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Alex Gallardo’s photography captures beauty of sport

Award winning photojournalist and sports photographer Alex Gallardo has his mother, Julia Gallardo, sister Cynthia Bernieer, brother, Raymond Gallardo, daughter, Rachel Gallardo, and son-in-law, Matt Bojoqurez, in the Irene Carlson Gallery last week. Gallardo’s solo exhibition “Eyes on the Ball” was a showcase of his sports photography throughout his 30-year career. Gallardo earned two group... 

Students request new food options

Students request new food options
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez The digestion of all on-campus residents is about to be affected. With midterms almost behind us and only a month left of classes, the University of La Verne has started searching for a new food provider to cook for the masses. Committees have met with four different food providers for a chance to take over Sodexo’s position. Now that there might be a change in... 

Leos begin sprint to SCIAC finish

Leos begin sprint to SCIAC finish
La Verne’s Jared Manke, a junior, runs the 100 meter dash at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday. After several false starts by other runners, Manke, who finished in 11.64 seconds, ran the 100 meters instead of his usual event, the pole vault. / photo by Warren Bessant Cheryl Regan Staff Writer The men’s and women’s track teams took part in the 25th annual Pomona-Pitzer Invita­tional... 

Fan violence needs to stop

In sports there are fans who the teams rely on to show support by attending games, buying merchandise and even trash-talking with the fans of rival teams. Sometimes the trash-talking can escalate to violence, like the incident that happened after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Opening Day victory against their rival the San Francisco Giants. After the game, Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally attacked by... 

Mark McKergow gives the skinny on big goals

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer The Campus Center Ball­room was filled with anxious and excited guests waiting for Mark McKergow to give his lecture on “Rutenso; The Art of Thriving in a Time of Constant Change.” McKergow is an author and the co-director of “The Centre for Solutions Focus at Work,” which helps consult people and businesses on almost every continent of the world. Students, faculty... 

Commentary: 3-D movies are not necessary

<i>Commentary</i>: 3-D movies are not necessary
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief I go to the movies quite often. I probably go too often if you ask my friends; I have seen the movies most television previews advertise. I enjoy being entertained and escaping from the world for two hours during a stressful week. Throughout all of my movie-going, I have noticed an annoying, and some may say alarming, trend among movies. Picture this scenario: you... 

Donating blood makes an impact

Donating blood makes an impact
Junior Christina Mirzayan donates blood at the American Red Cross blood drive on April 6 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Despite feeling queasy afterward, Mirzayan said that donating blood was worth the effort because it was for a good cause. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Blake Humphrey Staff Writer The Red Cross came to the University of La Verne on April 6 for a much needed blood drive. The event... 

We’ve grown in LGBT tolerance

Although the University of La Verne may not be exclusively known for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups most people know that we have one. Unlike some university campuses the LGBT community here has an on-campus presence: we have the Rainbow Alliance club. The club itself has more than 30 members and has faculty support. It is great that ULV students feel that they can openly and safely... 

Poets’ work fights the mainstream

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer In honor of the Ceasar Chavez and “Gaypril” celebrations the Scripps College Queer Straight Alliance had the group Climbing PoeTree perform on April 8 in the Score Living Room. With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Climbing PoeTree shared their revolutionary spoken word pieces, as well as excerpts from their multimedia show “Hurricane Season: the Hidden Messages... 

Water polo struggles against Cal Lutheran, 11-5

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer La Verne struggled to find its momentum with many lost opportunities from shots on goal to counter attacks on both ends as it fell short to Cal Lutheran Wednesday at Las Flores Park, 11-5. “We couldn’t adjust. I never doubt the girls’ efforts, their hearts are in the right place, but confusion out there led to counter attacks,” head coach Alex La said. La Verne... 
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