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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...

Adulthood in Limbo

Angelica Ramos, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Culture, Trending Stories

Foster Care College Students struggle to find success between the cracks. Transitioning out of foster care and attending college is a difficult move that some must make. When a foster child turns 18 in the state of California, he or she suddenly goes from being part of “the system,” to being ...

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 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 ...

Ghost in the Shell is a Major Disappointment?

Ghost in the Shell is a Major Disappointment?

Jade Lew, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Culture, Reviews, Trending Stories

Exciting action scenes? Check. Dazzling special effects? Check. A good plot? Not so much. The Japanese media franchise “Ghost in the Shell” is the latest animated classic to be adapted into a live-action movie. Despite the film’s stunning visual effects and action-packed scenes, the story unfortunately...

After School Getaway at Point Dume

After School Getaway at Point Dume

Abraham Barkhordar, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Culture, Trending Stories

  Point Dume is located just a short 30-minute drive along the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica College. Once there, you’ll be greeted by a picturesque view of the Pacific Ocean, golden yellow flowers, and, if you’re lucky, migrating whales. The point’s close location and scenic...

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...