Letter to the Editor

Rob Sullivan, SMC Student
June 1, 2005
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinions

Dear Editor:Your staff editorial on Schwarzenegger's speech was so asinine it's difficult to know where to begin. For starters, it isn't "un-American" or "foolish" to protest the Governor's commencement speech. With just a bit of reading about American history, you'd know that this country... Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Lillian Cavalieri: A.S. President Elect, and Current Director of Budget, Jubin Soleimani
May 25, 2005
Filed under Letters to Editor

First, I want to congratulate the incoming (Associated Students) Board of Directors. Indeed this is an impressive group of individuals who in their own right have led their organizations with integrity and civility. I commend you all for your commitment and dedication to student life and look forward... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2005
Filed under Letters to Editor

The safety of international studentsRe "Tuition Increase Bring Students To the Board of Trustees," April 6: I am really disappointed in what Randal Lawson, executive vice president of SMC, said about international student, Chung Ho Lee's death.I have studied at SMC as international... Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Fran Chandler, Professor of Business Santa Monica College
March 16, 2005
Filed under Letters to Editor

As a Republican, I resent your characterization of George "Bush and his band" as "bigots, homophobes, religious fanatics, racists and conservative zealots" (Staff Editorial, 2/23/05). I am a member of his "band," and none of these descriptors fit me or any other Republican I know.I happen... Read more »

Men’s Volleyball Heating Things Up

Jeffery Higley
March 9, 2005
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

With three opponents left to close out the Orange Empire Conference competition, the Corsairs raised their record to 4-1 last week as they elevated their game and easily prevailed in the two scheduled matches.In Wednesday's home meeting against the Irvine Valley College Lasers, SMC minimized... Read more »

Hold Schwarzenegger accountable

Jeffery Higley
March 2, 2005
Filed under News

"I strongly support Proposition 98 and I will protect California's commitment to education funding." Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made that promise while campaigning for your vote.Once upon a time a man's word, as they used to say, was his bond. It seems that's not the case anymore,... Read more »

SMC’s Swim Team Sinks in Competition

Candis Welch
March 2, 2005
Filed under Sports

Ranked in the top five of their conference, both men and women of Santa Monica College's swim team battled it off last Friday against Cuesta College. Sadly the end result was not in favor of SMC.Although the game was scheduled for 2:30 p.m., unforeseen traffic held up Cuesta... Read more »

Jazzing-Up Modern Dance

Thomas Anderson
March 2, 2005
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Dance

The Santa Monica College Music Department presented "Interior Flight," an inventive musical and modern dance performance, featuring the music of the late, great jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker. The evening's performance took place Friday and Saturday at the Morgan Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica.... Read more »

News Briefs

Ram, Jason
March 2, 2005
Filed under News

Free Gun Lock KitsThe Santa Monica College Police Department is joining a nationwide effort to promote firearm safety, working in conjunction with the government funded Project Childsafe - a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to distribute gun lock safety kits.... Read more »

Staff Editorial

Diana Guillen
March 2, 2005
Filed under Opinion

The recent shooting and killing of a domesticated tiger begs to question why common sense didn't exist in the minds of the members of the Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. If they were worried that the hungry, tiresome animal... Read more »

Four A.S. Directors Step Down

Nattashia Arango
February 24, 2005
Filed under Associated Students, News

The reasons behind the resignation of the four Associated Students directors vary with individual situations. The student government officials who resigned include Director of Activities Joel DeFrance, Director of Financial Support Laura Villegas, A.S. Secretary Meg Chen, and Student... Read more »

Men’s Hoops End on a Good Note

Jeffery Higley
February 24, 2005
Filed under Basketball, Sports

During the final two games of the Santa Monica College men's basketball 2004-05 schedule, the Corsairs posted two satisfying wins to cap off a program hurt by injuries sidelining several key players for much of the season. Spectators at SMC's win on Wednesday witnessed an exciting game... Read more »