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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... 

First Person Experience: A fair amount of fried food

<i>First Person Experience</i>: A fair amount of fried food
Piles of fried onion rings, French fries, zucchini and frog legs at Chicken Charlie’s await orders from hungry fair goers. Chicken Charlie’s is among the most popular fried food venders at the L.A. County Fair, offering everything from vegetables to fish and desserts, including Oreos and Klondike Bars. The business has two separate locations at the fair. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Carly Hill Arts... 

First Person Experience: Getting fit for the summer

First Person Experience: Getting fit for the summer
Grant Woods, graduate business major and assistant strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates an abdominal workout routine in Ortmayer Stadium. The routine includes a Hindu push-up, squat jumps and high intensity sprinting. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael Phillips Staff Writer In less than 10 minutes, beads of sweat were running down my forehead after trying one of Fitness Center and Strength... 

First Person: Teeter-tottering for ALS

First Person: Teeter-tottering for ALS
Andy Leavins and John Leggett took their turn in a 24-hour teeter-totter marathon, Thursday, April 1 in Sneaky Park. The Phi Delta Theta members sponsored the event to help raise money for research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The fraternity sold shirts and bracelets and also collected donations. / photo by Christopher Guzman Michael Shather Staff Writer Giving... 
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