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Alumna devotes life to education

Alumna devotes life to education
The Speech Communication Department welcomes alumnae Kristine Butterly back to the University of La Verne as an adjunct professor. Aside from majoring in speech communication, Butterly also studied English literature and her favorite novel is Jane Eyre. Her interest, however, does not end with the classics. Harry Potter also tops Butterly’s list of favorites. / photo by Megan Peralez Kellie Galentine LV... 

Sorority kicks off tournament for Alzheimer’s

Sorority kicks off tournament for Alzheimer’s
The men’s soccer team faces off with “Kickin’ It Old School,” a team made up of parents, at Sigma Kappa’s kickball tournament, Saturday. Soccer team member Lorenzo Leyva misses being tagged by the ball, while Mike Holloway, scrambles to catch it. The soccer team beat Kickin’ It Old School 12-3 at end the first round and went on to place second in the tournament overall. / photo by Daniel... 

Clark steps back to faculty track

Clark steps back to faculty track
Avid traveler, study abroad director and professor, Al Clark has many memories of traveling to and living in Italy, Greece, England and France. Paris is a favorite destination he says because “there’s just something magical about it.” Clark recently ended his time as associate vice president of academic affairs and is now a full-time faculty member in the humanities. Photo by/ Sonora Hernandez Cody... 

Toxic metals found in e-cigarettes

Toxic metals found in e-cigarettes
West Covina residents Marty Vigil, Gary Bruner and Ray Marquez, sit at the”juice bar” at the West Covina e-cigarette and vaporizer store, Vapor Devils, located at 500 N. Azusa Ave. #111, West Covina. Vigil, Bruner, and Marquez sample from a variety of e-liquids, or”juices,” and recommend their favorites to each other. All three are regular customers of Vapor Devils, which opened a year and... 

Club fair produces ‘Universal’ opportunities

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer New students and transfer students flooded the club fair in hopes of finding clubs to join. Students gathered on the South Quad Aug. 27 to take part in the club fair. The Universal Studios theme of the club fair showed at every booth with every club’s table decorated to a different movie. Canopies covered the lawn while fraternity boys were dressed in togas and anime... 

Koontz’s music brings prestige

Koontz’s music brings prestige
Senior behavioral public relations major Mathieu Koontz enjoys making music in his free time. Koontz taught himself to play the piano at age 11 and has been producing his own music since he was 16. His musical influence comes from his family members who have many musical talents. Koontz hopes to get discovered and signed as an artist in the near future. / photo by Stephanie Ball Julian Mininsohn Sports... 

Marsh takes medicinal cannabis to new high

Christian Orozco Web Editor Former University of La Verne student and Gulf War veteran Jon Marsh does not get stoned, he medicates, and through years of marijuana advocacy he is helping those who need the right medication. With 20 years of marijuana advocacy under his belt, Marsh currently runs the Facebook page “Cannabis Oil Success Stories” that has more than 26,000 members. The page serves as... 

Most students prefer quiet solitude to prepare for finals

Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer With finals week approaching, students were asked what their preferred method of studying was in a recent informal survey. Among the surveyed group of 15 students, eight said they prefer to study by themselves in a quiet environment. Four said they can listen to a medium to low level of music while studying by themselves and three said they do not mind studying by themselves... 

On the Calendar

Baccalaureate Ceremony The Baccalaureate, a multi-faith pre-commencement ceremony to celebrate the values of the University, will take place at 4 p.m. May 30 at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Commencement Commencement ceremonies will take place May 31 at Citizens Bank Business Arena in Ontario. The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. for the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education... 

Students slide into summer spirit

Students slide into summer spirit
Sophomores Jan Pfennings, Kason Kennedy and Andrew Phillips speed through the inflatable Slip ‘n’ Slide to keep cool at Soakfest on Tuesday. The Campus Activities Board held the annual event on the South Quad. With temperatures beginning to rise, many students lined up for the various inflatable water slides, slushies and a hot dog truck. / photo by Jessica Harsen Soakfest presented an opportunity... 
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