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First-person experience: Dangers don’t deter long boarder

<i>First-person experience</i>: Dangers don’t deter long boarder
Illustration by Jacob Bogdanoff Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Tires screech; hearts stop. That is the feeling I get when I ride around school and an accident almost occurs. Being a student who rides a long board around campus, I know first-hand how crazy drivers can be. They drive too fast, do not completely stop at stop signs, and they do not pay enough attention to their surroundings. They are not... 

Sharma brings Indian spice to ISO cultural presentation

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer The International Students Organization featured co-president Tahil Sharma’s presentation on India for its last meeting of the semester, May 9, in the Campus Center Ballroom. Sharma’s slide show was full of knowledge, but the samosas he and his mother made for the occasion were the highlight of the event. “I like being a part of the ISO because I’m learning formally... 

Food Court: Savory twist elevates old favorites

<i>Food Court</i>: Savory twist elevates old favorites
Devan and Sanjay Pandya take a break from school and work to enjoy a meal at the weekly food truck fest at Glendora Friends Church. The Glendora-based church just started this weekly event, along with Freddy’s Food Court, an online company that supplies food trucks and catering services to organizations in the greater Los Angeles area. / photo by Christopher Mora Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Burgers,... 

Leopards prepare for SCIAC finals

Leopards prepare for SCIAC finals
Freshman Nasjua Palmer and junior Ebony Williams race to a third place finish in their heat at the women’s 4×100 relay at the 27th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field Invitational Saturday at Strehle Track in Claremont. The women’s team remains undefeated in SCIAC play. The next scheduled event for La Verne is today at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa. / photo by Chelsea Knight Sydney... 

Senior contest asks for new curriculum

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Provost Greg Dewey, computer science professor Seta Whitby and professor of psychology Aghop Der-Karabetian are holding a contest for seniors to create a new four-year curriculum based off existing courses. The contest began March 1 and will run until May 14. Students are being asked to create a 128-unit curriculum, not including general education or prerequisites, so... 

Pomona-Pitzer out-hits La Verne to take series

Pomona-Pitzer out-hits La Verne to take series
First baseman Michael Stewart fields a ground ball and throws it to his pitcher, Sean Beckman, to get the force out. The Leopards played two games against Pomona-Pitzer Saturday at Mount San Antonio College’s Mazmanian Field. The Leopards won the first game, 6-1, and lost the second, 15-4. La Verne has a 9-6 record in conference play and is 15-9 overall. / photo by Katherine Careaga Sydney Daly-Weber Staff... 

Gratz gets kick out of Cole Porter

Gratz gets kick out of Cole Porter
Reed Gratz, professor of music, played selections from Cole Porter songs on an electric keyboard in the President’s Dining Room for his entry in the Faculty Lecture Series on Monday. Gratz explained his inspiration and respect for Porter’s work. / photo by Zachary Horton Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Reed Gratz, professor of music, informed a room full of students and faculty about the life and... 

Telephone system change expands communication options

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer The University of La Verne is currently in the process of bringing its telephone system more up to date. Nortel, the old system that the phones ran on, went bankrupt. In order to save the school money and have a more efficient phone system, La Verne decided to switch to Cisco Unified Communications System. The new telephones are guaranteed to reduce the schools entire... 

Community News: Davis’ speech in league of its own

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Actress and activist Geena Davis spoke about women’s presence in the media at Scripps College in Claremont last week. The entire Garrison Theatre was packed with people eager to hear Davis’ presentation. Since the age of 3, Davis said she knew she wanted to be an actor. She refers to herself as an actor and not an actress because the dictionary definition of the word... 

Poet gives magnetic performance

Poet gives magnetic performance
Nicky Schildkraut, poet and La Verne writing instructor, reads her work in the Harris Gallery on Monday. The modern languages department and the creative writing program sponsored the event. Schildkraut read poems from her newly published book, “Magnetic Refrain,” about her childhood, and she read some of her newly written material about current events. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Sydney Daly-... 
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