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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... 

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... 

Sustainability is focus of Hot Spots lecture

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer “We are a waste culture,” said Christopher Veirs, senior planner and sustainability coordinator for the city of Claremont, during a lecture last week at the University of La Verne. Veirs’ lecture, “Think Global, Act Local: Claremont’s Response to Sustainability,” part of the Hot Spots lecture series, focused on Claremont’s environmental efforts. During... 

Documentary follows Banksy and graffiti artists

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Legendary graffiti artist Banksy has captured a secretive and humorous inside look about the underground world of street art and its artists. Banksy’s film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” allows the viewer to gain different perspectives on the creative works of the street artists. The film follows an eccentric filmmaker in Los Angeles named Thierry Guetta. Guetta... 

Students, faculty put iPads to the test in class

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer The University of La Verne has chosen a diverse group of six people to test Apple iPads, including two students, two faculty and two administrators. Those chosen tried out these iPads for a period of time and blogged about their experience. Nori Murphy, assistant director of Center for Teaching and Learning, was one of the brains behind this pilot. “The plan is to have... 

Renovations complete on Morgan Auditorium

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer After years of planning, months of construction, and roughly $4.2 million, the newly renovated Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, formerly Founders Auditorium, is complete. The University of La Verne community had been anticipating this renovation for years. “I’m so excited, the students are going to love it,” said Carol Stephenson, adjunct professor of music. The... 
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