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‘Procrastination’ brings stress relief

‘Procrastination’ brings stress relief
Senior English major Francesca Terzano and junior English major Chandler Heath take a break from studying for finals by attending Destination Procrastination May 14 in the Campus Center, hosted by the Campus Activities Board and the Associated Students of University of La Verne. The event provided free food, arcade games, painting therapy and school supplies. / photo by Michelle Leon Jolene Nacapuy ... 

Commentary: A-Rod doesn’t deserve to be paid for milestone

<i> Commentary</i>: A-Rod doesn’t deserve to be paid for milestone
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor The New York Yankees are not going to pay designated hitter Alex Rodriguez for tying and passing Willie Mays on the all-time home run list, although it is stated in his contract that he should receive a $6 million bonus for each milestone that he passes. On May 3, Rodriguez tied Willie Mays with a go-ahead home run in the top of the eighth inning against the Boston Red... 

Commentary: Tom Brady deserves his ‘inflated’ punishment

<i>Commentary</i>: Tom Brady deserves his ‘inflated’ punishment
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor The NFL suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games after a report was found that he was aware of the deflation of footballs before the AFC Championship game in January. In addition to Brady’s suspension without pay, the Patriots were fined $1 million and lost two draft picks. The Patriots also suspended the two equipment staffers believed to... 

Jebbia hits home run in leadership

Jebbia hits home run in leadership
Mark Jebbia, senior economics major, is a pitcher for the University of La Verne baseball team. This season, Jebbia has a batting average of .318 overall and .386 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Jebbia chose to pursue a degree in economics because he thought it would be interesting to study with respect to the circumstances of the current U.S. and global economy. He... 

The beast is flamed

The beast is flamed
Junior public relations major Aaron Brown burns his San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan jersey Tuesday outside of the Dwight Hanawalt Football Complex because he lost a bet to Diane Sutter, trustee of The Beast 980 radio station. The station is the official radio home of the Los Angeles Clippers. Brown bet that the Spurs would win the series against the Clippers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Unfortunately,... 

Commentary: Public figures must remain professional

<i>Commentary</i>: Public figures must remain professional
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor On April 20, ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for a week, after a video of her angrily criticizing a towing company surfaced online. McHenry’s car was towed from a parking lot in Washington, D.C., by Advanced Towing Company and she decided to take the route of anger. In the released video, McHenry said a few things such as “That’s why I have a degree and you... 

Leopard Scoreboard

At the Buzzer Softball, May 1 La Verne – 2 Cal Lutheran – 3 Women’s Tennis, May 2 La Verne – 4 Redlands – 5 Baseball, May 3 La Verne – 4 Cal Lutheran – 2 Schedule Saturday Track and field @ Occidental Invitational, 10 a.m. Tuesday Men’s golf, NCAA Division III National Championships @ Grandover Resort, North Carolina, all day Wednesday Men’s golf, NCAA Division III National Championships... 

Softball clinches second seed in SCIAC tournament

Softball clinches second seed in SCIAC tournament
In the bottom of the first inning, La Verne senior shortstop Danielle Vela grounds the ball toward left field, but is thrown out at first base with a throw to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps junior first baseman Katie Savard. The Leopards beat the Athenas in game one, 7-1, Saturday at Campus West. Game two was postponed to Sunday due to rain and the Leopards won, 3-2. / photo by Alexandra Arkley Jolene Nacapuy... 

Poets hand Leopards third straight loss

Poets hand Leopards third straight loss
La Verne sophomore third baseman Jakob Thomas misses the connection with sophomore pitcher Alex Bernstein, after a strategic bunt by Whitter Poets senior left fielder Ben Cerami in game two Sunday at Ben Hines Field. On the next batter, the Leopards were able to make a double play to end the top of the fifth inning. La Verne struggled with a powerful Poets offense and errors throughout the game, as... 

Jiu-Jitsu sheds light on physically impaired

Jiu-Jitsu sheds light on physically impaired
In the last minutes of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu No-Gi tournament, Jose Rugama of Smash Squad MMA from Ontario Martial Arts Center and senior Jahi Gains compete in a non-placement battle. The event was hosted by public relations major Candice Nunez to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation ­­­Saturday at the Sports Science and Athletic Pavilion. / photo by Jerri White Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Sports... 
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