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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...

Down to The Wire for SMC Men’s Volleyball in First Round of Playoffs

Down to The Wire for SMC Men’s Volleyball in First Round of Playoffs

Ryanne Mena, Managing Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Volleyball

Men's Volleyball: Santa Monica College Corsairs versus Pierce College Brahma Bulls   As the first men’s volleyball playoff game of the season commences, the relatively big crowd does not shy away to show their support to either the Santa Monica College Corsairs or Pierce College’s ...

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...

Film Review: Tickling Giants

Film Review: Tickling Giants

Mazyar Mahdavifar, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Culture, Reviews, Top Stories, Trending Stories

“If your regime isn't strong enough to take a joke, then you don't actually have a regime.” - Jon Stewart   In 2012, Sara Taksler, one of the senior producers for The Daily Show met an interesting guest on Jon Stewart’s show. He was Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian cardiac surgeon who had deci...

World Politics: Today’s Most Frustrating Topic

World Politics: Today’s Most Frustrating Topic

Emeline Moquillon, Staff Photographer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Top Stories, Trending Stories

I'm sure you have noticed, politics is not a popular topic these days. Rest assured, this did not start yesterday. This did not start with Donald Trump or Barack Obama, nor did it only happen in the United States. Over the last few years, current political powers have been heavily criticized, which...

A Neon Valley – What the Desert Rains Mean for You

A Neon Valley – What the Desert Rains Mean for You

Abraham Barkhordar, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Culture, Top Stories, Trending Stories

Super Bloom in the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve   Southern California has been mired in an epic drought since 2012. Our hills have been painted drab brown through these dry seasons, but the recent rains have changed all that. The drought is over and the rain has brought new, vibrant colors ...

Feathers Fly In Downtown Los Angeles

Feathers Fly In Downtown Los Angeles

Matthew Martin, Staff Photographer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Culture, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

  The feathers were flying in downtown Los Angeles on April 1, 2017, also known as April Fools Day. Hundreds of revelers and pillow fight enthusiasts traded soft blows in LA’s Pershing Square in a giant pillow fight that would dwarf even the biggest slumber party slugfests. “Get ready...

Abbot Kinney: The Ugly Face of Gentrification

Abbot Kinney: The Ugly Face of Gentrification

Matthew Martin, Staff Photographer
April 8, 2017
Filed under Culture, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

  If there’s one street that embodies the gentrification of Los Angeles neighborhoods, it’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. For years, Venice, Calif. was synonymous with laid-back surfers, a lively arts community, and gritty streets that many diverse people called home. It was not a...

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...

Measure H: The Better Alternative To Doing Nothing

Measure H: The Better Alternative To Doing Nothing

Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Trending Stories

My neighborhood is homely. A quiet cul-de-sac marked by sidewalk flowers and children riding scooters down the paved road, it could easily be the backdrop of a 1950s movie, with pristine lawns and white picket fences. While The American Dream thrives in my own private bubble of the universe, a few b...

SMC Alumni David Nwaba Scores a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers

SMC Alumni David Nwaba Scores a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers

Kevin Colindres, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Trending Stories

The crowd is roaring. A basket is needed immediately. Eye contact is made and the lob is thrown. An almost impossible reach but just enough to get the ball and dunk it over last year's champions - the Cleveland Cavaliers. The crowd goes wild. David Nwaba’s first highlight play in the NBA. Nwaba has s...

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...