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Old experiences influence Gratz’s groove

Old experiences influence Gratz's groove
Saxophonist Steve Alaniz and alum drummer Mike Bennett perform the piece “Potawatomi Trail” with the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. This concert was the first of a series called “Sundays at the Morgan.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The “Sundays at the Morgan” concert series kicked off with the jazzy sounds of the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Heads... 

Happenings

LeoFM Giveaway LeoFM will give away coupons for a free 10 ounce frozen yogurt from La Verne’s Yogurtland starting Sept. 23. Listen and call 909-593-3511, ext. 4777 for a chance to win. ‘Divinity Degenerate’ The Tall Wall Space presents Mark Dean Veca’s installation project, “Divinity Degenerate,” through May 30. The reception is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Arts and Communica­tions... 

President’s house moves to new city

President's house moves to new city
The new University House located in the Claremont Village on College Avenue was custom built by David Crookshank in 1922. L. Frank Baum, the author of “The Wizard of Oz,” later owned the house. President Devorah Lieberman plans for the University House to be a place where students will feel comfortable hanging out with peers and friends, whether the event taking place is formal or casual. She also... 

Classrooms planned to ease crunch

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer To accommodate the campus’s growing population, University administrators are planning to expand the campus borders and reorganize the map in the near future. In the next six to nine months, the University plans to build two new classrooms, three seminar rooms, 25 new offices and one new lab. “It’s an exciting time for La Verne,” said Clive Houston-Brown, associate... 

Students sit in the director’s chair

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer Students of the Theatre Arts 351 class premiered their directing capabilities in “Theatre On-Stage: New Directions in Directing” May 17-25 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret and Dailey Theatre. The week-long event, consisting of a series of one-act plays, opened with “The Bald Soprano” directed by sophomore theatre major Cole Wagner, “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let... 

Leopard sees PGA Tour in future

Leopard sees PGA Tour in future
Derek Zachman, senior business administration major, was named to the All-SCIAC First Team for the second year in a row at the SCIAC Championships on April 27-29. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Kristina Bugante Staff Writer Senior Derek Zachman had a successful second and final season with the golf team which continued its winning streak, capturing its seventh consecutive league title at the 54 hole Southern... 

Cultures collide to make a joyful sound

Cultures collide to make a joyful sound
Paul Buch, cantor at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, sings with the University of La Verne Chamber Singers during the Jewish and African-American Gospel Fusion Concert Monday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert, which included works from George and Ira Gershwin, revealed the influences of both the Jewish and African-American religious communities throughout the past century. / photo by Mitchell Alemann Kristina... 

Commentary: Media perpetuates rape culture

Kristina Bugante, Staff Writer Over a month has passed since Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond of the Steubenville rape case were found guilty for raping a 16-year-old girl while she was unconscious back in August, 2012. Mays and Richmond, both football players of Steubenville High School, were sentenced to juvenile detention until they turn 21. This has opened up discussion between many on numerous... 

Leos hosts debate championships

Leos hosts debate championships
Speaking with extreme opposition on the issue of a woman’s right to an abortion, Ben Kornfeld and teammate Samuel Ward-Parker argue their way to the winner’s seat Sunday at the United States Universities British Parliamentary National Debating Champion­ships. The team from Yale University was named champion after the final round in Morgan Auditorium. More than 160 schools visited the University... 

Faculty show revives classic pieces

Faculty show revives classic pieces
Tenor Jonathan Mack performs in Morgan Auditorium Sunday with Grace Xia Zhao providing piano accompaniment. Mack has also performed at the University of Southern California and Chapman University, among other venues across the nation. / photo by Zachary Horton Kristina Bugante Staff Writer The resonating vocal talents of soprano Carol Stephenson and tenor Jonathan Mack, accompanied by Grace Xia Zhao’s... 
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