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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,”... 

Garcia touches hearts with words

Monique Millan Staff Writer Cuban born poet Gabriela Garcia returned to La Verne to offer a spoken word performance Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Garcia, a UCLA graduate, has a variety of passions in art including poetry and music. She even opened for the Black Eyed Peas in 2006. “I hope my words from times of struggle will inspire at least one person,” Garcia said. Her performance was composed... 

Black history celebrated through words

Black history celebrated through words
Shihan, who has appeared on “Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam,” shares some poems and stories from his life and career at the Black Student Union’s poetry showcase Tuesday in Dailey Theatre. The theater was packed to capacity until the end of the show at midnight. / photo by Zachary Horton   Christian Orozco Sports Editor Dailey Theatre was filled with students, fans and supporters of... 

Music, poems enlighten students

Music, poems enlighten students
Antonio Cortez Appling, an English teacher at Soledad Enrichment Action Charter School in South Gate, shares a passionate poem about his grandmother at the Open Mic Night held on Nov. 10 in Dailey Theatre. / photo by Britney Slater-Shew Anthony Juarez Staff Writer The lights dimmed as a man warmed up his guitar on the stage, creating the feel of a small jazz club. The audience was starting to fill... 

Poets’ work fights the mainstream

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer In honor of the Ceasar Chavez and “Gaypril” celebrations the Scripps College Queer Straight Alliance had the group Climbing PoeTree perform on April 8 in the Score Living Room. With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Climbing PoeTree shared their revolutionary spoken word pieces, as well as excerpts from their multimedia show “Hurricane Season: the Hidden Messages... 

Open mic lets students express emotion

Open mic lets students express emotion
Antonio Cortez Appling, also known as Paz 1, recited a poem he wrote at Open Mic Night in Dailey Theater Wednesday. The poem about racism elicited cheers from the audience. Appling works as an English teacher at the Soledad Enrichment Action Education Center, an alternative high school in South Gate. / photo by Candice Salazar Alexa Palacios Staff Writer Snaps, daps and roaring cheers filled Dailey... 
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