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Students ring in new semester at Convocation

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor The sound of the University of La Verne’s spirit bell resonated in the athletic pavilion during Convocation on Aug.28, letting the La Verne community know that the 123rd academic year had begun. Students, faculty, staff and community members filed into the athletic pavilion for the ceremony, and the master of ceremonies Provost Jonathan Reed welcomed all. “It’s become... 

Parks create dog-friendly territory

Parks create dog-friendly territory
John Giambalvo and his dog, Charlie, take a break at the Claremont Pooch Park as they wind down from a game of fetch. The leash-free park brings dogs from around the area together, welcoming all with free tennis balls and dog water fountains. / photo by Veronica Orozco Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Although three of the local dog parks – Baldy View Dog Park in Upland, Horsethief Canyon Dog Park in San... 

La Verne sets the alarm for 6 a.m.

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Beginning next semester, the University of La Verne will implement a new scheduling concept, called “sunrise college,” and some classes will begin as early as 6 a.m. According to the email that was sent to University students, the registrar’s office said that the classes will appeal to “morning people” who are ready to learn and be active during earlier hours. Elementary... 

Cal Poly hosts strawberry festival

Cal Poly hosts strawberry festival
Ontario resident Francis Rowlands added rubber to the outer rim of his four-wheel drive Massey-Harris general-purpose tractor to be able to drive it short distances on roads without tearing up the pavement. Rowlands bought the 1930s tractor in Missouri and had it shipped to California. He said it was the first model Massey-Harris made, but the company only sold for a few years because they were not... 

Theater Review: Ballet enchants crowd with ‘Beauty’

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The Inland Pacific Ballet told a tale as old as time in its adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on April 26. The ballet featured soloist Shelby Whallon as Beauty and guest artist Cameron Schwanz as Beast in Victoria Koenig and Kevin Frank Meyers’ original production. In just two acts, the unlikely pair of Beauty and Beast grow to... 

Faculty question Clark’s equation

Faculty question Clark’s equation
Alfred Clark, associate vice president of academic affairs, speaks about “A Formula for Sustainability” at the faculty lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. The next faculty lecture will take place April 28. / photo by Keenan Gilson Liz Ortiz Staff Writer University of La Verne faculty members criticized Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Alfred Clark’s equation for sustainability... 

Students unaware of STD superbug

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer A new issue recently emerged in the realm of sexually transmitted diseases – there is now a strain of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea. The once easily treatable bacterial infection is now presenting issues because a strain has developed antibiotic resistance to one of the two antibiotics that commonly treats it, according to World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease... 

AmazonFresh makes grocery shopping easy

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer People now have another way to buy groceries in the comfort of their own home in some parts of California, thanks to Amazon’s online grocery service AmazonFresh. The company guarantees the consumer that if an order is placed by 10 a.m., the groceries will be delivered the same day. Amazon also allows consumers to select whether fruits and vegetables are delivered ripe or unripe. “It... 

Heroes move mountains to aid disabled vets

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The Heroes Project hosted their annual Climb for Heroes at Mount Baldy on Sunday in order to raise money to send veteran Charlie Linville to Mount Everest. The non-profit, founded by Tim Medvetz in 2009, works to raise money to allow wounded veterans to climb the world’s highest mountains. “This event is the final fundraiser to climb Mount Everest,” Climb for Heroes volunteer... 

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout
Lauren Miller, 15, of Rancho Cucamonga poses with Scottish knight Gallahad and Scottish princess Merideth at IrishFest 2014, Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. The three-day festival ran from March 7 through Sunday and featured live bands, carnival rides, food, beer, and vendors selling Irish goods. Among the entertainers was the band Joshua Tree, a U2 cover band. / photo by Daniel Hargis Liz Ortiz Staff... 
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