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African, Japanese drummers pound out emotion

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer Wednesday’s performance of the West African Drum Ensemble was a celebration of rhythm, culture and African dance. The performance, riveting with energy and culture, captured the audience that filled Morgan Auditorium. The night began with TaikoMix, a Japanese drumming group. “It was wonderful,” Kat Young, an audience member from Claremont, said. “I was inspired. Their... 

LV broadcasting students win at BEA competition

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer  Two groups of La Verne broadcasting students were honored with first and third-place wins by the Broadcast Education Association last month in Las Vegas. The team of Marianna Pignotti, Anthony Troli, Mckinley Pollock and Chelsea Stark-Jones won “Best of Festival” for their five-minute documentary on the Folk Music Center in Claremont, in the two-year/small college competition... 

Golfers drive to 6th straight SCIAC crown

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer The golf team has had quite a successful season after winning the 2012 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Confer­ence golf championship for the sixth consecutive year. “As freshmen we wanted to have a good year,” freshman Trenton Twamley said. “It wouldn’t be fun being on a team to end the streak.” Junior Derek Zachman was named SCIAC Male Athlete of... 

Minor in Japanese offered

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer A new Japanese language minor will be offered starting in fall 2012 at the University of La Verne. ULV currently only offers German, French and Spanish majors within its modern languages department. However, instructor Gloria Montebruno has worked to finally fulfill what many ULV students have been requesting. “Our students kept asking about a minor in Japanese,” Montebruno... 

Students lend hearts to Honduras

Students lend hearts to Honduras
John Leggett and Fabian Barreto are planning a trip to Honduras with Hearts for Honduras. To make this happen, they are hosting a booth and seeking donations in the Campus Center. Leggett, the president of Phi Delta Theta, hopes to travel with Barreto this May to build housing for homeless families, and to immerse themselves in Honduran culture. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Shelby Nelson Staff Writer With... 

LV publications win Gold, Silver Crowns

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded the Campus Times online publication for its excellence in content and design with a Gold Crown Award last month in the association’s annual contest. La Verne Magazine also won big in the association’s 2011 contest: The publication received two Silver Crown Awards – one for online and one for the print edition. The... 

PRIDE Conference focuses on LGBT issues

PRIDE Conference focuses on LGBT issues
Arlene Noriega, American Psychological Association Division 44 president elect, delivers the morning keynote address at the Culture and Social Justice Within the Rainbow inaugural conference in the Campus Center Ballroom on Saturday. The event, coordinated by Students of PRIDE, was hosted by the University of La Verne department of psychology. The conference focused on the treatment of clients that... 

New salon brings color to Old Town

New salon brings color to Old Town
Julie Heuring from San Diego stops by Roots Hair Salon, which was opened by Amanda Clarke in January, to get her roots touched up. Heuring has been a customer of Heather Repee’s for over two years, and Repee has been styling hair for more than 10 years. Roots also offers a braid bar at the La Verne farmer’s market every Thursday night. / photo by Candice Salazar Shelby Nelson Staff Writer An array... 

Pomona draws crowds for Art Walk

Pomona draws crowds for Art Walk
David Cone helps artist Rachel Walker sell her drawings at the Pomona Art Walk on March 10. Cone was also selling skateboards with his own personal designs. The Pomona Art Walk starts at 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month and 6 p.m. on the last Saturday. The Art Walk serves as a place to admire local talent as well as a place for artists to sell their work. Various art galleries take part... 

V-Day gives women a voice

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer The vagina is beautiful – it is dressed with brightly colored clothes and Harry Winston diamonds while moaning, “Take me.” It is not solely a woman’s body part; beyond its prescribed reputation it is her identity, her soul and her demeanor. At least that is what Saturday night’s “Vagina Monologues” displayed as participants of the campaign acted out monologues... 
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