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Music lives through ‘Love and Death’

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer More than 80 people gathered in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday to hear exquisite soprano Courtney Huffman and University of La Verne artist-in-residence and award-winning pianist Grace Xia Zhao. The University of La Verne’s Department of Music presented a soprano and piano performance called “Love and Death.” Zhao’s performance consisted of solos and collaborations... 

Job market is tight

Jesse Evans Jennahway Huerta Staff Writers As the year comes to a close many students are looking for a job to either start their post college career or to earn an income during the summer, but the current market is proving to be a battle. According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers, employers report a double-digit increase in their hiring projections. They indicate their plan... 

Phones get extravagant

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Smartphones are more than all the rage, they are almost an essential part of college life. Since the first mobile phone weighing just over four pounds was created in 1973, the size and shape of mobile phones have changed dramatically. And smartphones, mobile phones that are all-in-one, portable phone, organizer, email device, camera, SMS device and more, are everywhere... 

ULV copes with gas prices

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer In the past year gas prices have been an issue for all commuters leaving many to find cheaper forms of transportation to cope with the dramatic rise. People are now riding their bikes, walking or taking the bus to save money, while others are finding ways to minimize drive time. In the past year we have seen gas prices rise from about $3 to more than $4, leaving the average... 

Jonathan Reed takes on pseudo-science

Jonathan Reed takes on pseudo-science
Jonathan Reed, professor of religion and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented “Pseudo-science and Biblical Archaeology: Scholars and the Media” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. His talk, part of the faculty lecture series, addressed accuracy concerns with archeological reporting in the media. Reed has written several books on religion and has been interviewed on ABC’s... 

Lecturers explore digital learning

Lecturers explore digital learning
Barbara Nicoll and Nori Murphy spoke about creating digital learning environments Monday in the President’s Dining Room. As part of the Faculty Lecture Series, Nicoll, professor of education and director of child development graduate programs, and Murphy, instructional technology and multimedia specialist, presented the findings of a research survey that compared the change of educators’ attitudes... 

Jewish tradition honored in annual University event

Jewish tradition honored in annual University event
Paul Buch, cantor of Temple Beth Israel of Pomona, describes the symbolism of the bitter herb at the Model Seder Tuesday, in the West Dining Hall. Buch included an explanation of the Passover meal and sang traditional Jewish songs as well a few humorous non-traditional songs and a soulful rendition of “Let My People Go.” / photo by David Bess Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer On Tuesday students,... 

Fulbright Scholar speaks on democracy, free will

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Naeema Ali Abdelgawad, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Mary Baldwin College, was the keynote speaker on March 25. Students and faculty gathered in Morgan Auditorium to hear Abdelgawad’s lecture, “Democracy and Autocracy: Between Freedom and Chaos.” “For long ages of not exercising free will, the Middle East will forget how they can exercise it,” Abdelgawad... 

Music is a ‘Suddyn’ hit at La Verne

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer As it poured outside, the band Suddyn performed in Davenport Dining Hall Tuesday. Many students spent their lunch break listening to Suddyn’s latest offering called “Before the City.” The band has seen chart success in Europe and now has traveled to Los Angeles to reach out to fans in the states. “The music is phenomenal. Their sound of music will do well here... 

Students, faculty clean Facebooks

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Last week, students and staff gathered in the Campus Center to attend a workshop titled, “Sanitize Your Facebook.” Facebook has become the new playground of the 21st century, and with this comes the need to moderate how people play. The popular social network is a place where people can share photos, post comments and communicate with friends. “Keep a positive online... 
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