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‘Zowee’ wows in Harris Gallery

'Zowee' wows in Harris Gallery
During the opening of the “Wowee Zowee” exhibit in the Harris Gallery on Tuesday, artist Marine Mkrttchyan and Felicia Beardsley, interim associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, discuss the artwork on display. Mkrttchyan contributed two paintings to the exhibit, which showcases student work from several art and photography classes on the University of La Verne campus. / photo by Christopher... 

Cal Poly students shock and entertain audience

Mark Vidal Editorial Director A sex slave humping a bloody body bag proved that when students are asked to use their imaginations, they will. The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Theater Arts presented student written-and-directed one acts last weekend, showcasing five unique tales dealing with realistic and out-of-this-world circumstances. “Eddie’s Night Out,” written by Matthew Reidy, was the... 

Afghan scholars visit ULV for symposium

Mark Vidal Editorial Director A lack of education and the absence of cultural understanding were among the reasons cited for human rights violations in Afghanistan at the Afghanistan and State Building Symposium last Friday, hosted by the La Verne College of Law. The symposium, well attended by local and international dignitaries, featured panel speakers from Afghanistan, the U.S. Afghan Women’s... 

WASC report calls for changes

Mark Vidal Editorial Director A new report has revealed the University of La Verne passed the first phase of the rigorous re-accreditation process, which also means it still has work to do. The report, a capacity and preparatory review, was prepared by the Western Associa­tion of Schools and Colleges and featured a list of praises and problems – many of which are related to the University’s lack... 

Automotive Review: Leaf may recharge future of driving

Mark Vidal Editorial Director It won’t be readily seen in the streets until next year, but approximately 81,000 U.S. hopefuls have already pre-registered for a chance to have first priority in placing their historic orders this August. Indeed the advent of the Nissan Leaf, an all-electric vehicle, is stirring a silent commotion in the automotive world, a world where Priuses have barely crossed over.... 

Saudi Arabia visits Davenport

Saudi Arabia visits Davenport
Eman Algamdi and members of the Saudi Students Association were greeted with a packed house Tuesday in Davenport Dining Hall, during their open house presentation of Saudi Arabian culture. The event provided visitors with information about modern Saudi Arabian culture. Snacks and drinks were served while guests were serenaded with Saudi Arabian music./ photo by Christopher Guzman Mark Vidal Editorial... 

More students pay for college alone

Mark Vidal Editorial Director “Go to college” is what every student in America hears growing up. But with 9.7 percent of the U.S. population unemployed, more and more students are hearing “Go to college, and find a way to pay for it.” Seventy-six percent of a thousand parents surveyed in 2009 said they are worried about being able to pay for college, according to Public Agenda, a nonprofit... 

Students strive to use social networking safely

Mark Vidal Editorial Director Today Facebook and Twitter dominate the world of online social networking. But this is not without inheriting the revolutionary capabilities of the outdated MySpace, which includes cases of cyberbullying, kidnapping and fraud. “I feel most comfortable with Facebook securities. I have used it for a while now,” said Citrus College sophomore Sylvia Medrano. Medrano is... 

Survey reveals low classified staff morale

Mark Vidal Editorial Director Low pay, lack of opportunity and discrimination are just a few of the issues classified staff at the University of La Verne find troubling, according to a recent climate survey. The survey, whose results were released last month in connection with the University’s recent Western Association of Schools and Colleges review, found that only 33 percent of classified employees... 

Graduate school applications increase nationally

Mark Vidal Editorial Director With the economy unstable as it is, Americans are being extra-cautious with every dollar. And yet for many college students, their dollars, whether earned or borrowed, are headed towards one place: graduate school. According to the latest study put out by the Council of Graduate Schools, applications for admission to U.S. graduate schools have increased 4.8 percent since... 
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