Higher education struggles in Iran
Justin Baldoni, a television actor from Los Angeles and member of the Baha’I faith, discusses the documentary film “Education Under Fire” with the film’s director, Jeff Kaufman. The documentary, which was played to the audience, focused on the struggles and inspiring lives of teachers from the Baha’I Institute... 
La Verne website is not user-friendly
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox A university’s website is the first thing many potential students go to for information when trying to choose a college. All the information about a school and the application process is placed conveniently in its own section that is clearly labeled and well-organized. This is no... 
Shelby Nelson Staff Writer A new Japanese language minor will be offered starting in fall 2012 at the University of La Verne. ULV currently only offers German, French and Spanish majors within its modern languages department. However, instructor Gloria Montebruno has worked to finally fulfill what many ULV students... 
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.... 
Robert Penalber Staff Writer University of La Verne alumna and Phi Sigma Sigma member Mackenzie Schmidt has began promoting Team Dakota, a non-profit organization she is starting five years after facing her own personal tragedy. Since 2007 Schmidt has also been involved with the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization... 
Child stars Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman, although gone from the public eye for a while, are back in the spotlight. The two former child actors have decided to back a bill that requires talent managers, photographers and everyone whose job involves unsupervised access to child performers to provide fingerprints and... 
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... 
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,... 
<i>Commentary</i>: Hey, America, change takes time
Alex Forbess, Staff Writer It is all right, America; these four years have been frustrating, but you will rejoice once you witness President Barack Obama being kicked out of office during the inauguration. Republicans can pat themselves on the back as they revealed that Obama’s mission for change was a lie, stating... 
Driving home energy efficiency
Leroy Lapp (left), who graduated from La Verne College in 1953, showcases his global electric car “Ruby” to Shawn Kirchner, La Verne Church of the Brethren’s instrumental music coordinator, at the Earth Day Home Energy Fair at the La Verne Church of the Brethren on Sunday. Lapp also helped plan the event that... 
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