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‘Fire and Ice’ glamorizes formal in old Hollywood

‘Fire and Ice’ glamorizes formal in old Hollywood
Madison Orange, a glow light dancer from the Dancing Fire company, performs at the Fire and Ice Winter Formal last Friday. The Dancing Fire, headquartered in Hollywood, offers a variety of classes ranging from belly dancing to fire dancing. In addition, the company offers DJ services. For the rest of the night, Orange showed off her skills on the side of the dance floor as students continued to dance.... 

Supplements should be consumed cautiously

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor The dietary supplement industry is booming with reported sales reaching $13 billion in 2013, but there is a common public misperception on how these supplements really affect human bodies. According to the Food and Drug Administration, dietary supplements are intended to add further nutritional value to the diet and can be in tablet, capsule, softgel, liquid or powder form. Vitamins,... 

Group shares blooming passion for camellias

Don and Marilee Gray attend the 68th annual Camellia Show on Saturday at the La Verne Community Center as competitors. The Grays are very involved with the Pomona Valley Camellia Society. Unfortunately, the Grays did not win this year. / photo by Alexandra Arkley Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Varieties of camellia flowers were proudly on display at Pomona Valley Camellia Society’s 68th annual camellia... 

Bird songs take audience on flight

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Classical and contemporary songs about birds, titled “Bird Songs – Flights of Avian Fancy” were sung with glee at noon last Friday at Scripps College. The performance was harmonized and presented by five faculty members: Anne Harley (soprano), Charles Kamm (tenor and harpsichord) and Rachel Huang (violin) from Scripps College, Ellen Rentz (soprano) from Claremont Mckenna... 

Domestic art illustrates Bauhaus history

Domestic art illustrates Bauhaus history
Junior theater major Alexander Freitas attended the reception for “Nowhaus: Domestic Objects in the Modernist Tradition” at the Harris Gallery Tuesday. Curated by Dion Johnson, art gallery director, and Jon Leaver, associate professor of art history, the show consists of work described as functional and aesthetic./photo by Bailey Maguire Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Walking into Harris Gallery’s... 

Turkey trotters race to raise ‘Hope for Warriors’

Turkey trotters race to raise ‘Hope for Warriors’
Rony Djoenaedi of Hacienda Heights finishes with a time of 48:31.3 in the San Dimas 10k Turkey Trot at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park on Saturday, November 22. Renegade Racing put on the 5k and 10k event benefitting the Hope for the Warriors charity to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members. Participants were encouraged to run in Thanksgiving themed costumes. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Erum... 

‘Spelling Bee’ comes to life with audience

‘Spelling Bee’ comes to life with audience
Jessie Bias, left, plays the imaginary mother of shy Olive (Katie Ochoa) in the duet “The I Love You Song.” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical directed and choreographed by La Verne alumnus and professional director Zach Johnson, opened Nov. 13 in Dailey Theatre and continues through this weekend. The musical touched on the rigors of competition, with each participant of... 

Happenings

Student Recital The music department will host a student recital at noon Friday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. ‘We Sold a Winner’ The Carlson Gallery exhibit “We Sold a Winner: On Resilient American Dreams” by Edie Bresler runs through Dec. 12. Admission is free. Barbershop Show The Holiday Barbershop Show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free... 

La Verne wins big at film festival

Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor Advanced video production students and La Verne faculty and staff took home five WAVE awards and had their documentaries screened at the 909 Film Festival on Oct. 24. The Alliance for Community Media’s Western Area Video Excellence Awards honor the best television and public access TV productions in the Western United States. “Bonita Pop Show 2014,” directed by the... 

Author explores family history in ‘Alex’s Wake’

Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor A journey of love, loss and hope was told by author, host and classical music programmer Martin Goldsmith on his novel, “Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance” at the Kristallnacht lecture Sunday in the Campus Center. The event was held in remembrance of Kristallnacht, or “The Night of Broken Glass,” which happened Nov. 8, 1938 and... 
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