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Students travel over Atlantic for interterm trips

Natalie Veissalov LV Life Editor While some students were taking strenuous classes on campus this January, others were walking through the streets of ancient cities. Rita Thakur, associate dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, and Al Clark, associate vice president for academic affairs, took undergraduate students of all different majors to tour parts of Italy and Greece for 10... 

Technology Review: iPad or iFad?

Mark Vidal Editorial Director You may have wanted it even before Apple Inc. finished engineering it. Is it because popular tech culture automatically seduces us into loving anything Apple produces? Or is Apple really that good at meeting the people’s needs and wants? After Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad on Jan. 27, for many the answer was a “yes” and a “maybe.” A poll taken by online retailer... 

Portuguese class excites students

Michael Shather Staff Writer Founders Hall echoes with the sounds of an exotic romance language on Tuesday nights. This buzz is fueled by a new class, Conversational Brazilian Portuguese, now open to students and staff here at the University of La Verne. Starting Tuesday night and continuing through spring semester, this lively class teaches fundamental Portuguese and lessons in Brazilian culture. Conversational... 

Activities add to holiday festivities

Activities add to holiday festivities
Heritage Park is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Farm, with a hay maze for children and a garden patch decorated for the holidays. Frank Molina, an Arizona resident, volunteers every year at the Christmas Tree farm. The Noble Fir trees, grown in Oregon, are available for purchase 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on weekends until Christmas Eve. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes Angie... 

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... 
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