Barn sale attracts treasure hunters
Betty Umland, a La Verne Heritage Foundation volunteer, collected $3 from La Verne resident Aungkana Katayama for a bag to fill with oranges from the park’s orchards at the Big Barn Sale on Saturday at Heritage Park. The Big Barn Sale benefitted the La Verne Heritage Foundation, which works to preserve historical... 
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Amanda Nieto Arts Editor La Verne will be saying good-bye to the graduating Leopards in a little over a week. These seniors have dedicated four years to gaining knowledge and the needed skills to compete in the job world they will shortly be entering. Erik Bressler, a junior criminology major who plans to graduate... 
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Senior leader steps up to the plate
Senior outfielder Jacob Ludvik completed his second year playing for the University’s baseball team. After his transfer from Citrus College, he made a quick impact on the baseball team and helped the team win its 20th Southern California Intercol­legiate Athletic Conference title. / photo by Debora Escobar Alex... 
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Gospel choir rejoices in the spirit
Junior soprano Teresa Beardsley, sophomore soprano Rochelle Rose and sophomore tenor Paolo Kespradit are all part of La Verne’s Gospel Choir, which held an informal performance in the Chapel Tuesday. James Calhoun, assistant professor of music, offered the concert to promote the choir and bring gospel music to the... 
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Mothers celebrated in song
Joy Song Thompson played the cello at “No Ordinary Women,” a Mother’s Day Celebration Concert in Morgan Auditorium Sunday. Thompson began playing at 12-years-old and studied at the Juilliard School. She was accompanied by artist-in-residence, Grace Xia Zhao on piano and violinist Alex Russell. The concert also... 
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Shelby Nelson Staff Writer Wednesday’s performance of the West African Drum Ensemble was a celebration of rhythm, culture and African dance. The performance, riveting with energy and culture, captured the audience that filled Morgan Auditorium. The night began with TaikoMix, a Japanese drumming group. “It was wonderful,”... 
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On May 9 the lead singer of Against Me!, Tom Gabel, has announced that he is beginning the transition from male to female. He has already begun taking estrogen and underwent electrolysis to remove body hair so he could decide if he wants to have gender reassignment surgery. Gabel has gender dysmorphia – a condition... 
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Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Joy Lei has been named to the new position of chief diversity and inclusivity officer for the University of La Verne, President Devorah Lieberman announced on May 11. Lei, who begins in July, comes from UC Santa Cruz, where she is currently assistant campus diversity officer. She previously... 
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Media outlets to get new leaders
Christian Orozco Sports Editor Sophomore journalism and speech communication major Lauren Creiman will take on the position of editor in chief for La Verne Magazine for fall semester 2012, and sophomore radio broadcasting major Corey Smee will serve as program director for Leo FM for the 2012-2013 academic year. While... 
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Soakfest gets students wet and wild
Cindy Vallejo, junior communications major, and Spencer Contreras, junior business administration major, prepare free snow cones for students at the University of La Verne’s third annual Soakfest on May 10 at the University Mall. In addition to giving out free french fries, snow cones and tank tops, the event also... 
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