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Don’t lose your balance

Don't lose your balance
Michael Mora, freshman, walks on a slackline in the University Mall on Monday. Mora and three others, including his resident assistant, Albert Trujillo, a senior business major, had set up a slackline between two trees and were attempting to walk from one side to the other. Slackline has become recently become popular; it was even featured during the half-time show of Super Bowl XLVI. / photo by Warren... 

Tough times impact holiday routines

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The holiday season rings in tradition, food and presents, all of which cost money. With the condition of the economy and scarcity of jobs, many students are finding they need to scale back on the holiday hoopla. In an informal survey, 11 out of 15 University of La Verne students said their holiday traditions have changed due to financial woes. “I used to be able to... 

Students study the attraction of online dating

John Bottala Staff Writer This semester a team of graduate students from the University of La Verne psychology department did a study of online dating among college students, and were surprised with the results the survey brought back. “I was shocked that 41 percent of the students do like the idea of online dating,” said Shushan Khachatryan a graduate student at ULV who participated in the research. The... 

Single mom juggles school, parenting

Single mom juggles school, parenting
Joanne Avery often lets her son Jake, who has Down syndrome, take his favorite toy, Bullseye, in the car to keep him from distracting her while driving. Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor Photography by Candice Salazar Joanne Avery is a full-time mom and student at the University of La Verne who dedicates her life to her children and education. A mother of three, Avery is a CAPA student working toward... 

Students survive finals with planning, stress reduction

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer As the end of the school year approaches, students use a variety of methods and tactics to survive these final weeks and conquer it successfully. This is always a trying time with finals, excess work and the tease of a summer vacation nearly within reach. It is a time where students can easily lose focus and procrastinate on final assignments and projects. “To survive... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a very proud grandparent of a student that attends the University of La Verne, I would like to comment how much I truly enjoy all the articles that are written by the students (editors) in your weekly newspaper and look forward to reading it page by page every week. It is exciting and so refreshing to know that this younger generation is truly interested in their community. From the... 

Events make freshmen feel welcome

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Starting the first year of college can be exciting and scary. You are not completely sure of what to expect or positive if the dozens of television shows and movies about Greek life paint an accurate picture of the what college life has to offer. The only way to find out the truth is to experience it. “La Verne wasn’t what I expected in the beginning,” freshman... 

ULV students prepare for next week’s finals

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Finals week can be a stressful time. The exam is often the culmination of everything students have learned in a class. For many students who maintain average grades, a final exam may make or break their overall grade for a class and affect their GPA. “I dread the week before finals because my social life disappears and the stress really builds,” Lawrence Hodges, sophomore... 

Short holiday break keeps La Verne students local

Tennille Wright Staff Writer The campus was quiet with many students gone for the short Thanksgiving break. Because the vacation amounted to only two days off this year, however, many kept their plans local. “I would actually spend a lot more time with my family but we only have a short break,” Matthew Johnson, sophomore biology major, said. Students who live out of state, echoed this sentiment. “If... 

Fun doesn’t have to break the budget

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Being a college student often means living on a tight budget, which can be challenging when almost everything fun costs more money than the budget allows. The key to unlocking the door to fun is knowing where to look for cheap entertainment. Students who are not from the area may not know of places near La Verne that offer some affordable fun. “Fun does not always have... 
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