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On-stage drama mimics real lives

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The students of the theater and community class have combined their individual passions for theater into a string of eight performances called “The Power of Hope” that push ignored issues into the limelight. “We aren’t trying to save the community, but we are trying to bring awareness to the causes and what people can do about it,” Elizabeth Reyes, senior... 

Music lives through ‘Love and Death’

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer More than 80 people gathered in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday to hear exquisite soprano Courtney Huffman and University of La Verne artist-in-residence and award-winning pianist Grace Xia Zhao. The University of La Verne’s Department of Music presented a soprano and piano performance called “Love and Death.” Zhao’s performance consisted of solos and collaborations... 

Mu Phi Epsilon wraps up the year in song

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Mu Phi Epsilon has achieved many great things this year. The fraternity has tripled in size, it was recently awarded “most improved group on campus,” and it was also named “best club” by the student’s choice awards. Last Friday in Morgan Auditorium, members of Mu Phi Epsilon stepped in front of the curtain and showcased their own diverse talents for the students... 

Prism Review launches new issue with reading

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The Prism Review magazine held a launch party for its 13th issue at 4 p.m. Thursday where staff members read excerpts from the new literary magazine and the winner for the creative writing undergraduate contest was announced. Prism Review is an on-campus literary magazine where students take a course that teaches the creativity and art of being an editor. About 28... 

Pieces combine piano and singing

Pieces combine piano and singing
Mary Van de Brake, soprano, performs the song “Clawence” during the music department student recital in Morgan Auditorium on May 12. Eleven students performed during the event, some sang and others played the piano. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →


‘The Power of Hope’ The Theater and Community class will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Dailey Theatre. The theater pieces address issues that the students found needed to be addressed on stage. Admission is free. Singing Workshop The singing workshop class will be performing student selected pieces at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The performance will be in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Musical... 

‘The Screens’ offers an abstract view of war

'The Screens' offers an abstract view of war
In this scene from “The Screens,” Mother and Madani, portrayed by sophomore Stephanie Aguilar and junior Kevin Ray, try to talk to the dead. The play, written by Jean Genet and directed by Georgij Paro and Sean Dillon, was written during Algeria’s struggle for independence from France, and depicts several characters in a reality that is both otherworldly and human. Performances continue at 7:30... 

Concert celebrates the spring season

Concert celebrates the spring season
Charles Kamm conducts the Chamber Choir of the Claremont Colleges last Friday in the Balch Auditorium. Kamm has served as the Claremont Concert Choir conductor for the Joint Music Program since 2005. A tenor and countertenor, Kamm has performed throughout the United States and recorded with professional choirs such as the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir. / photo by Candice Salazar Brenna Von Den Benken Staff... 

From lyrical to jazz dance

 From lyrical to jazz dance
Scripps College students Lisa Kau, Elena Hernandez, L.M. Ellzey and Lee Ann Allen dance to the song “Bless the Lord.” Dance teams from the Claremont colleges presented self-choreographed pieces at the Pendleton Dance Center at Pomona College on Friday. The event featured a range of dance genres ranging from ballroom to hip-hop. / photo by David Bess  Read More →

Movie Review: ‘Fast Five’ revamps vehicular mayhem

Michael Phillips Copy Editor Waiting for the movie theater lights to dim I could not figure out if “Fast Five” was merely a cash cow marketing scheme to squeeze more life out of a franchise or if it was an actual attempt to revitalize and continue a story for the sake of the bigger picture. The change of the movie’s title from something without the word furious in it to “Fast Five” made me... 
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