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Alci Rengifo
Alci Rengifo is a film school graduate who spent a few years traveling to interesting places and meeting a wide gallery of characters before attending Santa Monica College. His interests range from the arts to literature and current events. An avid bookworm and amateur Political Scientist, he devours anything readable anywhere.   corsair.editorinchief@gmail.com

Alci Rengifo, Editor-in-Chief

Feb 13, 2017
Fifty Shades of Trump: Valentine’s Day in the age of The Donald (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
Bonfire of the Vanities (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
Bernie & Israel: Sanders opens a necessary discussion (Story)
Mar 28, 2016
Remembering James Stramel, From A Temporary, Unworthy Opponent (Story)
Mar 25, 2016
American Fascism, is it a thing? (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
Super Tuesday and Trump Americana (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
“The Witch” is a modern Black Painting (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
Love in the time of apocalypse (Story)
Jun 05, 2015
Dave & The Doctor: a tale of a cancerous conspiracy (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
Letter from the Editor: 2 Years of remembering and new horizons (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
Divided by history: SMC student sees country annexed by Russia and deals with a split passport (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
The nurturing of the beast: SMC professor recalls Zawahri as an elementary schooler (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
Bringing “The Shape Shifter” to life (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
Rhythm of the night: hanging out with the talent of Synapse (Story)
May 30, 2015
Letter from the Editor: Nearing the finish line (Story)
May 20, 2015
Letter from the Editor: training grounds (Story)
May 20, 2015
Final A.S. meeting for semester lasts record five hours for board (Story)
May 20, 2015
Before the show: images of Global Motion in rehearsal (Story)
May 20, 2015
Diagnosing the campus: Peer Educators help SMC students deal with psychological hurdles (Story)
May 20, 2015
Local Palestinians hold “Nakba” demonstration on Wilshire (Story)
May 13, 2015
Issue 11: Letter From The Editor (Story)
May 13, 2015
Superhero movies hold a mirror to our times (Story)
May 13, 2015
Rory Kennedy presents”Last Days In Vietnam” at SMC (Story)
May 13, 2015
Former SMC student joins relief effort in Nepal (Story)
May 13, 2015
Victory Day: Heroes of the Red Army celebrate 70 years since fall of Nazi Germany (Story)
May 06, 2015
Letter From The Editor Issue 10 (Story)
May 06, 2015
May Day: Workers of the world unite (Story)
May 06, 2015
Physical Graffiti: Andrew Hem sets out to give SMC Science Building a face lift (Story)
May 01, 2015
Flashback Fridays: 1990’s “Captain America” (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Letter from the Editor: Issue #9 (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Blood & History: a family’s ties to Syria amid civil war (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
L.A. remembers the Armenian Genocide (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Winner of the race: Jesse Randel on winning the A.S. presidency (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Dispatches from the friend zone (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
The Shape Shifter: film student Kelly Thompson prepares to shoot latest SMC Film 33 project (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Flashback Fridays: “Star Wars” – revisiting mythology (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Letter From The Editor: Hearing all sides (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
SMC theater’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” is an exhausting ordeal (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
Letter from the Editor: Importance of Truth (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
“White God” director on politics, cinema and directing canines (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Voices of rebellion travel California to demand justice for 43 slain Mexican students (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Living the Arab Spring: SMC student remembers the days of the Egyptian revolution (Story)
Mar 20, 2015
Flashback Fridays: Hustle & Flow (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
The brilliance of a thousand colors (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Letter From The Editor #3 (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Children Of The Revolution: life inside the Islamic Republic of Iran (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Dr. Strangelove comes to Washington (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Harrison Ford injured in plane crash on golf course near Santa Monica (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
The dress that shook the world (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Flashback Fridays: Amores Perros (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
Letter From The Editor: Volume 109, issue 1 (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
Oscar Arce brings Luis Bunuel’s Surrealist cinema to Santa Monica (Story)
Feb 21, 2015
Standoff on Lincoln & Ocean Park ends in arrest (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Flashback Fridays: Harsh Realm (Story)
Feb 14, 2015
Friendly Reflections For V-Day (Story)
Feb 13, 2015
Flashback Fridays: Luis Bunuel’s “Belle de Jour” (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
SMC President Chui L. Tsang announces retirement (Story)
Jan 30, 2015
Flashback Fridays: “1984” Super Bowl Ad (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
“American Sniper” is about inventing a hero for the wrong war (Story)
Jan 22, 2015
SMC women’s basketball scores 65-52 victory over Antelope Valley (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
SMC chosen as part of California community colleges that could offer B.A. programs (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
SMC professor and films win awards at Santa Monica Film Festival (Story)
Jan 10, 2015
Charlie Hebdo: the double arch of extremism (Story)
Jan 08, 2015
Why The Greek Elections Matter (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
Letter From The Editor: Year Of The Horse (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
2014, a year of fury and future warnings from the East (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
Operatastic!: an evening backstage with the SMC opera (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
Editor’s Picks: The Top 10 Films Of 2014 (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
Letter from the Editor: Our winter of discontent (Story)
Nov 26, 2014
The Internationale: Global Festival Day at SMC (Story)
Nov 26, 2014
Letter From The Editor: Being thankful (Story)
Nov 26, 2014
The future for sale: UC tuition increase is bad news (Story)
Nov 26, 2014
Mockingjay Rebellion: New “Hunger Games” is a mirror image of our world (Story)
Nov 26, 2014
Synapse delivers a heartfelt dance spectacle (Story)
Nov 22, 2014
Letter From The Editor: fall’s twilight hour (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Tanna Frederick finds her dark heart in “Train To Zackopane” (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Let them eat cake: The bonfire of Mexico (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Letter From The Editor: the necessity of respect (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Midterm Elections: The Elephant Strikes Back (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Student film “Hurt” screens at SMC along side a preview of UCLA’s first feature length film project (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
“Interstellar” is a grand space opus (Story)
Nov 05, 2014
Letter from the editor: Radical thoughts for a gilded age (Story)
Nov 05, 2014
Autumn of the revolutionary: 60’s icon Tom Hayden opens his archives of an era (Story)
Nov 02, 2014
Women’s Volleyball thrashes Antelope Valley in nail-biting set (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
Happy Halloween! (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
Lights in the sky: Wendy Piatek’s experiences with UFOs (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
Hallowed ground: Taking care of Woodlawn Cemetery (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
The Darkened Screen: a few selections of cinematic terror (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
Lessons from the Bolivian Revolution (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
Nick Boles seeks a generational shift at City Council (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Letter from the Editor: In memory of a canine rebel (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Ebola: the scare and the symptoms (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Trapped in the matrix of Nicholas Sparks (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Letter from the Editor: Carrying on through trials and tribulations (Story)
Oct 08, 2014
Dances with boards: “Locals Only” tries to ride a great wave (Story)
Oct 08, 2014
Titans of the mat: Inside SMC cheer (Story)
Oct 01, 2014
Political reflections amid a Hong Kong Spring (Story)
Sep 25, 2014
Obama’s deadly September surprise in Syria (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
Obama’s deadly September surprise in Syria (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
South Central continues marches over death of Ezell Ford (Story)
Sep 17, 2014
“Wetlands,” a film that bares all, but says nothing (Story)
Sep 17, 2014
Letter From The Editor: thoughts on a Cuban Summertime (Story)
Sep 12, 2014
Remembering The Other 9/11 (Story)
Sep 12, 2014
New beginnings for a new semester (Story)
Sep 10, 2014
A board for all seasons (Story)
Sep 10, 2014
Dunkin’ Donuts makes West Coast debut in Santa Monica (Story)
Aug 27, 2014
The lessons of Gaza (Story)
Aug 22, 2014
Flashback Fridays: The Pianist (Story)
Aug 13, 2014
Videos capture heated opinions during latest Israel-Gaza protests (Story)
Aug 12, 2014
Laughter & Tears: The cinema of Robin Williams (Story)
Aug 06, 2014
Matthew Nicholson & Ali Khan address Board of Trustees meeting (Story)
Aug 05, 2014
International voices, calls for peace at mass rally against Gaza war (Story)
Aug 05, 2014
Gaza’s blood washes away civilization (Story)
Jul 31, 2014
Summer TV binge-guide (Story)
Jul 29, 2014
Voices in protest as Gaza burns (Story)
Jul 25, 2014
Flashback Fridays: La Femme Nikita (Story)
Jul 22, 2014
When war turns people into howling wolves (Story)
Jul 21, 2014
Protesters gather on Wilshire Blvd. demanding end to Gaza war (Story/Photo)
Jul 21, 2014
Language professors from Vietnam share insights at SMC (Story)
Jul 14, 2014
Protest in favor of Israeli attacks on Gaza takes over Wilshire Blvd. (Story)
Jul 11, 2014
Flashback Fridays: One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Story)
Jul 11, 2014
The ashes of Gaza fall on us all (Story)
Jul 10, 2014
Ali Khan on assuming AS presidency following Garcia resignation and vice president vacancy (Story)
Jul 08, 2014
Protesters gather in Santa Monica to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza (Story)
Jul 08, 2014
Ali Khan assumes AS presidency following resignation of Pablo Garcia. (Story)
Jul 08, 2014
“Life Itself” is a moving chronicle of Roger Ebert’s life of letters and film (Story)
Jul 07, 2014
Pablo Garcia resigns, Ali Khan set to be new AS President. (Story)
Jul 07, 2014
Revolutionary prose: Tina Leisch discusses her film about poet Roque Dalton (Story)
Jul 05, 2014
The United States of amnesia & questions of independence (Story)
Jul 02, 2014
Israel-Palestine must emerge out of the darkness (Story)
Jun 27, 2014
Flashback Fridays: “The Notebook” turns 10 (Story)
Jun 24, 2014
Journalism under fire in Egypt (Story)
Jun 24, 2014
Film Review: “The Rover” stuck on road to nowhere (Story)
Jun 23, 2014
On the set of the summer shoot for SMC’s “Muñecas.” (Story)
Jun 11, 2014
Cancer survivor and swimmer Veronica Cappalonga honored by AS (Story/Photo)
Jun 07, 2014
Franco family holds private memorial in spot where family died at SMC (Story)
Jun 03, 2014
Are campus shootings the new norm? (Story)
May 30, 2014
Flashback Fridays: Take My Breath Away (Story)
May 28, 2014
SMC’s “Solidarity” screened at Cannes Film Festival (Story)
May 28, 2014
Requiem for a narcissist: UCSB shooter (Story)
May 22, 2014
Student designers prepare for annual fashion show (Story)
May 20, 2014
India puts on the jackboots (Story)
May 20, 2014
SMC students by day, rock stars by night. (Story)
May 13, 2014
In response to the inquisitors (Story)
May 13, 2014
Persian Culture Festival celebrates Iranian sounds and food (Story)
May 13, 2014
Chronicle of a kidnapping: former SMC student searches for missing brother amid Mexico’s drug war (Story)
May 13, 2014
SMC dancers prepare for Global Motion & Synapse (Story)
May 13, 2014
Review: The inferno of ancient and modern war (Story)
May 06, 2014
Glory and gore: Bolelli makes history fun again (Story)
May 06, 2014
American Idiot’s Olivia Puckett on the show, the music, the politics (Story)
Apr 30, 2014
Activists flash mob Adidas on 3rd street for abused workers in China (Story)
Apr 29, 2014
Ukranian student returns to war-torn homeland (Story)
Apr 23, 2014
Bread Factory lawsuit against SMC thrown out (Story)
Apr 23, 2014
Shot through the heart: a tale of naïve first love (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
Marquez: The passing of a master & the power of words (Story)
Apr 18, 2014
Flashback Fridays: The X-Files (Story)
Apr 09, 2014
5 reasons why Game Of Thrones rules (Story)
Apr 08, 2014
Master of fright: SMC professor helps artists overcome stage fright (Story)
Apr 08, 2014
Alberta Keys: dancing queen (Story)
Apr 08, 2014
SMC film project goes to Cannes (Story)
Apr 02, 2014
“Noah” delivers a visionary storm (Story)
Apr 02, 2014
AS Elections: The Great Debate (Story)
Apr 01, 2014
Transformer’s new stars phone in (Story)
Mar 25, 2014
Pole Dancing Olympics (Story)
Mar 25, 2014
Apache Relay bring their wall of sound to The Roxy (Story)
Mar 24, 2014
Campus police captain attacked on campus (Story)
Mar 21, 2014
Flashback Fridays: Grease (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
Photostory: A stroll down Artwalk 2014 (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
Bread Factory eviction case turns into legal battle (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
Circa brings bodily show to the Broad Stage (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
Why the Ukraine crisis matters (Story)
Mar 11, 2014
Review: “300: Rise Of An Empire” is a trashy bloodbath for our times (Story)
Mar 05, 2014
Kevin Maxwell, director of “Cora” (Story)
Mar 04, 2014
Film criticism still matters (Story)
Mar 04, 2014
Court documents shed new light on Bread Factory closure (Story)
Mar 02, 2014
Predicting the Oscars 2014 (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
A Venezuelan S.O.S. (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
Venezuelan protests spark Wilshire demonstration (Story)
Feb 26, 2014
Bread factory evicted after failing to pay rent (Story)
Feb 26, 2014
Cirque du Soleil brings primal energy to Santa Monica coast (Story)
Feb 26, 2014
Not just a pipe dream (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
America’s Nazi scientists: Author launches new book in Santa Monica (Story)
Feb 13, 2014
A Lone Wolf on Valentine’s Day (Story)
Feb 05, 2014
Hahn-tastic concert at Disney Hall (Story)
Jan 27, 2014
Review: Denis O’Hare delivers the Trojan war into the 21st century (Story)
Jan 22, 2014
Textbook rental program starts strong (Story)
Jan 07, 2014
A night with Ecuador’s Oscar hopeful (Story)
Dec 12, 2013
Our 10 best films of the year (that you may not have heard of) (Story)
Dec 05, 2013
New memorial for rampage shooting victims (Story)
Dec 05, 2013
SMC theater performs musical songs for select audience (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
More than just dance (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
Energy drinks, from old to new (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
2013: The year we looked into the abyss (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
SMCPD chief talks campus safety (Story)
Nov 27, 2013
Melodies that captured times (Story)
Nov 27, 2013
We make music; it doesn’t make us (Story)
Nov 27, 2013
Sounds of cinema (Story)
Nov 25, 2013
SMC gives veterans Thanksgiving feast (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
Coyotes on the prowl in Santa Monica (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
National Geographic photographer presents shots from wildlife (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
Honoring legendary jazz trumpeters, celebrating American music culture (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
The stars are our destiny (Story)
Nov 16, 2013
Benefit concert showcases SMC talent (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
Filipino students gather goods in typhoon’s wake (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
‘The Counselor,’ SMC students talk Drug War (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ invades the quad (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
Max Blumenthal on fear and loathing in Israel (Story)
Nov 12, 2013
Global Motion tours the world onstage (Story)
Nov 06, 2013
Care Harbor brings free health care to LA (Story)
Nov 06, 2013
Synapse shows deeper meaning of dance (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
‘The Square’ brings Egyptian Revolution to Santa Monica (Story)
Nov 01, 2013
The tube versus the big screen (Story)
Oct 30, 2013
Jack of all trades (Story)
Oct 30, 2013
Inside Millenium Biltmore’s haunted halls (Story)
Oct 29, 2013
Dance meets animation in ‘Puss in Boots’ performance (Story)
Oct 26, 2013
Film screening exposes climate change dangers (Story)
Oct 26, 2013
’12 Years a Slave,’ brutally emotional (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
Artist brings abstract visions to SMC (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
Fight For Air Walk at Third Street (Story)
Oct 21, 2013
SMC orchestra brings the passion of Brahms to The Broad (Story)
Oct 16, 2013
Alci Asks: SMC students respond to government shutdown (Story)
Oct 16, 2013
Chris Hedges talks resistance against status quo (Story)
Oct 16, 2013
The Republicans’ Frankenstein shutdown (Story)
Oct 16, 2013
Award-winning film instructor directs musical set in Venice (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
SMC’s ‘Twelfth Night’ impresses (Story)
Oct 09, 2013
Prop. 30 funds keep SMC afloat (Story)
Oct 09, 2013
Bestselling author presents new novel (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
The Broad sets sail for ‘Moby Dick’ (Story)
Oct 06, 2013
SMC professors screen “The Day The Earth Stood Still” (Story)
Oct 02, 2013
SMC professor’s tale of love, revolution (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Shakespeare’s ‘Henry VIII’ debuts in Spanish at Broad Stage (Story)
Sep 28, 2013
Professional skeptic debunks paranormal at SMC (Story)
Sep 25, 2013
SMC celebrates 226th anniversary of U.S. Constitution (Video)
Sep 25, 2013
An American Tango travels through time at The Broad Stage (Story)
Sep 25, 2013
Brazilian jazz invades The Edye (Story)
Sep 18, 2013
English professors improvise poetry reading (Story)
Sep 18, 2013
Love in a time of diversity (Story)
Sep 11, 2013
Mars rules the Hour: The world since 9/11 (Story)
Sep 11, 2013
Muslim millennials 12 years after 9/11 (Story)
Sep 10, 2013
Night sky comes to life at SMC’s planetarium (Story)
Sep 07, 2013
Riding the wave back in time (Story)
Sep 03, 2013
Yuval Ron Ensemble promotes peace for the Middle East (Story)
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