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Short holiday break keeps La Verne students local

Tennille Wright Staff Writer The campus was quiet with many students gone for the short Thanksgiving break. Because the vacation amounted to only two days off this year, however, many kept their plans local. “I would actually spend a lot more time with my family but we only have a short break,” Matthew Johnson, sophomore biology major, said. Students who live out of state, echoed this sentiment. “If... 

Karaoke club set to take the stage

Tennille Wright Staff Writer The Lip Sync and Karaoke Club is the newest club to hit the campus and they are calling all karaoke junkies to come participate. The club is for everyone no matter how well they sing. The only prerequisite is the ability to let loose and know how to have an awesome time, no vocal coaches required. “We want to meet once a month, starting in December,” Daniel Sillas,... 

Guitar concert hits right chords

Tennille Wright Staff Writer “A free show worth every penny,” joked musicians Roberto Catalano and Carlos Calvo during their acoustic guitar concert last week in the Campus Center Ballroom. The audience was abuzz with anticipation as the two performers came out with their guitars. Their enjoyment grew as the musicians played. The small but interactive crowd moved closer to the stage, creating a... 

Duo’s show offers variety of media

Duo’s show offers variety of media
Erin Dunn is one of two artists displaying their work Tuesday in the Harris Art Gallery. The joint installation, “Someone Told Me You’d Be Here,” also features Cal State Long Beach photography professor Kyle Riedel. Dunn’s piece “Untitled” was made from mixed media such as airbrushed shrubs, stickers, and beads. According to the artist, this particular piece focused on gravity and chemical... 

Beer brings cheer to Claremont

Beer brings cheer to Claremont
UCLA student Andrew Velas­quez works at Democratic con­gressional candidate Russ Warner’s booth at the Califor­nia Beer Festival in Claremont on Saturday. Warner is running for Congress in the 26th District against incumbent Republican David Dreier. / photo by Christopher Guzman Tennille Wright Staff Writer Inebriated, smiling people were everywhere Saturday during Claremont’s Califor­nia... 

Chamela Grill brings new flavor to La Verne

Tennille Wright Staff Writer The host greets you with a cheerful smile as you are escorted to your indoor or outdoor seat for an enjoyable dining experience. Bright, friendly and clean, Chamela Grill, a new restaurant on Bonita Avenue, off D street in downtown La Verne, replaces the former Casa Garcia, with similar Mexican fare. “I just thought this was a nice little quiet place to start,” said... 

William Cook talks Palestine

William Cook talks Palestine
William Cook, professor of English, discusses the issues in the Middle East during the lecture “Light from the Darkness: ‘Top Secret’ files from the Bowels of Rhodes House” on Monday. Cook has published a book on the topic called “Tracking Deception: Bush Mid-East Policy.”/photo by Garrett Gutierrez Tennille Wright Staff Writer Introduced as a “local radical,” William Cook, professor... 

ULV alumni screen at 909 Film Festival

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Friends of the Pomona Fox and 909Junkie partnered to present the first annual 909 Film Festival on Sunday at the Fox Theater in Pomona. Laughter, gasps and cheering could be heard throughout the theater all night. “This film festival offers filmmakers an opportunity to represent the 909 in their own way,” Eddie Gonzalez of 909junkie, said. The movies had to be under... 

Frames to retain memories for Alzheimer’s patients

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Alzheimer’s affects as many as 2.4 million people. That’s why the Campus Activities Board held the “We Will Never Forget” event Tuesday to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Day and educate the community on this debilitating disease. “I want … offer support and information to those who this disease affects,” Nicole Wood, Campus Activities Board philanthropy... 

Panera busy at lunch

Tennille Wright Staff Writer If you think it is hard to find parking on campus, try parking near any of the stores in the same shopping center as the new Panera Bread at lunchtime. Panera opened its La Verne store Aug. 31, at Foothill Blvd. and White Ave. “I always go to Marshall’s at lunch, but when I couldn’t find a parking spot one day it made me want to see why everyone was eating here. So... 
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