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Leopards push for SCIAC crown

Leopards push for SCIAC crown
With no outs in the top of the fourth inning, junior second baseman Aaron Orona fielded the ground ball that was hit to right field, holding Cal Lutheran’s Davey Cascicola on second base. Friday’s game at Ben Hines Field ended with La Verne winning 5-4. / photo by Jerri White Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The baseball team took the first game of its series against Cal... 

Mortagy, Badger tackle ISIS issue

Mortagy, Badger tackle ISIS issue
Yehia Mortagy, professor of information technology and decision science, presented “ISIS, A Scholarly Analysis” about the evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and how the United States is dealing with the group. Mortagy’s presentation was part of the faculty lecture series Monday at the President’s Dining Room. Mortagy talked about the alternative approaches the United States should... 

Leopards take series over Tigers

Leopards take series over Tigers
La Verne junior designated hitter Daniel McDonnell dives back to first base after attempting to steal second during the bottom of the fourth inning. The Leopards lost to the Occidental Tigers in game one of the doubleheader, 5-2, after 14 innings Saturday at Ben Hines Field. Then they pounced right back in game two, winning the game, 11-4. / photo by Celene Vargas Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Kat Simonelli Editor... 

Battery explosion causes Sheraton fire

At approximately 12:09 a.m. Thursday a fire broke out on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel on West McKinley Avenue. The cause was determined to be due to an exploded battery, Los Angeles County Fire Battalion 15 Chief Jesse Vela said. An occupant staying in the Sheraton is participating in the filming of the television show “America’s Got Talent.” The occupant’s act includes... 

Dutton hits solo homer in LV win

Dutton hits solo homer in LV win
La Verne freshman second baseman Kimberly Dilda attempts a double play after getting Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore centerfielder Tara Robinson out at second base in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Leopards clawed the Athenas in game two of their doubleheader, 2-0, Saturday at Athena Field. The team dropped game one, 8-1. / photo by Jolene Nacapuy Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The softball... 

Scholarship Gala honors Lewis family, raises nearly $600,000

Scholarship Gala honors Lewis family, raises nearly $600,000
Faculty of Modern Languages Jose Perez-Gonzalez cuts into Provost Jonathan Reed and wife Annette Reed’s dance at the University of La Verne’s Scholarship Gala. Many administrators, faculty and staff were seen on the dance floor together. The Scholarship Gala ’15 was held at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center Saturday. / photo by Helen Arase Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The University... 

Festival praises pastries on Pi Day

Nine-year-old Daniel Lucero from Pomona comes up from his pie for a moment to eye his competition in the pie eating contest for the 7-10 age group at the third annual Claremont Village Pie Festival March 14. Lucero won the contest. This was his family’s first time attending the festival and his first time in any sort of eating competition. / photo by Celine Dehban Families and community members came... 

Leopards swing big past Cougars

Leopards swing big past Cougars
In game two of the Leopards’ doubleheader, La Verne senior catcher Zachary Quinones pops up a bunt. Kean sophomore catcher Michael Kendall caught the pop up for the first out of the inning. The Leopards pulled ahead with a win, 14-6, despite dropping game one, 4 -1, at Ben Hines Field March 19. / photo by Daniel Torres Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The baseball team battled back after a 4-1 loss... 

Attic Empire shakes up dance floor

Attic Empire shakes up dance floor
Tyler Connaghan, lead singer of Attic Empire, plays the guitar and sings popular cover songs, including “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry and “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars on Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. The Campus Activities Board hosted the Spring Break Take 2 event featuring the band, which performs frequently at venues around the L.A. area in addition to touring in other cities.... 

Community honors Sue Caple’s life

Community honors Sue Caple’s life
Dr. Susan Caple, professor of marketing, died March 1 after a long bout with cancer. The University came together to honor her at a celebration of life ceremony Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium./ file photo by Katherine Careaga Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief Friends, family, students and colleagues came together to honor the life of Dr. Sue Caple at a celebration of life ceremony Wed­nesday in Morgan... 
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