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Documenting the Los Angeles Riots 25 Years Ago

Documenting the Los Angeles Riots 25 Years Ago

Hallie Vargas, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

  It was the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots that brought accomplished photojournalist Bart Bartholomew to SMC on Thursday, April 27. He covered the riots as they developed in South Central LA in 1992. Bartholomew tells his young audience, most of whom were not yet born before t...

Protestors Denounce Defunding at LA’s March for Science

Protestors Denounce Defunding at LA’s March for Science

Ryanne Mena and Matthew Martin
April 27, 2017
Filed under City, News, Politics, Top Stories

On Saturday, April 23, hundreds of scientists and activists gathered in cities nationwide to show their support for fact-based research and environmental protection. These protests are partly in response to President Trump’s proposed "America First" budget plan which slashes funding for the National...

Santa Monica Minute: Episode 1

Santa Monica Minute: Episode 1

Michelle Ayala and Christopher Floyd
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Media, News

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: It's Consent Week on campus and Santa Monica College invites all students to participate by wearing denim in protest of violence and injustice against women around the world. Thursday April 27, 2017: If you're looking to join a club, Santa Monica College invites you t...

Unity for Syria

Unity for Syria

Oskar Zinnemann, News Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Politics, Top Stories, Trending Stories

  On Friday, April 7, groups of protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles to demonstrate against the United States’ recent preemptive strike against Syria. The attack, which occurred the night before, saw some 59 cruise missiles strike a Syrian air force base near the city of Homs. The...

A.S. President-Elect Jennifer Chen on Her Plans, Her Team, and Herself

A.S. President-Elect Jennifer Chen on Her Plans, Her Team, and Herself

Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Associated Students, News, Trending Stories

Jennifer Chen, 22, a business marketing major and the Associated Students president-elect for the 2017-2018 school year, is the first Asian-American female student to be elected since 2010. This may seem daunting, but Chen faces life’s challenges with a sense of contagious optimism: a trait that could...

A.S. 2017 Election Results

A.S. 2017 Election Results

Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Associated Students, Election Coverage, News, On campus, Top Stories, Trending Stories

The results are in! Meet your Associated Students leaders for 2017.   President - Jennifer Chen Vice-President - Edgar Mauricio Gonzalez Secretary - Ryan Ang Director of Budget Management - Charlene “Alex” Boyd Director of Student Assistance - Maria Padilla-Badillo Director o...

AS Members Discuss Concerns on Live Streamed Open Panel

AS Members Discuss Concerns on Live Streamed Open Panel

Pedro Xavier Hernandez G and Daniel Lee
April 6, 2017
Filed under Associated Students, Media, News, On campus, Trending Stories

The Associated Students live streamed an open panel discussion via Facebook on Wednesday, April 5. Their priorities were to release information about the improvements that A.S. has made, to address concerns they have about the candidates running for the new A.S. board, and to answer questions from other...

College Life: With and Without Financial Aid

College Life: With and Without Financial Aid

Setareh Bakhtiyari, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under News, On campus, Trending Stories

College life, tuition, books, food, places to live, and class requirements... How does a student manage it all? Money!   Being a student doesn’t just mean worrying about exams and homework; there are also the inevitable financial struggles. Many students with low incomes have the option to...

Core Performance Center Up & Running

Core Performance Center Up & Running

Miguel Gonzalez, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

How will the new fitness center fit in to SMC? From the student parking lot on Pico Boulevard, to the library near Pearl Street, to the bleachers of the Santa Monica College field, the new and improved Core Performance Center building stands tall for all to see. Department Chair of Kinesiology and Athletics, El...

Student Election Apathy

Student Election Apathy

Brian Vu, Staff Photographer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Associated Students, Election Coverage, News, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

The Associated Students debates happened right outside the cafeteria... Yet the orange chicken drew larger crowds. Why is that?   Inside the bustling cafeteria, Marlene Mora, a 23-year-old communication major, was sitting at a tall table next to the window, rushing to get her math homework don...

Meet Your 2017 AS Candidates

Meet Your 2017 AS Candidates

Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Associated Students, News, Top Stories, Trending Stories

Here are your 2017 Associated Students Candidates: Jennifer Chen, the current President Ambassador, is running for President. Peyton See is running for President. Jorge Sandoval is running for President. Furkin Yalcin is running for President. Edgar Gonzalez is running for Vice President. Ben Kolodny ...

Diabetes Alert Day Raises Awareness

Diabetes Alert Day Raises Awareness

Mazyar Mahdavifar, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

How Can We Avoid Diabetes When We're Still Young?   Lakisha Snelling, a student at SMC, believes it is too soon to think about diabetes because she is only 19. “Maybe 10 years or 20 years from now, I would need to start doing something to prevent it,” she said. But 21-year-old Tony Dela...