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Valentine’s Day is for Friends Too
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Valentine’s Day is for Friends Too

My best friend Sarah and I met in our scholarship program at Azusa Pacific University our freshman year. She has a bubbly personality that counters my more quiet personality. We often joke that because we know each other so well, we have become the same person. More importantly, over the course of our college career…

Feb. 15 – Feb. 21
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Feb. 15 – Feb. 21

EDITOR’S PICK Together in Music: Arpa, Cuatro y Maracas at Chamo Venezuelan Cuisine, Feb. 17 from 1-3 p.m. (950 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106). Together in Music strives to collect monetary donations, non-perishable food, medicine, and baby formula to send directly to the neediest communities as you enjoy an afternoon of traditional Venezuelan music…

Monrovian Students to Hear from Renowned Educator
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Monrovian Students to Hear from Renowned Educator

Next Thursday, students at Clifton Middle School will hear from Erin Gruwell, the educator whose unique style of teaching inspired her students to stay in school. In 1999 she wrote a book about the experience. The book inspired the 2007 movie Freedom Writers starring Hilary Swank. Gruwell had refused to give up on her low-performing…

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