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Students study the attraction of online dating

John Bottala Staff Writer This semester a team of graduate students from the University of La Verne psychology department did a study of online dating among college students, and were surprised with the results the survey brought back. “I was shocked that 41 percent of the students do like the idea of online dating,” said Shushan Khachatryan a graduate student at ULV who participated in the research. The... 

Longtime LV Trustee Lowell Brubaker dies

Longtime LV Trustee Lowell Brubaker dies
John Bottala Staff Writer Lowell Brubaker Lowell Brubaker, a long-time University of La Verne Board of Trustees member, died at his home in Hillcrest in La Verne on Nov. 6 due to declining health. He was 94. Born in 1916, Mr. Brubaker earned a bachelor’s degree from McPherson College in Kansas and earned both a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Southern California. During Mr.... 

Classic cars invade pumpkin patch

Classic cars invade pumpkin patch
Classic car enthusiasts from local car clubs showcased their best set of wheels during the ninth annual Pumpkin Patch Classic Car Show at Heritage Park on Saturday. The event showcased only cars and trucks made before 1975. Community members had a chance to socialize and compare car tips. The car show was the last event to take place at this year’s Heritage Park Pumpkin Patch. / photo by Andrew Vasquez John... 

Faulty water main breaks at dorm construction site

John Bottala Staff Writer A water main on the construction site of the new dorm at D and Second streets broke late Monday morning, spraying thousands of gallons of water through the site. “The water main … was shooting water halfway onto D Street and the entrance to the parking lot,” said Mike Paulinik, a project manager for Hanover Pacific LLC, the real estate development company involved... 

Event spooks up Halloween spirit on campus

Event spooks up Halloween spirit on campus
Juniors Michelle Web and Christine Kinney carve a jack-o’-lantern at Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch hosted by CAB in Sneaky Park Thursday. The tradition of carving pumpkins, which originated in Ireland, came from the folklore story of Stingy Jack and his deal with the devil to not claim his soul at death. / photo by Scott Mirimanian John Bottala Staff Writer For the second consecutive year the Campus Activities... 

Several beers pour into Claremont

John Bottala Staff Writer  The California Beer Festival brought thousands of people out to the Claremont Village for four live bands, mouth-watering food and 60 craft brews on tap. This is the second consecutive year the Village has hosted this event, with many visitors coming back for the second year. Some proceeds from the festival go to the Gen Giammanco Foundation, which provides financial support... 

New restaurant Chase’s attracts the University crowd

John Bottala Staff Writer The new hot spot in town, Chase’s, has been getting plenty of business from the University community with its fancy water walls, fire pits and happy hour specials. Owner Linda Wilkinson has been a La Verne resident for 23 years and felt there was a need for a restaurant like Chase’s in the area. “I have owned this property for about 15 years and I have seen a lot of... 

Public administration could aid lagging economy

John Bottala Staff Writer Matthew Witt, associate professor of public administration, demonstrated the usefulness of the study of public administration by sharing his lecture “Integrity in Public Admini­stration: Toward New Vistas” on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Witt wanted to share his research with his fellow colleagues and students and demonstrated some key points like the “shock... 

Event marks Mexican milestone

Event marks Mexican milestone
Ibis Cordero, Ramon Montoya and Ana Hernandez dance in celebration of Mexican independence from Spain. The celebration traditionally begins with the ringing of a bell and the Mexican President shouting “¡Vivá Mexico!” at 11 p.m., at the National Palace in Mexico City. The Latino Student Forum hosted the fiesta in Sneaky park last Thursday. / photo by Scott Mirimanian John Bottala Staff Writer The... 

Galloping toward a friendlier Los Angeles County Fair

Galloping toward a friendlier Los Angeles County Fair
Yankee Dan suffered heat exhaustion after winning the fourth race of the first day of racing at Fairplex Park as part of the 73rd Racing Season on Friday. Outrider Jesus Camacho struggled to keep the horse calm as trainers doused the horse with hoses and buckets of water. It is uncommon for horses to suffer from heat exhaustion of such magnitude. / photo by Warren Bessant John Bottala Staff Writer When... 
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