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Cozbar shares Syrian perspective

Cozbar shares Syrian perspective
Noelle Cozbar, a senior political science major, came to the United States from Damascus, Syria at 8. On Sept. 20 she spoke at a Board of Trustees meeting about her experience at a women’s leadership conference hoping for a similar event on campus. Cozbar is involved in Voices in Action, Honors Club, Honors Program and is a Landis Leadership Scholar. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Mariela Patron News... 

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Travel to India Professor of Sociology Sharon Davis and Professor of Anthropology Kimberly Martin are offering a two-week trip during January interterm to India that includes Mumbai, Agra and the Taj Mahal along with other cities. Course credit is included. The cost is $3,500 and covers airfare, hotels, transfers and some meals. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Martin at kmartin@laverne.edu... 

Alumnus Ross Mathews gets his own talk show

Mariela Patron News Editor Kristina Bugante Arts Editor Ross Mathews, celebrated ULV alumnus and an E! Network gem, is bringing his infectious spirit, trademark high-pitched voice and his enthusiasm for pop culture in his new show, “Hello Ross,” which premiered Sept. 6 on E! “Hello Ross” is an interactive talk show in which Mathews and other super fans come together to talk about the newest... 

Cause of La Verne fire unknown

Cause of La Verne fire unknown
On Friday afternoon a brush fire broke out in La Verne near Broken Spur Lane above Baseline Avenue. The fire burned nearly 27 acres of land and destroyed at least one structure despite the efforts of firefighters on the ground and aircraft dropping water. The Erickson Aircrane helicopter can carry up to 2,650 gallons of water for fire fighting. / photo by Hunter Cole Mariela Patron News Editor As of... 

New trio heading LV media outlets

New trio heading LV media outlets
Katie Madden, Danielle Navarro and Robert Penalber are the new student leaders for La Verne Magazine, LeoFM and Campus Times, respectively. Navarro is a broadcasting major and has been on air for five semesters. Penalber is a public affairs major and has served on Campus Times for four semesters. Madden is a journalism major and has served on Campus Times for three semesters. / photo by Uyen Bui Mariela... 

Be Perfect Foundation raises millions for rehab

Be Perfect Foundation raises millions for rehab
Hal Hargrave, founder of the Be Perfect Foundation greets guest Robert Tyler as he enters the fifth annual Be Perfect Foundation fundraiser, “These Boots are Made for Walking,” Saturday. The event, located at the Hafif Estate in northern La Verne, featured a silent and live auction, dinner and a special guest performance by the Silverados. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron News Editor In... 

Commentary: It’s not Cinco de Drinko

<i>Commentary</i>: It’s not Cinco de Drinko
Mariela Patron, News Editor As a Mexican-American, every year I have witnessed people abuse Cinco de Mayo as a way to fully embrace every Mexican stereotype and march the streets with their sombreros, bright colored ponchos and tequila in hand. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day and it is a bigger deal in America than in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration... 

Transformer explosion causes evacuations, power outages

A transformer at the Oaks residence hall parking lot behind Barkley Building blew up in two explosions Thursday afternoon causing power outages and evacuations across the east side of campus. Both the Barkley Building and the Barkley Annex were evacuated, Matthew Luna from the ULV Evacuation Team said. “We were right in the middle of class and then we heard something, and I looked out the window... 

Calhoun livens lecture with music

Calhoun livens lecture with music
Assistant Professor of Music James Calhoun is joined by sophomore music major Vicky Campos, junior music major Paolo Kespradit, and junior liberal studies major Melissa Molinaro to sing Richard Smallwood’s, “Total Praise.” Calhoun’s lecture, “The Roots and Evolution of Gospel Music” was noon on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Mariela Patron News Editor James... 

Amini leads international studies

Mariela Patron News Editor Gitty Amini, assistant professor of political science, will replace Kenneth Marcus, professor of history, as director of the International Studies Institute starting in September. Amini hopes to continue Marcus’ legacy and focus on increasing ISI’s awareness on campus to provide more funding for the organization. “Dr. Marcus has left it in such great shape,” Amini... 
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