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La Verne sororities defy national statistics

Mariela Patron Copy Chief It’s rare for Veronica Orozco not to run into someone she knows when walking to class. Her social life at the University of La Verne is similar to that of an up-and-coming celebrity walking a red carpet during award season; everywhere she goes somebody is up for a conversation. However, the sociable woman she is today is a far cry from the girl she was in high school, she... 

Sigma Kappa bets on Casino Night

Sigma Kappa bets on Casino Night
Sigma Kappa members Laura Tijerina, senior, and Kelsi Robinson, sophomore, chat about dealing blackjack at the fourth annual Sigma Kappa Casino Night in the Campus Center Ballroom Nov. 22. Casino Night is a philanthropy event to raise money for the Sigma Kappa Foundation, which provides scholarships, allocates funds to philanthropy activities and provides funding for Alzheimer’s disease research.... 

Bingo benefits philanthropy

Emily Lau Staff Writer More than 20 students enjoyed a night of bingo and sweets as Alpha Omicron Pi raised $143 for their Arthritis Foundation philanthropy at its Candy Bar Bingo Night, Nov. 20 in La Fetra Hall. Participants purchased bingo cards for a dollar each and were eligible to win baskets and bags containing a variety of candy. Raffle tickets were also sold for a dollar each and participants... 

CAB decks the dining hall in cheer

CAB decks the dining hall in cheer
University of La Verne students Anthony Reyes, Eduardo Fernandez, Jesus Alberto Orellana, Mariela Martinez, Tahil Sharma, Chrishelle Domonique Bates, and Jacqueline Perez pose in front of a green screen at the Holiday Extravaganza at the Davenport Dining Hall Monday, Nov. 24. The green screen was used with holiday related backgrounds from a computer. Photographs were printed for the students. Holiday... 

Dancin’ in the ACB

Dancin’ in the ACB
Senior radio major Andrew Zetterberg dances to music played by DJ Steven Santana at Club ACB in the Arts and Communication Building Nov. 21. Students enjoyed LeoFM music, ate pizza and danced the night away beneath the light of a disco ball hung from the ceiling. / photo by Amanda Duvall  Read More →

Black Friday deals do not entice the majority

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Americans and university students may have finally had enough of the Black Friday chaos this year. Twelve out of 16 University of La Verne students said they did not plan on Black Friday shopping, according to an informal survey. The National Retail Federation reports Black Friday sales dropped 11 percent to $50.9 billion from $57.4 billion. The federation’s survey also said... 

First person experience: Pumpkin products do not satisfy

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief As we near toward fall’s end and the holiday season, we see a huge rise in food trends. It gets a little ridiculous in October and November, when all of a sudden you feel as if you see everything under the sun could be pumpkin flavored. I was never really one to fall victim to the pumpkin craze, except for the occasional Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. However... 

Mean Boys

Mean Boys
Elias Maldonado, sophomore computer science major; Mark Coromac, sophomore accounting major; Tyler Bertao, junior communications major; and Sebastian Ayala, freshman psychology major, reenact the “Jingle Bell Rock” scene from the 2004 movie “Mean Girls.” The group was one of 22 performances at the Phi Sigma Sigma Talent Show Tuesday night. / photo by Mariela Patron  Read More →

Club unites secular points of view

Club unites secular points of view
Junior sociology major Cameron Mendez posts student questions during the Secular Student Alliance’s Ask-An-Atheist Day Nov. 12 in front of the Campus Center. The new university club allows nonreligious students to promote ethical secular philosophies. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Yaya Pineda Staff Writer The La Verne Secular Student Alliance held its informational Ask-An-Atheist booth Wednesday,... 

Festival showcases world cultures

Festival showcases world cultures
More than 300 students enjoyed food from all over the world, played games and learned about different cultures at the 24th annual International Education Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 in Sneaky Park. / photo by Megan Peralez Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer More than 300 students enjoyed food from all over the world, played games and learned about different cultures at the 24th annual International... 
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