Activist shares transgender journey
Aiden Aizumi and his mother Marsha Aizumi presented “One Family’s Journey: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance” April 30 in the Abraham Campus Center. Aiden, a liberal studies major who was born a woman, co-authored “Two Spirits, One Heart” with his mother, which reflects... 
Lamkin reminisces in last lecture
Kathy Lamkin, professor of music history, gives her last faculty lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Lamkin joined the University of La Verne faculty in 1981 and will retire after this semester. Her lecture went through her educational, familial and professional timeline. Throughout her 34 years at the... 
Lauren Crumbaker Staff Writer The Leo Hoops League hosted its last game of the year, an intrasquad game with the team split into black and white squads. “We clearly had two very different teams,” said Adam Plax, Leo Hoops president and founder. “It was really a game of match-ups.” Team White dominated Team... 
<i>Commentary</i>: Public figures must remain professional
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor On April 20, ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for a week, after a video of her angrily criticizing a towing company surfaced online. McHenry’s car was towed from a parking lot in Washington, D.C., by Advanced Towing Company and she decided to take the route of anger. In the released... 
Musicians showcase their ‘Best’
Pianist Jennifer Cruz accompanies mezzo-soprano, Vicky Campos, and baritone, Stephenson Holder, for the song “First Date/Last Night” from the musical Dogfight as a part of the Best of La Verne’s Music Faculty and Students recital at Morgan Auditorium Sunday, May 3. The recital included classical, jazz, and popular... 
Runners escape undead surprises
Edward Garcia, Claremont resident, chases down runners in the Dead Garden Run Saturday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Each runner was given flag-football belts and ran from zombies hiding throughout the course. Garcia created a zombie twin for himself that sat on a bench nearby. This was his second year participating.... 
Kayla Hockman Staff Writer Six student teams competed in the Campus Activities Board’s Intramural Dodgeball Tournament Monday and Tuesday night in the Athletic Pavilion while wearing matching athletic clothing, dipping, dodging, ducking and catching dodgeballs. The Realist took the crown in the championship match... 
Students ‘Blast Off Into Learning’
Romina Gomez, age 5, watches her father try to hula-hoop at the 10th annual Family Literacy and Math Conference Saturday at Sneaky Park. Gomez was one of several students ranging from preschool to eighth grade invited to join the event sponsored by the College of Education and Organizational Leadership. The goal of... 
Fair offers transgender resources
At the Transgender Resource Fair, during transgender awareness day, Sophomores Audie Munoz and Jessie Bias participate in #PaintYourNailsForBruce. The campaign is trending in support of Bruce Jenner identifying as a woman. Thursday’s fair consisted of informational speeches by faculty members. Tri-City’s booth... 
Chris McMahan Staff Writer In a season filled with ups and downs, the softball team was unable to reach its goal of a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference championship. La Verne finished 23-19 on the season, including a 18-10 conference record, third place behind Whittier and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The... 
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