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Students learn Japanese at ULV

Students learn Japanese at ULV
Gloria Montebruno teaches Beginning Japanese, currently the only Japanese class being taught at La Verne. Montebruno, who has worked in the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of Southern California, has published an article in the International Journal of the Humanities on Japanese writer Kawabata Yasunari’s novel “Beauty and Sadness.” / photo by Warren Bessant Branden del Rio News... 

Ventriloquist entertains students

Ventriloquist entertains students
Ventriloquist Ian Varella, and his puppet friend Alfred provided some laughs in the Campus Center Ball Room in the CAB event on Wednesday night. Along with Alfred, Varella brought some other puppets along to entertain students. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer Ventriloquist Ian Varella filled the Campus Center Ballroom with laughter Wednesday night for the Campus Activities... 

Restaurant review: A tasty Mediterranean experience at Healthy Ali Baba

<i>Restaurant review</i>: A tasty Mediterranean experience at Healthy Ali Baba
Harry Megnerditchian, owner of Ali Baba restaurant in Claremont, takes pride in Mediterranean recipes he says were written by a chef who cooked for Saudi Arabian royalty. Megnerditchian not on owns but also operates Ali Baba and you can find him running the whole show from taking call in orders to preparing hot plate appetizers. Carly Hill Arts Editor For a falafel fan like me, Healthy Ali Baba restaurant... 

Bringing a little spirit to the residence halls

Megan Sebestyen Staff Writer Let the battle begin! This battle is really a friendly competition between residents all across campus known as Battle of the Halls. Students from the Sheraton, Brandt, the Oaks and Stu-Han dorms will battle all year for the most points to win a dinner from the housing office. While the Battle of the Halls is a competition, it was actually put in place by Eugene Shang,... 

Some students switch to e-books

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor With all the technological advancements, it is not surprising that technology at last has come to the aid of students with less expensive textbook alternatives. Electronic books, better known as e-books, are gaining popularity inside and outside of the classroom. Outside of the classroom, Kindles, Nooks and many other e-book products have proved to be quite successful. Millions... 

ULV dance team hopes to grow on campus

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s dance team started its search for new members Sept. 20 and since then has added seven first-time members to its ranks. Though this was the first time trying out for many participants, most of the workshops’ participants were not freshmen. “We’re glad they came out, because they’re really good,” Courtney Gooden, dance team co-captain,... 

On the Calendar

CAB Pool Tournament Bring a friend and show off your pool skills on Oct. 14 in the Campus Center for CAB’s double pool tournament. Sign ups start Oct. 1 in the Office of Student Life. CAB will be giving the first place team pool sticks. Public Debate Series Catch the University debate team’s final “Soloist” debate at 4:30 p.m on Oct. 7 in the La Fetra Auditorium. The topic is homeschooling... 

ULV celebrates Grito De Dolores

ULV celebrates Grito De Dolores
Sept. 15 marked the bicentennial celebration of Mexican independence. Bachata Caliente dancers Leslie Ferreira and Jorge Contreras celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain in Sneaky Park. Ferreira and Contreras performed a Bachata-style dance for students. The dance style is a tradition in many Latin American countries, and is about experiencing a reawakening. / photo by Warren Bessant Jason D.... 

Students duck, dodge and catch

Students duck, dodge and catch
Kevin Dowell of the A-Top Animals was among 12 team members to compete with 11 other teams participating in Tuesday night’s intramural dodgeball tournament. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer Tuesday night the gym was filled with students ready to see balls fly, cheer for friends and maybe a see someone take a ball to the face at the Campus Activities Board’s intramural dodgeball... 

Kids show off art talent at Los Angeles County Fair

Kids show off art talent at Los Angeles County Fair
Harry Fuqua, 4, enjoys one of the many activities offered at the America’s Kids “A Time Long Ago” exhibit at the Los Angeles County Fair on Sept. 17. The overall theme for the pavilion is set in Medieval times where children can dress as knights, learn about and build their own castles and practice archery. Also on display is local grade school art. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Christina Collins... 
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