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Student voices lifted at poetry open mic night

Kendra Craighead Staff Writer The Black Student Union and members of the Spoken Word poetry team hosted the “Lift Every Voice” open mic night Feb. 3 at Pappas Artisanal in downtown La Verne. Steven Forns kicked off the open mic night with a poem titled “Macy’s Day Parade,” an ode to anyone who has ever had to deal with not voicing their opposing political beliefs around family members, especially... 

On the Calendar

Pumpkin Decorating ULVSA will host a social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Landis Academic Center room 104. Students are encouraged to participate in the pumpkin decorating contest. Iota Delta Fundraiser Iota Delta will raise money for the House of Ruth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Neher Bench. Students are welcomed to stop and donate. Hillel Sukkah Hillel will build and bless a Sukkah from 8... 

Students express need for equality

Yaya Pineda Staff Writer The Lordsburg Debate Union hosted its first Freedom of Speech Day Wednesday night at the Rock, where students had the opportunity to voice their opinions on any topic of their choice. The event commemorated the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights. “Tonight was about voicing opinions and free speech,” said Colin Fisk, president of the Lordsburg Debate... 

La Verne clubs mentor high school girls

La Verne clubs mentor high school girls
The women of ULV’s Shades of Essence and the Black Student Union clubs come together with the Beautiful Butterfly Network every Wednesday at Pomona High school. The group of high school and college women shares stories, gives advice and help one another. The Butterfly Network was started about a year ago by LaShonne Mitchell (standing), a teacher at Pomona High School, to create a strong sisterhood... 

BSU luncheon reflects on Black History Month

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Black Student Union held a luncheon in the President’s Dining Room Wednesday in honor of Black History Month. An intimate gathering of students, club members and faculty ate a catered lunch together where they relaxed and discussed what black history means to them. “The premise for the lunch was to bring members of BSU together in a casual setting for fellowship,” Mathieu... 

Happenings

Comedy Night The Campus Activities Board will host a comedy night with Michael Pala­sack at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium. ‘Soul Lounge’ The Black Student Union will host “Soul Lounge” with Omega Psi Phi at 8-11 p.m. Thursday in the Campus Center Ballroom. ‘Art’ Dailey Theatre will present “Art” as the senior performing thesis of Jacob Tittl, Alon Dina and Jordan Randall at... 

Happenings

‘Venus and Adonis’ Dailey Theatre will present “Venus and Adonis,” a one-woman adaptation of Shakespeare’s love poem performed by Misha Bouvion, at 8 p.m. today. Admission is free. ‘Natural History’ Traer Scott’s photography exhibition, “Natural History,” at the Carlson Gallery will run through April 4. Admission is free. ‘Hacer: Shape Form Space’ Artist Gerardo Hacer’s exhibit,... 

Dancing to diversity’s beat

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The Latino Student Forum and Black Student Union had its third annual “Two Beats, One Rhythm” event on March 28 at the Campus Center, where both cultures came together as one. For the past three years, LSF and BSU have collaborated to bring an event where students learn about the Latin and African American culture. Rosana Chavez, president of LSF, said LSF and BSU got together... 

Poets explore realms of humor, love

Poets explore realms of humor, love
Shannon Garcia, a senior sociology and speech communications major, recites a poem about gender issues and marriage during the Open Mic event hosted by the Black Student Union and the Poetry Club on March 29 in the Jane Dibbell Carbaret. Garcia, a member of the Poetry Club, performed two slam poems. Other student poets shared verse that dealt with identity, family and death. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Christian... 

BSU panel tackles racism, religion

BSU panel tackles racism, religion
Leeshawn Moore, BSU adviser and director of institutional research, offers opinions during a lecture on “The Help” in the President’s Dining Room, Feb. 23. She and Rev. Jeanette Williams showed clips of the movie and added commentary about each scene. / photo by Debora Escobar Mariela Patron Staff Writer The Black Student Union marked the last Black History Month event with a panel discussion... 
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