La Verne Magazine
Vol. 26, No. 1
Spring 2002

Fate, talent and his larger than life personality managed to launch Ross Mathews, senior University of La Verne communications major, into the national talk show limelight. Mathews stands in front of Jay Leno's shadow in the hallway right outside the Tonight Show stage.

Photography by Amy Babin

From the Editor...

by Terry Birdsall

Ross, The Intern

by Terry Birdsall
photography by Amy Babin

Taking a Stand: Peace or War

by Christine Owen
photography by Jennifer Contreras, Tom Galaraga & Juan Garcia

'In Benjamin We Trust'

by Ryan MacDonald
photography by Manuel Hernandez

Generations of Harvesting Quality

by Deanna Reyes
photography by Tom Galaraga

Making the Sacrifice of a Lifetime

by Jaclyn Roco
photography by Jennifer Contreras

Orange Picking Season

by Julia Carachure
photography by Tom Galaraga

Hidden Treasures Beneath the Stairs: ULV's Rare Bones

story and photography by Jennifer Contreras

Marshall Canyon: Happy Trails to You

by Meridith Zembal
photography by Jennifer Contreras

Two Wheelin': Changing Gears for the Life Cycle

by Tom Galaraga
photography by Juan Garcia

Champions: Winning Against All Odds

by Chad Harp
photography by Juan Garcia

Lighting the Fire Within

by Terry Birdsall
photography by Liz Lucsko

Avid horse-rider Meridith Zembal explores the trails of Marshall Canyon in northern La Verne for the first time. Zembal, a ULV junior journalism major originally from Santa Rosa, Calif., grew up riding horses competitively and recreationally.

Photography by Jennifer Contreras


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