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Commentary: Vegetarians are people, too

<i>Commentary</i>: Vegetarians are people, too
Veronica Orozco, News Editor In most universities, there are always students complaining about the food in their dining halls. At the University of La Verne, there is no exception. Complaints about flavor, preparation and lack of variety are always mentioned and sometimes worked on, but one thing that is never changing is the lack of options for vegetarians. As a vegetarian, I know the struggles of... 

Dragsters rev celebratory engines

Veronica Orozco News Editor Drag racers of all kinds filled the streets of Old Town La Verne Saturday afternoon for the second annual NHRA Fan Fest. “We had a huge turnout from not only fans but La Verne residents and the rest of the community,” Dana Mariotti, marketing manager for NHRA said. Mariotti and the city of La Verne worked in cooperation to plan and promote the 48th annual Auto Club Finals. Behind... 

Cross country runners finish strong at SCIAC championships

Veronica Orozco News Editor More than 100 spectators rushed to the final straightaway, making sure they witnessed senior Lenore Moreno finish first for La Verne at the 2012 SCIAC Cross Country Championships at Prado Park in Chino Saturday. This is one of few great accomplishments the men’s and women’s cross country teams obtained, with the men finishing third overall and the women fourth. Along... 

Roynon brings ‘Trucks for Bucks’

Veronica Orozco News Editor Food truck mania hit Roynon Elementary School Saturday afternoon in an event dubbed Food Trucks for Tech Bucks. Thirteen different food trucks and 50 different vendors filled the school’s playground in hopes of raising money to update the school’s technology. “We got the idea from Damien High School’s food truck festival and wanted to see if we could do the same,”... 

Celebrity alum hosts debate party

Celebrity alum hosts debate party
The second Presidential debate, Tuesday, brought excitement to La Verne in the form of Ross Mathews, television personality from E! News. Students sat in the Nancy & Jerry Laird Lounge with cameras rolling as they watched the debate and answered questions brought up by Mathews. / photo by Zachary Horton Veronica Orozco News Editor La Verne alumnus and E! News talent Ross Mathews returned to the... 

Students learn Spanish with horror

Veronica Orozco News Editor Students gathered in the Arts and Communications Building Wednesday afternoon for the continuation of the Language and Cinema film series presented by the department of modern languages. This week’s movie, “El Orfanato,” is a 2007 Spanish psychological thriller directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. The movie began by showing young children in an orphanage and a call being... 

Heritage Park harvests family fun

Heritage Park harvests family fun
The Heritage Farm Pumpkin Patch has all sizes of pumpkins ready to be sold and carved. Behind the pumpkins, there is also a variety of farm animals including pigs, goats, and a sheep for sale. / photo by Zachary Horton Veronica Orozco News Editor As the 23rd annual Heritage Park Pumpkin Patch opens, parents and children gather in anticipation. With free admission into the park and pumpkins of any shape... 

Phi Sigs rock all night for a cure

Phi Sigs rock all night for a cure
Phi Sigma Sigma holds their annual Rock-A-Thon, where they raise money for the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation. The organization donates money to the U.S. Transplant Games, The Kidney Foundation, and scholarships for high achievement. The event includes 24 hours of rocking chairs, raffles, food, and pies. Jessica Gerard, senior political science major, got a pie to the face by Brianna Means, senior communications... 

Iota Delta hosts ’80s fundraiser

Iota Delta hosts ’80s fundraiser
Elizabeth Loera, Marisol Martinez, Brittany Martinez, Jessica Loomer and Sarah Mayo play on a team together in the Iota Delta Sorority 1980s volleyball tournament Saturday at Las Flores Park. The objective was to raise money for their Kimberly Tuers Iota Delta scholarship. Students could create a team to compete in the tournament for $2 a player. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Veronica Orozco News Editor Saturday,... 

Phi Delta Theta wins basketball tourney

Phi Delta Theta wins basketball tourney
Michael Stewart of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon team defends the basket against Jake Vieth of the Phi Delta Theta team on the third night of intramural basketball Monday. Vieth made the shot. Phi Delta Theta won this game and, ultimately, the tournament. / photo by Jessica Harsen Veronica Orozco News Editor Tuesday night marked the end of a two-week battle for the Campus Activities Board’s intramural... 
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