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Record-holding running back looks to educate

Monique Millan Staff Writer Leadership, ambition, and charisma are three ways to describe junior education major Matthew Biggers, who has owned the football field in 2012. Biggers list of accolades were extended this season, ending his sensational season as the top rusher in the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference with 1,397 total rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games, averaging... 

Commentary: Should we sacrifice social media or social justice?

<i>Commentary</i>: Should we sacrifice social media or social justice?
Monique Millan, Staff Writer Whether it’s tweeting every five minutes about boredom in class, or sending cryptic statuses about an ex on Facebook – everyone is involved in social media. However, in the digital age, lawmakers struggle to retain our right to speak freely, but they now find themselves caught in an even more difficult spot: How to address the dilemma of cyber bullying. Social networking... 

Sigma Kappa gambles at annual casino night

Monique Millan Staff Writer All the chips were out for Sigma Kappa’s annual casino night to support their philanthropy and bring their families together. The event was held Friday in the Campus Center Ballroom to welcome students with their families to support a good cause. A total of 175 people attended the event. The night was designed to mimic a live casino, minus slot machines, and the dealers... 

Poet takes students through her life

Monique Millan Staff Writer Maggie Nelson, author, poet and art critic visited La Verne to speak about novels, life and her journey as a writer. Nelson read passages out of her novels to a group of students many of whom brought their own copies of her books to the presentation at the Chapel last Friday. “She is amazing and articulates the way she writes. I’m glad to say I got her autograph,”... 

Oktoberfest offers beer, dancing

Oktoberfest offers beer, dancing
Stephan Lopez from San Bernardino and Nicole de Silva from Riverside danced together at Oktoberfest on Sunday at the Fairplex. The event opened on Oct. 12 and runs through Oct 28, from 6 p.m to midnight Fridays and Saturdays for adults, from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays for families. Live music is performed every night by a polka band called the Rheinlanders. Admission is $5, parking is $10. / photo by Katherine... 

San Dimas rodeo wrangles locals

San Dimas rodeo wrangles locals
The San Dimas Sheriff’s Skydiving Team drops from the skies to kick off the 2012 San Dimas Rodeo, bearing colored smoke and the American flag. The jump was followed by a rodeo competition, including bucking broncos, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. This is the rodeo’s 18th year. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Monique Millian Staff Writer The San Dimas Western Days Rodeo brought families together... 

Sigma Kappa teaches ULV to RESPECT each other

Monique Millan Staff Writer Sigma Kappa’s RESPECT Movement Rock Painting took place on Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to noon, as a stand against hazing in fraternities and sororities. Hazing takes the form of humiliation, embarrassments, and often much worse, bringing discomfort to a person during the pledging process. This is the second year the sorority has held the painting event as a time to better... 

Pirates make ULV walk the plank at stadium reopening

Pirates make ULV walk the plank at stadium reopening
Junior running back Matthew Biggers breaks a tackle and bursts into the end zone for the team’s first touchdown of the season during the second quarter of La Verne’s opening game against Whitworth. Biggers carried the ball 17 times for 60 yards and a touchdown. The Leopards were overtaken by the Pirates, 20-45. / photo by Zachary Horton During the Ortmayer Stadium reopening ceremony Saturday, President... 

Late effort is not enough for Leopard victory

Late effort is not enough for Leopard victory
La Verne junior midfielder Joshua Hill takes La Verne’s first shot of the second half surrounded by Whittier junior forward Gregorio Giorgi, junior defender Francis Maxwell and junior midfielder Jon Elvins Monday night. The Poets expelled the Leopards, 4-2. / photo by Zachary Horton Monique Millan Staff Writer The humidity in the air wasn’t the only thing bringing the heat in this seasons opening... 

Garcia touches hearts with words

Monique Millan Staff Writer Cuban born poet Gabriela Garcia returned to La Verne to offer a spoken word performance Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Garcia, a UCLA graduate, has a variety of passions in art including poetry and music. She even opened for the Black Eyed Peas in 2006. “I hope my words from times of struggle will inspire at least one person,” Garcia said. Her performance was composed... 
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