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Movie Review: ‘Life of Pi’ beats Hollywood cliché

Robert Penalber News Editor Fans of Yann Martel’s “The Life of Pi” will rejoice when watching director Ang Lee’s film adaptation, applauding the film for not being just another one of those novel-turned-Hollywood sell-outs. Even more, “The Life of Pi” accomplishes what few movies are able to achieve nowadays- presenting an astounding 3-D film that actually contains a detailed plot. Piscine... 

Students seek change in Obama’s second term

Robert Penalber News Editor Upon President Barack Obama’s re-election on Nov. 6, several students at the University of La Verne have shared their approval of the results and have begun to focus on what they hope the next four years will bring for the country. Twelve students participated in the informal survey that asked what issues they hope the president would concentrate on as well as which candidate... 

Video Game Review: New ‘Halo’ rises above the rest

Robert Penalber News Editor The “Halo” franchise has continued its momentum as Xbox’s killer app, stifling any worries over Microsoft’s decision to replace developing partner Bungie with 343 Industries. Following its successful predecessors, members of Halo Nation can rejoice and be certain that the first installment of the Reclaimer Trilogy will not disappoint. Four years after falling into... 

International, study abroad programs get new chiefs

International, study abroad programs get new chiefs
On Thursday Jeffrey Nonemaker assumed the new position of director of international student services. Nonemaker is taking the place of Philip Hofer. Nonemaker joined the University in 1983 as director of Nea Makri Residence Center in Athens, Greece. / photo by Zachary Horton Robert Penalber News Editor Following the recent retirement of Phil Hofer, Jeffrey Nonemaker will serve as director of International... 

Sagehens peck their way into win

Sagehens peck their way into win
Junior defender Brianna Romero pushes forward and takes a shot late in the first half of Saturday’s game against Pomona Pitzer at Ortmayer Stadium. The Leopards were stumped by the Sagehens, 1-0. / photo by Zachary Horton Robert Penalber News Editor Despite an aggressive offense and multiple saves from the goalkeeper, the women’s soccer team lost its final match of the season to Pomona-Pitzer by... 

Still time to register to vote

For those wondering about voter registration for the upcoming general election on Nov. 6, there is still time to do so. Traditional voter registration forms are available at all county elections offices, libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles, and post offices. Students on campus can pick up voter registration forms in the foyer of Woody Hall. Forms must be completely filled out and post-marked or... 

Asian Tiger mosquito species persists

One year after the Asian Tiger mosquito species was identified by the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, the infestation continues in El Monte and South El Monte. Though the infestation has not spread to other cities in the region, new properties in the two cities are still being invaded. The Asian Tiger species is known for transferring diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya. Though... 

Pre-law club focuses on community

Robert Penalber News Editor The University of La Verne Pre-Law Society is using its resources to reach out to the community and hopes to mingle with students from the College of Law. Senior communications major Christian Leon and sophomore political science major Elizabeth Younger have teamed up to form the Pre-Law Society on campus, a club they hope will gain interest of students looking in to legal... 

iPhone 5 piques student interest

iPhone 5 piques student interest
Alec Young texts his girlfriend on his iPhone as he waits for his first class of the day to begin, while Sean Kusick talks with a fellow track teammate about the NCAA compliance meeting they just attended outside on the patio by Barbara’s Place. The invention of the iPhone changed handheld phones from voice contact devices to full-fledged miniature computers. / photo by Jessica Harsen Robert Penalber News... 

Students question enrollment increase

Students question enrollment increase
Brett Early and Alec Garcia, both freshmen who hope to be part of the baseball team, explore the campus Wednesday while walking their usual route after morning classes. This academic year is a landmark in the University of La Verne’s history with the largest number of new students admitted. The University’s on-campus undergraduate population reached nearly 2,500. More than 7,000 applications were... 
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