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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,... 

Calhoun looks to strengthen choir

Calhoun looks to strengthen choir
James Calhoun, the new director of choral activities, said he hopes to promote a thriving choir by giving it stability and focus. He has played the piano since he was a young child and worked as an organist for the oldest African American congregation in Southern California for 24 years. /Photo by Warren Bessant Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The music department hopes new choir director James Calhoun... 

ULV celebrates Grito De Dolores

ULV celebrates Grito De Dolores
Sept. 15 marked the bicentennial celebration of Mexican independence. Bachata Caliente dancers Leslie Ferreira and Jorge Contreras celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain in Sneaky Park. Ferreira and Contreras performed a Bachata-style dance for students. The dance style is a tradition in many Latin American countries, and is about experiencing a reawakening. / photo by Warren Bessant Jason D.... 

Parking tough but possible

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Record enrollment of new traditional-aged undergraduate students at the University this semester has caused some parking issues, but not the crunch anticipated by administrators. As of the third week of classes, student enrollment has exceeded 1,800, a more than 300-student increase over last year. The registrar’s office has issued hundreds of parking passes. Anticipating... 
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