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La Verne lights up for Christmas

La Verne lights up for Christmas
La Verne Mayor Don Kendrick explains to 2-year-old La Verne resident Ty Ranells which button to press to light up the city Christmas tree at the City Hall on D Street. Ranells later did the honors to officially light the tree at the La Verne tree lighting ceremony Monday. The ceremony included activities and a visit from Santa Claus. / photo by Zachary Horton Two-year-old La Verne resident Ty Ranells... 

Holiday tunes fill Sneaky Park

Holiday tunes fill Sneaky Park
Freshmen Dylan Perugia and Jose Rojas sit under the leopard statue in Sneaky Park singing Christmas tunes on a rainy Monday while students walk by. Seen performing informally to pass the time twice this week, both students are not yet involved in the music department, but they say they intend to start taking classes in the coming years. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Students to travel abroad in January

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer Students will explore the world and gain a new perspective through international travel and study during the 2013 January Interterm. Student travel opportunities next month include trips to six different countries: Italy, France, Spain, Thailand, Japan and England. “Each of them…basically does different things depending on the nature... 

Community joins to help the needy

Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer The Interfaith Student Council held a day of service event with the Grow Better Together campaign on Saturday. It was a volunteer day dedicated to planting and cleaning community gardens. There was also a canned food and toy drive. The Sowing Seeds For Life event, also known as the 5th Annual Christmas in the Park, was a holiday celebration that doubled as a canned food... 

Preview of college life

Preview of college life
After months of planning, the admissions office hosted its third annual Preview Day last month. An estimated 870 students and guests, an all-time high, were checked in at the Campus Center for the one-day event, which gave prospective students a taste of life at the University of La Verne. Candyce Coleman, associate director of transfer admissions, and Erasmo Fuentes, admissions counselor, organized... 

Sigma Kappa gambles at annual casino night

Monique Millan Staff Writer All the chips were out for Sigma Kappa’s annual casino night to support their philanthropy and bring their families together. The event was held Friday in the Campus Center Ballroom to welcome students with their families to support a good cause. A total of 175 people attended the event. The night was designed to mimic a live casino, minus slot machines, and the dealers... 

Greeks help Enactus can hunger

Greeks help Enactus can hunger
Cindy Lai of Alpha Omicron Pi and Michael Wahba of Phi Delta Theta discuss the “Students Come Together to Can Hunger” event Nov. 20 in Sneaky Park. The event, organized by senior Veronica Sepulveda, vice president of philanthropy for the College Panhellenic Association, enabled Greek organizations to showcase each others philanthropic efforts and collected canned food for donation toward the holiday... 

Tang brings new teaching tactics

Tang brings new teaching tactics
After a trip to Bonelli Park to get water samples from Puddingstone Reservoir, Gail Tang and Todd Lorenz discuss the math required for the dilution factor of water samples containing microbes. Tang began teaching math at the University in September. / photo by Jessica Harsen. Mariela Patron Staff Writer Gail Tang does not underestimate her students and believes in challenging them by opening inquisitive... 

Herbalife promotes nutrition

Herbalife promotes nutrition
Men’s soccer head coach Crescencio Gonzalez stops by the Herbalife tent to support and hand out free smoothie samples Wednesday morning in the Johnson Family Plaza. Junior biology major Bianca Raygoza set up the tent to market some new products to other students. Her aunt Jennifer Hernandez and friend John Ingolio, her main sponsors, helped Raygoza. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

Talent show fundraiser

Talent show fundraiser
Sophomores Eric Torres, Kayla Hockman and Juan Mejia Semental perform the song “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift at the Phi Sigma Sigma and Latino Student Forum talent show Nov. 14 in the Campus Center. For the last five years, the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and the Latino Student Forum put on a talent show as a fundraiser. Half of the proceeds go towards the Neddie Memorial scholarship and... 
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