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Students toast Homecoming royalty

Students toast Homecoming royalty
Junior Teresa Crum and sophomore Bianca Rivera wait with the rest of the crowd for the announcement of the Homecoming Court, Monday at Mainiero Square. Celebratory snacks of apple cider and cake pops were offered to those who showed their support to the princes and princesses. Homecoming king and queen 2014 will be announced during Saturday’s Homecoming football game. / photo By Emily Bieker Liz... 

Carter promotes unity at Roynon

Carter promotes unity at Roynon
La Verne’s J. Marion Roynon Elementary School announced the new assistant principal Tomeika Carter in October. Carter hopes to improve the school’s academic success. Carter shows support for her favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a bobblehead of outfielder Yasiel Puig. “I’m also a big Lakers fan, but it’s been tough to be one recently,” Carter said. / photo by Michael... 

Mandala symbolizes world peace

Mandala symbolizes world peace
Sophomore political science major Mariela Martinez and Professor of Humanities Al Clark help create a mandala Friday at the International Day of Peace ceremony in the Campus Center Ballroom. The mandala was created with different types of beans, lentils and dried rice. Traditionally the mandala is created with colorful sand, to be later broken up by Tibetan Buddhist monks. Zandra Wagoner, the university... 

Crowd pours over Village Wine Walk

Crowd pours over Village Wine Walk
Ray Riojas, owner of Rio de Ojas gift shop, pours a glass of Chatel ‘buis Pinot Noir for patrons at the thirteenth annual Claremont Vintage Village Wine Walk on Saturday, Sept. 19. Rio de Ojas was one of 38 Village businesses serving wine during the event. The participating businesses chose their wine selections for the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local non-profit organizations... 

Fair food flambés guests’ appetites

Fair food flambés guests’ appetites
Mt. San Antonio College student Pricilla Hernandez of Covina said she attends the Fair frequently with her cousin to order her favorite meal: fried onion rings and zucchini with ranch dressing and lemonade from “Backyard Dog Village.” The Los Angeles County Fair is known for its variety of deep fried food, including a variety of fried vegetarian fare. / photo by Amanda Duvall Liz Ortiz Metro... 

Students ring in new semester at Convocation

Students ring in new semester at Convocation
Associate Professor of Management and Leadership Deborah Olson asks Convocation attendees how many have felt stress while in school. Her speech, “Take Care of Your Future Self,” advised students and not to worry about other people but to make themselves happy. / photo by Helen Arase Liz Ortiz Metro Editor The sound of the University of La Verne’s spirit bell resonated in the athletic pavilion... 

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... 
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