event hosted by CAB Monday in the South Quad. To promote sustainability CAB handed out reusable containers to everyone who attended. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Elsie Ramos Sports Editor The Campus Activities Board hosted “50 Shades of Green” Monday in the South Quad to celebrate Earth Day. Free lunch and reusable... 

Movie Review: ’42′ takes Robinson’s story from the field to the screen

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Jackie Robinson’s legacy is well known in the baseball world, and “42” is an attempt to spread the legacy to those who do not know his story. Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball on April 15, 1947, when he played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He endured hatred, name calling and death threats from fans, players of opposing teams and even his teammates.... 

Community News: Sipping through La Verne

<i>Community News</i>: Sipping through La Verne
House of Wings sous-chef Justin Renauld offers Susanne St. Pierre and Toni Carone a selection of specialty wings to sample at the La Verne Wine Walk Saturday. The event brought in eight live bands to downtown La Verne, along with wine tasting, street artists and sample platters from local restaurants. The event sold out with more than 600 participants. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Elsie Ramos Sports... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Women’s Water Polo, April 4 La Verne – 5 Chapman – 9 Women’s Water Polo, March 30 CMS – 13 La Verne – 2 Softball, March 29 La Verne – 4 Pomona-Pitzer – 0 Schedule Friday Softball vs. Chapman, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tennis @ Redlands, 2 p.m. Baseball @ Whittier, 3 p.m. Women’s water polo @ Redlands, 7 p.m. Saturday Men’s and women’s track and field, SCIAC Quad #3, 10... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Tennis, March 25 Willamette – 0 La Verne-9 Softball, March 26 George Fox – 3 La Verne – 10 Women’s water polo, March 27 Whittier – 7 La Verne – 4 Schedule Friday Men’s and women’s track and field @ Cal/Nevada State Championships, 9 a.m. Tennis @ Occidental, 2 p.m. Softball @ Pomona-Pitzer, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Baseball @ Pomona-Pitzer, 3 p.m. Saturday Men’s... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Baseball, March 12 North Park-7 La Verne-9 Women’s tennis, March 13 Case Western Reserve-6 La Verne-3 Women’s water polo, March 13 La Verne –2 Pomona-Pizter-4 Schedule Friday Golf @ Jekyll Island Invitational, TBA Women’s tennis vs. Chapman, 2 p.m. Men’s and women’s track and field @ Redlands Invitational, 3 p.m. Softball @ CMS, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Baseball vs. CMS @... 

New dean chosen for College of Law

After more than a year without a permanent dean, President Devorah Lieberman this week announced the hiring of Gilbert Holmes as the new dean of the University of La Verne College of Law. “It is a pleasure to welcome Gilbert Holmes to the University of La Verne community,” President Lieberman said in a press release. “His values mirror those of the University’s mission, and his professional... 

Leopards pluck Sagehens, 111-69

Leopards pluck Sagehens, 111-69
During the first half, Pomona-Pitzer freshman Juliah Shay Kim tries to steal the ball from La Verne senior Amanda Copas. Copas is a three-year letter winner who earned Second Team All-SCIAC honors in 2011-12. The Leopards beat the Sagehens, 111-69, Monday, but failed to make the SCIAC Tournament. / photo by Stephanie Ball Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Emotions and the score ran high for the Leopard seniors... 

Fijians embrace TV

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Professor of Communica­tions Don Pollock kicked off the faculty lecture series on Feb. 4 with “Fiji and the Media.” Pollock’s lecture focused on his sabbatical, which he spent at the University of the South Pacific researching how far the Fijian media has evolved since the first time he visited the island in 1979. Pollock said he watched as much Fijian television, listened... 
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