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Grand opening of Leo Park a hit

Grand opening of Leo Park a hit
Sophomore psychology major Corenne Hall tests out the elliptical machine Oct. 8 at the grand opening of Leo Park. Located on the corner across the street from the Arts and Com­munications Building, Leo Park offers a basketball court to compliment a variety of workout equipment for students to exercise. Leo Park is a two-year-old project commissioned by the Associated Students of the University of... 

Sukkah celebrates Jewish tradition

Sukkah celebrates Jewish tradition
President Devorah Lieberman drills a piece of wood to build the Sukkah with the help of Director of Multicultural Services Daniel Loera. The Hillel Jewish Club built a Sukkah during the one week Jewish holiday of Sukkot on Wednesday at Sneaky Park. During the holiday of Sukkot a Sukkah is built out of wood with three walls covered in green fabric and is blessed by a cantor. The Sukkah will stand throughout... 

CAB honors Hispanic Heritage Month

CAB honors Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Campus Activity Board hosted a multicultural event Tuesday in Sneaky Park with a performance by Atabey. Group members Juan Lugo, Etienne Rivera, Juan Cosmo and Toby Borrero are dedicated to the performance of Afro-Puerto Rican music and to the education of their audiences about the music and culture. photo by/ Amanda Duvall  Read More →

Pianos astonish families at ‘B’ak’tun’

Kellie Galentine LV Life Editor Two pianos sat side by side on the stage at Bridges Hall of Music during the highlight piece of the “Music for a New B’ak’tun” concert Sunday. “Bounce,” composed by Adam Schoenberg, proved to be the audience favorite of the six piano pieces performed by Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, a Los Angeles-based composer and Cal Poly Pomona associate professor of music... 

Sorority members say no to hazing

Sigma Kappa sorority held its annual Rock painting and fundraiser on Monday designed to bring awareness to the dangers of hazing during National Hazing Prevention Week. During the event, Sigma Kappa sorority members encouraged students to take an anti-hazing pledge. Some painted their hands and placed them on the Rock, symbolically leaving their promise there. “Hazing can be something big or something... 

Interfaith walk demonstrates unity

Interfaith walk demonstrates unity
Anthony Reyes, senior political science major, exchanges beads with 7-year-old Dunya Hakkak and her mother, Layla Naji, a University of La Verne alumna, during Sunday’s Interfaith Peace Walk. The beads came in various colors with each color representing a religious tradition. Participants exchanged beads and made colorful bracelets. The walk started at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, reached City of... 

Student launches website for bow business

Kellie Galentine LV Life Editor For Jezabel Chavez, bows are not just an accessory – they are business. Chavez began her business, Jezabow, her senior year at Romona Convent Secondary School. In May the business underwent a relaunch with a new website, broadening the audience for the business. “In high school I made a good amount of money because it was all girls and everyone liked them,” Chavez,... 

Alumna devotes life to education

Alumna devotes life to education
The Speech Communication Department welcomes alumnae Kristine Butterly back to the University of La Verne as an adjunct professor. Aside from majoring in speech communication, Butterly also studied English literature and her favorite novel is Jane Eyre. Her interest, however, does not end with the classics. Harry Potter also tops Butterly’s list of favorites. / photo by Megan Peralez Kellie Galentine LV... 

Toxic metals found in e-cigarettes

Toxic metals found in e-cigarettes
West Covina residents Marty Vigil, Gary Bruner and Ray Marquez, sit at the”juice bar” at the West Covina e-cigarette and vaporizer store, Vapor Devils, located at 500 N. Azusa Ave. #111, West Covina. Vigil, Bruner, and Marquez sample from a variety of e-liquids, or”juices,” and recommend their favorites to each other. All three are regular customers of Vapor Devils, which opened a year and... 

Parking permit prices to rise 31%

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor The price of University parking permits will increase by about 31 percent in fall 2014. The price of parking passes will increase from $95 per year to $125 per year for students, and faculty and staff parking fees will increase by the same ratio from $20 per month to $26 per month. “I completely understand and appreciate and am sensitive to the fact that... 
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