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Movie Review: ‘Paranormal 4’ spooks up laughter

Christina Collins Burton Editor in Chief The clever silhouette placements and high-pitched ringing sounds were about the only redeemable qualities of the fourth installment of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. Unlike the past films which left audiences shivering after the mention of the demonic storyline, this latest plot development left many people laughing rather than screaming. The story... 

Beatles ‘Help!’ debate team

Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer Audience members gave all their loving to the “Paperback Writer: the Beatles Experience” concert, hosted by the La Verne debate team, as they relived the music of The Beatles in Morgan Auditorium on Sunday. Students, faculty and local residents were among the audience. “This was a great homecoming event and a way to give back,” Rob Ruiz, director of forensics, said. Jonathan... 

Fingers breeze through movements

Mariela Patron Staff Writer The music department presented a faculty recital featuring Danielle Rosaria Cummins on violin, Benjamin Coyte on cello and Vernon Snyder on piano who played a sonata and trio Friday in Morgan Auditorium. The violin sonata was by German composer Johannes Brahms and the Piano Trio by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. In the first movement, “Vivace ma non troppo,” Snyder began... 

Happenings

‘Dissent’ The Carlson Gallery will present a collaborative project between photography and writing. Students from Sean Bernard’s Writing 307 class will write a written accompaniment to photographs by 22 alumni of the photography department. The exhibit will run through to Dec. 7. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The reception will be held Nov. 1 from 6 p.m.... 

Verbal warfare from student voices

Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer The Very Intellectual Poets and the Black Student Union collaborated to host an open mic showcase that focused on the topic of Political Warfare with the presidential election right around the corner. Two professional spoken word artists were featured and invited to perform, David Romero and Matt Sedillo, as well as Judah 1. “I thought it was a great experience for students... 

Students learn Spanish with horror

Veronica Orozco News Editor Students gathered in the Arts and Communications Building Wednesday afternoon for the continuation of the Language and Cinema film series presented by the department of modern languages. This week’s movie, “El Orfanato,” is a 2007 Spanish psychological thriller directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. The movie began by showing young children in an orphanage and a call being... 

Romance divided by a wall

Karo Chakhlasyan Arts Editor The lights dimmed, the applause came to a slow stop and the scene crew set up a brick wall dividing the stage. Thus began an unexpected tale of romance as “The Romancers,” a play directed by theater arts major Zachary Green began Wednesday night in Dailey Theatre. The play was presented to the University as a one-night-only show, part of homecoming week. “Given the... 

Happenings

Faculty Recital The next faculty recital will feature Danielle Cummins on violin, Benjamin Coyte on cello and Kevin Mills on piano. The recital starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. ‘Alumni Allegories: Dissent’ The Carlson Gallery presents a collaborative project between photography and writing. Students from Sean Bernard’s Writing 307 class will write a written... 

Jam club de-stresses with beats and strings

Jam club de-stresses with beats and strings
Junior art history major Lauren Rios, junior psychology major Jared Taylor, senior public affairs major Jesus Vargas-Lopez and junior multimedia and speech communications major Chris Pulu meet in Sneaky Park as part of the Jam Fam Club. In 2011 Pulu and others started jamming in Sneaky Park as a way to escape from school and other stress. As more people came to share music with them, they decided to... 

Sunday grooves with Latin beats

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Faculty members and students grooved along with the Latin jazz rhythms from Reed Gratz on piano on Sunday night in Morgan Auditorium. Accompanying him on stage was fellow music faculty member Steve Alaniz on saxophone and University of La Verne students David Vorobyov playing bass and Phillip Greenwood on drums. The musicians started the performance with the song titled,... 
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