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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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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... 

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... 

Model U.N. sheds light on human trafficking

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer There are 12.3 million children, women and adults being exploited for labor and sex in the human trafficking business and the Model United Nations members on the University of La Verne campus decided to spread the word on this issue. A lecture on the awareness of human trafficking was given Thursday in the Presidents Dining Room as a part of the Hot Spots lecture series,... 

Winter formal takes ‘Mad Hatter’ theme

Winter formal takes ‘Mad Hatter’ theme
University of La Verne students flocked to the dance floor Friday at the Padua Hills Theater for the Winter Formal. Mad Hatter’s Ball was the theme as decks of cards were strewn across the tables and walls, as well as given for favors. The DJ cranked out the jams from 7 p.m. to midnight, keeping the crowd moving and shaking from start to finish./ photo by Christopher Guzman Rebecca Bravo Staff... 
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