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La Verne sororities defy national statistics

Mariela Patron Copy Chief It’s rare for Veronica Orozco not to run into someone she knows when walking to class. Her social life at the University of La Verne is similar to that of an up-and-coming celebrity walking a red carpet during award season; everywhere she goes somebody is up for a conversation. However, the sociable woman she is today is a far cry from the girl she was in high school, she... 

Greeks go pink for breast cancer

Greeks go pink for breast cancer
Emily Aguirre, senior sociology major, orders a chili hot dog from Silvestre Rojas at Sneaky Park Tuesday. Students lined up for free Pink’s Hot Dogs as part of Letters in the Park. Hosted by Greeks, the event aimed to raise breast cancer awareness. / photo by Mariela Patron Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Students gathered at Sneaky Park Tuesday to show their support at Greek life’s Letters in... 

Sororities welcome newbies

The women of Greek life came together last weekend to welcome potential new members as they began their journey through formal sorority recruitment. The women of Alpha Omicron Pi, Iota Delta, Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Kappa all offered bids to new members Feb. 23; 88 of the women who went through recruitment joined Greek life by the end of the weekend. “I believe Greek Life is increasing on campus... 

Recruitment rules are ridiculous

It is that time of year on campus – that time when men and women are wearing those lovely sweaters and jackets with the sown on letters representing their sorority or fraternity. The sorority and frat talk is even more predominate, with posters and giant letters around campus, trying to draw others in to join. Their goal is simple­ – to get others involved and into their own group so you can never... 

First Person Experience : Fall Festival rakes in real results

<i>First Person Experience </i>: Fall Festival rakes in real results
Joyce Quisenberry from Clown Connection volunteered to run a face-painting booth at Grace Miller Elementary School’s Fall Festival Oct. 25. It was put on by the schools Parent Teacher Association. Several members of the La Verne community volunteered to help at the event. / photo by Celine Dehban Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Children hopped from booth to booth, parents chatted among each other at picnic... 

Tradition hits rock bottom

Tradition hits rock bottom
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff There is something different about the lawn in front of Founders Hall; it is not like the rest of the grass on campus, it is dead. If the dead grass was not a big enough eyesore there is also an abnormal sized rock on the grass that sits on top of a slab of concrete. The dead grass has nothing to do with maintenance, but it has everything to do with the Rock and... 

CAPA students are Leopards too

CAPA students are Leopards too
Editorial cartoon by Jason D. Cox Nearly 40 years ago, the University of La Verne recognized that colleges and universities were ignoring the educational needs of adults. So the Campus Accelerated Program for Adults was created to address the specific needs of students over the age of 25. The University has done a great job of educating CAPA students, giving them the opportunity to take weekend classes,... 

Comentary: Being Greek involves more than letters

<i>Comentary</i>: Being Greek involves more than letters
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief As Greeks on the University of La Verne campus, we hold a very special spot as leaders. Due to the size of the campus and how social all of the students are, nothing is sacred. Larger campuses have the luxury of size blotting out gossip among students and keeping problems within the Greek grapevine. This presents a problem as far as our image on campus. In... 

Campus clubs court new members

Campus clubs court new members
Fraternity brothers Heu Van Le and Justin Olin set up the Sigma Alpha Epsilon booth to promote fraternity rush for the spring semester. Clubs and organizations across the La Verne campus set up information booths on the mall walk Feb. 1. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Mariela Patron Staff Writer The University of La Verne welcomed back new and returning students to spring semester with the LeoVille Club... 

Greek Week canceled for poor sportsmanship

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer This will be the first spring semester in years that La Verne has held Greek Week events, which in for the past 15 years been a highlight in Greek Life on campus. In the past Greek Week has held activities that help serve the community, strengthen friendships and are a good time for those involved. Last year, however, some instances of poor sportsmanship caused administrators... 
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