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Brody Baumunk

Freshman — Video Communications

Brody’s Bio

Krista Perrin

Junior — Anthropology

Krista’s Bio

Brooke Grasso

Junior — Journalism

Brooke’s Bio

Kendra Craighead

Senior — Creative Writing and Journalism

Kendra’s Bio


Netflix Therapy

April 20, 2017 by kperrin

Hello, my lovely readers! Considering there’s only five weeks left in the semester, I’m finding myself needing some serious stress relief. Thankfully, I have Netflix—it has so many wonderful shows I can watch to relax and escape from the daily strain of work and school. Now, am I recommending you ignore your responsibilities to binge watch Netflix? No (though I’m warning you, it takes extreme willpower not to click on the next episode), but when you have an hour or two to spare a day, picking up a new show or watching an interesting documentary can make you forget about school long enough for you to feel refreshed. Some shows I love watching are Stranger Things, Parks and Recreation, Jane the Virgin, Thirteen Reasons Why, and The Get Down. I’ve also been loving their selection of documentaries. In fact, here’s a list of Netflix documentaries worth watching.

 

( I mean…by definition, maybe?)

 

Alright folks, here’s your question of the week:

What shows do you like watching on Netflix? 

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. I’ll see you all next week! (:

 

Senior Projects at La Verne

April 20, 2017 by kcraighead

So I know I have been talking a lot on these blogs about my own senior project and my classes, and for the most part my assignments take me to Los Angeles, or call for phone interviews, or keep me locked up in my room where I write paragraph after paragraph through most of the night. But some La Verne senior projects end up becoming hosted events put on by the student whose senior project can be anything from presenting a fashion show, leading a walk to cure Alzheimers or putting on an open mic night.

2016 Student Fashion Show, Senior Project

The above picture is of a fashion show I attended last year as a reporter and staff writer for the ULV Campus Times Newspaper, and you can read my review of it here: https://lvcampustimes.org/2016/11/a-changing-season-for-grief-and-healing/

But now there is a new senior project event coming up that I am even more excited for, and although I won’t be covering it for the Campus Times, I did once write an article on the program the student is supporting.

The prison library project is something I really enjoyed writing about and now it is being shown some support from ULV with Arielle Torrez’s open mic event, which is a part of her senior project. What makes the senior project class great at ULV is how it manages to connect students to the events that are happening around them and get them involved in their areas of interest. If you’re a fan of spoken word, books, readings, poetry, singing, or vocalizing art then this event is going to be perfect for you. It is also a great way to help support our fellow students, since, who knows, this could end up being your senior project one day and having an audience is important! #GoULV #LeoPride

 

Covering the play “Tartuffe”

April 20, 2017 by brgrasso

One of the great things about being in The Campus Times is covering on-campus events. It pushes me out of my box to go to an event I probably wouldn’t have normally. My most recent story is on the student production of “Tartuffe.” The play, originally written in 1664, is a comic play full of undertones mocking religious hypocrisy. When it was originally released, it offended the Archbishop of Paris and he threatened anyone who interacted in the play with excommunication. But University of La Verne students and director Sean Dillon embraced the play’s message.

All of the actors were students, and they did a great job of staying in character. From a sassy servant to a gullible and controlling father, the students portrayed their intended characters and made the crowd laugh while doing it. I would have never thought I would like a play from the 1600s, but when ULV students are participating, it is so awesome to see them doing what they love. And supporting our theatre department is great too.

For more information on the play and for upcoming show dates visit: laverne.edu/theatre

 

What is your favorite play? Have you ever been in one?

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 13, 2017 by kperrin

This week, Japan Daisuki hosted their biggest event of the semester—their annual Cherry Blossom Festival. I had been working with the club for weeks preparing for the event, and it turned out great! We had music, food, and even some club booths (thanks to the International Student Organization and the Martial Arts Club). But I have to say, my favorite part of the event was having the Taiko Center of Los Angeles come and perform for us. Taiko is a traditional ensemble style of Japanese drumming, and consists of many components in technical rhythm and form.

 

 

The taiko drummers performed several sets throughout the festival, and later opened the stage up for any students and faculty who wanted to try playing the drums. It was great because students were really able to engage and learn a bit about one of many aspects of Japanese culture. While this is the biggest event Japan Daisuki prepared for this semester, the club still serves as a great resource for students to engage with and discuss Japanese culture on campus. If you’re interested in checking the club out, meetings are every Tuesday at 5:00pm.

Alright my lovely readers, here’s your question of the week!

What’s your favorite instrument to play?

I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the drums, but at the end of the day my favorite instrument to play would have to be the piano.

Feel free to share your thoughts and leave a comment. I’ll see you all next week! (:

Spring has Sprung!

April 13, 2017 by brgrasso

Hi Everyone!

My favorite holiday is coming up, and the perfect weather has been fully preparing me for fresh flowers, dyed eggs and lots of Peeps! People never believe me when I say Easter is my favorite holiday, but New Years, Thanksgiving and any December holiday don’t even compare. And why? Because fluffy baby animals, delicious candy, beautiful weather, colorful flowers, yummy food and Easter baskets. That’s why.

Since college started I have been going home Easter weekend, but this year my family will be coming to me. Since I got my new kitten, Sansa, my mom and dad are coming to my apartment for food, egg decorating and kitten playing so I don’t have to leave her the whole weekend.

Family coming over means I have serious cleaning to do. I usually keep my space clean, but not mom-approved clean. So naturally I went to Target to get all of the essentials, and I left with Peeps (which I ate by the end of writing this post), and an adorable decoration to get me in the spirit.

 

Although Spring break was weeks ago, I am finally feeling Spring and cannot wait for a weekend full of Easter things!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Until Next week,
Brooke