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Research Day marks 10th year

Research Day marks 10th year
Andy Steck, assistant professor of education, and Wayne Thurston, circulation assistant at the Wilson Library, engage in a conversation about the quickly growing online educational system for higher education Tuesday at the annual Faculty Research Day in the Campus Center Ballroom. / photo by Uyen Bui Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The University of La Verne held its 10th annual Research and Professional... 

Phi Sigs rock around clock

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer Phi Sigma Sigma started its annual 24-hour Rock-a-Thon Wednesday afternoon at Sneaky Park to collect donations for their new philanthropy project: School and College Readiness. The Rock-a-Thon was organized by Phi Sigma Sigma chairwoman Sydney Marshall. “This is my first year as an active so it was a lot of pressure to do a really good job organizing this event,” Marshall... 

Professor has multicultural background

Professor has multicultural background
Adjunct Professor Jose Perez-Gonzalez is a Modern Languages instructor at the University of La Verne. Fluent in five languages –  English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and American Sign Language – Perez-Gonzalez spent several years living in France, where he enjoyed the French appetizer escargot. Perez-Gonzalez also teaches at Mt. SAC. / photo by Uyen Bui Michael Saakyan Staff Writer Born in... 

Almeida paints a picture of hope for Angolan orphans

Almeida paints a picture of hope for Angolan orphans
Sophomore political science major Jordan Almeida is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served his first internship in Africa during the summer and will be returning to Africa next June for his internship with the children. / photo by Uyen Bui Michael Saakyan Staff Writer During the summer of 2013, sophomore political science major Jordan Almeida had two options on how to spend his vacation. Either... 

La Vogue features on campus fashion trends

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer Wearing your granddad’s clothes may not only make you look incredible but it can also land you on La Verne’s new fashion blog, La Vogue. Available on Facebook, Instagram and most recently Tumblr, La Vogue captures the different styles on campus and the influence behind students’ outfits. Founder Alina Rozwa­dowska, a junior international business and Spanish... 

La Verne could get bike-friendly moniker

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The League of American Bicyclists is considering the University of La Verne for recognition as a “Bicycle Friendly University” for 2014. According to the League’s website, the applications are scored across the “Five E” categories, which are engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation. Professor of Humanities Al Clark is optimistic about... 

Comic book day disappoints real enthusiasts

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer When the Campus Activities Board announced National Comic Book Day would be held on the South Quad on Wednesday, some students expected a miniature version of ComicCon, however all they got was what looked like a child’s 8th birthday party. The single booth had a mask-making station where students were encouraged to create a secret identity using glitter and feathers. A... 

Comic fans bug out over new shop

Comic fans bug out over new shop
Angel Peralta has been working at A Shop Called Quest in Claremont since its opening six months ago. The store, located in the Claremont Village at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., sells comic books, licensed character toys and sponsors a gallery of fan art. / photo by Uyen Bui Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The city of Claremont added a hint of geek to its chic boutique stores in March with the grand opening... 

Downtown restaurants have no taste for Yelp

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer Complaining about the service at a restaurant has become a lot more convenient since Yelp made its debut in 2004. Customers not only ask to see a manager when they find the service at a restaurant deplorable, they go online and unleash their anger out through Yelp. Founders Jeremy Stoppel­man and Russel Simmons created the local search website and added customer reviews... 

Leopards twerk upon a star at CAB club fair

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The Campus Activity Board brought the Magical World of Disney to La Verne’s Club Fair on Aug. 28 as part of welcome week for new students. The club fair lasted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and provided free food for all students and commuters from Davenport Dining Hall. “The club fair is very beneficial to not only new students but current ones as well because they can... 
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