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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...

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...

Working Students of SMC

Working Students of SMC

Edward Lee, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Culture, On campus, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

Her eyes betray hidden exhaustion but instantly light up when she speaks. Her black jacket and muted grey shirt are elegantly simplistic, drawing all attention to her statement piece, a scarf – vibrant in its deep hues of brown, patterned by red diagonals, it whispers hints of her rich cultural back...

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Power of Media

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Power of Media

Daniel Lee, Contributor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Culture, Media, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Uncategorized, Video

In the late 1960s, the media harassed and vilified Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most significant figures in the civil rights movement. But why?

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...

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...

SMC Men’s Volleyball Team Looking For Championship Run

SMC Men’s Volleyball Team Looking For Championship Run

Kevin Colindres, Contributor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Volleyball

Work Hard Play Hard  Sweat dripping from forehead to chin, a loud stadium but a silent mind. A mind so clear with only one worry on it. It is time to win the game. The first set is up and the second one is coming. The lane is clear and this is the moment. The ball hits the floor hard after a powerf...

Balancing Motherhood and Education

Balancing Motherhood and Education

Vanessa R. Wyatt, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under Culture, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

Being a mother is a hard job that no book can prepare you for and college can be stressful for any student to complete. What happens when you are faced with both experiences at the same time? Santa Monica College student Natalie Gonzalez planned on finishing college and becoming ...

How Feminism Made Me a Better Man

How Feminism Made Me a Better Man

Daniel Bowyer, Photo Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

You don’t have to be a man, woman, straight, bisexual, lesbian, gay, or any of the over 51 gender roles categorized Sam Killerman's “A Guide to Gender” to be a feminist. Gender equality is a human right. You may not consider yourself a feminist, yet you may have feminist beliefs and just don’t kno...

Educational Budget Cuts

Educational Budget Cuts

Lazaro Carranza and Daniel Bowyer
March 22, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories, Trending Stories, Uncategorized

Santa Monica College students and staff can expect some changes in the near future when it comes to the school's budget. SMC President Dr. Kathryn Jeffery informed staff via email about potential budget cuts and on March 16 and confirmed the cuts were coming during a faculty flex day speech in front...

Andy Warhol: Revisited at The Bergamot

Andy Warhol: Revisited at The Bergamot

Christopher Floyd, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
Filed under Culture, Media, Uncategorized

Revolver Gallery in Santa Monica wants you for Andy Warhol Revisited, a touring exhibition celebrating the iconic artists work and life in, this, the 30th anniversary of his untimely death in 1987. With over 200 artworks, this interactive retrospective is a once in a lifetime exhibit featuring Andy’s...