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Housing accommodates freshmen

Mariela Patron Staff Writer The dramatic increase in freshman admissions to the University of La Verne and the opening of the much anticipated Vista La Verne dorm are among the major changes at the University this fall. More than 630 freshmen are enrolled as of the start of the fall semester, compared with 524 last year. This increase has caused staff to focus on the specific needs of freshmen along... 

Performers sing the sound of spring

Performers sing the sound of spring
Conductor James Calhoun works through warm up exercises with the Chamber Singers and University Chorale before the start of the Spring Choral Concert in Morgan Auditorium May 11. The performance featured passionate renditions of songs by Mozart and Stevie Wonder, among others. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of La Verne choral and chamber singers came together and sang... 

Students sing classics two by two

Students sing classics two by two
Senior art history major Margo Cash sings “Lasciatemi morire!” from “Ariana” by Claudio Monteverdi during the student recital, May 4 in Morgan Auditorium. Pianist Kevin Wiley from the music staff at Mt. SAC accompanied Cash’s performance. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of La Verne music students showcased their vocal talents to friends and family in a recital... 

Ensemble masters music of Steely Dan

Ensemble masters music of Steely Dan
Mark Masters prepares to conduct his ensemble during sound check for the concert “Everything You Did” in Morgan Auditorium April 26. The concert featured soloists Billy Harper on tenor saxophone, Tim Hagans on trumpet, Gary Smulyan on baritone saxophone, Peter Erskine on drums and Sonny Simmons on alto saxophone. / photo by Warren Bessant Mariela Patron Staff Writer The Mark Masters Ensemble brought... 

Program helps migrant teenagers

Program helps migrant teenagers
Adonay Montes, assistant professor of education and co-director of the Spanish bilingual bicultural certificate program, spoke on migrant youth Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He described ways to help migrant high school students overcome test anxieties. Montes started the program to help better prepare migrant latino students for college. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Mariela Patron Staff... 

Commuter fair draws in a crowd

Commuter fair draws in a crowd
Sophomore Madisyn Grace, a speech communication and psychology major, takes advantage of the free cotton candy provided by the Campus Activities Board during Commuter Day in Davenport Dining Hall on April 12. The CAB event provided free food for commuter students all day at different locations on campus, which included a club fair hosted in Davenport. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Mariela Patron Staff... 

Strings come together in harmony

Strings come together in harmony
Gayle Blankenburg, Rachel V. Huang, Roger Lebow and Mark Menzies, members of Quartet Lykos, play in the Balch Auditorium at Scripps College as part of the Friday Noon Concert series. Quartet Lykos began with compositions by Robert Schumann and finished with the premier of an original song, “Morning Pastiche: Magpie and Fantail,” by Menzies, the violaist. / photo by Katherine Careaga Mariela Patron Staff... 

Music flows through Bridges Hall

Music flows through Bridges Hall
Musicians Gary Bovyer on clarinet, Genevieve Feiwen Lee on piano and Gwendolyn Lytle, soprano, perform in the concert, “Notes on Water,” for a small audience in the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont, Saturday. The repertoire included Franz Schubert’s Die Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 and Louis Spohr’s Sechs deutsche Lieder, Op. 103. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer Three... 

Student composers, writers combine art forms

Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of Southern California students brought music and lyrics together by presenting their original compositions in a collaborative concert titled, “New and Newer: An Evening of World Premieres” on March 28 at the Boston Court in Pasadena. About 50 students and professors attended the concert. It was the second presentation for the “Writers and Composers” class... 

Panel addresses mining conditions in Peru

Panel addresses mining conditions in Peru
Hector Delgado, professor of sociology; Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry; and Michael Robinson Chávez, Los Angeles Times photographer, discuss the effects of gold mining in Rinconada, Peru, during a panel discussion March 8 that also included, Professor of Spanish Gabriella Capraroiu and Professor of Political Science Gitty Amini. The panel, which took place in Morgan Auditorium, dicussed... 
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