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Sorority supports soldiers

Sorority supports soldiers
Alpha Omicron Pi created Sisters for Soldiers out of respect for past and present sisters who have family members overseas. Sorority members Erica Maurice, Bretten James, Guadalupe Espinoza, Carmen Ramirez, Sandy Maas and Kimberly Navarro set up outside the Campus Center to collect items for care packages. The next collection will be Tuesday. / photo by Megan Peralez  Read More →

Majority spends free time scrolling

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer Whether it is connecting with distant friends on Facebook, tweeting about what they heard on the news, or posting on Instagram their outfit of the day, La Verne students are prisoners to the world of social media—even during class time. In an informal survey on campus, 15 students said they all use social media in their everyday lives. Their answers varied on how long they... 

Latino Student Forum honors the dead at Dia de los Muertos event

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer The Latino Student Forum organized a festive Dia de los Muertos event Oct. 30 in Sneaky Park and offered crafts, food and culture to students. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated every Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The cultural tradition is that the gates of heaven open up for spirits to come down and enjoy the festivities and company of their family... 

On the Calendar

Kristallnacht Lecture The University will host a Kristallnacht remembrance lecture featuring Martin Goldsmith, author of “Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance” at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Campus Center. Limited seating is available. Admission is free. Spotted Pig The Spotted Pig Round Up will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the South Quad. Food will be... 

Fashionistas support breast cancer awareness

Fashionistas support breast cancer awareness
Sophomores Janice Yeh, Ayla Rodriguez and Bertha Wang receive free treats from club member Remy Easterling at the LaVogue Breast Cancer Awareness event Wednesday. LaVogue is a club on campus whose goal is to better understand fashion trends at the University of La Verne. This is LaVogue’s first event on campus. LaVogue collected donations at the event to go toward the National Breast Cancer Awareness... 

Majority feels too mature for Halloween treats

Liz Ortiz Metro Editor Halloween is traditionally thought of as a holiday where only children go door-to-door trick-or-treating, but adults participate in the tradition, which has sparked some controversy. In an informal survey of students, 10 out of the 15 agreed Halloween is a time for children to dress up and trick-or-treat. Halloween began as a Christian and pagan holiday. It has since shed its... 

La Verne community runs for funds

La Verne community runs for funds
Joseph Fengler, University of La Verne Board of Trustees member, energizes fellow runners before the Athletic Training Student Club’s Community 5k Fun Run on Saturday. As a part of the Homecoming festivities, the event raises money for the club to attend regional and national conferences and pay for club shirts and workshops for the public and for high schools in the area. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Melissa... 

Diwali festival illuminates chapel

Diwali festival illuminates chapel
University of La Verne Librarian Vinyana Tripuraneni presents a dedication of flowers while Bharathwaj Nandakumar offers a ceremonial prayer at the Diwali celebration. Nandakumar, priest and director of Hindu Student Life at USC, led the ceremony Oct. 23. The celebration was organized by Common Ground and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. / photo by Sonora Hernandez Gabriella Chikhani Staff... 

Students toast Homecoming royalty

Students toast Homecoming royalty
Junior Teresa Crum and sophomore Bianca Rivera wait with the rest of the crowd for the announcement of the Homecoming Court, Monday at Mainiero Square. Celebratory snacks of apple cider and cake pops were offered to those who showed their support to the princes and princesses. Homecoming king and queen 2014 will be announced during Saturday’s Homecoming football game. / photo By Emily Bieker Liz... 

Powder Puff ignites sorority rivalry

Powder Puff ignites sorority rivalry
Senior child development major Chanellei Flores scurries past senior kinesiology major Krystal Gutierrez in CAB and RHA’s Power Puff Girls Powder Puff Game Tuesday. Flores led the Sigma Kappa team to a victory over team Coalition, 26-12. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer Four shirtless male cheerleaders, bedazzled with glittered leopard footprints on their faces and chests,... 
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