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Catching up with women’s soccer coach Reggie Rivas

It’s nearly impossible to catch Lancers women’s soccer head coach with anything but an ear-to-ear smile as he steps out onto the turf of Robinson Stadium. As he begins his second season as head coach, he already feels right at home. Continue reading

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Water polo captain, a leader in and out of the pool

Captain and MVP of the women’s water polo team, Stephanie Velasco isn’t driven by individual awards or statistics. What motivates her is trying to be the best leader in and out of the pool, as well as putting her team’s needs before her own. Continue reading

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Autistic student strives for independence

The day after his high school graduation, a young man left his foster home and headed for Monrovia to reside with his grandmother. A day he had been waiting for, for the past five years.

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Author gives life and career advice to creative writing class

As a kid, author and actor Aaron Hartzler used to sing in his living room alongside his siblings a song they called “The Countdown.” They waved their arms in the air and after the countdown, they would jump up and … Continue reading

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Former Sergeant Leads Veterans Club on a Mission

Dezarae BalbasFormer sergeant and now chemical engineering major Mark Castanon is leading the Veterans Club on an operation to raise funds and awareness for a clinic that all former soldiers in the San Gabriel Valley will be able to benefit … Continue reading

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Root Root for the away team?

Sports are more than just a game to many. It is a form of entertainment that can help the morale of a city, its economy and bring its people together. So is it ever OK to root for the away team? Continue reading

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Gypsy jazz swings down the alley at One Colorado

Softly lit, surrounded by planter trees dotted with lights and a cool, early California fall breeze, Hedgehog Swing played their brand of swing jazz for the attentive patrons relaxing and dining in the alley-hidden spot of Old Pasadena’s One Colorado … Continue reading

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Professional ballerina pirouettes and lands back in school

She rehearsed the piece for over a year, and when she got up on stage her mind went blank for the first eight counts of the song. It was traumatizing. She stared at the judges, lost, and then she regained … Continue reading

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Piazza cook aspires to be a future Lancer

Late one evening when a father and son returned home from school, they found the mother and wife of their family unit collapsed and lying helpless on the floor. She had previously been diagnosed as a diabetic and it appeared … Continue reading

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Former professor debuts new book

Young adult novelist, poet, former professor, and PEN award winner Ron Koertge graced eager listeners with a reading of his new book “Sex World” at Vroman’s Bookstore on September 16.

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