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Community enjoys monthly bird watching treat

Community enjoys monthly bird watching treat
Neil Gilbert leads his group of birdwatchers on a two-hour walking tour of the loop at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Claremont. He started as a guide for the botanical garden 20 years ago when he found his love for bird watching. Bird watching is available the first Sunday of every month with free admission. The garden is open daily and student admission is $6. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Monique... 

Commentary: It’s not Cinco de Drinko

<i>Commentary</i>: It’s not Cinco de Drinko
Mariela Patron, News Editor As a Mexican-American, every year I have witnessed people abuse Cinco de Mayo as a way to fully embrace every Mexican stereotype and march the streets with their sombreros, bright colored ponchos and tequila in hand. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day and it is a bigger deal in America than in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration... 

Food Court: Bake sale raises funds

<i>Food Court</i>: Bake sale raises funds
Sophomore journalism major Ingrid Rodriguez and sophomore music major Vicky Campos take the first shift selling homemade baked goods at the La Verne Choral Organization bake sale in front of the Campus Center Wednesday. The event was a fundraiser for the choir to perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this summer. Pineapple muffin turnovers, peanut butter cupcakes filled with jelly and chocolate brownies... 

Lemon Festival is anything but sour

Veronica Orozco LV Life Editor Adults and children alike excitedly gathered to enjoy Uplands annual Lemon Festival this weekend. The three day long celebration filled parking lots and residential areas surrounding the festival leaving people in cars circling for any spot they could find in a four-block radius. “Every year its been getting a little better, they have more things for the kids and every... 

Sigma Kappa emerges victorious in Greek Perfect

Sigma Kappa emerges victorious in Greek Perfect
Members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity serenade the organization’s president, Michael Wahba, as part of their routine for Wednesday’s Greek Perfect event. Phi Delta Theta took third place. The winning routine – judged by Bon Appétit staff members Rebecca Farraj, Shanon Levine, and Justin Alarcon – was performed by the Sigma Kappa sorority. / photo by Christopher Mora Veronica Orozco LV... 

Karate and pilates kick campus into shape

Karate and pilates kick campus into shape
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, Ty Aponte conducts the workshop on April 30 titled, “Mind and Body” a multicultural event involving karate and pilates. Aponte, who has taught karate for three years, has been practicing it since childhood. Aponte grew upon the lower east side of New York in a neighborhood where there was a lot of gang violence. His father introduced him to karate in order... 

Wang shares thoughts on culture, childhood, policy

Wang shares thoughts on culture, childhood, policy
Chinese native Chun Wang speaks on April 25 about his culture, growing up in China and his thoughts on Chinese politics and policy, in a lecture hosted by the International Student Organization in the West Dining Room as part of their “Focus On” series. / photo by Christopher Mora Monique Parra Staff Writer The University of La Verne International Students Organ­iza­tion sponsored a talk by Chun... 

LV students flock to Phi Sig’s Rock-n-Jock

Veronica Orozco LV Life Editor The ladies of Phi Sigma Sigma rocked their charity event last week bringing teams together in a competition that ended with team BSU being awarded the title of champions. The eighth annual Rock-n-Jock charity basketball competition was held April 23 and 25 in the Athletics Pavilion to raise money for the Neddie Scholarship, a national scholarship given to women Phi Sigma... 

Food Court: New rib joint serves savory fare

<i>Food Court</i>: New rib joint serves savory fare
Stan Preston from Covina waits for Ribs to Spare to open on a recent weekday morning. Ribs to Spare is a new restaurant on North Citrus Avenue in Covina. The store sells Chicago-style barbecue foods, including tri-tip, chicken, pork ribs, and hot links. Offering take-out and catering, Ribs to Spare also caters company parties and festivals. / photo by Ryan Gann Alex Forbess Food Editor It is 9:30 a.m.... 

Students and faculty entranced by tea ceremony

Veronica Orozco LV Life Editor Students and faculty gathered together and joined the Japanese Culture Club to see world famous Kyoko Kageyama perform a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony April 18 in the Campus Center. The ballroom was filled with curious spectators sitting in seats and some even lined up against the wall trying to catch a glimpse of this symbolic ceremony. “I knew there were meanings... 
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