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House of Wings takes flight

House of Wings takes flight
Amanda Patron and Ana Ivanova work as servers and bartenders at Old Town La Verne’s new restaurant, House of Wings Sportsbar, which opened April 7. In the spot that was once home to Ellsworths’ Stationers, the restaurant features a full bar and an extensive list of beer on tap and in bottles. House of Wings features two happy hours, the first from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the second from 10 p.m. to... 

Movie Review: ‘Avengers’ breaks records

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer “Marvel’s The Avengers” is a film that has been greatly anticipated since the release of “Iron Man” in mid 2008, where fans got a teaser for what was to come when Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, approaches Tony Stark about the Avengers Initiative. These teasers soon started showing up in other Marvel movies such as “The Incredible Hulk,” “Thor,”... 

Students join contest to create degree plans

Students join contest to create degree plans
Rachel Rivera, a liberal arts and religion and philosophy major, proposed a general education curriculum for traditional-aged students for her Management Integration Systems class in Founders Hall on Monday. Rivera owns a window cleaning and janitorial service. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer Provost Greg Dewey and Professor of Computer Science Seta Whitby have created a... 

Powell’s struggles explored in new play

Powell’s struggles explored in new play
ULV alumnus LaVelle Wilson goes through rehearsal for his first one-man show. “The Agony of Colin Powell” is the final performance of Ralph Saldana’s senior directing thesis. William Cook, professor of English, wrote the fictional dramatic monologue dealing with the internal struggle of the former Secretary of State. / photo by Christian Uriarte Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer A powerful position... 

Linked classes to launch for freshmen

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer Starting in fall 2012, incoming freshmen at the University will be place in “learning communities” or linked classes, as the University begins to implement changes with the goal of creating a “La Verne Experience” that supports students and distinguishes the University. “Learning communities” are based on an interdisciplinary approach, or putting groups... 

Norwegian pianist visits Pomona

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer All the way from Norway, for one night only, the talented pianist Annabel Guaita performed Saturday at the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College. With 120 people in attendance, the hall was filled with classical music fans, listening intently to the enchanting music of Norway. “The performance was interesting and impressing,” Moira Dietrich, a local resident, said.... 

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey
Associate Professor of Biology Jerome Garcia was the first of his family to earn a college degree when he graduated from La Verne in 1998. He went on to the University of Southern California for his Ph.D. He decided to teach biology so he could guide students in their college careers. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer Jerome Garcia, associate professor of biology and University... 

Lecture discusses legal education

Lecture discusses legal education
Assistant Professor of Law Teri McMurtry-Chubb talks about her new book, “Legal Writing in the Disciplines: A guide to Legal Writing Mastery” in her faculty lecture. She discussed the problems encountered by faculty in the teaching of writing, including the limited opportunities to work with students to understand what they’ve learned about writing. / photo by Cameron Barr Veronica Sepulveda Staff... 

MOCA remembers multi-talented artist Mike Kelley

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer The Museum of Contemp­orary Art in Los Angeles paid its respect and admiration to one of its most influential artists, Mike Kelley. On Feb. 18 MOCA opened its newest exhibit “A Tribute to Mike Kelley,” after his death on Feb 1. Kelley was an artist, critic, curator, art historian and wrote for art and music journals as well. He was also a teacher at the Art Center... 

Botanical Gardens give a hoot at bird fest

Botanical Gardens give a hoot at bird fest
San Dimas Wild Wings volunteer Bruce Thoman helps visitors learn more about 22-year-old Andrew, a great horned owl, at the Family Bird Fest at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont on Sunday. San Dimas Wild Wings is a nonprofit rehabilitation center for sick and injured native birds. / photo by Debora Escobar Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer What better way to discover the fascinating lives... 
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