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Commentary: Thank you to all the leaders

<i>Commentary</i>: Thank you to all the leaders
Michael Phillips, Copy Editor Upon becoming a resident assistant I remember being told that no one else besides other RAs would be able to relate to the things you go through. A year later I find that sentiment to only be half true. Yes, only another RA will be able to relate to waking up at 3 a.m. to unlock someone’s door, doing rounds in the rain, being on duty during holidays or breaking up a... 

Restaurant Review: Bangkok Blue serves red-hot Thai

Michael Phillips Copy Editor When I walked into Bangkok Blue in La Verne the aroma of Thai cuisine immediately made me hungry. The restaurant is small and seats about 30 to 45 people. The wooden floors, dim lights and wooden chairs create a calming mood. The addition of smooth jazz music and various Thai symbols and artifacts enhances the already pleasant mood. When I arrived at the restaurant I was... 

Roynon students get fit, raise money

Roynon students get fit, raise money
Roynon Elementary School held its first ever walk-a-thon fundraiser on May 13. The Raccoon Rally helped the school raise money for school materials, field trips and beautification projects. Many students took to running and enjoying the great weather, while parent volunteers and teachers handed out water and popsicles throughout the event. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Roynon... 

Single mom juggles school, parenting

Single mom juggles school, parenting
Joanne Avery often lets her son Jake, who has Down syndrome, take his favorite toy, Bullseye, in the car to keep him from distracting her while driving. Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor Photography by Candice Salazar Joanne Avery is a full-time mom and student at the University of La Verne who dedicates her life to her children and education. A mother of three, Avery is a CAPA student working toward... 

Clothesline Project sheds light on domestic violence

Clothesline Project sheds light on domestic violence
The Clothesline Project, started in 1990 in Cape Cod, Mass., is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt and hanging it on a clothesline. It has spread world-wide and has reached the University of La Verne, where the Iota Delta Sorority recently hung a clothesline in Sneaky Park. The colored shirts represented scenarios such as death from domestic violence,... 

Students survive finals with planning, stress reduction

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer As the end of the school year approaches, students use a variety of methods and tactics to survive these final weeks and conquer it successfully. This is always a trying time with finals, excess work and the tease of a summer vacation nearly within reach. It is a time where students can easily lose focus and procrastinate on final assignments and projects. “To survive... 

First Person Experience: Renaissance is a ‘faire’ treat

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor I am sure there is a time in every person’s life when they wonder what it would be like to live in a different time period. Last Saturday brought this curiosity of mine to the forefront. I have always heard about various Renaissance faires where people dress up and speak in Old English, but for whatever reason I never attended one. For the past 49 years the Santa... 

MMA emphasizes protecting oneself

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer The University of La Verne played host to Blood Bank Mixed Martial Arts academy, which set up shop in Sneaky Park this week to raise awareness of martial arts and the benefits participation offers. Attendees watched closely as owner and professional MMA fighter Aaron “Blood Spiller” Miller instructed his own students various techniques, ranging from striking to Brazilian... 

Fashion Review: Tribal fashion is on the rise

<i>Fashion Review</i>: Tribal fashion is on the rise
Sophomore journalism major and fashion enthusiast Alexa Palacios models a Fire Halter maxi dress, vintage necklace, scarf and bangles, and Sam Edelman platform shoes. Her oufit is reminiscent of the increasingly popular tribal fashion trend. / photo By Warren Bessant Alexa Palacios Staff Writer The westernized tribal chic style has swept the runways of some of fashion’s noted designers and become... 

La Verne, Phi Delta Theta fraternity host ALS walk

La Verne, Phi Delta Theta fraternity host ALS walk
Kyle Mitchell walks with his family on Sunday to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It was his fourth year participating in this event. Mitchell’s grandmother, Arlene Salas, died two years ago from the disease. / photo by Candice Salazar Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer People of all ages gathered on Sunday at the University Mall to participate... 
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