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Weekend spotlights potential Leos

Weekend spotlights potential Leos
Brittany Logan, an Auckland, New Zealand native, poses for a photo with Leo and Lea after walking down the red carpet at the start of Spotlight Weekend outside of the Campus Center on April 4. Spotlight Weekend welcomed potential incoming students to the University, where they had a chance to get a closer look at campus life and stay in a dorm. / photo by Daniel Hargis Kat Simonelli Metro Editor The... 

Search for Claremont rape suspect is ongoing

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor Residents of Claremont are still on edge as the search continues for an unidentified male who allegedly broke into a home and raped a 12-year-old girl on March 20. So far more than 300 tips have poured in from community members and other law enforcement offices. “Bottom line is we’re having to follow up on all the 300 tips,” said Claremont... 

WEB tower moved

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Though the Blue Light project has been an overall success, Capital Planning had to remove the WEB tower in front of Dailey Theatre on Feb. 28 after receiving multiple complaints. The tower was supposed to be in front of the Johnson Family Plaza. After the contractor who installed the tower found there was a sewer line running underneath that area, he decided to move it to... 

Glendora braces for mudslides

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Parts of Glendora and Azusa affected by the Colby Fire last month are now facing mandatory evacuations as the heavy rain expected this weekend poses the thread of mudslides. The burned areas are at a higher risk for flooding, mudslides and debris buildup during periods of rain. Properties north of Sierra Madre Avenue between the western city boundaries... 

Leaver gives panoramic view of Los Angeles

Leaver gives panoramic view of Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Art History Jon Leaver’s lecture Monday addressed the process and application of panoramic photos in Los Angeles. Leaver also talked about the idea of panoramas in the Judy Garland film “A Star is Born.” / photo by Julian Burrell Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Jon Leaver, associate professor of art history, presented his faculty lecture titled “Urban Sublime: Visualizing... 

Blue lights add to security

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Campus Safety worked in conjunction with Capital Planning to add Wide Area Emergency Broadcast System towers to the La Verne campus, adding to the numerous ways they help to keep La Verne safe. The towers, also called WEBS or blue lights, provide students with the opportunity to be in immediate contact with Campus Safety in the event of an emergency. “We did a study from... 

Bar passage rate rises for law school

Robert Penalber Editor in Chief Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor La Verne’s College of Law saw a 13 percent increase from last year in graduates passing the California Bar Exam on their first try, according to a recent report from the State Bar of California Office of Admissions. Forty-three of the 65 graduates who took the exam in July passed, placing La Verne’s pass rate just 10 percent below this... 

Artists present solo performances

Artists present solo performances
Sophomore music major Brianna Nemback, a soprano, rehearses with accompanist Carol Stephenson, music department associate, before the student recital in Morgan Auditorium Nov. 22. Nemback performed “Vissi d’arte” from Puccini’s “Tosca.” / photo by Jasmin Miranda Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor Three pianists and five vocalists came together to showcase the hard work and effort that they... 

Lagumbay gets caught up in the music

Lagumbay gets caught up in the music
Senior music major Emmanuel Lagumbay spends much of his free time composing music and trying out new compositions in the music library in Founders Hall. Last Thursday, Lagumbay was composing a new piece in the digital audio workshop, Cubase, using the MIDI keyboard to input notes into the program. / photo by Sarah Golden Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor Senior music major and video game enthusiast Emmanuel... 

Kent brings excitement to black comedy

Kent brings excitement to black comedy
Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” is the theatre department’s new fall production directed by Steven Kent. The play follows a newly married couple, Bette and Boo, played by Sarah Rae Jackson and Jacob Tittl, and the antics of their comically dysfunctional family and friends. In this scene titled “We Will Call Him Skippy,” the family argues about what to name the newborn... 
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