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Students get wet and wild for Soakfest

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer Eating snow cones and getting wet during the water wars were just some of the activities offered for Soakfest on May 13 in the University Mall. “The water slide is awesome, the music’s great, I get to dunk my friends and it’s a beautiful day,” Alfonso Moreno, freshman business major, said. The event was a collaboration between the Campus Activities Board and the Associated... 
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Recession is the main topic for a senior project

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer A group of graduating journalism students decided to create a website that is based on research and experiences on the complex issues of the current recession and its local effects. All students graduating from the University of La Verne are required to do a senior project in their major based on what they have learned throughout your college career. “Recession Realities:... 

Making a play against autism

Making a play against autism
Pomona Valley Workshop and ULV athletes host a tailgate and gaming party to help children with autism. Men’s basketball team members Ronn See, Julian Andrews, John Leggett, Sam Adams and Chris Browning cheer as Victoria Vasquez makes a shot at the Athletes for Autism tailgate and gaming party Saturday. The event at the Pomona Valley Workshop included a football toss, video games, three-point... 

Greek Week participants end on high note

Greek Week participants end on high note
Iota Delta members Naime Laskar, Aubry McSweeny, Marcie Baldridge, Jodi Baldridge and Cassandra Gonzalez perform at the Lip Sync contest, which capped off the final day of Greek Week on Friday in the Athletics Pavilion. The night also included trophies, awards and many laughs from the large and lively audience. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer The lights were dim, the crowds... 

Corvino speaks out to ensure equality

Corvino speaks out to ensure equality
“If you think of soccer, you’re probably straight, if you think he’s cute, you might be gay, and if you think the chair is horrible, you’re definitely gay.” Although this example of an “are you gay” question might have been simplified by John Corvino, he used this test to illustrate how loosely scientific studies are constructed to determine homosexuality. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Rebecca... 

Study abroad fair explores foreign experience

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer The college experience is something that will expose you to different people, lectures, professors and situations. Now imagine getting a chance to do this for a semester in another country or across seas. A study abroad fair was organized last Thursday in Sneaky Park to inform students of all the different countries they have an opportunity to study in. Veterans of the... 

‘Twelfth Night’ takes a new spin

Shakespeare’s classic comedy is set in 1920s. Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer William Shakespeare’s classic comedy “Twelfth Night,” which opened last night, should delight audience members. The show is set in the roaring ’20s. “Shakespeare is … meant to be seen on stage,” said Stephanie Aguilar who plays the leading role of Viola. Viola is a woman who is shipwrecked and stranded... 

Panel challenges view of single life

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer A panel of three speakers at Scripps College expressed, using a variety of examples, that people don’t need to be traditionally coupled-up to be happy. The Wednesday event “Being Single, Gay Marriage, and In-Between,” looked at relationships and the pressures society places upon them. “I’m 56, I’ve been single all my life and I love it, except for being singled... 

Geishas’ identity seen through time

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer “Geisha” means artist in Japanese, but throughout the history its meaning has also been tied to prostitution. The lecture, “Geisha: Artists or Prostitutes,” was given by Gloria Montebruno-Saller at 10:20 a.m. March 31 in the University of La Verne Campus Center Ballroom. Through much research Montebruno-Saller was able to answer the question of what geishas really... 

Diversity plan proposed

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer The University’s Working Group on Diversity has proposed a strategic plan for diversity among faculty, staff and students to support the diverse student body, improve climate and foster research on diversity issues. The plan was discussed at a town meeting for faculty, staff and students Tuesday. “Social justice is a key component of this plan,” said Daniel Loera, director... 
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