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Christmas tree lights up La Verne

Christmas tree lights up La Verne
Erin Friedeman, who works at the La Verne City Hall, and her daughter Margaret watch the Bonita High School choir perform at City Hall on Monday at the city of La Verne’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Margaret, a Roynon Elementary School second-grader, was chosen to light the tree at the ceremony. / photo by Celine Dehban Kellie Galentine Staff Writer A silver star shone brightly in the sky as the... 

Sprucing up the sleigh

Sprucing up the sleigh
James F. Skalicky, 67, and wife Lan Skalicky, 66, enter their 1927 Ford Model T in Saturday’s car show in downtown La Verne. Skalicky is a clinical psychologist in Glendora. He is also a professor of psychology at Citrus College. Skalicky is a Christmas enthusiast, and plans to decorate the back of his car with Christmas lights. / photo by Uyen Bui  Read More →

Religious celebration combines spring holidays

Religious celebration combines spring holidays
Cindy Vallejo, a senior communications major, and Andrea Montoya, a sophomore communications major, enjoyed their lunch at the Campus Activities Board’s Passover and Easter event, which took place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at the University Mall. Students dined on honey-baked ham, rice and salad as they learned about Christian and Jewish culture and history. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Danielle... 

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... 

ULV gives holiday housing option

For many students at the University of La Verne, winter break is essentially a vacation from school. Moving home for two months allows students to visit with family, see old friends and relax after a hard semester filled with research projects, group assignments and classes that never seem to let up. But what about the students who cannot go home to visit for the holidays? For these students, ULV is... 

LV students feel the strain of unemployment

Carly Hill Arts Editor Students at the University of La Verne often choose to jump start their working careers early by picking up a part-time job during school in order to pay bills or for some extra cash. “It’s good to have money to spend to buy what I want,” Christian Leon, junior chemistry major, said. Leon has been working at a grocery store for four years. He was hired on in the holiday... 

Activities add to holiday festivities

Activities add to holiday festivities
Heritage Park is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Farm, with a hay maze for children and a garden patch decorated for the holidays. Frank Molina, an Arizona resident, volunteers every year at the Christmas Tree farm. The Noble Fir trees, grown in Oregon, are available for purchase 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on weekends until Christmas Eve. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes Angie... 

Have yourself a very green Christmas

Have yourself a very green Christmas
Samantha Sincock, Editorial Director/Arts Editor Christmas time is here and so are the electricity bills from our treasured holiday delights. Walking or driving down the streets one becomes awed by the display of brightly colored Santa’s, decorative candy cans lining the walkway, or the hundreds of bright strands adorning every inch of the houses outer complexion. You enjoy the grandeur of the sparkling... 

Black Friday bargains draw crowds, chaos

Charlie Neff Staff Writer Every year, the Friday after Thanksgiving attracts masses of people to malls and department stores around the country, during the blackness of predawn morning. Of course the term “Black Friday” actually refers to the stores’ eagerly anticipated profits and not the color of the sky when the biggest bargains are found. Deal-seeking shoppers come out in droves and help... 

Toy drive aids local children

Aisha Gonzales Staff Writer In an effort to spread some holiday cheer to children in the community, the Associated Students of the University of La Verne are carrying out a toy drive until Dec. 7. All toys collected will be donated to the McKinley Children’s Center located in San Dimas. “We started a new philanthropy committee so we decided that since the McKinley Children’s Center is local... 
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