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‘Sparks’ ignites LV football season

‘Sparks’ ignites LV football season
When not on the football field, senior liberal arts major and La Verne running back Travis Sparks-Jackson buses tables at Walter’s Restaurant in Claremont. This season, Sparks-Jackson ran for 1,521 yards and 19 touchdowns, and he became ULV’s all-time leading rusher with 3,046 career rushing yards. Sparks-Jackson played in the 2015 postseason all-star National Bowl in Miami, Florida, where he was... 

Thompson hosts tournament for Be Perfect

Thompson hosts tournament for Be Perfect
Members of team The Zoo, sophomore Nick Byrd and senior Daniel McDonnell attempt to block Super BA Oaks member freshman Samuel Geller’s spike during the first set of the Play For Change Tournament Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court. Junior Cassie Thompson hosted the tournament for HONR 331: Advocacy, where she had to pick a charity to support. Thompson chose the Be Perfect Foundation, founded by ULV... 

Latino Student Forum celebrates Las Posadas

Latino Student Forum celebrates Las Posadas
While waiting for the Las Posadas event to start, Dean of Student Affairs Loretta Rahmani stops by each table to introduce herself Friday at the Campus Center Ballroom. The Latino Student Forum hosted Las Posadas, a nine-day celebration of Christmas that originated in Spain. Rahmani sat down with freshmen criminology major Veronica Montes and biology major Savanah Goode, as they talked about what they... 

Flames engulf Pomona building

Flames engulf Pomona building
Pomona Police Department received a call at approximately 3:52 p.m. regarding a fire Monday at 700 E. Harrison Ave. The site was a vacant commercial building and firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire. Although the owner of the building did not have insurance, there was speculation he planned to demolish the site. After the flames were extinguished, firefighters remained on the... 

Football team breaks La Verne records on way to historic season

Football team breaks La Verne records on way to historic season
St. Thomas junior running back Jordan Roberts rushes for 4 yards before being taken down by La Verne junior cornerback Matt Nishanian, senior linebacker Anthony Penalber and senior safety Carvonte Hill in the first quarter of the game. The Leopards took on the Tommies in St. Paul, Minnesota. Neither team was able to score in the first quarter. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief The... 

Speaker slams mental illness stigmas

Speaker slams mental illness stigmas
Jamie Ritchey, community capacity organizer at the Tri-City Mental Health Services in Pomona, shares the types of mental illnesses and asks the audience, “Why should our mental health be treated any differently from our physical health,” Tuesday in La Fetra Lecture Hall. Ritchey was the guest speaker at Slamming Stigma, an honors senior seminar project event by creative writing major Brittney Britt,... 

La Verne wins with 3-point buzzer-beater

La Verne wins with 3-point buzzer-beater
La Verne junior point guard Khaneal Mason makes a fast break layup helping to cut the Leopards deficit to 67-65 in the second half. The Leopards defeated the Boxers, 68-67, with a three-point buzzer beater by junior guard Hakim Arnold Sunday at Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Nanor Zinzalian Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief La Verne junior guard Hakim Arnold made a last-minute 3-pointer to give the... 

Leopards’ playoff run ends in first round

Leopards' playoff run ends in first round
  St. Thomas junior running back Jordan Roberts rushes for 9-yards before being taken down by La Verne junior cornerback Matt Nishanian and seniors linebacker Anthony Penalber and safety Carvonte Hill in the first quarter of the game Saturday at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul, Minnesota. / photo by Helen Arase Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief The La Verne football team’s playoff run was... 

Leopards win first football title since 1995

Leopards win first football title since 1995
La Verne senior running back Travis Sparks-Jackson rushes for 9 yards of 159 yards in the game, giving him the school career record of 2,891 yards. Sparks-Jackson broke the previous all-time record of 2,844 set by running back Matthew Biggers in 2013. / photo by Daniel Torres Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief The La Verne football team reigned supreme as it claimed the 2015 Southern California Intercol­legiate... 

Leopards fall to Sagehens on water polo senior day

Leopards fall to Sagehens on water polo senior day
Leopards freshman goalkeeper Ian Hernandez denies a goal by Pomona-Pitzer junior attacker James Baker, after a break away halfway through the fourth quarter at their match Saturday at the La Verne Aquatics Center. Hernandez was able to block six shots in the fourth quarter alone, but La Verne could not get out of its deficit, losing to the Sagehens, 11-5. / photo by Daniel Torres Jolene Nacapuy Editor... 
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