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Powell’s struggles explored in new play

Powell’s struggles explored in new play
ULV alumnus LaVelle Wilson goes through rehearsal for his first one-man show. “The Agony of Colin Powell” is the final performance of Ralph Saldana’s senior directing thesis. William Cook, professor of English, wrote the fictional dramatic monologue dealing with the internal struggle of the former Secretary of State. / photo by Christian Uriarte Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer A powerful position... 

Morgans celebrated with doo wop harmonies

Morgans celebrated with doo wop harmonies
The Royals, an a cappella group self-appointed as “West coast a cappella at its best,” performs to recognize the contributors to the Morgan Auditorium renovation project. The group sang doo wop hits of the 1950s, helping the audience reminisce about life in La Verne more than a half century ago. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The unveiling of new seat recognition plaques... 

Drummers feel the beat

Drummers feel the beat
La Verne students Lauren Medina, Alondra Hernandez, Heather Bland, and Christian Winnewisser play an impromptu concert in Sneaky Park on April 25. Steve Biondo’s West African Drumming class practiced outdoors in preparation for its upcoming concerts May 5 at the Church of the Brethren and May 16 in Morgan Auditorium. /photo by Scott Mirimanian  Read More →

Music Review: Jack White takes baby steps on ‘Blunderbuss’

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor “I want love to walk right up and bite me/ Grab a hold of me and fight me/ Leave me dying on the ground,” sings Jack White on his new single “Love Interruption.” Unfortunately, this cut-throat aggression is not characteristic of the rest of his first solo album, “Blunderbuss,” released Tuesday. Rather than deliver on the hype that his album has generated from critics... 

Poets slam rhymes at CUPSI tourney

Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer The University of La Verne hosted this year’s 12th Annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, which went from April 18 to 21. Poetry Slam is a competition format for which teams compete with spoken word. The top four teams competing for this year’s championship were Stanford Univer­sity, UC Berkeley, New York University and Macalester College. After four rounds... 

Happenings

Contemporary Samoan Art Harris Gallery will host “ATA: An Exhibition of Contempor­ary Samoan Art.” From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, opening day will feature previews of new films from Aotearoa-New Zealand and the Samoa Islands. A media and performance panel discussion will follow the previews. For more information contact Dion Johnson at djohnson@laverne.edu or 909-593-3511, ext. 4273. ‘Dog Run’ “Dog... 

‘Corrie’ presents a voice for peace

‘Corrie’ presents a voice for peace
Samara Frame portrays title character Rachel Corrie on Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The play is based on the journals and emails of Corrie during her membership in the International Soli­dar­ity Movement, a group dedicated to the support of the Palestinian cause through nonviolent protests. The play has been pulled or postponed from many venues because of its controversial political content. Its... 

Melodies travel the world in hours

Melodies travel the world in hours
Concertmaster Ivan Shulman conducts the Los Angeles Doctor’s Symphony Orchestra in front of a large group of residents Sunday at The Meeting House, Hillcrest Retirement Home in La Verne. The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne sponsored the performance. / photo by Zachary Horton Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra performed to a full house in The Meeting House at... 

School spirit celebrated in student’s artwork

School spirit celebrated in student’s artwork
Senior finance major Alfredo Rivas came to support his friend, accounting major and CAPA student Dania Sayvongsa. “Yellow Brick Road” is one of more than 10 paintings in the exhibit, titled “La Verne Inspired.” It will run through May 11 on the second floor of Miller Hall. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Dozens of students and faculty visited the Lewis Reception Center... 

Seniors’ art culiminates in exhibit

Seniors' art culiminates in exhibit
Inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Kayla Gex created three miniature rooms, each with its own theme, like the Guatemala Room, for her senior art show in the Harris Gallery. The Senior Art Exhibition featured the work of seven senior artists, who utilized a variety of media, including film, photography and paint. / photo by Warren Bessant Cindy Vallejo Staff Writer Seven seniors from... 
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