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'Kingdom Hearts' makes a mystical comeback

'Kingdom Hearts' makes a mystical comeback
Michael Escañuelas, Editorial Cartoonist Sometimes it feels so good to be a kid. Whenever I’m reading, watching, or listening to something that conjures up memoires of my childhood makes me feel so good inside. To be honest a long time ago, when “Kingdom Hearts” for Playstation 2 was announced, I was more ecstatic then anyone I knew. I love Disney cartoons and I love Square Enix; so the combination... 

Dillon talks screenwriting

Dillon talks screenwriting
Sean Dillon, assistant professor of theater arts, lectured on “Approaches to Screenwriting” to a group of faculty and students Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He spoke of his career in scriptwriting and film production. Dillon and his production partner, Curtis Krick, are annual participants in the 48 Hour Film Project in Los Angeles, which they have won for two years straight. / photo... 

Hills uses Borges to define traitors

Historical betrayals examined in faculty lecture. Michael Escañuelas Staff Writer Ann Hills delved into the mind of a traitor with her lecture on author Jorge Luis Borges Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Hills, an associate professor of Spanish, included themes involving the identity of the “traitor” within Borges’ works throughout the lecture. “I felt that he was one of the most... 

Furutan details global segregation

Furutan details global segregation
Professor examines immigration as part of the monthly Hot Spots lecture series. Omid Furutan, assistant professor of management, presented his lecture, “Immigration and Tolerance” in the President’s Dining Room on Tuesday as part of the Hot Spots lecture series. Furutan examined findings on illegal immigration from the economists’ point of view and discussed the effects migrant workers... 

Carlson Gallery exhibit explores new work

Michael Escañuelas Staff Writer The photography department is exploring the meaning of the words “invited” and “uninvited” with an exhibit that opened this week in the Carlson Gallery. The gallery allows aspiring photographers to display their work, inviting students, faculty and staff to view their exhibits. The exhibit, which will be on display until Dec. 4, was divided into two separate... 

Commentary: Xbox 360 mod ban taking a toll on gamers

Commentary: Xbox 360 mod ban taking a toll on gamers
Michael Escañuelas, Editorial Cartoonist The season of giving is upon us. Of course, that would imply that many video game-related gifts will be the highlight of most college students’ holiday. But not all gifts are full of jolly cheer this holiday season. Over the past month, Microsoft has been giving the gift unforgivable punishment by banning over 1 million Xbox live members from using the service.... 

Commentary: 'Modern Warfare 2' leads to missing student

Commentary: 'Modern Warfare 2' leads to missing student
Michael Escañuelas, Editorial Cartoonist Close those curtains, tell your family you are dead, and let your girlfriend know that it is over, it is that time of the year again. Yes, my friends “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” has finally been released, and I am happy to say that it delivers on its social life reducing promise of being one of the most addictive games of the year. For about... 

Legalize 'natural' resources

Legalize 'natural' resources
Michael Escañuelas, Editorial Cartoonist When I was in fifth grade, my elementary school spent a good two weeks participating in the D.A.R.E. program. From what I can remember, this program consisted of a cop or something coming into our classroom and conducting exercises that could help us fight against drugs and stay clean. Of course this completely makes sense, because being the impressionable... 

Gratz inspires with piano

Gratz inspires with piano
Musicians Andrew Ford, Mike Bennett, Steven Biondo and Reed Gratz filled the President’s Dining Room Monday with music Monday as the quartet performed songs written by Gratz during recovery from back surgery last Spring. The faculty lecture was titled “New Compositions for Voice and Anthroplasty.” The musicians were given the score one week prior to the performance which gave the audience a... 

La Verne alumna gets historic LAPD promotion

Michael Escañuelas Staff Writer University of La Verne graduate Tina Nieto was recently promoted to captain of the Los Angeles Police Department, making her the first female Hispanic captain in the LAPD. Nieto, a San Gabriel native, graduated in 2008 with a degree from ULV’s Master of Science in Leadership and Management program. She received her bachelor’s in criminal justice at California State... 
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