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Larini leaves LV as a storied leader on the diamond

Larini leaves LV as a storied leader on the diamond
Senior pitcher and infielder Mark Larini looks out on Ben Hines Field from the dugout as the construction workers continue preparations to dig up the field. Larini, a movement and sports science major, has played for La Verne for four years. He was selected to be on the All-SCIAC team and lead the team in innings pitched and strikeouts during the 2011 season. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Elsie Ramos Sports... 

We are bursting at the seams

During this school year we have watched our class sizes increase, our financial aid decrease, our parking spots fill up and ours sports leave campus one-by-one. We have protested enrollment increases, and yet next fall our enrollment will be at an all-time high. What is more troublesome is that despite the increases in enrollment, little has been to done to create new classes to accommodate the influx... 

Panatier takes over volleyball team

Panatier takes over volleyball team
Jenna Panatier was hired in January to coach women’s volleyball. While completing her MBA at Lipscomb University, Panatier began making jewelry, a hobby she continues to enjoy. The season begins on Sept. 2 at the Pacific Coast Classic Tournament. / photo by Candice Salazar Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer After losing to Cal Lutheran in the Southern California Intercollegiate... 

Trio to head student media outlets

Trio to head student media outlets
New leaders have been selected to serve the communications department’s media outlets for the fall semester. Branden del Rio, who will be a junior journalism major, will be editor in chief of the Campus Times. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Elsie Ramos Sports Editor With the school year coming to an end, the communications department is already gearing up for fall 2011 – preparing new leaders... 

Offshore drilling not the answer

As the gas prices keep rising and people become desperate to find alternate ways of travel, the Senate has began taking its own measures to try and remedy the situation. Unfortunately, for the coasts of the United States this means that it may be open for offshore drilling. Ever since the price of oil jumped, the threat of off-shore drilling has come up as a possibility to save Americans money and... 

Students survive finals with planning, stress reduction

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer As the end of the school year approaches, students use a variety of methods and tactics to survive these final weeks and conquer it successfully. This is always a trying time with finals, excess work and the tease of a summer vacation nearly within reach. It is a time where students can easily lose focus and procrastinate on final assignments and projects. “To survive... 

Leopard golfer Andrew Roque named Player of the Year

Leopard golfer Andrew Roque named Player of the Year
Junior Andrew Roque was selected the 2011 SCIAC Player of the Year for golf. The psychology major earned a 71.7 per round average, the best in conference play this season. Roque has been playing golf for 10 years. This is the fourth time in the past five years a Leopard has been named SCIAC Player of the Year. / photo by Allison Lavelle Elsie Ramos Sports Editor After helping the golf team win the... 

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field

Leos win last game at Ben Hines Field
Caltech left fielder Brendan Sheehan misses a fly ball hit by La Verne’s designated hitter Jason Munoz in the fourth inning of last Friday’s game at Ben Hines Field. Munoz earned a triple for the play and went on to score. The Leopards beat the Beavers, 13-3, in seven innings. / photo by Allison Lavelle Elsie Ramos Sports Editor The Leopards gave Ben Hines Field and their seniors a proper farewell... 

La Verne defeats Tigers in walkoff fashion

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer La Verne’s two-game losing streak ended as they pulled out a 5-4 win against Occidental Saturday in one of the last games on Ben Hines Field. “We struggled a little bit at times, but in the end we did what we had to do,” senior first baseman Mark Larini said. Senior designated hitter Jason Munoz used two Oxy errors to score the first run of the game. It was not... 

Quakes rumble to first home win

Quakes rumble to first home win
Baseball fans gather for the season opener of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at the Epicenter in Ranch Cucamonga on April 14. Quakes veteran Tim Bittner takes time to sign autographs for fans before the game. Bittner’s career started in the minors with the Chicago White Sox and eventually led him to the Quakes, which is now part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. The Quakes shook the Lancaster... 
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