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Hillel club explores Jewish traditions

Karo Chaklasyan Arts Editor With support from President Devorah Lieberman and Chaplin Zandra Wagoner, a group of students this semester formed Hillel, a student organization hoping to bring Jewish culture and traditions to campus. “Diversity is one of the pillars of the University of La Verne,” said Visiting Professor of Television Jake Huberman, adviser to Hillel, “The only way to be diverse... 

Happenings

Photo Exhibit Photographs from “East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A.” and “Juvenile” by Joseph Rodriguez will be on display at the Carlson Gallery in Miller Hall. The exhibit runs from Aug. 27 to Oct. 12. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. 909 Film Festival The 909 Film Festival celebrates the work of filmmakers who live and/or produce films in the 909 area code. Six... 

Students want increased technology in classes

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Technology and education would go hand-in-hand, if education could keep up. University of La Verne faculty have tried with some success to integrate technology to enrich the learning experience, but the problem lies in older generations not having an understanding of how technology fits in today’s culture, at least according to some students and faculty. “It’s... 

Jordan presents research on state mental health regulations

Jordan presents research on state mental health regulations
Valerie Jordan presents a lecture explaining how states differ on various mental health issues and state-specific licensing exams for psychologists. Jordan, professor of psychology, titled her lecture “State-by-State Variation in Mental Health Regulations.” It was part of the Faculty Lecture series on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Karo Chakhlasyan Staff... 

Commentary: Anonymity fuels Internet sub-culture

<i>Commentary</i>: Anonymity fuels Internet sub-culture
Karo Chakhlasyan, Staff Writer   An FBI agent slams my face against the floor; another agent seizes my laptop. My parents are screaming in fear and confusion as the agents are trying to calm them down. Maybe that has not happened yet, but it is in the back of my head while scrolling down page zero on the random image bulletin board known as “/b/” on 4chan.org. 4chan is a website where users... 

Event gets rave reviews

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer The rhythm of DJ beats and poets’ words heard at the Campus Activities Board’s rave provided Leopards and poets from 40 different colleges a place to cut loose Wednesday night in the Campus Center Ballroom. The Campus Center and CAB came together to create the rave, after associate director of the Campus Center, Jim Brooks, contacted CAB advisor Angie Anderson. “He... 

Water polo scores late goal in win

Water polo scores late goal in win
Senior La Verne two-meter swimmer Erika Vargas tries to score on Whittier goalie Anahisa Aguirre at Las Flores Park Saturday. The Leopards clawed the Poets, 9-8, to score their eighth victory of the season and their first conference win. / photo by Warren Bessant Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer The Leopards offense sets up with the score at 8-8 when freshman driver Kelsey Broyles on a powerful drive... 

Gracefully becoming aware of MSA

Gracefully becoming aware of MSA
Ashley Sourapas, a senior communications major, welcomed Windy Petrick and daughters, Malayna and Hallie Mee Petrick, to a Saving Grace fundraising event on March 30 at Chase’s Wine Bar and Beer in Downtown La Verne. Saving Grace raises money to spread awareness of and give support to those who are affected by multiple system atrophy. / photo by Debora Escobar Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Family,... 

Cross-cultural music honors past

Cross-cultural music honors past
Vanessa Paloma performs a collection of Spanish-Jewish music March 29 in Morgan Auditorium that commemorated the exile of Jews from Spain in 1492. Paloma received a terminal degree for a master of music at Indiana University’s School of Music. / photo by Warren Bessant Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Tales of perseverance and celebration about the Sephardic Jewish culture were painted through music... 

Students, faculty offer free tax help

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer  IRS-trained University of La Verne students and faculty volunteered to provide community members with a free tax return Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in the Enrollment Management building as part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The IRS provides free tax preparations for incomes of up to $50,000 through the VITA program. When a challenge... 
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