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Album Review: Foxygen impress with ‘Star Power’

Karla Rendon Editorial Director Experimental indie rock duo Foxygen impressed fans with their new album, “…And Star Power,” which was released on Oct. 14. Fused with modern day sounds and 60s inspired psychedelic grooves, even the biggest fans of classic psychedelic rock will enjoy “…And Star Power.” Each song has a hint of classic rock inspired musicians such as The Beatles, Elton John... 

Animal cruelty to be ‘A’ felony

Karla Rendon Editorial Director The FBI will increase the consequences of violent crimes against animals by reclassifying such crimes as  Group A felonies, FBI officials announced last month. This means that animal abuse will be considered a serious crime against society and stricter penalties will be enforced. The four categories for animal cruelty are simple or gross neglect, intentional abuse... 

Concert Review: The Drums energize crowds in Hollywood

Karla Rendon Editorial Director Brooklyn-based indie duo the Drums played a maximum-capacity show for 800 people at Amoeba’s in Hollywood on Tuesday in promotion of their new album, “Encyclopedia.” The stylish, dark clothed fans welcomed the Drums with a roaring applause followed by a few excited whistles as the group stepped on the tiny stage and immediately played their 2011 song “Days.” As... 

Concert Review: Conor Oberst captivates at concert

Karla Rendon Editorial Director The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles reached maximum capacity on Tuesday as Conor Oberst played an intimate show for 80 people. Oberst’s fans were greeted with complimentary copies of his new CD “Upside Down Mountain” and an exclusive question and answer session hosted by Scott Goldman, vice president of the Grammy Foundation. “Each song has three different lives,”... 

Music Review: Casablancas disappoints with ‘Tyranny’

Karla Rendon Editorial Director Eager fans of Julian Casablancas will be ecstatic to hear his latest side project’s new album, “Tyranny” is simply pleasant – if you’re into inaudible lyrics and an exaggerated use of distortion. Casablancas has strayed from his garage-rock roots he grounded with the Strokes in favor of an experimental, art-rock effort. Upbeat guitar riffs have been traded... 

Plants support sustainability

Karla Rendon Editorial Director The University of La Verne has placed drought resistant plants around the north side of the campus in an effort to save an estimated 1.1 million gallons of water each year. Different types of grass, sage and dwarf bottlebrush plants have debuted their appearance near the Counseling and Psychological Services building, Stu-Han, Brandt and the Avenue of Trees. “The liquid... 

Concrete causes setback at Leo Park

Leo Park’s opening day, which was set for the beginning of this semester, has been delayed until further notice due to the new basketball court needing new concrete. The basketball hoop was originally to be built over a sewer. In order to avoid the sewer from being compromised by the weight of the hoop, the contractor adjusted the court. The adjustment lead to the movement of the surrounding lights... 

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... 
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