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Job market is tight

Jesse Evans Jennahway Huerta Staff Writers As the year comes to a close many students are looking for a job to either start their post college career or to earn an income during the summer, but the current market is proving to be a battle. According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers, employers report a double-digit increase in their hiring projections. They indicate their plan... 

House of Ruth supports domestic violence survivors

Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer Domestic violence is an epidemic around the world; each year approximately 4.8 million women are victims of domestic violence. Traci Love, psychology major at the University of La Verne, decided to do her part to help victims of domestic violence by placing boxes around campus school for students, faculty and staff to contribute food to House of Ruth, an advocacy organization... 

Senior project tackles childhood obesity

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer The increasing childhood obesity epidemic was the impetus for communications major Cheryl Regan’s senior project. Regan started her own campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle for children. “Play to Live” encourages children and their parents to partake in healthy living. “I chose this project because I feel that more kids are inside after school playing video... 

New dorm’s green credentials questioned

New dorm’s green credentials questioned
Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer The swanky new dorm scheduled to open in fall 2012 will not be made of newfangled super-sustainable materials. It will by made of wood. Wood Type V, to be exact. This is a fairly typical material for dorms, experts say. Some on campus, however, are less than thrilled about the sense that a wood structure might not be the most environmentally friendly. They are also concerned... 

Jazz singer Barbara Morrison bares her soul

Jazz singer Barbara Morrison bares her soul
Morgan Auditorium was filled with the sound of cool jazz and soulful blues as Barbara Morrison performed on Tuesday. She has performed with such jazz and blues greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra. Her musical performance was punctuated by humorous stories and audience participation. / photo by David Bess Genesis Miranda Staff Writer During her Tuesday... 

Ensemble performs traditional music

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Assistant Professor of Music Tony Perman led the Pomona College Mbira Ensemble in presented classical mbira music of the Shona in Zimbabwe Wednesday in Lyman Hall in Claremont. The mbira is a hand-held instrument unique to Zimbabwe with 22 to 28 metal keys played with the thumbs and right index finger. It is sometimes known as the “thumb piano,” although most... 

Greek Week canceled for poor sportsmanship

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer This will be the first spring semester in years that La Verne has held Greek Week events, which in for the past 15 years been a highlight in Greek Life on campus. In the past Greek Week has held activities that help serve the community, strengthen friendships and are a good time for those involved. Last year, however, some instances of poor sportsmanship caused administrators... 

First Person Experience: Rock climbing proves to be hard but fun

Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief Up until a week ago, I had only gone to a rock climbing gym once – when I was in sixth grade and had all of the energy in the world. On April 8 I ventured to new heights and tried my hand at rock climbing with the help of the professional and friendly staff at Hangar 18 in Upland. This gym offers a wide variety of climbing terrain for the “newbies” like me and... 

Alan Tollefson brings theater productions to life

Alan Tollefson brings theater productions to life
Alan Tollefson, technical director of the theatre arts department, was born into a theatre family and has been around the design environment his entire life, including touring in a family puppet show. His love of teaching is what brought him to the University of La Verne. Currently Tollefson is transforming the Dailey Theatre main stage into wartime Algeria in preparation for the upcoming performance... 

Leos bitten by Bulldogs in softball losses

Leos bitten by Bulldogs in softball losses
La Verne first baseman Amanda Hastings runs to first after a ground ball hit up the middle by Dee Dee Burns. Hastings, a sophomore, went on to score a run in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Wheeler Park. The Leopards lost both games to the Bulldogs, 5-2 in the first and 11-8 in the second. La Verne will host Pomona-Pitzer in its final home contest at 2 p.m. tomorrow. / photo by Warren... 
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