Miss America represents diversity
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Following the crowning of a new Miss America on Sept. 15, an immediate racial backlash surged throughout the nation, with some of the most hateful responses being posted online. “We’re making history right here,” said 24-year-old Nina Davuluri, the first contestant of Indian... 
The phrase “everything’s bigger in Texas” refers to Texas’ love for things to be bigger, but if that phrase were to pertain to the world the phrase would be “everything’s bigger in America.” The food, the cars, the people and most importantly the income gap between the rich and the poor. Everything is... 
At the Buzzer Football, Sept. 21 La Verne — 25 Whitworth — 20 Men’s Water Polo, Sept. 21 La Verne — 10 Redlands — 17 Women’s Volleyball, Sept. 24 CMS — 3 La Verne — 0 Schedule Friday Women’s volleyball @ Redlands, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Men’s water polo vs. Mt. SAC, 11 a.m. Football vs. Menlo, 1 p.m. Men’s... 

Happenings

// Sep 27th, 2013
Slam Poetry Auditions The ULV Spoken Wordplay group encourages students to participate in the fall slam poetry audition from 10 p.m. until midnight Oct. 3 in Morgan Auditorium. The event is an open mic. Sundays at the Morgan Mariachi group Trio Ellas will perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in Morgan Auditor­ium. There is a... 

News Briefs

// Sep 27th, 2013
The Student Health Center is offering flu shots for this year’s anticipated flu season. Just 150 doses are available for traditional full-time students with a valid student ID; the center does not expected to get any additional doses. For those interested in the free service, vaccinations will be offered at the Health... 
Cause of La Verne fire unknown
On Friday afternoon a brush fire broke out in La Verne near Broken Spur Lane above Baseline Avenue. The fire burned nearly 27 acres of land and destroyed at least one structure despite the efforts of firefighters on the ground and aircraft dropping water. The Erickson Aircrane helicopter can carry up to 2,650 gallons... 
Leos mourn Will Darity
Will Darity chats with inductee Liz Lucsko at the 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Darity, the University’s sports information director, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 43. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Kristina Bugante Arts Editor Sports Information Director Will Darity died Wednesday morning... 
La Verne sophomore midfielder Ko Yajima battles it out for the ball with Caltech senior midfielder Thomas Kwok shortly after Yajima scored the third goal in La Verne’s victory Wednesday at Ortmayer Stadium / photo by Ryan Gann Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The men’s soccer team easily defeated Caltech 4-0 in their... 
Friends, ferns and flora find home
One of more than 200 volunteers at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Cindy Walkenbatch leads a tour around the 86 acre garden. Walkenbatch has volunteered at the garden for the last four years, and has served as a Nature Interpreter for a year. The garden is home to California native plants such as this California... 
Old experiences influence Gratz's groove
Saxophonist Steve Alaniz and alum drummer Mike Bennett perform the piece “Potawatomi Trail” with the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. This concert was the first of a series called “Sundays at the Morgan.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The “Sundays at the Morgan” concert... 
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