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Lecture enlightens on war

Karla Rendon Arts Editor The Civil War, history and photographic approaches were all hot topics at the University’s “Conversation with the Photographer” on May 8 at the Campus Center. Photographer Eliot Dudik, Professor of English William Cook and Media and Public Affairs Liaison for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Gregory Cummings all discussed their opinions to an audience... 

Project promotes unity on campus

Project promotes unity on campus
Cynthia Ulloa, freshman biology major, Lizeth Calvario, freshman biology major, Sam Arcas, senior biology major, and Cory Campos, senior psychology major, participate in the Peace, Unity and Harmony community event. This event was the senior project of Sumitra Sivalingam, a senior communications major who said she wanted to celebrate different cultures and religions at the event. / photo by Katie Madden Karla... 

Commentary: Coachella confuses appropriation for style

<i>Commentary:</i> Coachella confuses appropriation for style
Karla Rendon, Arts Editor The past two weekends gave music enthusiasts the chance to see their favorite musicians in Indio during the annual music festival, Coachella. While crowd favorites such as Arcade Fire, Outkast and Queens of the Stone Age were in attendance, so were people wrongfully sporting cultural symbols of importance such as bindis and Native American headdresses for the sake of fashion. Among... 

Pomona honors Denim Day

Karla Rendon Arts Editor Mayor Elliot Rothman and City Council members Ginna Escobar and Debra Martin honored the city’s annual Denim Day Wednesday at the Pomona Civic Plaza. Denim Day originated in 1997 after an 18-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her 45-year-old driving instructor in Rome. “The event brings a lot of awareness to an issue that is not usually talked about,” said Brittaney... 

‘Broken Land’ travels back in time

Karla Rendon Arts Editor Eleven large, scenic photographs can now be seen in the Carlson gallery, as photographer Eliot Dudik’s exhibit, “Broken Land” premiered Monday. Lush forest life, quaint snow scenery and trails lined with autumn-leaved trees seem to be the focus of this gallery, but Dudik’s perspective on the American Civil War was what inspired the earthly exhibit. “My goals... 

Directors take on Croatian humor: Gender-swaps included

Directors take on Croatian humor: Gender-swaps included
Karla Rendon Arts Editor The Department of Theatre Arts premiered “A Gaggle of Gavrans” as the directing class’ midterm last Wednesday and Thursday at the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Forty people attended to see the two different 30 minute scenes. The first was “Chekhov Says Good-bye to Tolstoy” directed by Jake Tittl and the second was “Shakespeare and Elizabet” directed by Maryanne Householder... 

Claremont store doubles as museum

Claremont store doubles as museum
The Folk Center Music in the Claremont Village began as a tiny shop in 1958 and today it continues its legacy by providing unique instruments, skilled instrument repair and lessons to Claremont’s eclectic residents, as well as the surrounding communities. The Center holds open mic nights the last Sunday of every month and is open to all ages and all styles of music. / photo by Katie Madden Karla... 

‘Out of Rubble’ stands against war

‘Out of Rubble’ stands against war
Susanne Slavick talks about her art for the Visual Exchange: Lectures in Visual Culture program on Wednesday in the Art and Communications Building. She displayed several pieces of her work as well as contributions from other artists based on their outlooks on the aftermath of war. / photo by Keenan Gilson Karla Rendon Arts Editor The department of art and art history welcomed curator Susanne Slavick... 

Students reflect on ‘Natural History’

Students reflect on 'Natural History'
The first showing of the spring semester in the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography entitled “Natural History” by photographer Traer Scott is a collection of candid portraits captured in the reflection off the glass at the American Museum of Natural History. Professor Al Clark discusses the photographs with his honors colloquium class while other students and faculty spoke with Scott over webcam.... 

$5,000 worth of books stolen

Kristina Bugante News Editor Karla Rendon Arts Editor A man and a woman were questioned by the La Verne Police Department Tuesday in connection with the theft of more than $5,000 worth of textbooks taken from the University Bookstore on Monday and Tuesday. Danielle Gornik and Erich Soiles, both 21 and Claremont residents, were arrested at around 5 p.m. in front of the store. The suspects first visited... 
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