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Leos clobber Poets for 1st football win since ’08

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The ninth time is a charm. Coming off one of their most heartbreaking losses of the season, the Leopards came out with full force. In the final game of the season, La Verne traveled to Whittier and dismantled the Poets, 49-23. With the victory La Verne snaps a 19-game losing streak and marks the team’s first win since Nov. 1, 2008. Since the arrival of head coach Andy... 

Future is bright for women’s hoops

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer It is that time of the year again. The weather is chilly, days are getting shorter and students are waiting to heckle opposing basketball teams. Just be sure not to tell that to the Leopard women’s basketball team, which is preparing to set this winter on fire and give the fans plenty to cheer about. As the Leopards’ 2010-2011 regular season campaign commences, there... 

Homecoming events promote togetherness

Homecoming events promote togetherness
Phil Velasco, Debbie Allison, Jennifer Juhasz, David Bradley, Kim Rampaul, Roxanne Garcia, Roddy Cobb, Noor Wahba, Courtney Gooden and Fabian Barreto were honored as the Homecoming Court on Nov. 1 during the illuminations ceremony. / photo by Christopher Guzman Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The University of La Verne held its annual Homecoming Family Weekend, which helps blend the past, present and... 

Talent, skill showcased at annual faculty research day

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The University of La Verne held its seventh annual Research and Professional Activity Day for faculty and students in the Campus Center Ballroom Thursday. The annual celebration displays ULV’s scholarship and creativity, while permitting guests an opportunity to meet and greet the individuals who have researched and compiled data in their respective fields of study. “The... 

Leopards head to SCIAC volleyball tourney

Leopards head to SCIAC volleyball tourney
photo by Warren Bessant Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Above, sophomore Catie Logan (No. 7) blocks a return in the first set of La Verne’s match with Caltech on Friday. The Leopards mauled the Beavers in straight sets for their fourth consecutive victory and their 16th overall win of the season. On Tuesday night La Verne clinched a playoff spot by winning its sixth in row against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps... 

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... 
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