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Incidents in dorms raise safety concerns

Grady Lee Thomas Marilyn Mejia Staff Writers The fall semester has brought several reports of attempted robberies, harassment and unwanted visitors in and around campus dorms. “I was making my rounds with another R.A. about 7:30 last Tuesday when I saw a guy walk towards the Oaks A-Building residence hall,” said Justin Davis-Battle, a junior communications major and resident assistant. “The man... 

Halloween season brings haunted memories

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer For centuries, countless stories of hauntings and sightings of supernatural or ghostly figures have been passed down through various cultures. From London’s infamous Jack the Ripper, whom is said to haunt Westminster Bridge every New Year’s Eve, to the many legends of Paris, the city where studies of the occult and paranormal have been done. And as Halloween approaches,... 

Top dogs dig in for new NBA season

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the NBA kicking off its 65th season on Tuesday, the time has come to assess what is new around the league, as well as who will make a push for championship contention. Unlike the NFL, where there is parity amongst its teams, the NBA hosts an annual slugfest between a handful of household known teams. The teams that jockey for postseason greatness are the usual suspects:... 
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Leopards’ dominance over CMS ends

Leopards’ dominance over CMS ends
La Verne’s senior libero Chelsea Sleight drives to make a dig against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. On Friday the Leopards lost to the Athenas for the first time in 10 years, going down in three straight sets. On Tuesday La Verne fell on the road to Redlands, 3-1. The Leopards hope to bounce back Friday when they face Redlands and Cal Lutheran in a doubleheader. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Grady Lee Thomas Staff... 

Leopards shut out Mariners, 4-0

Leopards shut out Mariners, 4-0
Molly Zolman, who plays as a forward and a midfielder, scores the third goal in the first half of La Verne’s crushing 4-0 victory over Marymount. Zolman, a business administration major, has one of the highest goal averages on the team with an average of one goal for every two attempts this season. This gives the women their first win of the season. / photo by Warren Bessant Grady Lee Thomas Staff... 

Sabbatical refreshes Trotter’s art

Sabbatical refreshes Trotter's art
Ruth Trotter, professor of art, presented the faculty lecture, “Artists in Residence: DRAWinternational Caylus, France,” on Monday. Trotter discussed her most recent work and her experience in France at the contemporary art center DRAWinternational. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer During her sabbatical stay in Caylus, France, Ruth Trotter, professor of art, enjoyed... 

ULV offense too much for Cal Lutheran

ULV offense too much for Cal Lutheran
The men’s soccer team beats the Kingsmen, 3-0. Mario Cisneros, junior forward for La Verne, confronts Robbie Spangler, a senior guard from Cal Lutheran, for possession of the ball during the first half of Saturday’s match. ULV went on to maul the Kingsmen, 3-0. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The men’s soccer team overwhelmed Cal Lutheran, 3-0, in a game that... 

Women’s soccer losing streak reaches four games

Women's soccer losing streak reaches four games
Occidental midfielder Alex McHenry comes between La Verne freshman Ariel Loera and senior Ashley Vanga, as the Leopards try to move the ball from their defensive end. The final score was 1-0, giving the women’s soccer team its fourth loss for this season. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Riding a three game losing streak into their 2010 home opener against Occidental, the La... 

New housing planned

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The influx of new students, and expectations that this year’s enrollment increase will hold steady has created the need for additional on-campus housing. The Oaks, Stu-Han and Brandt residence halls combined house 464 students and are currently 20 percent over their combined occupancy limit. “Stu-Han and Brandt have served ULV well, but they’re quickly approaching... 

Off season workouts help jump start new seasons

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The off-season is a time for rest and relaxation, but don’t tell that to the athletes at the University of La Verne who use the down time to work out daily and bond with teammates. “By meeting up and playing games together during the summer, we were able to gel as a unit,” said John Leggett Jr., junior guard for the men’s basketball team. “The two months of prep... 
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