Student's original play explores fantasy
Sottile (junior theater major Alex Freitas) shares his struggling story with the Artist (senior theater major Cole Wagner) in the play “Mission Selvaggio.” Directed by Cody Goss, “Mission Selvaggio” is about an artist who is inspired by the fictional characters he draws and changes his life after meeting them.... 
Violinist accents musical journey
Vijay Gupta (violin) and assistant professor of music Grace Zhao (piano) warms up in Morgan Auditorium before an informal performance May 1. Gupta earned his master’s degree in music from Yale at age 19, then joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has founded a nonprofit performing group called... 
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... 
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