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Clubs work together to celebrate Eid-al-Adha

Katie Madden Staff Writer Several multicultural and religious clubs on campus assembled to host an event for the Islamic holiday Eid-al-Adha. Clubs, students and members of the community gathered to celebrate and learn with games, movies, activities and information booths at Sneaky Park on Wednesday. Eid-al-Adha is the celebration of the Prophet Abraham’s obedience to Allah. Allah told Abraham to... 

Brazilian rhythms carry flirtatious beat

Brazilian rhythms carry flirtatious beat
Singer Patty Ascher sang to a South American tune this week in the Morgan Auditorium, showing not only her vocal talent, but her dancing ability as well. Her record was recorded in her native Brazil, she travels the world displaying a delightful tribute to Jazz and Samba music from her €Deu Jazz no Samba album. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Katie Madden Staff Writer A small but festive crowd enjoyed... 

Bon Appétit food workers look to unionize

Bon Appétit food workers look to unionize
Bon Appétit food workers Eddie Briones and Prince Jones share their stories about being overworked at a rally Thursday in Sneaky Park. Among the problems they discussed were being required to work 10-hour shifts without breaks. The employees originally approached management on Tuesday, requesting the right to organize. Their second appeal to management was Thursday with no response. Currently, supporters... 

Pride promotes LGBT awareness

Pride promotes LGBT awareness
The Students of Pride, a University of La Verne sponsored organization, gathered in the Hoover Building to show support for members of the LGBT community. The gathering was organized by Doctoral Psychology students Adam Wiswell (bottom left) and Ryan Maye (bottom right) along with Kellie Ashby, Beth Turner, Michael Martinez and Lucerito Ruiz. / photo by Zachary Horton Katie Madden Staff Writer Students... 

Students still support Obama for president

Katie Madden Staff Writer Several students at University of La Verne plan to lend their voice and give their vote this year at the upcoming presidential election. Although students categorize themselves within several different political parties, a majority of students polled plan on voting for Barrack Obama this November. In the wake of the first presidential and vice presidential debates, the race... 

Administrators address racism charge

Katie Madden Staff Writer Faculty members and the human resources department are holding an ongoing investigation into allegations of unfair searches and unnecessarily heightened security at a Brothers’ Forum and Omega Psi Phi fraternity sponsored dance on campus Sept. 15. Many students and faculty believe that inconsistent, unfair, and possibly racially motivated security measures were implemented... 

Hillel Jewish club builds Sukkah for holiday

Hillel Jewish club builds Sukkah for holiday
The Hillel Jewish culture club built and decorated a Sukkah in Sneaky Park on Wednesday. It commemorated the first day of Sukkot, a Jewish festival during which the Hebrew people were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. The most sacred location is the Wailing Wall, a remaining portion of the wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple Courtyard. The traditional Sukkah is a hut covered... 

Music Review: Wake me up when ‘¡Uno!’ ends

Katie Madden Staff Writer The Green Day boys are at it again, and by “it” I mean releasing another disappointing record that confirms they just can’t make a truly exciting and unique album anymore. “¡Uno!,” the band’s ninth studio album, comes across as an attempt of a 40-something dad, desperate to appear as cool to his punk, teenage son. Following the release of one too many family friendly... 

Music Review: ‘Battle Born’ is killed in combat

Katie Madden Staff Writer Those hoping to hear something radically new from The Killers’ fourth studio album, ‘Battle Born,’ are in for quite a letdown. Those waiting for more of that endlessly catchy formulaic approach got exactly what they wanted. Taking a departure from their more daring and whimsical third effort, ‘Day & Age,’ the new album transports listeners back to Las Vegas in... 

Low End expounds theory of hip-hop

Katie Madden Staff Writer At the Airliner Club in Los Angeles, the event every Wednesday is Low End Theory and the theme is fun through experimentation with genres and pushing the limits of music. A diverse group of guests, ranging from camera clutching hipsters to ball-cap clad bros eagerly lined up to see what Low End Theory had to offer on Wednesday. The event has become a Southern California hotspot... 
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