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Professor brings Leos enthusiasm

Professor brings Leos enthusiasm
Judy Holiday, assistant professor of writing, enjoys all aspects of nature. When she is in her office she likes to throw peanuts and crackers out the window and onto a ledge to feed squirrels and sparrows that visit there. Holiday earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, her master’s from Cal State San Bernardino, and her doctorate from Arizona State University. / photo by... 

Poets bare souls in hip-hop praise

Poets bare souls in hip-hop praise
Performers come onto the stage to encourage Christopher Pulu, a junior speech communications major and Sasha Jones, a junior political science major, who each read their poetry in a competition called “Beats vs. Lyrics” Nov. 30, in Dailey Theatre. Spoken Wordplay hosted an open mic tribute to hip-hop that included groups from the University of La Verne and the Corner Poets from Cal State San Bernardino.... 

New fields renew hope for teams

New fields renew hope for teams
Graphic courtesy of David Evans and Associates, Inc. Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer With the West Campus project moving forward, the softball and baseball teams will finally have their own fields to call home. The project, with a projected completion date of December 2014, will create the West Campus Athletics Complex, with fields up to NCAA standards. It will also include a parking lot. The West Campus... 

Composer changes film meaning with music

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Ivan Capillas, composer of music for films and visual media, traveled from Spain to Hollywood and finally to the University of La Verne to talk about his work on Nov. 19 in the Campus Center. Capillas composed feature films, documentaries, animation short films, commercials, short films and a Spanish video game called “The Abbey.” He has been nominated for his original... 

Sleep paralysis, leave me alone

Sleep paralysis, leave me alone
Ingrid Rodriguez, Staff Writer It is 3 a.m. and the room is dark. My dog begins to bark. I open my eyes and stare at a dark figure standing by my feet. I try to shout but nothing comes out and when I try to move, I am frozen. My heartbeat accelerates and all I can think about is getting up but since I can’t, I just lay there hoping it will all soon fade away. This has happened to four out of every... 

Musical resists toilet crisis

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer When you have to go, you have to go, especially in a place called Urinetown. “Urinetown: The Musical,” was written by Greg Kotis with music by Mark Hollmann. More than 40 students from the University of La Verne’s theater and music departments will be performing beginning Nov. 8. The play has 15 songs and parodies many famous musicals like “West Side Story,”... 

Students plan for traditional Halloween fun

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer With Halloween just around the corner, University of La Verne students are not discouraged by their age and have shared their plans and costume ideas for this holiday. Many college students go out to costume parties on Halloween but others still hold on to their childhood tradition of going door to door asking for candy. “The whole point of Halloween is to go trick-or-treating,”... 

Postmodern age integrates faiths

Postmodern age integrates faiths
Lanney Mayer from the College of Education and Organizational Leadership presented his lecture, Integrating Faith with Learning in a Postmodern Age in the President€™s Dining Room on Monday. This controversial topic Generated discussion among students, faculty, and staff. / photo by Zachary Horton Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Lanney Mayer, associate professor of education, presented “Integrating... 

Forever 21, H&M are top buys for students

Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer For some college students, fashion is as important as taking tests, attending class and getting good grades. A recent survey on campus found that many students, both male and female, shop at Forever 21 for clothes and accessories. While more than half of the 45 students surveyed said they shop at Forever 21, stores such as Target and H&M... 

Rodriguez shares photography of gang life

Rodriguez shares photography of gang life
Photographer Joseph Rodriguez, right, tells the personal stories behind his photographs during a panel discussion Monday in Morgan Auditorium. He was joined in the discussion by Associate Professor of English David Werner, Professor of Sociology Sharon Davis and Professor of Religion Richard Rose. Rodriguez’s exhibit “Homegrown” features 51 photographs in the Carlson Gallery in the ground floor... 
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