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Theater Review: ‘Red Noses’ hits the funny bone

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer “Red Noses” is a humorous and moving play, combining death, joy, sorrow, humor, satire, love, singing, and dancing. It is full of moving moments, humorous dialogue, and thought provoking scenes. Set in 14th Century France, “Red Noses” is a touching and funny story about Marcel Flote, a Catholic monk, who is eager to help people during the Great Plague that is killing... 

Capraroiu shares new project plans

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Anthony Juarez Staff Writer Gabriela Capraroiu, associate professor of Spanish, discussed her current research translating Maria Teresa Leon’s travel memoir on communist Romania during her faculty lecture on Monday. Twenty-two were in attendance for Capraroiu’s announcement of the annotated version of the unpublished travel memoir she is working on. The travel memoir... 

T cell, toxin link discussed in lecture

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Christine Broussard, professor of biology, gave a faculty lecture titled “An Investigation of Non-genomic Effects of Selected Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals.” More than 30 people attended the Monday afternoon lecture in the President’s Dining Room. Broussard began her research when a student’s senior project question was about the University of La Verne’s interest... 

Stein, Garrett reverberate philharmonic duets

Stein, Garrett reverberate philharmonic duets
Paul Stein and David Garrett performed two duets by Ludwig van Beethoven and Zoltan Kodaly, and a sonata by Maurice Ravel in the Morgan Auditorium on Tuesday. Stein, playing the violin, and Garrett, playing the cello, are members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and teach violin and cello respectively at studios around Southern California. Stein is also a former faculty member of the University of La... 

Interterm offers international study, adventure

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Every year La Verne students are provided with the opportunity to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Regardless of their major, students could be spending up to two weeks in Italy, Japan and the Galapagos, among countless other locations. In January 2012, Jeffery Burkhart, professor of biology, is planning this January trip to Sabah, Malaysia. “It’s a nice blend of academic... 

Rose discusses religious pluralism

Rose discusses religious pluralism
Richard Rose, professor of religion and philosophy, discussed religious pluralism in African-American seminaries. He is currently working on a book titled “20th Century African American Thinkers and Functional Pluralism.” The Monday afternoon lecture, held in the President’s Dining Room, was part of the faculty lecture series. / photo by Denisse Leung Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Richard Rose,... 

Lecture addresses the politics of fear

Lecture addresses the politics of fear
Jason Neidleman, professor of political science, explains the idea of security using a poster produced by the British Ministry of Information during World War II in his lecture on Tuesday. In the lecture “The Politics of Fear: Balancing Liberty and Security at Home and Abroad” Neidleman spoke of American suspicion toward Muslim communities but also expressed optimism about the place of the United... 

First Person Experience: Knott’s is now not so scary

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Knott’s Scary Farm has been one of Southern California’s favorite spots to enjoy the spirit of Halloween for years. Since its creation, people have flocked to the park that offers a scary good time. However, with competitors that have really amped up the screams, Knotts has been falling behind. The park was sufficiently full when I attended, but not like in years past. The... 

Volleyball muscles past opponents

Volleyball muscles past opponents
La Verne setter Kendal Kraiss and middle blocker Catie Logan block UC Santa Cruz outside hitter Bryce Meyer’s attempt to return the ball. The Leopards salted the Banana Slugs on Saturday, winning all three games. / photo by Warren Bessant Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer The volleyball team had a very successful weekend at the Leopard Invitational, winning all four of their matches to bring their overall... 

Sayles examines extremist group

Anthony Juarez Staff Writer Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Contrary to public opinion, Patricia Hearst was not forced to join the Symbionese Liberation Army, but willingly did so, according to files owned by Professor of History Stephen Sayles. Sayles announced he is about a chapter or two away from finishing his book about the 1970s militant group, the Symbionese Liberation Army. Thirty-four students... 
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