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Laureate speaks out for poetic truth

Laureate speaks out for poetic truth
Al Young presented the honors lecture, “Can Poetry Save the World?” on Tuesday. He read from his book, “Something About the Blues,” about politics and other topics. / photo by Hunter Cole Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer California Poet Laureate Al Young gave a lecture titled “Can Poetry Save our Planet?” in the Campus Center Ballroom Tuesday. Noelle Cozbar, president of the Honor’s Club, introduced... 

Chief justice touts law degree’s value

Chief justice touts law degree's value
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye speaks at the University of La Verne College of Law in a conversation hosted by Adjunct Professor of Law Douglas Miller. /photo by Christopher Mora. Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, answered questions – ranging from state budget cuts to what the chief justice does in her free time... 

Composer changes film meaning with music

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Ivan Capillas, composer of music for films and visual media, traveled from Spain to Hollywood and finally to the University of La Verne to talk about his work on Nov. 19 in the Campus Center. Capillas composed feature films, documentaries, animation short films, commercials, short films and a Spanish video game called “The Abbey.” He has been nominated for his original... 

Gurock recalls Kristallnacht

Gurock recalls Kristallnacht
Jeffrey S. Gurock was the second guest lecture in the Kristallnacht Lecture series in Morgan Auditorium. Gurock presented “While the Holocaust Raged: New York Jews on the American Home Front, 1938-1945” on November 8. Gurock spoke of his personal experiences growing up Jewish in New York and how his father, a Jewish firefighter, influenced him as a little boy. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela... 

Poet takes students through her life

Monique Millan Staff Writer Maggie Nelson, author, poet and art critic visited La Verne to speak about novels, life and her journey as a writer. Nelson read passages out of her novels to a group of students many of whom brought their own copies of her books to the presentation at the Chapel last Friday. “She is amazing and articulates the way she writes. I’m glad to say I got her autograph,”... 

Talk links pollution, climate change

Erica Maurice Staff Writer To celebrate World Food Day, ASULV President Ava Jahan­vash brought to campus a Ugandan farmer to talk about the issues of climate change and food security. Constance Okollet, an Oxfam speaker, shared her story of dealing with pollution and climate change in a developing country. “We used to have two seasons, but now the seasons are no longer there,” Okollet said. “... 

Art helped author exit gang life

Art helped author exit gang life
Luis Rodriguez, author of “It Calls You Back,” talked about how he learned from his mistakes and overcame obstacles during his lecture Oct. 4 in Morgan Auditorium. Rodriquez’s book, “It Calls You Back,”  is the One Book, One University choice for the freshman class this year. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela Patron Staff Writer Author and former gang member Luis Rodriguez talked about... 

Rodriguez shares photography of gang life

Rodriguez shares photography of gang life
Photographer Joseph Rodriguez, right, tells the personal stories behind his photographs during a panel discussion Monday in Morgan Auditorium. He was joined in the discussion by Associate Professor of English David Werner, Professor of Sociology Sharon Davis and Professor of Religion Richard Rose. Rodriguez’s exhibit “Homegrown” features 51 photographs in the Carlson Gallery in the ground floor... 

Gay athletes find ‘Fearless’ way to speak up

Christian Orozco Sports Writer Students and student athletes filled Villalobos Hall at Whittier College on Tuesday to hear Jeff Sheng, the creator of “Fearless,” speak. Sheng’s “Fearless” is a photography and video project about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes on high school and college sports teams. Sheng began by showing the audience the numerous tennis trophies that he... 

Coles promotes studying abroad

Coles promotes studying abroad
Julius E. Coles, the former president of Africare, speaks to the University of La Verne honors students in the Campus Center Ballroom on Tuesday about the trials and efforts of his youth as an international traveler. Coles, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, was given the Princeton-in-Africa Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, and has spent more than 28 years in United States Foreign Service. / photo by Mitchell... 
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