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Composer changes film meaning with music

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Ivan Capillas, composer of music for films and visual media, traveled from Spain to Hollywood and finally to the University of La Verne to talk about his work on Nov. 19 in the Campus Center. Capillas composed feature films, documentaries, animation short films, commercials, short films and a Spanish video game called “The Abbey.” He has been nominated for his original... 

First Person Experience: Stranger finds easy access to dorms

Brian Velez LV Life Editor During a one-month period I attempted to enter all dorm buildings on the University of La Verne campus. I was not able to enter the Oaks residence hall, yet entered all other dorms at least five times each on separate occasions. Doors were held open for me and I passed open rooms with valuables unattended. I scared people, made others laugh when I told them what I was doing,... 

Gurock recalls Kristallnacht

Gurock recalls Kristallnacht
Jeffrey S. Gurock was the second guest lecture in the Kristallnacht Lecture series in Morgan Auditorium. Gurock presented “While the Holocaust Raged: New York Jews on the American Home Front, 1938-1945” on November 8. Gurock spoke of his personal experiences growing up Jewish in New York and how his father, a Jewish firefighter, influenced him as a little boy. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela... 

Labinger translates ‘Temptation’

Labinger translates ‘Temptation’
Andrea Labinger, professor of Spanish emerita, presents her research by reading “The Weight of Temptation” as part of the faculty lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room. “The Weight of Temptation” is the title of a book by the Argentinian author Ana Maria Shua that Labinger translated from Spanish. The faculty lecture series is sponsored by ULV Academy. Labinger is one of the... 

Guarding the crosswalks

Guarding the crosswalks
Tiffany Kinslow, who is also crossing guard for Roynon Elementary School, helps freshmen Ashley Valiente and Ashley Hernandez cross D Street on their way to class. After the city received complaints about pedestrians not paying attention, the La Verne Police Department hired crossing guards for two busy D Street intersections for the next three weeks. Their charge is to regulate car and foot traffic,... 

Clubs work together to celebrate Eid-al-Adha

Katie Madden Staff Writer Several multicultural and religious clubs on campus assembled to host an event for the Islamic holiday Eid-al-Adha. Clubs, students and members of the community gathered to celebrate and learn with games, movies, activities and information booths at Sneaky Park on Wednesday. Eid-al-Adha is the celebration of the Prophet Abraham’s obedience to Allah. Allah told Abraham to... 

Counseling center hurt by rising enrollment

Brian Velez LV Life Editor Students sometimes need a little help coping. But with the University of La Verne’s enrollment glut, the counseling center is among the over-worked and underfunded, programs – with potentially serious consequences. In previous semesters a student could call or walk in to make an appointment at the counseling center and would be given an appointment on the same day. Now... 

Contreras reaches out to students

Contreras reaches out to students
Following a post-doctoral assignment at the University of Arizona, Heidy Contreras has come to the University of La Verne as a new assistant professor of biology. Over the summer, Contreras was awarded an American Physiological Society Research Recognition Award from the Compar­ative and Evolutionary Physiology section of the APS. Contreras’ research focus is to better understand how organisms... 

Marcus reviews historical pageants

Professor of History Kenneth Marcus, a musician and author of two books, speaks at the faculty lecture series in the President’s Dining Room Monday about his documentary on current historical pageants in the United States. Marcus’ lecture included the discussion of the historical Ramona Pageant, a story modeled after the killing of the Cahuilla Indian Juan Diego. The outdoor play has been performed... 

FLEX students become biology teachers

During her Wednesday Biology 101 course, Assistant Professor of Biology Heidy Contreras explains sexual reproduction to freshmen in her FLEX program class. The class traveled to De Anza Middle School in Ontario to instruct outreach activities based on exercise physiology. The initiative was sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Students from Contreras’ class were in charge of running physical... 
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