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LSF continues Las Posadas tradition

LSF continues Las Posadas tradition
Guests enjoyed Mariachi music and pozole, a traditional Mexican soup, as the Latino Student Forum celebrated Las Posadas in Davenport Dining Hall on Friday. Adviser Crescencio Gonzalez and President Rosalilia Gradilla hosted Los Posadas as a celebration of the trials of Mary and Joseph before the birth of Jesus. Andrea Sotosainz and Danny Perez played the Virgin Mary and Joseph as they joined guests... 

Film unearths family death

Director C.M. Hardt searches for truth with “Death in El Valle.” Marla Bahloul Arts Editor There are those who try to forget particular remnants of history, and there are those like C.M. Hardt, who try to revive that which has been forgotten. Hardt, an award-winning photographer and filmographer, delivered a presentation called “Ghost of Franco” on Wednesday in the President’s... 

Toy drive aids local children

Aisha Gonzales Staff Writer In an effort to spread some holiday cheer to children in the community, the Associated Students of the University of La Verne are carrying out a toy drive until Dec. 7. All toys collected will be donated to the McKinley Children’s Center located in San Dimas. “We started a new philanthropy committee so we decided that since the McKinley Children’s Center is local... 

Pilgrim Place remembers the past

Pilgrim Place remembers the past
The annual fall festival is held in Claremont. Wamapanoag Indian Village, Mayflower-On-Wheels, Indian Drumming and “The Festival Thanksgiving Show” were all part of Claremont’s 61st annual Pilgrim Place Festival. The festival consisted of a two-day celebration featuring crafts, talents and activities of residents in the surrounding community. All proceeds went to benefit residents requiring... 

Latino heritage and roots explored

Latino heritage and roots explored
Retreat builds bonds between La Verne, Azusa Pacific students Daniel Loera, multicultural affairs director, lead the Latina/ Latino Retreat on Nov. 13 in the Howell Board Room and Sneaky Park. Loera and Lili Gradilla held activities for the Latino students from the University of La Verne and Azusa Pacific University. Students shared their life experiences and compared the differences between... 

Storytellers help Aztecs come alive

Storytellers help Aztecs come alive
Michael Heralda and his wife, Sandy, led a story-telling session Nov. 12. Heralda focused on the Mexican Aztec Culture by introducing the Aztec Nahuatl language and various hand-made musical instruments. Heralda performed for a crowded room, playing a flute called “parkas,” as his wife, Sandy plays the huehuetl drum. Heralda eventually invited his guests to play various instruments to create... 

Campus Center grillin'

Campus Center grillin'
Dharma Richards, a barista for Sodexo, prepares drinks for University of La Verne students during his shift at Barbara’s Place on the first floor of the Campus Center earlier this month. The grill, along with the espresso machine, is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends. Barbara’s Place is a location on campus where students can get a quick meal. ... 

On the Calendar

Madden tournament A Madden football tournament will be held at 12 p.m. Friday in the Campus Center ballroom. Only the first 32 people who sign up for the tournament will be allowed to play. For more information contact Roger Acevedo at 909-593-3511, ext. 4423. Sorority fundraiser Phi Sigma Sigma will host a fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Habit Burger Grill in the Commons shopping center... 

Local businesses fight breast cancer

Local businesses fight breast cancer
Sales raise research funds for the Komen Foundation. Helping to bring awareness to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Boni Wish held a fundraiser Oct. 22 called “Bold, Bodacious and Totally Outrageous” at her store Wishes Boutique, located at 2142 Third St. in downtown La Verne. Other downtown La Verne businesses participating in the event were Serendipity, Generations Antiques and Le... 

Bake sale benefits cystic fibrosis

Bake sale benefits cystic fibrosis
Nicole Wood of Iota Delta supervises the cystic fibrosis bake sale booth as Jennifer Juhasz, Chris Kaelberer and Alan Hernandez gather to support the cause on Wednesday. All the proceeds go to helping those who cannot afford treatments or a transplant. The booth will be open outside the Campus Center through Friday. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes  Read More →
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