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Bowl of Heaven brings fresh bite

Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer In the midst of heavy workloads, a tiny bank account and little time, college students often eat unhealthy. Bowl of Heaven looks to change that negative outlook. Nestled in the hustle and bustle of Foothill Boulevard in La Verne, Bowl of Heaven caters to customers that want a healthy and affordable meal rather than the usual unhealthy and quick meal. “I was pretty excited... 

Alumnus uncovers cost of Internet fame

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer In the world of social media popularity, every like and follower on a website is now translating to dollar signs for some social media moguls. Overnight fame has been available to the public with just a click and a credit card. Icons from Barack Obama to Paris Hilton have been accused of buying views and likes on sites such as YouTube and Twitter. “Celebrities... 

Bookstore frees inmates’ minds

Bookstore frees inmates’ minds
The Bookshop in the Claremont Forum, located at 586 W. First St., is home of the Nationwide Prison Library Project. The Prison Library Project is a non-profit organization where volunteers come read mail from inmates across the country and package books to be sent to them. Martha Harris, John Maull, Hugo Rocha and Monique Yateem from the First Street Gallery Art Center come every Tuesday for about... 

Cummins brings evening of delights

Cummins brings evening of delights
Danielle Cummins plays “Greensleeves (What Child is This)” after the performance of the La Mer Duo with Nicodemus Maracut on piano in Morgan Auditorium Saturday. Cummins was excited to have played one of her original compositions during the performance titled “Crystal Cove,” written last month. Cummins ended “Greensleeves” by announcing, “Christmas is coming.” / photo by Jasmin Miranda. Rachel... 

Calderón reaches out to bilinguals

Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer Students and faculty filled the Harris Art Gallery on Tuesday for the “Poetry and Crisis” lecture and a bilingual poetry reading led by Mexican poet Alí Calderón. The event had a bilingual atmosphere that included readings that Calderón has written himself. “I have always thought that given the fact there is such a large Hispanic student body at our University,”... 

Panel examines Zimmerman case

Panel examines Zimmerman case
Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Officer Joy Lei moderates the conversation between the speakers, students and faculty at the Critical Conversations last Friday in the Campus Center Ballroom. The discussion centered on the verdict exonerating George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin. Guest speakers, students and faculty offered opinions on the matter of whether similar violence could occur at... 

CAPA awards outstanding alumni

CAPA awards outstanding alumni
Hoang Dinh, vice president and e-secretary of the CAPA Affinity Group, gave a brief history of the organization at its annual awards reception on Sept. 27 in the Hanawalt House. Secretary Deborah Fraser also described some accomplishments of the organization before the award winners were announced. The Affinity Group was created in 2010 to involve more CAPA students on campus. / photo by Sarah Golden Rachel... 

Conference LEADs to better future

Conference LEADs to better future
José M. Hernandez was the keynote speaker at the second annual Latino Education Access and Development Conference on Saturday. Hernandez told his story of how he went from migrant farmworker to NASA astronaut. After many attempts to join the NASA team, in August 2009 he was finally assigned to the STS-128 Space Shuttle Discovery mission. / photo by Celine Dehban Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer The University... 

ELS students face unique challenges

ELS students face unique challenges
Mackenzie Bristow, center director for the ELS language center, talked about the challenges of students from other countries adapting to American culture at her faculty lecture, “International Higher Education and Advocacy Work: From the Desk to DC” Monday. / photo by Jessica Harsen Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer Students and faculty gathered Monday in the President’s Dining Room for Mackenzie... 

University community looks ahead for an ‘incandescent moment’

University community looks ahead for an ‘incandescent moment’
Professor of Movement and Sports Science Paul Alvarez speaks of his “Incandescent Moments.” One of Alvarez’s moments occurred when he traveled to Russia as part of the medical staff for Team USA at the World University Games in Kazan and was recognized as a representative for the United States of America. Alvarez was the recipient of the 2013 Ellsworth Johnson Service Award. / photo by Hunter... 
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