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Fans flock to NHRA Fanfest

Fans flock to NHRA Fanfest
One week before the professional drag racers hit the track at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, the NHRA Fanfest takes place on D Street in La Verne. Drag racing fans from all over came to check out classic cars, racing team information booths, professional driver appearances, and dragster engine revving demonstrations. One of those demonstration dragsters was the world champion 1971 Schultz and Glenn Top... 

Research Day marks 10th year

Research Day marks 10th year
Andy Steck, assistant professor of education, and Wayne Thurston, circulation assistant at the Wilson Library, engage in a conversation about the quickly growing online educational system for higher education Tuesday at the annual Faculty Research Day in the Campus Center Ballroom. / photo by Uyen Bui Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The University of La Verne held its 10th annual Research and Professional... 

First Person Experience : Fall Festival rakes in real results

<i>First Person Experience </i>: Fall Festival rakes in real results
Joyce Quisenberry from Clown Connection volunteered to run a face-painting booth at Grace Miller Elementary School’s Fall Festival Oct. 25. It was put on by the schools Parent Teacher Association. Several members of the La Verne community volunteered to help at the event. / photo by Celine Dehban Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Children hopped from booth to booth, parents chatted among each other at picnic... 

Halloween Getdown hosts ghouls, ‘Goonies’

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer  Mosaic Pomona, a local church, sponsored the Down­town Halloween Getdown at the Thomas Plaza in the Pomona Arts Colony on Sunday night. The free event featured face painting, popcorn, and games along with a pumpkin decorating booth that let event attendees embellish a medium gourd with pipe cleaners, stickers and paint. “We wanted to do a family friendly event to serve... 

Video game displays social issues

Video game displays social issues
Jolivette Mecenas, associate professor of writing and director of the writing program, presents “Video Games as Civic Discourse? Protesting the Tijuana/San Diego Borderlands in the Digital Art of Coco Fusco and Ricardo Dominguez,” Monday. In her lecture, Mecenas explains how two digital artists are using a video game they created to protest a border dispute. / photo by Hunter Cole Amanda Larsh Staff... 

Composer Britten commemorated for bravery

Alana Glenn Staff Writer The President’s Dining Room reached its capacity last Thursday as students, faculty and members of the community gathered for the International Studies Institute’s Hot Spot lecture series, “The Exile of Benjamin Britten.” The lecture centered on the life and legacy of British composer Benjamin Britten, who was exiled from home due to his conscientious objection to war. Britten... 

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Christian Club Renew Christian Club will accept donations for Operation Christmas Child from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 5 inside the Campus Center, and on Nov. 6, outside the Campus Center. They will collect school supplies, small toys and hygiene products for children in need around the world. Winter Grad Finale Commencement office representatives will host a Winter Grad Finale for graduates... 

Students seek info on STDs

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer  Sexual health is very important to students on campus, and 15 out of 16 students questioned in an informal survey feel as though the health center could do more to educate students about sexually transmitted disease protection and prevention. “Basically we have several brochures in our waiting room about why it is important to take care of your sexual health,” Cynthia... 

University takes on Green Challenge

Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The University of La Verne is one of the only two universities in California to commit to the Billion Dollar Green Challenge to focus on funding sustainable and environmentally sound projects around campus. The Billion Dollar Green Challenge, launched by the Sustainable Endowments Institute alongside 16 other organizations, encourages colleges, universities and other institutions... 

Tattoos leave a mark for the cure

Tattoos leave a mark for the cure
Steve Kurtis gets a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon with boxing gloves hanging from the ends tattooed on his left hand by Ink’d Chronicles tattoo artist Guillermo Gonzalez. Ink’d Chronicles hosted its annual “Tattoos for the Cure” event Saturday to raise money to fight breast cancer. / photo by Ryan Gann Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Ink’d Chronicles tattoo studio held a breast cancer charity... 
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