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Freedom, chaos in Egypt discussed

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Fulbright scholar Naeema Ali Abdelgawad hosted the discussion “Egypt: Between Freedom and Chaos,” on March 24 as part of the Hot Spots lecture series. bout 25 people were in attendance. She discussed the current situation in Egypt and the actions of Gamal Mubarak, son of recently overthrown dictator Hosni Mubarak. “He kept degrading the Egyptian people in a very humiliating... 

Abdelgawad dispels misconceptions about Egypt

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer Naeema Ali Abdelgawad, esteemed Egyptian Fulbright Scholar, addressed the conflicts that surround religion and misconceptions of the Middle East in her lecture and presentation of her film “Hasan and Morqos” on March 24. “There is an issue of sectarian conflict between Christians and Muslims. This movie shows the ramifications between the Christian and Muslim society,”... 

Fulbright Scholar speaks on democracy, free will

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Naeema Ali Abdelgawad, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Mary Baldwin College, was the keynote speaker on March 25. Students and faculty gathered in Morgan Auditorium to hear Abdelgawad’s lecture, “Democracy and Autocracy: Between Freedom and Chaos.” “For long ages of not exercising free will, the Middle East will forget how they can exercise it,” Abdelgawad... 

Sleepless in La Verne: Students skip rest for academics, but with consequences

Sleepless in La Verne: Students skip rest for academics, but with consequences
Illustration by Anthony Juarez Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor A trend among University of La Verne students to skip sleep in favor of studying may be affecting more than their ability to stay awake in class. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 60 percent of adult drivers have driven a vehicle while sleep-deprived and 37 percent have fallen asleep at the wheel. A new study by The... 

On the Calendar

Spring Break The University of La Verne will be on spring break from March 14 to March 18. ‘Tron’ Movie Night The Campus Activities Board will host a free showing of Tron: Legacy in La Fetra Auditorium on March 21 from 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Free drinks and snacks will be provided and all students are welcomed. For more information, please contact CAB at 909-593-3511, ext. 4424. Sock Wars The... 

Debate team continues success

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor The debate team will part ways for the weekend as its members attend debate tournaments in New York and Oregon in order to prepare for the national championships. Coach Josh Martin and team member Ryan Mansell will head to Colgate Univer­sity in New York while the rest of the team heads to the Portland State University Nationals Warm-Up. “These are the only national... 

Commentary: Going Greek: The tale of a nonbeliever

<i>Commentary</i>: Going Greek: The tale of a nonbeliever
Lauren Creiman, LV Life Editor As I stood in front of the doors to Campus Center Ballroom A (with two balloons in hand) and listened to the cheers coming from inside, I felt nervous. A minute later, the doors opened and I walked in to reveal my new allegiance to the room full of waiting women. For most of my life, I have been skeptical of Greek life. My judgment was influenced by popular television... 

New writing major boosts creativity

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor The University of La Verne will provide another creative outlet for its students with the addition of creative writing to its official list of available majors for fall 2011. ULV currently offers creative writing as a minor and offers the courses necessary to major in creative writing, but it was not until last week that the creation of the major was voted on and approved. “The... 

Club fair kicks off spring semester

Lauren Creiman Staff Writer As part of a week of activities planned to kick off the spring semester, the University of La Verne hosted a club fair Feb. 2. The club fair took place in the Campus Center Ballroom from and offered students an opportunity to learn about the various clubs on campus while enjoying free food, gifts and music. “All of the club booths really opened my eyes to the number of... 
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