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First-person experience: Taking a walk on the wild side

<i>First-person experience</i>: Taking a walk on the wild side
Sharon “Mama Llama” Brucato and her husband, Paul, have been walking llamas for the last six years thanks to their son’s interest with the animals at an early age. They keep five llamas in their private residence in Yorba Linda, which is fully certified and licensed to house the animals. For a $50 fee, guests can walk, feed and pet the llamas and receive a lesson on the behavior and characteristics... 

First-person experience: Dangers don’t deter long boarder

<i>First-person experience</i>: Dangers don’t deter long boarder
Illustration by Jacob Bogdanoff Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Tires screech; hearts stop. That is the feeling I get when I ride around school and an accident almost occurs. Being a student who rides a long board around campus, I know first-hand how crazy drivers can be. They drive too fast, do not completely stop at stop signs, and they do not pay enough attention to their surroundings. They are not... 

Food Court: First person experience: Veganism involves more than giving up meat

Karla Rendon Staff Writer Veganism is the practice of refraining from animal products in one’s diet and life style. But what some people fail to realize is that veganism is more than just a diet; it is also a lifestyle. Adhering to the constraints that lifestyle means to abstain from eating cheese, most cookies, Jell-O and not wearing leather, wool and suede. According to a Gallup poll, 2 percent... 

First Person Experience: Spotify combines free music and friends

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Spotify is a relatively unknown online social technology with great potential. I did not know a lot about Spotify, except that it clutters up my Facebook page as it lets me know that someone is listening to a certain song at that very moment. Since I am naturally curious, I started researching and asking questions about the service. First, I visited Spotify’s official... 

First person experience: Imagination rules at Rubel Castle

<i>First person experience</i>: Imagination rules at Rubel Castle
The Glendora Historical Society gives tours of the enormous, multileveled Rubel Castle and provides information about all the interesting and unique artifacts that reside there. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Allison Lavelle Staff Writer Hidden in the foothills of Glendora is a castle that embodies child-like imagination, hard work and the spirit of giving. When I first walked up to the gate of Rubel Castle,... 

First person experience: Conference helps build ULV’s future leaders

Anthony Juarez Staff Writer My experience at the National Association for Campus Activities West regional conference left me in awe as I watched rock bands and comedians perform while being surrounded by hundreds of spirited college students from around the world. The University of La Verne’s ASULV and CAB, with clubs from colleges from around the world met in Spokane, Wash., for the fun-filled conference. The... 

First Person Experience: Knott’s is now not so scary

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Knott’s Scary Farm has been one of Southern California’s favorite spots to enjoy the spirit of Halloween for years. Since its creation, people have flocked to the park that offers a scary good time. However, with competitors that have really amped up the screams, Knotts has been falling behind. The park was sufficiently full when I attended, but not like in years past. The... 

First Person Experience: Renaissance is a ‘faire’ treat

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor I am sure there is a time in every person’s life when they wonder what it would be like to live in a different time period. Last Saturday brought this curiosity of mine to the forefront. I have always heard about various Renaissance faires where people dress up and speak in Old English, but for whatever reason I never attended one. For the past 49 years the Santa... 

First Person Experience: Rock climbing proves to be hard but fun

Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief Up until a week ago, I had only gone to a rock climbing gym once – when I was in sixth grade and had all of the energy in the world. On April 8 I ventured to new heights and tried my hand at rock climbing with the help of the professional and friendly staff at Hangar 18 in Upland. This gym offers a wide variety of climbing terrain for the “newbies” like me and... 

First Person Experience: Walk raises bird interest

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer As I stepped onto the grounds at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont my ears were immediately greeted by the cheerful chirps of various bird species. The people who attended the bird walk Sunday were split into two separate tour groups as pairs of birds flew overhead chasing after one another and making loud yet sweet noises. This behavior from the birds... 
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