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Swimmer integrates healthy habits

Swimmer integrates healthy habits
Senior biology major Maddie Lovrensky plans to try out for the Olympic swim team in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events. To qualify, she needs to have a time of 55.3 seconds. Her current time is 55.4. She plans to train for a year with her coach in preparation for a future tryout. / photo by Celene Vargas Kayla Hockman Staff Writer Achieving 2014 and 2015 Female Athlete of the Year and All-American... 

Get Active puts students to work

Get Active puts students to work
Elias Maldonado, sophomore computer science major, and Juan Ornelas, sophomore business administration major, participate in a round of tug of war against their friends Wednesday for a chance to win a Fitbit Flex, a small wrist pedometer that tracks the user’s movements among other functions. The Get Active event was in the South Quad and hosted by CAB. Along with sandwiches and Jamba Juice, participants... 

‘Fire and Ice’ glamorizes formal in old Hollywood

‘Fire and Ice’ glamorizes formal in old Hollywood
Madison Orange, a glow light dancer from the Dancing Fire company, performs at the Fire and Ice Winter Formal last Friday. The Dancing Fire, headquartered in Hollywood, offers a variety of classes ranging from belly dancing to fire dancing. In addition, the company offers DJ services. For the rest of the night, Orange showed off her skills on the side of the dance floor as students continued to dance.... 

Dorms offer clever workout space

Sierra Dasher Staff Writer Hectic schedules and the limiting space of a dorm room make time and motivation for fitness a struggle among college students. However, finding time for a simple 15-minute workout in a day can help improve overall health and fitness. “It is hard to be motivated when you are tired and work and go to school,” said Bonnie Murphy, kinesiology adjunct instructor. Murphy... 

Supplements should be consumed cautiously

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor The dietary supplement industry is booming with reported sales reaching $13 billion in 2013, but there is a common public misperception on how these supplements really affect human bodies. According to the Food and Drug Administration, dietary supplements are intended to add further nutritional value to the diet and can be in tablet, capsule, softgel, liquid or powder form. Vitamins,... 

Workshop provides tips for clubs

Celene Vargas Staff Writer Angie Anderson, associate director of student life, covered everything one needs to know about funding a club, from meetings to events, at the spring Club Workshop II presentation Feb. 26 in the Campus Center Ballroom. Anderson spoke about booking vendors, expenses and the required paperwork. “This has been the first year that we’ve mandated (clubs to attend workshops)... 

Durant promotes healthy lifestyle

Durant promotes healthy lifestyle
Matt Durant, director of strength and conditioning, trained members of the women’s soccer team Tuesday. Durant demonstrates a core strengthening and control exercise, using a weight plate. He has been the University’s head strength and conditioning coach for 13 years. Durant is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USA Weightlifting level one club coach. He demonstrates... 

Phis get pied

Phis get pied
Senior broadcast and speech communications major Tyler Harrison throws a whipped cream pie at junior kinesiology major Harrison Brethouwer during Phi Sigma Sigma and Phi Delta Theta’s Pie-A-Phi event Wednesday in Leo Park. To throw a pie at one of the Phis, it cost $2, and all proceeds went to both the ALS and Phi Sigma Sigma foundations. / photo by Jolene Nacapuy  Read More →

Netflix distracts students from their studies

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer Netflix’s popularity is spreading like wildfire on college campuses, specifically the University of La Verne. During an informal survey of 15, ULV students were asked their opinions on Netflix and the reasons for its popularity. The survey showed that 13 students out of 15 currently watch Netflix. “I usually spend about four to five hours a week watching Netflix,”... 

Karate champion strikes humbly

Karate champion strikes humbly
Shahin Jahanvash, sophomore broadcast journalism major, teaches karate classes and works as a manager at Red Dragon Karate in Diamond Bar. Jahanvash is a third degree black belt who competes nationally. The main room of Red Dragon’s studio is covered with a wall of mirrors, allowing students to observe their form during karate practice. / photo by Celine Dehban Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer Karate... 
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