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State education budget cuts may not hurt La Verne

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer A recent budget proposal by California Gov. Jerry Brown includes a drastic $12 billion state spending cut. While virtually all state programs would be affected, things could be much worse for higher education. “From the University of La Verne’s standpoint, Gov. Brown is looking to leave the Cal Grants intact,” University President Steve Morgan said. “That piece... 

ULV students prepare for next week’s finals

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Finals week can be a stressful time. The exam is often the culmination of everything students have learned in a class. For many students who maintain average grades, a final exam may make or break their overall grade for a class and affect their GPA. “I dread the week before finals because my social life disappears and the stress really builds,” Lawrence Hodges, sophomore... 

Performers get lost in the rhythm

Performers get lost in the rhythm
Juan Carlos Blanco and Kati Hernandez perform the rumba yambú, a traditional Cuban couples dance, in Lyman Hall at Pomona College. Blanco, born in Havana, had been performing professionally for 15 years before coming to the United States and has also founded his own Afro-Cuban music company Omo Aché. Hernandez, also a native of Cuba, has been dancing since age 9 and graduated from the Escuela... 

Writers Harvest sows seeds of knowledge

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s Prism Review literary magazine worked with the Inland Valley Hope Partners to collect food donations for the approaching holiday season. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, in the Campus Center Ballroom, a crowd of roughly 30 came to support the efforts of the Inland Valley Hope Partners and see the main event: Writers Harvest, in which seven award-winning... 

Lab fees cover equipment upkeep

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Many students today are concerned with how much they are spending on school and how the money is actually used. When classes require lab fees, it is important to know what they will be used for. The communications department has lab fees for journalism, radio, television. The sciences also have lab fees for laboratory classes in both life and physical sciences. These fees... 

Claremont faculty bring classics to life

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Sweet sounds bounced off towering, white walls as Concordia Clarimontis, the faculty period-instrument ensemble of Claremont Graduate University, began its opening piece Tuesday afternoon in Kresge Chapel. The ensemble’s first piece, a sonata by Dietrich Buxtehude, was a great sample of what these musicians could do together. Synthesizing the distinct sounds of each of their... 

Spooktacular set to entertain LV

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Costumed trick-or-treaters of all ages have a chance to join the Halloween fun at a live taping of La Verne Community Television’s “Halloween Spooktacular 2010.” There will be both tricks and treats in store for those who arrive from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Maniero Square in dowtown La Verne. “This will be LVTV’s second year in a row of putting on the... 

Chris Williams gives audience all that jazz

Chris Williams gives audience all that jazz
Jazz vocalist Chris Williams and a band of six other musicians entertained the crowd Monday night in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Williams started off the night with an improvised blues number followed by a number of jazz classics, including “Come Fly With Me” and “Comes Love.” The band also featured Reed Gratz, professor of music, on keyboards./ photo by Jakeh Landrum Jason Cox Staff Writer Award-winning... 

Sciences granted $250k from Fletcher Jones

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer What once appeared as inexplicable phenomena – such as how snowflakes are formed or why stars form certain patterns in the sky – will be explained through math and physics now that the University of La Verne has been awarded a $250,000 grant to fund a Complex Dynamical Systems Laboratory. “Any system that evolves with time is a dynamical system,” said Yousef Daneshbod,... 

ULV dance team hopes to grow on campus

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s dance team started its search for new members Sept. 20 and since then has added seven first-time members to its ranks. Though this was the first time trying out for many participants, most of the workshops’ participants were not freshmen. “We’re glad they came out, because they’re really good,” Courtney Gooden, dance team co-captain,... 
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