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Documentary shows hidden China

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor Every Friday night, the Students Engaged in Environmental Discussion club shows a movie meant to inform students, faculty and staff on topics that affect the planet and spark conversation. ‘The Heart of The Dragon’ was featured Nov. 20 in the Arts and Communications Building to show “the last hidden world of China,” as described by the narrator. This episode in the... 

Yes Men shed light on issues in big business

Taylor Bolanos Staff Writer From convincing an audience that the candles they were given were made from humans to posing as corporate executives on live television, two men have gone to great lengths to prove sometimes, it takes a lie and a bit of humor to send a message. On Nov. 6 in the Arts and Communications Building, Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Jay Jones hosted In Context, which features... 

Movie night shows society’s apathy

Camila Rios Staff Writer The Students Engaged in Environmental Discussion and Service club, better known as SEEDS, hosted a movie night on Friday, showing the comedic science-fiction film “Idiocracy” in room 212 of the Arts and Communications Building to an intimate group of approximately 10 people. “Idiocracy” is a film about two people who are sent 500 years into the future due to a military... 

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Fasnacht Lecture Rabbi Eric Yoffie will deliver the fall 2015 Fasnacht Lecture, “Immigration, Israel/Palestine, Sexual Identity: Finding Solutions Through Interfaith Dialogue,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Morgan Auditorium. ‘Idiocracy’ Students Engaged in Environmental Discussion (SEEDS) and the La Verne Community Roundtable for Sustainable Solutions will screen the film “Idiocracy,”... 

Remembering hate crime victims

Emily Lau Staff Writer Students and faculty members gathered at a free screening of “Waking in Oak Creek” to encourage community building and remember those who were victims of hate crimes Nov. 20 in Morgan Auditorium. “Waking in Oak Creek” is a 35-minute documentary presented by Not In Our Town, a project that strives to end hate and bullying while building safe communities. The documentary... 

‘Genetic Chile’ explores GMOs in pepper industry

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Professor of Biology Jay Jones presented “Genetic Chile,” a documentary by Christopher Dudley where scientists and genetic engineers look at genetically modified foods through the eyes of the farmers from New Mexico protecting their iconic chile pepper. The presentation was part of the “In Context” series, where Jones shows videos about the progression of science... 

On the Calendar

Homecoming Panel The Leos PR Club will host a Homecoming speakers panel from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Tuesday at the Campus Center. Movie Night Hillel will have a movie night at 10 p.m. Tuesday at Sneaky Park as part of their Sukkot celebration. Students are invited to participate regardless of religious affiliation. Rock-A-Thon Phi Sigma Sigma will hold their annual Rock-A-Thon at noon Wednesday in Sneaky... 

Germany shows its soft side in film

Erica Maurice Staff Writer Students gathered Wednes­day afternoon in the Arts and Communications Building to watch “Soul Kitchen,” hosted by the Foreign Languages Enhancement Activities club, to wrap up its German Cinema Month. “This is a way of enhancing foreign language on campus,” said Josue Alvarez, the Spanish instructor who heads the club. This film focuses on a Greek immigrant, Zinos,... 

Lessons through the language of love

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer The modern languages department premiered the movie-musical comedy “El otro lado de la cama” Feb. 14 in the President’s Dining Room. The screening was a part of the movie series titled “Amor,” in which the modern languages department’s Foreign Language Enhancement Activities, or FLEA, screened a series of foreign films with “love” as the main theme. “We... 

Students learn Spanish with horror

Veronica Orozco News Editor Students gathered in the Arts and Communications Building Wednesday afternoon for the continuation of the Language and Cinema film series presented by the department of modern languages. This week’s movie, “El Orfanato,” is a 2007 Spanish psychological thriller directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. The movie began by showing young children in an orphanage and a call being... 
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