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Movie Review: ‘Paranormal Activity 2’ causes paranoia

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor Friday, Oct. 22, the sequel to the 2009 hit “Paranormal Activity” arrived in theaters. After viewing it, I began to suspect that every shadow leading up to my room was a warning of impending danger or a creature preparing to attack me from around the corner. The first “Paranormal Activity” was a limited release film debuted in 2008 from the mind of director... 

Students’ opinions vary on Halloween costumes

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor With the economy being shaky and the rise of school expenses, some La Verne students are changing the way they are celebrating Halloween this year. Many ULV students were still not sure what they wanted to be for Halloween, or even wanted to do. “The problem is I don’t know what I’m going to be for Halloween,” Amber Lentulo sophomore sociology major said. “I’ve... 

MSS professor Marilyn Oliver has new insight on ACL injuries

MSS professor Marilyn Oliver has new insight on ACL injuries
“A Sabbatical Saga: Frustrating, Formative, and Fulfilling” was the title of Marilyn Oliver’s faculty lecture Monday. Oliver, professor of movement and sports science, explained how her sabbatical helped her to become an expert at the video analysis software Dartfish. Oliver demonstrated the software and its utility for instructors athletes and researchers. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Michael Phillips LV Life... 

Steve Lopez speaks on ‘The Soloist’

Steve Lopez speaks on ‘The Soloist’
Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times columnist and author of the “The Soloist,” spoke to a packed audience in the Ludwick Conference Center on Oct. 7. Students and faculty from across campus came to hear Lopez speak about his experiences in journalism and particularly about his friend Nathaniel Ayers. “The Soloist” is based on Lopez’s experiences and friendship with Ayers. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Michael... 

Movie Review: ‘My Soul’ lacks traditional thrills

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor Horror film legend Wes Craven returned to the big screen last week with his latest effort, the 3-D “My Soul to Take.” This is the first film in five years from the creator of the legendary “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Scream” and “The Hills Have Eyes” franchises. From the trailers, “My Soul to Take” looked similar to “Nightmare on Elm Street” but... 

On the Calendar

Red Cross blood drive One pint of blood can save up to three lives. The Red Cross will be on campus holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the President’s Dining Room. Pie eating contest The Campus Activities Board will sponsor a pumpkin pie eating contest at noon on Monday in Davenport Dining Hall. Alcohol Awareness Day Come to Sneaky Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday for... 

Restaurant Review: Taking a walk on the vegan side

<i>Restaurant Review</i>: Taking a walk on the vegan side
Neil Ta mixes the “Orange Joy,” a combination of cranberry and orange juices, at the family-run vegan/vegetarian restaurant, Loving Hut. Ta says that Loving Hut tries to cater to the tastes of vegans and non-vegans, offering items such as the vegan burrito. /photo by Jakeh Landrum Michael Phillips LV Life Editor I love meat, so going to the vegan restaurant Loving Hut in Upland was a departure.... 

Some students switch to e-books

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor With all the technological advancements, it is not surprising that technology at last has come to the aid of students with less expensive textbook alternatives. Electronic books, better known as e-books, are gaining popularity inside and outside of the classroom. Outside of the classroom, Kindles, Nooks and many other e-book products have proved to be quite successful. Millions... 

On the Calendar

CAB Pool Tournament Bring a friend and show off your pool skills on Oct. 14 in the Campus Center for CAB’s double pool tournament. Sign ups start Oct. 1 in the Office of Student Life. CAB will be giving the first place team pool sticks. Public Debate Series Catch the University debate team’s final “Soloist” debate at 4:30 p.m on Oct. 7 in the La Fetra Auditorium. The topic is homeschooling... 

Founders Auditorium gets revamped

Founders Auditorium gets revamped
Founders Hall Auditorium will be renamed the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium after its renovation is complete in the spring. The majority of those who donated money for the renovation required that it be renamed as a condition of their donation. / photo by Warren Bessant Michael Phillips LV Life Editor This January the University of La Verne will unveil the renovated Founders Auditorium. Completion... 
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