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Rally enlightens on the missing 43

Rally enlightens on the missing 43
Sophomore Marvin Tapia, sophomore Jose Rios, senior Christian Moore, junior Chrishelle Bates, senior Gerardo Cuevas, sophomore Rochelle Munoz, junior David Garibay, and junior Abril Camarena chant at the “Solidarity of the 43” protest in Sneaky Park. Camarena organized the event to bring attention to the 43 male college students who were handed over by the police to a Narc gang Sept. 26 in Iguala,... 

Commentary: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’

<i>Commentary</i>: No human should be treated as ‘illegal’
Karla Rendon, Editorial Director My uncle was a whiny 8-year-old and my mother was a nervous 10-year-old when they crossed the border from Mexico to the United States alone, without any other family, in hopes of a better life. With the help of fake birth certificates and “coyotes,” or human smugglers, they were able to safely pass border patrol as they waited in a crowded house for several days... 

Concert Review: Music festival stirs up Halloween joy

Karla Rendon Editorial Director An enormous inflatable nipple and other beach balls bounced around the thousands of attendants at the Growlers’ Beach Goth Party III on Saturday at the Observatory in Santa Ana. The music festival consisted of carnival rides, food trucks and three different stages with over 40 bands joining together to perform for the annual event. The performing bands were diverse... 

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... 
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