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T-Pain headlines Lavernapalooza after two-year break

As the spring semester comes to an end, students wrapped up a stressful academic year and let loose at the annual Lavernapalooza concert with headliner T-Pain and pop artist Charlotte Sands on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona.

La Verne faculty and staff pay lags behind inflation

In the past two years the rate of inflation has taken a sharp 7.5% increase, while staff and faculty at the University of La Verne have not seen a general, or cost of living, pay raise to correspond with it. 

Leopards swept out of first place by Chapman to finish the regular season

The baseball team was unable to hold onto first place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and now find themselves in the No. 2 seed of the conference postseason tournament after they were swept by the Chapman Panthers in their final series of the regular season.

Vegan on a budget? Not impossible

With La Verne students coming from all directions across the Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley, it turns out there are plenty of tasty vegan options nearby at reasonable prices.

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La Verne faculty and staff pay lags behind inflation

In the past two years the rate of inflation has taken a sharp 7.5% increase, while staff and faculty at the University of La Verne have not seen a general, or cost of living, pay raise to correspond with it. 

California could become a sanctuary for trans youth

California Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, is working to make California a refuge for trans youth from across the nation.

Business students’ project to help kids experiencing homelessness

Students in the integrated business program created a business named “Clear Future,” which sells a cleaning product for phone screens and other screen devices. 

Students research projects shared with ULV community

The student CASE Day and Mini Maker Fair showcased works of scientific research, literary research, programming and more Tuesday in the Abraham Campus Center Ballroom.

Sports

Leopards swept out of first place by Chapman to finish the regular season

The baseball team was unable to hold onto first place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and now find themselves in the No. 2 seed of the conference postseason tournament after they were swept by the Chapman Panthers in their final series of the regular season.

Herhe leads the Leopard pack at Oxy Invite

Freshman T.K. Herhe turned in an extraordinary performance Saturday at the Occidental Invitational, setting a new University of La Verne school record for the men’s 5,000-meter race. It was just one of several high-ranking performances at the meet.

Softball falls short in SCIAC Tournament

The Leopards’ hopes of becoming conference champions ended with a heartbreaking walk-off 8-7 loss to the Chapman Panthers in the first round of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament May 6. 

Panthers spoil Leopards’ senior night

The Leopards were unable to hold off the Chapman Panthers at home on senior night in a 5-2 loss April 29. 

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T-Pain headlines Lavernapalooza after two-year break

As the spring semester comes to an end, students wrapped up a stressful academic year and let loose at the annual Lavernapalooza concert with headliner T-Pain and pop artist Charlotte Sands on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Pomona.

Stand Atlantic brings audience to tears with thrilling performance

Stand Atlantic brought their hard hitting pop rock music to the Glass House in downtown Pomona on Saturday to celebrate the release of their new album “f.e.a.r.” 

Movie Review: ‘Doctor Strange’ puts a grotesque twist on the superhero genre

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it follows Doctor Strange trying to protect America Chavez, who has the power to jump across universes, while she is chased by mysterious beings for her powers. 

LV Life

Clubs collaborate to celebrate and decompress

The University of La Verne’s Black Student Union, Brothers Forum and Sanctioned Step Team collaborated on their End of the Year Celebration on Tuesday evening at Citrus Lawn.

Petting zoo features pigs, cows and more hooved friends

The Farm at the Los Angeles County Fair offers fun interactive activities for animal lovers, including a petting zoo.

Exhibit looks back at education 100 years ago

In honor of the Los Angeles County Fair’s theme this year, “Back to our Roots,” the University of La Verne's Cultural and Natural History Collections dug around their assortment of items and brought out objects from the 1800’s and into the fair’s Little Red School House.

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Campus resources can ease the stress of finals

With finals coming fast, there is no need to push yourself to your breaking point due to the stress of the end of the semester. Everyone is in the same mindset of ‘crunch-time’ so just know that you are not alone. 

Mental health troubles spare no gender, age or lifestyle

The deaths of country singer Naomi Judd and Kailia Posey, who appeared in the TLC show “Toddlers & Tiaras,” expose the greater need to treat mental health more seriously and quickly. 

Iconic Joshua trees threatened by climate change

With climate change becoming a much more pressing issue in our lives, it will soon destroy the historic sites of nature that the Earth’s rising temperatures have not already swallowed. The local monument to Southern Californians, Joshua Tree National Park, is being threatened by California’s current dry spell and could disappear by the end of the century. Though Joshua Tree is in the desert, it needs a hard rainfall every once in a while to adequately survive and sustain the ecosystems that inhabit it.