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Poets bare souls in hip-hop praise

Poets bare souls in hip-hop praise
Performers come onto the stage to encourage Christopher Pulu, a junior speech communications major and Sasha Jones, a junior political science major, who each read their poetry in a competition called “Beats vs. Lyrics” Nov. 30, in Dailey Theatre. Spoken Wordplay hosted an open mic tribute to hip-hop that included groups from the University of La Verne and the Corner Poets from Cal State San Bernardino.... 

Verbal warfare from student voices

Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer The Very Intellectual Poets and the Black Student Union collaborated to host an open mic showcase that focused on the topic of Political Warfare with the presidential election right around the corner. Two professional spoken word artists were featured and invited to perform, David Romero and Matt Sedillo, as well as Judah 1. “I thought it was a great experience for students... 

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... 

Open Mic shares student voice

Open Mic shares student voice
Cory Cofer, who goes by the stage name Besskepp, is a special education algebra teacher and adviser for the Poetry Club at Nogales High School in Rowland Heights. Cofer shared several poems for Open Mic in the Cabaret Theatre on Sept. 29. He has been hosting “A Mic and Dim Lights” events at the Cal Poly Downtown Arts Theater at the Pomona Arts Colony every Thursday for 11 years. / photo by Candice... 

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... 

Variety show brings broad talent to campus

Variety show brings broad talent to campus
Gabriela Garcia performed the art of the spoken word on April 1 during the La Verne Student Variety Show as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week. A spoken word artist, Garcia performed such poems as “The World’s Greatest Magician,” which chronicles the story of Medina’s parents as they work to support their family on a tight budget, and “Four Women,” which tells the story of... 
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