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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.... 

Music Review: One for the Team hits an indie pop home run

Mark Vidal Editorial Director If you listen to “I’ve Been Here So Long” just once, I guarantee you will tap your foot, bob your head and then press repeat. One For The Team is a relatively new indie rock/pop band started in 2006, but is already promoting its junior full-length album, “Ghosts,” which offers a sound suitable for the 80s junkie and the underground rock enthusiast. As a mix of... 

Music Review: Frightened Rabbits scare up a good album

Mark Vidal Editorial Director It is comforting to know that if Arcade Fire ever splits up and takes its beautiful music with them, we will now have “The Winter of Mixed Drinks” to help carry on. The band is called Frightened Rabbit, and if you have not yet heard its unique sound – complete with vulnerable vocals fused with strings and winds, much like the great Arcade Fire – you are missing... 

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... 
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