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Getting to class never seemed easier

Getting to class never seemed easier
After working out in the gym, Kevin Cleis and Ben Sankey head back toward their dorms. Both Cleis and Sankey have been riding their longboards to class since their freshman year. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael Shather Staff Writer A new trend is rolling its way onto the University of La Verne. Skateboarding is fast becoming a popular way to get around campus. Commuters and residents are taking... 

Class of ‘10 celebrates four years of success

Michael Shather Staff Writer Senior students were drawn to the Hanawalt House on Monday with an invitation for a free In-N-Out meal. Seniors were invited to come out and share some experiences they have had at the University of La Verne before graduation. “The four years blew by so fast,” senior international business major Carlos Munoz said. “I have met so many people and have had so much fun.” “I’ve... 

Claremont Orchestra pays tribute to Lamkin in concert

Michael Shather Staff Writer The sounds of classical music filled the evening air, beckoning crowds to the source. The Claremont Colleges came together in a joint music program Saturday to bid farewell to acclaimed conductor Michael Lamkin at the Garrison Theater. The program was a tribute to Lamkin, who has served the colleges for more than 10 years as a teacher and concert conductor. Lamkin, who... 

Champion horse ranches compete for blue ribbons

Michael Shather Staff Writer Sunday was the second and final day of the 2010 Spring Classic Championship show at the Fairplex Equine Center. This show gives horse clubs and organizations opportunities to show off their champion horses. The Southern California Peruvian Paso Horse Club is devoted to the promotion and enjoyment of the Peruvian Paso Horses. These horses are considered the Cadillacs of... 

First Person: Teeter-tottering for ALS

First Person: Teeter-tottering for ALS
Andy Leavins and John Leggett took their turn in a 24-hour teeter-totter marathon, Thursday, April 1 in Sneaky Park. The Phi Delta Theta members sponsored the event to help raise money for research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The fraternity sold shirts and bracelets and also collected donations. / photo by Christopher Guzman Michael Shather Staff Writer Giving... 

Softball team topples Sagehens, runs winning streak to six

Michael Shather Staff Writer The Leopards had an appetite for Sagehens in their double-header on Saturday, burning them out in both games and continuing its winning to streak to six games. La Verne shut out Pomona-Pitzer in their first game, 10-0, and then with an 11-2 win in game two. “We came here to play,” coach Julie Smith said. “Our practices this week were full of energy, and we really... 

NHRA exhibit gets visitors revved up

NHRA exhibit gets visitors revved up
Mickey Thompson’s history goes on display at the NHRA Motorsports Museum at the Fairplex in Pomona. “The Mickey Thompson: First American to 400 MPH” exhibit is on display currently at the Pomona NHRA Motorsports Museum through October. The exhibit showcased many of Thompson’s cars he built and drove, one being the record-breaking land speed car, the Challenger 1, which housed four Pontiac... 

Portuguese class excites students

Michael Shather Staff Writer Founders Hall echoes with the sounds of an exotic romance language on Tuesday nights. This buzz is fueled by a new class, Conversational Brazilian Portuguese, now open to students and staff here at the University of La Verne. Starting Tuesday night and continuing through spring semester, this lively class teaches fundamental Portuguese and lessons in Brazilian culture. Conversational... 
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